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Traditions Series

Welcome HomeClick to see the finished cross-stitch

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.

Michelle talks 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 of style.

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.


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