Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year! - Free Cross Stitch Charts!



To help celebrate New Year - I'm of Scottish descent, how could I not? - I tweaked the Thistle Stitching Accessories pattern to make a suitably festive design. I dated it for the 1st of January - as the belief seems to be whatever you do that day you'll do throughout the year, so why not some stitching? I can't believe it's a new decade already though - where did the Noughties go?




The design uses only whole stitches, no French knots and only four colours, so will be quite a nice design to do if you're feeling a little fragile from the late night and too much champagne! And the fob will hardly take any time at all - I'm planning on stitching this when The Hermit and I go to my parent's for the traditional New Year Lunch!



If you would like a copy of the chart, please comment below and leave an email address unless yours is visible in your blog profile. Some people ask for charts but I have no way of getting them to them :o( Charts are sent in PDF format.

If you do stitch this design, I'd love to see the finished article - and there will be a prize for any I show on my blog!

If you feel so inclined, a donation to the MS Trust for this chart would be appreciated. Pennies will do - and you can make payment via the link in my sidebar or by clicking here

There is no obligation to make a donation - you will be sent the chart whether or not you choose to make a donation, as I appreciate that some people are not in a financial position to do so.

This pattern is offered for personal, non-commercial use only. Items made from this pattern may be sold on a small scale basis such as on Etsy or at craft sales. Sales for charity are positively encouraged! This pattern and the text and photos contained within, may not be copied or reproduced for any purpose other than personal use. Please direct people to this blog rather than forwarding the pattern, thank you! Copyright 2009 N M Wray

64 comments:

Penny said...

Oh please I love this design. I would love to start it on the first new day of the new year. please send it to pennyi1@att.net
thanks and I love all your designs.

Lee said...

Me, too! I'd love a copy of this design! Thistles are one of my favorite motifs. Thanks Nic!

DonnaTN said...

I would love to get a copy of this chart for New Year's! Thanks Nic!
ladybug8@bellsouth.net

Myra said...

Hi Nic! Happy New Year to you too! Lovely chart and you are so generous to share it. I did not know you have MS, I know a lady with it and do realize what a debilitating disease it can be. Kudos to you for trying to gain a little support for it. I do hope they find a cure one day.

Marilyn said...

I would Love it!
Thanks Nic.
Marilyn
Murf_2@ameritech.net

Pike said...

Always looking for great charts... I love the colours!
So I would love to get the chart: pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

Pirjo from Finland, wishing you a great New Year

Pike said...

AND thank you so much, the charts were waiting for me here when we got back from Lapland!

Holly said...

So pretty! I love the thistles. Please send me the charts to stitch for the new year.

Happy New Year!
Holly
holly.vitale@gmail.com

Stitching Cat said...

I love this idea and would like a copy of the charts. Hopefully I will be able to get these stitched as I think they would make great Christmas gifts for 2010! I have 12 whole months to get them done :) And, while I am not Scottish, I love all things Scottish.
Deb (stitchingcat@comcast.net)

DebbieSFL said...

I like the thistles and would love a copy of your pattern.
Thanks, Nic.
beestitchin1@yahoo.com

Irene said...

I love this, please send them to me. xshappy@telus.net

mariah said...

So pretty! I love the design. Please send me the charts to stitch for the new year.

Happy New Year!
Maria from Hungary
http://hmaria2.blogspot.com/

Catherine said...

This would be perfect for my mom's birthday in February - she loves thistles! Thank you so much for your generosity!
catgerenser@aol.com

Gillie said...

I'm too late to stitch this on the 1st but I DID do some stitching so should be in excellent shape for the rest of the year! gillie@kilner.org - thank you so much and a happy new year!

Kathy A. said...

Please send me this design. I love it, especially the thistles
drewsgrands@hotmail.com

Ana Luisa said...

such a lovely design! May I request the pattern, too?
Thanks for sharing!
(all of your designs are beautiful!)
fairie56 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I would love the biscornu pattern. I love stitching on them and this one would be neat to add to my basket. Email is dragonsluver@verizon.net. Thank you very much for doing this.

scrapheap said...

Very cute fob! I'd like a chart too please. Thanks for taking the time to do this... lesakenner@yahoo.com

WoolenSails said...

I would love a copy of the designs. I have a swap coming up and this would be perfect as a gift idea.

Thank you,
Debbie
woolensails@verizon.net

msjan said...

I love this and please send me a copy of the pattern.

Jan R in Maryland

John.C.Robison@verizon.net

Paula said...

I would love to ave a copy of these charts. Your designs are not only beautiful they are doable. Thank you in advance. Paula
momofqs@gmail.com

Melissa (TheDailyMel) said...

How lovely! I would love to receive a copy of this chart. Here is my email address:

socalstitcher at gmail dot com

Jo Ann said...

beautiful idea for the new year. I would love a copy. Thank you so much.Jo Ann jaomma1@aol.com

Marian said...

Would love to have a copy!

marian.harden@yahoo.com

Merilde said...

Hi - I just found your blog and your charming charts. I am of Scottish descent also, and would love to stitch these thisle items. May I please have a copy of both the New Year and original charts? Thank you so much and Happy New Year!
Lori house1795@tds.net

Merilde said...

Oops, that looks confusing - my name is Lori and my email is:
house1795@tds.net

Margie May said...

