November 11, 2021
My husband gets credit for this design, since it was basically his idea.
He plays several instruments (you can see them in the design): mandolin, hammered dulcimer, and mountain dulcimer. He also plays guitar, and he used to play the violin until his neck revolted.
One evening he told me I should design something with "Make a joyful noise" in it, so he could hang it near his instruments.
So I did.
It's a privilege to be serenaded by the beautiful music he plays, and I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this design.
Stitch count 161 x 85
Model is stitched on 36 count Light Khaki linen by Weeks Dye Works using Classic Colorworks (CC), Gentle Art Sampler Threads (GAST) and Weeks Dye Works (WDW). A conversion to DMC is included.
CC - Used Brick, Peanut Brittle, Bandana, Brown HenGAST - Apple CiderWDW - Peach, Pelican Gray, Bee's Knees, Red Pear, Bright Leaf, Moss
Finished size approx. 8 7/8" x 4 5/8".
If you prefer to stitch it on another count, here are the finished dimensions:
28 count - 11 1/2" x 6"32 count - 10" x 5 1/4"36 count - 8 7/8" x 4 5/8"40 count - 8" x 4 1/4"
Release date: November 15, 2021
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I'm Robin, the designer behind October House. You've found my blog, where I ramble on about stitching and sewing and anything else that catches my fancy!
I love quiet colors, gentle stitches and making things by hand.
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