Acorn Tabletopper. Dutch Treat Designs. Designed by Claudia Dutcher. c.1998. I saw a shop model of a tabletopper and knew I had to make one. Then, is was in my closet for a couple years! My girlfriend Sue D. helped me get started on it. I used perle coton #5 (DMC) and Fiesta Watercolours (Caron). I changed the suggested acorn brown to match my cedar chest, then, finished it with the nun edge.
I had this on my cedar chest last Fall & then noticed a stain (ice cream? coffee? the boys? the cats?). I sent an e-mail to Claudia Dutcher for washing instructions. She responded right away. After the machine washing it looked great ... nice to know the Fiesta Watercolour didn't mess up in the wash. Entered this into the Porter County Fair and the Lake County Fair over the Summer. Guess the judge thought it was pretty, too.
Buzz My Grapes Tabletopper and Bellpull. c.2000 Dutch Treat Designs. Designed by Claudia Dutcher. This one is so pretty. (yes, I still like the Acorn design -- this one is just different). It is not all cross stitch -- some use of rice stitch, herringbone, and pulled eyelet stitches, too. It has grape clusters made and bee hives. I'm using a grey-lavender Anne Cloth (18 count). The color is spectacular. Using all DMC perle coton #5. I will use DMC 3041 or 3042 perle coton #12 for the nun stitched edge.