NOAH'S CHRISTMAS ARK
This is a brand new, year-long Christmas ornament series I'm introducing! There will be 12 ornaments in all, plus a free chart ("Noah's Welcome Mat") for a thirteenth one, available on Paulette's blog (www.plumstreetsamplers.typepad.com).
They will be released as two ornaments per chart, every other month or so, and can be stitched individually, as the covers will show, or as one whole sampler. You can find a suggested layout if you plan to stitch them all on one piece of fabric on the Plum Street Samplers Blog.
Stitch count for each ornament: 58w x 48h
Stitch count if using one piece of fabric for all twelve in suggested blog layout: 244w x 152h.
(Please note that the free chart offered is part of the series, but not part of the 12 animal ornaments in the regular series; this is explained in more detail on Plum Street's blog.)
Fabric used: 36 ct. Patriot's Brew by R&R Reproductions, but you can use fabric of your choice.
Threads used in this release:
Weeks Dye Works in Sanguine, Dove, Bullfrog, Parchment, Garrison Green, Kudzu, Grapevine, Collards, Molasses, Cayenne, and Gunmetal;
Classic Colorworks in Stepping Stones and Hazelnut.
A conversion to all DMC is included in the key.
Stitches used: Cross stitch over two threads, with a little backstitching on the giraffe's ornament hooks. (There is no over-one stitching in this series; only a little back-stitching and long-stitching.)