Friday, May 4, 2012

An Attempt At Designing

My friend Patty welcomed her first grandchild into the world last year.  She asked me to look for a baby birth announcement chart with scottie dogs in it, as the baby's room's theme included these cute little doggies.  She'd stitched birth announcements for her sons and wanted to continue the tradition for her grandchildren. I did a search and came up with nothing, so I asked her if she'd like me to put one together for her.  I found a scottie dog freebie on the blog, Cross Stitch Addict and a pretty flower from a Sam Hawkins book. Using PC Stitch, I combined these with my own border and lettering, and here it is!
Patty will get this color chart and also one done in symbols for easier stitching, especially on those dogs which are solid black.  I hope she enjoys stitching it, and likes the completed project.  It's my gift to her and I loved doing it!

This project helped me to learn more about the intricacies of PC Stitch.  There's a lot to learn.  I had to consult Sheila a couple of times.  Another piece of advice for those using PC Stitch:  Save your work - often!   I'm also inspired to try my hand at more designs.  I know that I included other peoples' designs (totally legally) for the creation of this chart, but now I'd like to design one that is all mine.  I'll add this to my list of things to do!


  1. What a nice gift. Cute pattern.

  2. Those scotties are adorable!

  3. Very sweet! I have always been partial to scotties.

  4. Your design is adorable. Great Job
    Happy stitching

  5. Very well done! I think it looks very cute.

  6. That's awesome! I've always been intrigued by PCStitch but have never been brave enough to try it. Maybe someday!