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At the Beach

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I have never been quiet about my love for the shore -- be it a lake, creek or ocean. I grew up on the Gulf Coast, so I love the sun and sand, but living in the Midwest has introduced me to lake beaches, which are equally as wonderful on a warm summer day. I adore this little set of coaster designs for the shore memories they invoke and for the unique finishing they employ. Simple Aida is frayed around the edges and glued to a simple ceramic tile, and the finished project is adorable ... and quick! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Petite beach scenes will take your thoughts back to a lazy summer vacation. These pieces are very quick to stitch and even quicker to finish!

Materials

  • White 14-count Aida: 9 x 9 inches (for each design)
  • 3 white glazed ceramic tiles
  • Fabric glue
  • Pattern Key & Chart

"At the Beach" was stitched on white 14-count Aida by Zweigart using DMC floss.

Skill Level

**Average

Stitch Count (for each)

49 wide x 49 high

Approximate Design Size (for each)

11-count 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

14-count 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

16-count 3" x 3"

18-count 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

22-count 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

Instructions

1. Center and stitch design using three strands floss for Cross-Stitch and one strand floss for Backstitch.

Finishing

1. Trim Aida two squares beyond stitching; unravel one square of fabric.

2. Apply fabric glue to back of each stitched piece; center on ceramic tile.

Copyright © July 2004 Crazy for Cross Stitch! All rights reserved.

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