Grandparents Day


Here’s the perfect gift for Grandparents Day (September 9) – a heart-tugging wall hanging that names all the grandchildren. For extra sentimental appeal, let the children stitch their own personalized hearts. Large Heart Size: 13V2″w x lOV2″h Small Heart Size: 3Ys”w x 3″h Supplies: Worsted weight yarn (refer to color key), two lOV2″ X 13V2″ sheets of 7 mesh plastic canvas, #16 tapestry needle, tracing paper, removable tape, 1;4 “w rose ribbon (for granddaughters), 1;4 “w blue ribbon (for grandsons), clear-drying craft glue, and saw tooth hanger

Stitches Used: Backstitch, Cross Stitch, Overcast Stitch, and Tent Stitch Instructions: Follow chart and use required stitches to work Large Heart. Follow charts and use required stitches to work one Small Rose Heart for each granddaughter and one Small Blue Heart for each grandson. Complete backgrounds with ecru Tent Stitches as shown on charts. Use ecru Overcast Stitches to cover unworked edges. Use the alphabet and grid below to chart each grandchild’s name on a separate

piece of tracing paper. Center name along placement line on one Small Heart chart. Secure with removable tape. Use rose to stitch each granddaughter’s name on a Small Rose Heart. Use blue to stitch each grandson’s name on a Small Blue Heart. To attach each Small Heart to Large Heart, cut ribbon to desired length and glue ends of ribbon to wrong side of Small Heart and Large Heart. For hanger, glue saw tooth hanger to wrong side of Large Heart.

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