Merry One is the first of a new series Serial Bowl Full of Merries by Plum Street Samplers. It is a Limited Edition kit and now Sold Out. The kits each include chart, stitching and finishing instructions, hand dyed cotton floss and trim. I don’t like to buy kits because most kits use linen and I don’t stitch on linen. I was lucky enough to snag just the chart on Stash Unload. I’m trying to stick with smaller projects until the first of the year when I will start two Blackbird Design Stitch-a-Longs so this was perfect for me.
I selected a piece of 16ct Wren by Picture This Plus and a combination of threads, some over-dyed some DMC.
The second one in this series has been released, Merry Two which features Santa holding branches of berries talking to a snowman, his team of reindeer are behind him, and his sleigh is filled with a decorated tree. I was lucky enough to find someone who is willing to trade with me so I can stitch both designs.
According to Traditional Stitches, “We have heard that Merry One will be released as a chart sometime in 2016, which is great news as you can still collect the complete series of designs.”
Started stitching Merry One December 15, 2015and finished December 21, 2015.
Because I did not have all of the called for threads in my stash, I used the following colors:
- DMC 3857
- DMC 632
- DMC 822
- Classic Colorworks Weeping Willow
- Classic Colorworks Cocoa Bean
- DMC 3790
Paulette has confirmed that she will release Merry One as a reprint- chart only, no threads, sometime early this year. (Possibly Nashville Market which is held in March)
I decided to send this off to The Twisted Stitcher (Vonna Pfeiffer) for finishing and look what she did. I LOVE IT!
Progress on Merry Two is shown below. All I have left to add is all of the snowflakes.