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The Bird Collection, Part IV: American Robin, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow. Cross Stitch Pattern by Heartstring Samplery

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This listing is for a CROSS STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished sampler.

I have always liked birds. I remember noticing their flight patterns and songs as a very young girl; but I never spent any time learning their names or matching color, shape and song to species until I was in my thirties. The day my Farmboy put a bird feeder outside my kitchen window changed everything... Suddenly they were right there in front of my eyes, and each new species I spotted got me excited. I had to identify them right at that moment (thank goodness for internet search engines)! I started taking photos and created a spreadsheet to track each new variety that came to visit.

A decade later, I still get joy each day from my moving landscape. I notice the seasonal patterns of which bird types will come and go with the changes in the weather. And every once in a while a brand new bird will come to call, starting the learning process all over again.

This booklet is the fourth in a collection which will highlight my favorite Pacific Northwest birds. I will release them in groups of three, and will total at least twelve birds by the time I finish, but I might just keep the collection open and expand beyond my own territory to include yours. Perhaps some of these birds are new to you, or perhaps they also live in your area. Either way, I hope you enjoy taking off on this feathered journey along with me.



All models stitched on Picture This Plus 32ct. Wren with one thread over two.

American Robin: Stitch Count: 99 x 60
Threads: The Gentle Art: *Ohio Lemon Pie, *Shaker White, *Ginger Snap, *Raven, Old Hickory, *Endive, *Pecan Pie
Weeks Dye Works: *Flatfish, *Verdigris

Song Sparrow: Stitch Count: 73 x 70
Threads: The Gentle Art: Harvest Basket, *Ohio Lemon Pie, *Shaker White, *Ginger Snap, Apple Cider, *Raven, *Endive, *Pecan Pie, Brandy
Weeks Dye Works: *Flatfish

Tree Swallow: Stitch Count: 60 x 95
Threads: The Gentle Art: Brethren Blue, *Shaker White, *Ginger Snap, *Raven, *Pecan Pie, *Endive
Weeks Dye Works: *Flatfish


*Flosses with an asterisk are used in more than one of the designs, but you will only need one skein total for entire booklet.

DMC conversion provided inside chart cover.

The frames were thrifted and then refinished by me. Tutorial available on request.


All of my patterns come with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, color photograph, & my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.
This listing is for a CROSS STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished sampler.

I have always liked birds. I remember noticing their flight patterns and songs as a very young girl; but I never spent any time learning their names or matching color, shape and song to species until I was in my thirties. The day my Farmboy put a bird feeder outside my kitchen window changed everything... Suddenly they were right there in front of my eyes, and each new species I spotted got me excited. I had to identify them right at that moment (thank goodness for internet search engines)! I started taking photos and created a spreadsheet to track each new variety that came to visit.

A decade later, I still get joy each day from my moving landscape. I notice the seasonal patterns of which bird types will come and go with the changes in the weather. And every once in a while a brand new bird will come to call, starting the learning process all over again.

This booklet is the fourth in a collection which will highlight my favorite Pacific Northwest birds. I will release them in groups of three, and will total at least twelve birds by the time I finish, but I might just keep the collection open and expand beyond my own territory to include yours. Perhaps some of these birds are new to you, or perhaps they also live in your area. Either way, I hope you enjoy taking off on this feathered journey along with me.



All models stitched on Picture This Plus 32ct. Wren with one thread over two.

American Robin: Stitch Count: 99 x 60
Threads: The Gentle Art: *Ohio Lemon Pie, *Shaker White, *Ginger Snap, *Raven, Old Hickory, *Endive, *Pecan Pie
Weeks Dye Works: *Flatfish, *Verdigris

Song Sparrow: Stitch Count: 73 x 70
Threads: The Gentle Art: Harvest Basket, *Ohio Lemon Pie, *Shaker White, *Ginger Snap, Apple Cider, *Raven, *Endive, *Pecan Pie, Brandy
Weeks Dye Works: *Flatfish

Tree Swallow: Stitch Count: 60 x 95
Threads: The Gentle Art: Brethren Blue, *Shaker White, *Ginger Snap, *Raven, *Pecan Pie, *Endive
Weeks Dye Works: *Flatfish


*Flosses with an asterisk are used in more than one of the designs, but you will only need one skein total for entire booklet.

DMC conversion provided inside chart cover.

The frames were thrifted and then refinished by me. Tutorial available on request.


All of my patterns come with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, color photograph, & my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Betsy Kleger
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 9, 2018
I just love Beth's designs. This package was no exception
The Bird Collection, Part IV: American Robin, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow. Cross Stitch Pattern by Heartstring Samplery

Reviewed by ethelstuff
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 3, 2017
I love every one of these patterns. I've only completed one but plan to do the others after Christmas. Great turnaround, too. Thank you so much.
The Bird Collection, Part IV: American Robin, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow. Cross Stitch Pattern by Heartstring Samplery

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  • Craft type: Cross stitch
  • Materials: cross stitch chart, materials list, instructions, photograph, cover, plastic envelope, and a piece of my heart
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