25February2012
21:05

It’s Mine by A Mon Ami Pierre 

Copyright a mon ami Pierre, distributed via Dessins DHC, copyright date unknown.

It’s Mine by a mon ami Pierre

 

Chart: The chart is printed on a folded Letter/A4 sized cardboard sheet.  The chart covers one side of the A4 card, so it folds straight across the design area. Over time the symbols on the fold will rub off.  However the chart is comprised of large swathes of single colours so it is easy to determine which symbols should be used. It is an elegant little chart.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitch, fractional stitches and backstitch.

Materials: DMC stranded cotton. Stitched on Zweigart 32ct “Flax” Linen.

Designer’s Notes: None.

Why I was attracted to this design: An evil-looking black cat glaring out at the viewer – how could I pass this up!

So why haven’t I stitched it? I have no excuses. I love this design. It’s straight DMC, I love the colours. I even think it works on the flax fabric and I normally dislike “dirty” or “natural” linens. I can start this one immediately ….

Where can you buy it? French designers are becoming more popular with UK and US stores so your LNS can order this on for you. Just be prepared to pay higher prices than for US designs. This design usually retails at LNS and ONS for $12US or you can purchase direct from a mon ami Pierre for €7.60.

Discussion questions: The cover picture includes a bat charm, but this is not included in the design. There is not even any reference to what charm or button was used if you wanted to include it yourself.  Have you also found an element that you love on a chart, be it a charm, or a hand dyed fabric or the frame, and yet the designer gives no indication of what that item was so you cannot replicate the whole experience?  What was the design?

Project Status:
25 Feb 2012 – Ready to start

4 Comments

  1. 26 February 2012 @ 01:47 · Reply
     Debbie K in Illinois:

    What a delightful pattern! The cat looks just like my Xander, particularly when he’s wound up and looking for mayhem. I hope you do stitch this one. I’d love to follow your progresss.

  2. 26 February 2012 @ 07:57 · Reply
     kay:

    Nice chart. You can get the bat charm from SewandSo. I’ve just stitched a RaK which included a charm with no mention of where it could be got. In the end I winged it and think my version looks betteer than the original.

  3. 27 February 2012 @ 23:13 · Reply
     Sisu:

    I did get a little piece from my LNS that was a ‘chart-n-charms’ kit. This is where you have the chart and the chames, but you need to kit the rest up yourself. It was a couple years before I got the piece out to stitch it, and one of the charms was missing. Because the charms had been included with the chart, there was no mention of manufacturer or retailer where they could be found. By that time my LNS had closed. So I ‘made do’ and subbed another charm instead and the recipient was just as thrilled with it because she had no idea what it had been charted with in the first place. :)

  4. 2 November 2015 @ 00:17 · Reply
     Nancy:

    Love the pattern. Sad it’s no longer available from A mon ami Pierre. Would you be willing to art with it?

 

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