Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Building Blocks Cross Stitched

I am not a big fan of letting small children watch a lot of TV.  But lets face it, sometimes, when you have a toddler, you would just like to do the dishes or cook a meal with the least amount of fuss possible.  This is my excuse for letting Bug-A-Boo watch a bit of TV.  And what is the only show that my little rascal asks for time and time again?  It's The Muppet Show.  Not any of the movies, or the newer versions, but the original 1970's variety show.  And since only three seasons of the original five have been released, these episodes have been replayed many times in our household.

Now this little look into our home life is relevant to the current project because, my mind wanders.  It goes something like this: I'm watching yet another rerun of Kermit singing "It's Not Easy Being Green", having been raised on a lot of Jim Henson's work from the 70's and 80's I am reminded of "The Rainbow Connection" sung by the same Muppet, this reminds me of artwork that I used to like to draw with colored pencils in rainbow drops that sometimes met on the paper in interesting ways, which led to me starting to sketch the pattern for this month's cross stitch piece.

See, almost anything can be relevant... Sort of...

After the last framing attempt I decided to try to frame this one myself.  After a Google search, I found a pretty good tutorial on FeltMagnet titled "How to Frame Your Cross Stitch" by Kymberly Fergusson.  This is a pretty good overview of how to frame a cross stitched piece and what to look for while you're doing it.  My experience would have probably gone a bit smoother if I had read the tutorial more closely before jumping in, but what would have been the fun of that?

Looking at this piece now, it brings to my mind crystal formations forming and joining together.  Sometimes it reminds me of magnified portions of pictures from the Hubble telescope.  What ever it reminds you of,  I hope that you enjoy creating your own.

Feel free to change the thread, the gauge, or the size.  Just please don't try to sell the patterns as your own.

If you would like to purchase a pdf download of this pattern from Etsy, it can be found here.

If you have any questions about the pattern, please email me at and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Building Blocks Cross Stitch Pattern

·         18 Count Aida Clothe – Color: Off White
·         DMC 445 Thread
·         DMC 552 Thread
·         DMC 703 Thread
·         DMC 741 Thread
·         DMC 996 Thread
·         DMC 3801 Thread
·         Tapestry Needle
·         Embroidery Hoop

Finished Size on 18 Count Aida Clothe:
·         4” Wide x 3.5” Tall

·         Each crossed Stitch is done with two strands of DMC thread over one square of Aida Clothe.
·         All stitches are full crossed stitches



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