While my mom likes intricate complex patterns that can take months to stitch, I like to stitch much simpler things. My mom will give you teddy bears or Charleston’s Rainbow Row. I like to stitch cuss words.
Some of my designs I do freehand, and some I design in Excel. If I’m a on a boring-ass conference call, I’m either painting my nails or designing a cross stitch pattern. Almost all of what I make, I give away. Sewing is like Xanax to me, especially when I get in a rhythm.
*The boot came from the free patterns over at Country Living.
A few years ago, I designed an Outlander pattern of Jamie and Claire. It’s my avatar, and a few people have asked where I got the pattern. I made it, yo!
And you can have it. For free. Don’t say I never gave you anything.
I used Aida cloth in 14 count because that is all I buy (because that is all my local craft chain sells).
Now, please don’t judge my pattern making skills. I make graph paper using Excel, and I type everything in. I don’t use a fancy program.
For this pattern, I did the flowers and stem freehand, but I gave you the DMC colors I used. Of course, feel free to make it your own. I just ask that you don’t sell it. Or if you do sell it, all proceeds must go to the ASPCA because FUR BABIES!