I often have requests for custom mottoes. A gentleman emailed me to say he wanted a motto with an antique steam engine in it...and the motto to read Train up a child in the way he should go. They are expecting their first child. I love to do custom mottoes...some are more challenging than others as you can imagine. I did this pattern in a couple hours, transferred it to the perforated paper (secret recipe) and had it stitched in less than 7 hours. That is what I love about working on perforated paper with these mottoes because you just fill in between the lines...the satin stitch I use on my mottoes stitches so quickly! I am not a patient person...just ask my family...no, better not....lets not go there...back to the motto...the kits are easy and fun to stitch. I did counted cross stitch for 30 years...giving my age away....and I wanted a quicker way to stitch. Perforated paper mottoes were the answer for me. I recently started doing charts for my motto samplers and will be adding them to my inventory all next year. Making charts is time consuming to say the least...but I wanted to offer charts for all the cross stitchers.
Train motto is stitched with my over-dyed floss. Very subtle changes in these colors as per the customers request.