After I posted my finished cross stitch pieces for 2022 (read about that HERE if you missed it) and shared my finished Floral Motif Sampler (read about that HERE if you missed it) I had quite a few cross stitch-related questions come in. I thought I would answer them all in one post…
“I just found your site online and have enjoyed it very much. I read your post on the valentine stocking you personalized with a charm. I would like to do that for my grandparents. Can you tell
me what the piece was stitched on?”
This is the project Kathy is referring to. You can find the free chart from Plum Street Samplers HERE. It was supposed to be a stocking but I didn’t calculate enough space for that. Rather than throw my stitching away, I improvised. I ended up leaving off the toe, turned it into an ornament, and added a charm at the bottom. It was a super quick stitch. I am sure I stitched it on 40 count linen. I’m guessing Vintage Country Mocha was the brand. I think I picked a darker red floss color than called for. I like darker reds in my house.
I personalized it by putting my and my husband’s initials. I also put our wedding year at the top. I really like this piece and keep it up all year long. Originally I thought I’d only put it out at Valentine’s but I ended up liking it too much to pack it away.
I’ve had several people ask about… …