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Old November 10th 03, 10:20 PM
Meredith
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My mom did this for her sister about 10 years ago and can't find the
pattern... I have no idea if it's a chart or from a magazine, either.
It was shaped like a Christmas tree, with the gold ring at the top, 2
turtle doves on the next line down, and so on. I couldn't find it in
the Hoffmandis catalog, or with a web search because I don't know the
designer.

Thanks!
Meredith
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Old November 10th 03, 11:35 PM
Dianne Lewandowski
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McCall's Needlework had this pattern waaaay back . . . if it's the one
you're describing. But I know there's a similar one because this
conversation came up a couple years ago.

I have the original McCall's one - never did it. The chart was so
terrible (I had to order it) that I recharted it in PatternMaker.

Dianne

Meredith wrote:

My mom did this for her sister about 10 years ago and can't find the
pattern... I have no idea if it's a chart or from a magazine, either.
It was shaped like a Christmas tree, with the gold ring at the top, 2
turtle doves on the next line down, and so on. I couldn't find it in
the Hoffmandis catalog, or with a web search because I don't know the
designer.

Thanks!
Meredith


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Old November 10th 03, 11:39 PM
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It was shaped like a Christmas tree, with the gold ring at the top, 2
turtle doves on the next line down, and so on.


There are many charts on that subject but my favorite is the one Donna
Vermillion Giampa did for Sudberry House. It is leaftlet #117.
Try this link and see if this is the one.
http://www.sudberry.com/gallery/designerd.htm

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Old November 11th 03, 12:17 AM
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Hi Meredith,

Perhaps the chart you want is the "Cricket - Christmas in July"
booklet?? It's very simple and can be considered a beginner piece (?).
It's worked with cross-stitch only and stitched in bands with the
"characters" having a band/row of their own.

If the "partridge in a pear tree" is resting in a nest with two
different ribbons (blue & red) from the top of its head flowing down
partly on both sides of the "tree", and if the "two turtle doves" have a
heart between them, and if the "five golden rings" are interwoven with
laurels on either side, then this is definitely the chart. Also, if
there is a small basket inbetween the "six geese a'layin'," then it's a
clincher this is the chart. Then, there are two cows with the "eight
maids a'milkin'" sitting on stools.

The overall effect does indeed give the triangle shape of a Christmas
tree. The partridge is the apex, two turtle doves below the partridge,
followed by three french hens, four calling birds, etc. Each row is
centered . . . . .

X 1 partrige (band)
X X 2 turtle doves (band)
X X X 3 french hens (band)
X X X X 4 calling birds (band)
etc.

If this is the chart/booklet, then it's definitely "Cricket - Christmas
in July" which was published in 1984 and has 21 pages (not counting the
cover pages). The inside cover has the following information:

Cricket (tm)
Candace Rideout and Diane Ward
2814 Kentucky Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117
(801) 277-4111; 484-2689

I'm not sure the above information is still valid -- it's what's printed
inside the cover. It has been nearly 20 years since the chart I
describe above was published. Unfortunately, I bet this booklet is OOP
(?).

I believe there is another similar chart (but more detailed and not so
stylized) but I'm not too familiar with it because it wasn't to my taste
(style of stitching that is), IIRC. Sort of like the difference between
Alma Lynn & Theresa Wentzler -- two completely different styles.

HTH and Sweet Stitching!!!!!!!

Helen (Skyhooks)
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Meredith wrote:

My mom did this for her sister about 10 years ago and can't find the
pattern... I have no idea if it's a chart or from a magazine, either.
It was shaped like a Christmas tree, with the gold ring at the top, 2
turtle doves on the next line down, and so on. I couldn't find it in
the Hoffmandis catalog, or with a web search because I don't know the
designer.

Thanks!
Meredith

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Old November 11th 03, 12:39 AM
Karen C - California
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Sounds like the one from New Stitches magazine.

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Old November 11th 03, 03:21 AM
Darla
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On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 16:35:23 -0600, Dianne Lewandowski
wrote:

The chart was so
terrible (I had to order it) that I recharted it in PatternMaker.

I see I'm not the only one to do that!
Darla
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Old November 11th 03, 07:10 AM
Meredith
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That sounds like the most likely choice. It isn't any of the other ones
people suggested. If you get a chance, could you scan the photo so I
can check?

Meredith

Dianne Lewandowski wrote:

McCall's Needlework had this pattern waaaay back . . . if it's the one
you're describing. But I know there's a similar one because this
conversation came up a couple years ago.

I have the original McCall's one - never did it. The chart was so
terrible (I had to order it) that I recharted it in PatternMaker.

Dianne

Meredith wrote:

My mom did this for her sister about 10 years ago and can't find the
pattern... I have no idea if it's a chart or from a magazine, either.
It was shaped like a Christmas tree, with the gold ring at the top, 2
turtle doves on the next line down, and so on. I couldn't find it in
the Hoffmandis catalog, or with a web search because I don't know the
designer.

Thanks!
Meredith




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Old November 11th 03, 10:23 PM
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Yes McCalls for sure. It was called the McCall's Twelve Days of Christmas
pattern and perhaps McCalls can help you. It was done in 1981 by the McCall
Publishing Company


McCall's Needlework had this pattern waaaay back . . . if it's the one



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Old November 11th 03, 11:58 PM
Dianne Lewandowski
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Meredith, email me and I'll send you the jpg to see if this is the one
you're looking for.
Dianne

BDS2pds wrote:

Yes McCalls for sure. It was called the McCall's Twelve Days of Christmas
pattern and perhaps McCalls can help you. It was done in 1981 by the McCall
Publishing Company


McCall's Needlework had this pattern waaaay back . . . if it's the one





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Old November 12th 03, 08:06 PM
Meredith
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According to my mom, it isn't any of these. Thanks for looking,
everyone.

Meredith

Dianne Lewandowski wrote:

Meredith, email me and I'll send you the jpg to see if this is the one
you're looking for.
Dianne

BDS2pds wrote:

Yes McCalls for sure. It was called the McCall's Twelve Days of Christmas
pattern and perhaps McCalls can help you. It was done in 1981 by the McCall
Publishing Company


McCall's Needlework had this pattern waaaay back . . . if it's the one




 




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