Floss estimation is for stitching with model specifics. DMC equivalents are only approximate, as there are no exact matches for hand-dyed floss.
The entire design is worked in cross-stitch, with three exceptions:
The border uses a Smyrna Cross Stitch (diagram provided). This stitch can be replaced with a cross stitch or stitch of your choice...or could be omitted completely.
Backstitch (as charted).
Cross Stitch over one linen thread: initials and year - alphabet provided.
I encourage you to use floss and fabric colors that match your personality and style.
The motifs would work great for magnets or scissor fobs!
Make this sampler your own by replacing a square with your own special motif, or with a favorite button or charm.
This sampler was designed with my wonderful friend Vicki in mind. Sometimes in life (if you are extremely lucky) you become friends with someone who makes you a better person just for knowing them; for me, that person was Vicki. Her kindness, generosity, and graciousness were just a few of her many special qualities. She was truly an angel on earth. The golden kitty is a special motif designed especially for her.