I would greatly appreciate it if you would send me a copy of the chart. I love the design and can't wait to start stitching it. Many thanks
mjfreeman@bigpond.com.au

nutmegg said...

Yes please I would love a copy. mrgrtkirkwood@yahoo.com.au

Mairi said...

Gorgeous... what a clever girl! I'd love a copy being a Scot! camelsarefun@yahoo.com.au

Mary' SAL Site said...

I would love the chart. Love it.
~Mary
miahchey2@yahoo.com

Darlene M said...

Hi: I would love a copy of your chart. The pieces are beautiful. my email address is: dmihill@nycap.rr.com

thank you and happy new year!

Lisa Anne said...

Beautiful design - I love how the colors are the colors of the Scottish thistle being the origins of the song is Scottish and all. My email is miss.stitchy@gmail.com Thank you and thanks for raising funds for MS. My mother is afflicted and we are avid supporters.

pat s said...

Yes, please! Thank you for such a lovely design.
pat.stevens at shaw.ca

Ruth said...

What a beautiful design, and I especially love the colors. And thank you sharing your beautiful work. I would love a copy. Address is... Quietheart@stx.rr.com.

Stitching Kath said...

please can i have a copy of the chart

love kath
kath.lang@yahoo.com

Geneva Duck said...
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Geneva Duck said...

Would like copy of charts please.
craftwoman2008@gmail.com
Thanks
Geneva

cytojo417 said...

What a beautiful design. I would like a copy of this chart.

Thank you;
Joanne
cytojo at roadrunner dot com

Hev said...

I know I am way late, but is there a way I can get a copy of the Happy New Year charts also? If so please send them to hmkaup@gmail.com Thanks

MarchAnn58 said...

I love the coloring of this piece. I want to do a Biscornu and I think this one would be a great one to start with. Could you send me this great chart. Thank you for sharing with us.

Marchann58@gmail.com

Threads and thoughts said...

How lovely are these designs. My late husband was a piper (as a hobby) and I love Scotland dearly, I would love to receive the thistle designs to stitch them. My emailadress is clan.macdoedel@pandora.be
Thank you very much.
Edith

tinabarbour said...

Ever since reading Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" seriesmy best friend and I have become fascinated with all things Scottish. Please send me a copy of the chart...I think I'll stitch it up as a gift for her (and one for me too!) Thanks!! justina.barbour@hotmail.com

ebs said...

I too would love a copy of your chart. What a fun way to start our stitching New Year. Thank you in advance!

LinensandThings said...

May I please have the biscornue pattern also? I really like it. Thank you!

Pat
pat21@earthlink.net
http://www.etsy.com/shop/linensandthings

Anna van Schurman said...

Please send--too many Scots in the family not to have this on hand!

sap5 said...

I would love a copy of your design for the New Year. Visited Scotland in 2008 and hope to go back to see the rest of the country some day.
Thanks,
Sheila
sap5@psu.edu

Nic said...

ebs - can you let me have your email address, I couldn't contact you through your profile.

Karen Walker said...

I wondered if this was still available? I have searched high and low for a New Years design for me to stitch as a series of ornaments for an exchange in my group. If its possible could you send it to me at angelwings1972@yahoo.co.uk

Many thanks and happy stitching

sosushi2 said...

It is just a gorgeous pattern and something my mum would love. Please send the chart to sosushi2@gmail.com
Thank you so much for sharing.

CrookedQuilter said...

Yes, I would also like to stitch your New Year designs. Please send to crookedquilter@gmail.com

nana said...

Love your 2010 Thistle designs. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nana
xstsnana@aol.com

Robyn said...

Pleasemay I have a copy of the thistle biscornu - looks lovely.
Many thanks,
Robyn
jorja89@yahoo.com.au

Danielle said...

So cute! Is this still available? I'd love to make this as a Christmas ornament. My husband is Scottish and I'm always looking for designs like this.
huimeilei at hotmail dot com

Dawn said...

I would love the thistle pattern. witchridingbroom@msn.com

Also any other patterns you might be able to send would be great.

Lisa S said...

This is so pretty!! I would love the chart if it is still available.

Thank You!!

Bonnita said...

I love this design. I would like to have a copy please.

honeyb1231@yahoo.com

moonenchantress said...

I would love this design. cindyhill@btinternet.com

moonenchantress said...

I love this design could I Have a copy of this and Thistle Stitching Accessories chart as well Please.

cindyhill@btinternet.com

Patricia said...

I am from Scotland and would love your Thistle design to add to my collection! Thank you!
PatEaton@aol.com

Trish said...

Would like a pattern. pualanijo@gmail.com

Carla said...

I would love to have a copy of your patterns THANK YOU
cdevans11859@gmail.com
I LOVE them all!
Wish I was talented enough!

Rhea said...

How fun..I would love a copy of this one, thanks!
Rhea rhea61@verizon.net

nkuelbs said...

I just came across a picture of your designs, and I would greatly appreciate a copy, too - I love the fob, and if the larger designs are also available, I would love the chance to stitch them too.

Nancy K. 5kuelbs@earthlink.net

Line said...

Lovely design, I'd love the chart

Here is my e-mail sletvoldline@gmail.com

Thanks so much

Line