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Cheaper than Therapy by My Big Toe

Copyright My Big Toe, 2007.

Cheaper than therapy by My Big Toe

Chart: This small My Big Toe chart is printed on A4/Letter sized heavy card stock. The chart is large, clear and easy to see. The chart is repeated three times, once each for the variations: Stitching is cheaper, Knitting is cheaper, Quilting is cheaper.

The chart pack contains the scissors charm and the blue & yellow beads used in the design.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitches, backstitch, beads and a charm.

Materials: Weeks Dye Works cottons. Stitched on Wichelt 32ct “Lambswool” Jobelan.

Designer’s Notes: Stitching is cheaper than therapy… but not if you do it right (includes bead/charm pack)

Why I was attracted to this design: Do I really need to answer this? I think this answer is self-evident for most of us :)  On a serious note, stitching really is a form of therapy for me; putting a needle through the fabric and watching the design grow calms and relaxes me. So as well as the humorous reference to stashing habits, this design does have a serious element for me :)

So why haven’t I stitched it? This is another design that is new to my stash. I bought it and the fat eighth of fabric and three skeins of floss while I was doing a small spot of shopping for the upcoming Chocolate Exchange on the Stitching Hangout group. I bought everything so I can stitch this up as soon as I get tired of the designs I’m already stitching.

Where can you buy it? This My Big Toe chart is still in print and can be easily bought through your LNS or ONS for $8.00 (US).

Discussion questions:  Given that the image with this design is a scissor and fob, would you stitch the “knitting is cheaper” or “quilting is cheaper” version for a knitter or quilter friend or would you go looking for a different pattern for them? Does this pattern scream “stitching” to you or do you think it works for knitting and quilting too?

Status:
16 July 2012: Ready to start.