Snoozing in Sunshine
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.