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Happy Life! part 1 of 3 Red Flower

This one is inspired by a phrase my grandma used to say whenever one of us was grumpy. It's full of fun motifs that could be stitched as separate projects, but I love the full piece. Always keep that happy attitude!

Design size for completed project 158 wide x 238 tall.

Presenting our three part series Happy Life, stitched on Weeks Dye Works 30 count Charlotte's Pink linen using two skeins of Weeks Island Breeze, Linen, Strawberry Fields, Twilight and Whitewash, plus one skein each of Amethyst, Dutch Iris, Goldenrod, Grasshopper, Gunmetal, Jay Bird, Lagoon, Monkey Grass, Saffron, Seaweed and Whiskey floss. Buttons are included within each package, so keep them safe on your floss ring or in the chart pack as they are not available separately.

Part two releases May 1 and part three releases June 1, 2016.

Alas, there is a correction to this chart and clarification of the instructions. The veins on the leaves of the flower are shown on the chart as stitched with Strawberry Fields. I changed it when stitching, but neglected to correct the chart. They are actually stitched with Amethyst. Also, when stitching, use two strands of floss to go over two threads of linen. The big X to sew the button to the bird is a long stitch with two strands of Strawberry Fields. Fingers crossed that's all!

©2016 Patti Connor