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Give Me the Cookie by My Big Toe

Copyright My Big Toe, 2008.

Give me the Cookie 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 Large cookie, two small cookies and chocolate drop can be buttons, or they can be stitched; your choice.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitches and buttons or partial cross stitches, backstitch and French Knots.

Materials: Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and Just Another Button Company. Stitched on Zweigart 32ct “Ivory” lugana.

Designer’s Notes: All cross stitches are stitched with two strands over two threads when working on evenweave or linen. Attach the adorable buttons as shown on the cover. Charted cookies and chocolate drops have been done as substitutes for the buttons. French Knots are to be done using one strand of Dark Chocolate.

Why I was attracted to this design: There are times when I really really need a cookie. I love snarky or sassy sayings.

So why haven’t I stitched it? As usual, as a result of indecision.  I haven’t decided on fabric or whether to stitch the cookies or use the buttons.  For a long, long time I avoided designs that relied on buttons as they seemed lazy. Yet these buttons are adorable.

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 $6.00 (US).

Discussion questions:  If you stitched this design, would you stitch the cookies, or use the buttons? I have to admit at this point that I can’t find a picture anywhere of anyone actually stitching the motifs. In all the online pictures I can find, the stitchers have used the buttons.

19 May 2012: Partially kitted.