: Hi Marlene,
: If the lady stitches a single line (not
: crosses) for the stick figures, then you
: only have to use backstitch. Easy!
: I couldn't find any freebie patterns for
: them, so what I suggest you do is grab some
: graft paper and sketch a figure onto it
: lightly with pencil. Then add the features,
: like hair etc, how you wish.
: Lastly go back over your drawing a bit
: harder to give you an idea now of what/where
: to stitch. If you're stitching on aida
: cloth, each square represents a square with
: four holes at each corner with cross
: stitching, with back stitching you would
: stitch from the line intersections on the
: graph paper or from hole to hole on the aida
: (hmm does that make sense? )
: You can stitch every second square of the
: graph paper (which will help the stitching
: go faster!) so go backstitch across two
: square sides instead of one. Or even cross
: stitch each square of the pattern to make
: the line darker on your figure.
: If you're really stuck, I'll have a go at
: doing it with my cross stitch programme and
: email you a pattern to see if it's anything
: like what you've seen!!
Thank you so much!! I am going to give it a try. It seems so simple, but getting it from my mind to the cloth is not as easy as I thought it would be!!HaHa