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Blue Heron: Chesapeake Bay Treasure Series No. 2 Counted Cross Stitch Kit by Ardith Design AD227

This is the second pattern created for the Chesapeake Bay Treasures Series, Blue Heron. This listing is for one counted cross stitch kit. The design incorporates a blue heron bird, a Maryland blue crab, and many geometric elements. 

This kit utilizes a different blue colored silk floss than the first in the series. This floss is blue with hints of variegated gray. I dyed the Aida cloth to mimic the look of the marshes and low tidal areas of the Chesapeake Bay. The fish charm included has a story to tell. The charm reminds me that every year I get a heron visiting my tiny backyard pond. Inside the pond are several goldfish that we inherited when we moved into our house. Each year the heron stops by for a quick "lunch" and winds up snatching up at least half a dozen of my fish. When he raises his wings to fly off (most likely after my pugs start barking), he looks so grand and majestic. He is a winged visitor that I love to see, but he sure knows how to leave a lasting impression via disappearing goldfish. The small fabric patch is unique. I hand dyed and stamped each one. They are perfectly-imperfect fabric swatches and are my contribution to sustainable stitching. The vintage cotton fabric was sourced in Maryland. I hand tore the pieces instead of cutting them out with scissors. They convey the importance of preserving and protecting the Chesapeake Bay by reusing textiles that would otherwise be destined for the landfill.

The model is stitched on 18 count Aida with one strand of silk floss over one Aida square. 60 stitches x 61 stitches. Thank you Debra M. for stitching the model! 

Please note: This is the full kit, but you will need a few additional supplies to complete this project including pillow stuffing and optional Aleene's tacky glue to attach the fabric patch (if you choose not to hand stitch it in place). 

Shipping notice: I will lovingly package and mail your purchase(s) in a stay-flat mailer. It will be mailed via USPS first class mail. I like to ship within one business day of receiving a cleared payment. I am just as excited to ship out your items as you are to receive them. Please keep in mind that shipping delays are happening that are beyond my control. I will happily combine shipping on multiple items and then refund you if there is a shipping overage. Thank you for your support and happy stitching, Amanda Mae

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  • Chesapeake Bay Treasures Series: Blue Heron Cross Stitch Kit
  • Six-Stranded Silk Embroidery Floss3 Yard Skein
  • Printed Cross Stitch PatternPrinted chart and cover page in 9 x 6 inch clear poly bag
  • Small Pillow Finishing Instructions1 page Electronic Download, PDF
  • NeedleSize 26 tapestry needle
  • Charm Silver style fish on a bulb style pin
  • One of a kind fabric patchhand-dyed and hand stamped fabric swatch


Blue Heron: Chesapeake Bay Treasure Series No. 2 Counted Cross Stitch Kit by Ardith Design AD227

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    Thank you for your purchase. If you have any questions or concerns, please message me at ardithdesign@gmail.com. Thank You and Happy Stitching! Amanda Mae

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