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Finnegan Framed and Delivered
March 26, 2023, 2:56 pm
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Because Finnegan’s Mom and Dad, Erin and John, are such big Mickey Fans, I had to stitch a Mickey themed baby announcement for our new great nephew.

The hardest part was finding just the right ears for the letters! I started with an alphabet I found online and modified it to fit my space. I tried 4 cross stitches (way too small), cross stitches combined with Jessicas and/or Rhodes using DMC #8 Pearl. Finally, I went back to 3 strands of DMC Floss and made a larger cross stitch pattern (2, 4, 4, 2) and encircled it with backstitches (bottom left). The one above it is using DMC #8 Pearl – almost the same – so I went with floss. Very happy with it.

I had diagrammed 2002 but luckily saw the error when I pulled up a Facebook photo to check the time and weight. Phew!!! Kids grow up fast but not that fast.

The hearts and letters for Finnegan are DMC Floss black 310, red 321, and yellow 444.

The alphabet is pattern 88 from Alphabets Galore 136. I used 3 strands of DMC Floss green 701, blue 825, violet 552, and orange 970.

The numbers are from Leslie’s Italic Alphabet by Dianne’s Designs from Nametag with Bright Fish, by Leslie Barnes, in July 1999 issue of Needle Pointers magazine. I have a file where I keep pages and booklets of just letters and numbers all together.

The overall design size 8&3/4 wide x 7″ high on 14 count white Aida cloth.

Here is Finnegan and he was actually interested in the piece! His parents really liked it too. It got hung right up!

It took a couple of photos to get him looking at the camera.

So cute!!

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He was admiring your work – and rightly so – it’s wonderful !!

Comment by lpleyer

Thanks Linda! I enjoyed designing it.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

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