Pickle Bar­rel De­signs,

Just Cross Stitch - - Frosty The Snowman - Nancy Greenberg Pickle Bar­rel De­signs; www.pick­le­bar­relde­signs.com

Sea­side Christ­mas Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate

Weeks Dye Works™ Hand Over Dyed Floss

DMC® Al­ter­na­tives Listed in Paren­the­ses* X 1091 (ecru) white­wash A 3910 (3371) mas­cara b 2219 (729) whiskey 4 2264 (3685) gar­net 8 1269 (938) chest­nut H 2158 (319) ju­niper ¥ 1155 (809) blue heron & 1236 (3862) mocha Back­stitches — 2264 (3685) gar­net — 3910 (3371) mas­cara — 1236 (3862) mocha *DMC® al­ter­na­tives are not one-to- one equiv­a­lents of the floss sug­gested by the de­signer. To achieve re­sults pic­tured, use floss listed in the first col­umn.

Fab­ric: 9" x 11" piece 32-count an­tique lamb­swool linen from Wichelt Im­ports Inc. Stitch Count: 43H x 78W De­sign Size: 23/4" x 47/ 8"

In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Work 3/4 cross stitch where small sym­bols ap­pear us­ing two strands of floss.

Back­stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions • 81/2" x 11" piece gold glit­ter felt • 81/2" x 11" piece red sparkle felt • Co­or­di­nat­ing gold braid­ing for trim

and hanger • Hot-glue gun Press stitched piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Trim stitched piece to 1" from stitch­ing on all sides.

Cut out piece of red felt 1/2" larger than the stitched piece on all sides. Hot-glue stitched piece onto red felt leav­ing the 1/2" bor­der of red felt show­ing.

Cut out gold glit­ter felt 1/2" larger than the red piece. Cen­ter and hot­glue the de­sign piece onto the gold glit­ter felt.

Once dry, glue the gold braid­ing around the perime­ter of the stitched piece fol­low­ing the con­tours of the shape.

Us­ing the glued piece as a tem­plate, trace and cut out an­other piece of gold glit­ter felt for a back­ing piece; set aside.

Cut a 7" length of gold braid and glue onto the back of the fin­ished piece for the hanger.

Hot-glue the back­ing piece onto the back to cover the ends of the hanger.

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