Beary Good Memories Bear Trio in Paradise, California Counted Cross Stitch Pattern by Ardith Design AD128
This is a counted cross stitch digital download pattern. It portrays the carved wood bear statues and water feature that was once outside of Black Bear Diner in Paradise, California. It is based on a photograph I took of the restaurant's landscape in 2009 when I lived down the road in this quaint mountain town. Declared the worst fire in the last century in California, the Camp Fire destroyed the Black Bear Diner along with the homes of my family and friends.
The center image is comprised of three bears. The baby bear is pumping water into a barrel that is surrounded by vines and flowers. One bear is holding a bouquet of flowers. The other bear is holding two fish. Stitch this center motif with two strands of embroidery floss using backstitching. The remaining design incorporates full cross stitch. Stitch with two strands.
Colors in this chart:
1 DMC 310 Black for backstitching center motif
2 DMC 520 green
3 DMC 3777 deep red brown
4 DMC 632 brown
This design in some small way is my attempt to capture a small piece of Paradise history, and to help those that have lost their memories, homes, and loved ones to this catastrophic fire. My kindest thoughts go out to all of you. Best wishes, Amanda Mae of Ardith Design
- One page colored cross stitch pattern
- Coloring Book Page1 PDF