Create an heirloom that welcomes
everyone. Welcome Home is a sampler with the kinds
of old buildings you’ll find in most small
towns – lots of houses and history. Realistic
shading is rendered with a minimum of colour changes.
Someday this warm greeting will be a precious
reminder for a grown son or daughter.
Stitchers will be relieved to see
easy-to-read symbols in a full color pattern.
Chart opens up to an extra big pattern (17½”
x 23½”). Includes stories about grandmothers
home, her garden and Sunday dinner.
Stitched on aida or evenweave; DMC
and Anchor codes.
about this pattern
I love old houses ... all that history held between
four walls. Around our home in Hamilton, you can
still find Ontario cottages, reminders of the
area's Loyalist past. Most were built in the mid-
to late-1800s, when Hamilton flourished as a mill
town. That heyday may be over, but the functional
beauty of the Ontario cottage has never gone out
I know we often think of these
old homes as "cute" or "quaint."
But these solidly square buildings – a storey
and a half in height, with a deep cellar often
containing the kitchen – were homes
of pride, built to replace the area's original
log cabins and shanties.
I like to think of them as the urban architecture
of their time, a reflection of confidence in the town's future.
Building a three-story building downtown put a town on the map,
made it a more of a destination, somewhere worth coming to.