Snooz­ing in Sun­shine

Durene Jones

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - De­sign by Durene Jones Stitched and fin­ished by Shirley Meyer

Snooz­ing in Sun­shine Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Ma­te­ri­als

• 13" x 13" piece 28- count white

Jo­belan from Wichelt Im­ports Inc.* • One skein each DMC® or An­chor®

six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • Size 24 tapestry nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 53.

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 one strand of floss.

Work straight stitches for but­ter­fly an­tenna/ body, cat whiskers and flower stems us­ing one strand of floss.

Work French knots us­ing one strand of floss and wrap­ping floss around nee­dle once.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• 7" em­broi­dery hoop • Double-sided tape • 7" x 7" piece white card­stock • 7" x 7" piece dec­o­ra­tive card­stock • Craft glue • Com­pass

Press stitched piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Place double-sided tape on in­side of in­ner hoop. Cen­ter stitched piece over in­ner hoop and fold ex­cess linen to back, press­ing fab­ric onto double-sided tape. Trim as needed.

Mea­sure di­am­e­ter of in­ner hoop and us­ing com­pass draw cir­cle onto white card­stock to the same size and cut. Us­ing com­pass again, draw a slightly smaller cir­cle onto dec­o­ra­tive card­stock and cut. Cen­ter dec­o­ra­tive card­stock onto white card­stock and glue in place.

Place outer hoop over stitched piece and in­ner hoop. Tighten knob to se­cure. Run bead of glue along back edge of in­ner hoop and place card­stock, dec­o­ra­tive side up, over glue, cov­er­ing in­ner hoop. Lay hoop, stitched side face­down, on work­ing sur­face and place heavy book on card­stock while dry­ing to en­sure even con­tact.

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