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Winnie the Pooh
Counted Cross Stitch
and Other Needlecraft


1.  DETAILS OF MY SEARCH FOR CLASSIC POOH COUNTED CROSS STITCH PATTERNS

September 23, 2001

I started looking for Classic Pooh counted cross stitch patterns in June 1998, when my niece asked me if I knew where to find Classic Pooh counted cross stitch patterns. She was married October 1998. I knew that their plans included having children and that she wanted at least one Classic Pooh counted cross stitch for the wall of her future baby's room. I made them Christopher Robin and Pooh prepare to discover the North Pole for Christmas 1999. She and her husband had a wonderful baby boy on May 11, 2000, and I'm told by them that it looks great in his room.  Unfortunately I've never seen it on their wall since she lives on the East Coast and I live on the West Coast.

( Note:  I've asked her to send me a picture of the finished project so I can scan it and put a copy on this web page.)

When I did my search in June 1998, I was so happy when I found Susan's Classic Pooh Cross Stitch Resource Page through the Friends of Pooh webring. Susan's web site was so helpful; that's how I found out about the book that I bought (see details about the book below)

For information about Classic Pooh counted cross stitch charts and kits, visit Susan's Classic Pooh Cross Stitch Resource Page.

In June 1998 when I did a search on Yahoo for classic pooh counted cross stitch, the results were very disappointing (except for Susan's Classic Pooh Cross Stitch Resource Page).

However, today, September 23, 2001, when I did a search for classic pooh counted cross stitch, I found the following web sites that carry Classic Pooh counted cross stitch kits. Quite an improvement!

  1. Sew and So
  2. Teddy Bear UK
  3. Cronus Cross Stitch
  4. SMart Craft Winnie the Pooh Collection
  5. BritStitch.com - Classic Characters 2
  6. Petit Point - Children's Classics 1

In 1998 I bought the book StoryBook Favorites in Cross Stitch*** that is mentioned on Susan's web site.  It contains the following three Classic Pooh charts (as well as charts of Beatrix Potter, Paddington Bear and various others):

  1. Autograph Book (with small picture of Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl and Piglet with their signatures).
  1. Christopher Robin and Pooh prepare to discover the North Pole, with Christopher Robin putting on black boots (see image #2 below).
  1. Pooh and Piglet walking toward sunset  (see image #3 below).

Images of Two of the Patterns in
StoryBook Favorites in Cross Stitch

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My only criticism about the chart:  there were a LOT of what I call 1/4 and 3/4 stitches, which made it a real challenge. But it was worth the extra effort, because there are no sharp edges in the finished item.

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*** Please Note

In 1998 I was able to easily order the book StoryBook Favorites in Cross Stitch from www.Amazon.com; however since shortly afterward, it's been out of stock.

On Friday, September 21, 2001, when I checked Amazon's web page about the book, that web page said "limited availability." 

Unfortunately when I checked Amazon's web page about the book again two days later (on Sunday, September 23, 2001), it showed:

Availability: This title is currently out of stock. However, you can order it used now

If you're interested in this book, suggest you check with Amazon periodically and/or fill out their form to order it used.  You can specify how long you want them to look for the used book.

Or do a search for out of print books and try one of those web sites.

Another suggestion is to check with your local library to see if they have a copy.  A friend of mine found one in her local library.

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  • * means link checked June 2000.
  • ** means link checked September 2001.


2.  CLASSIC AND DISNEY POOH COUNTED CROSS STITCH (AND OTHER NEEDLECRAFT/CRAFTS)

  • Designer Stitches** [U.K.]
    (only carries Disney Pooh)
    • Click on Walt Disney on left or at bottom of page; then click on Winnie the Pooh on right.
    • Besides Disney Pooh cross stitch kits, has latch hook kits, cushions and shaped characters.
  • Melonie's Crafts & Custom Frames - Home Page**
    [West End, North Carolina, USA]
    (only carries Disney Pooh)
    • Carries a large variety of Disney Pooh counted cross stitch kits and leaflets
    • Also carries Disney Pooh other needlecraft projects (stamped cross stitch, plastic canvas, etc.). 
    • Has Pooh and Friends in Crochet.

Leisure Arts* makes a number of Pooh craft products.
(only makes Disney Pooh)

  • Use their convenient Store Locator* to find your nearest source for Leisure Arts products; then enter your zip code.
  • You can go to their Online Shopping links* page to purchase a product from one of their Internet retailers; however, on 7-7-00 when I viewed all of the web sites listed, not all of them had Pooh products.  On that date only the web sites listed below carried the products indicated:
  • Craftopia.com*
    (only carries Disney Pooh)
    In the box titled "Enter a Keyword," enter Pooh and then click on "Go."  They carry a number of latch hook kits.
  • Erica's Craft & Sewing Center*
    (only carries Disney Pooh)
  • Herrschners Online*
    (only carries Disney Pooh)
    Search for "Pooh" to see the products they carry, which include Disney Pooh plastic canvas, latch hook, stamped cross stitch, counted cross stitch and more.
  • Hancock Fabrics*
    (only carries Disney Pooh)
    Search Retail Store for "Pooh"; they only carry one book when I searched on 7-7-00"P" is for Pooh.
  • Mary Maxim Online Catalog*
    (only carries Disney Pooh)
    Search for "Pooh" to see what Pooh items they carry, including felt tree skirt, wreath and ornaments, latch hook and counted cross stitch baby afghan.  

    On 8-16-00 they had the following items:

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3.   FREE DISNEY POOH CHARTS

NOTE: For a list of hundreds of free counted cross stitch patterns of all types, visit SUE'S CROSS STITCH FREEBIE FINDER.

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4.  FAQS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.  I am searching for a Classic Pooh Birth Sampler and was wondering if, in your search travels have you ever seen one?

A.  In my extensive searching for Pooh counted cross stitch, I have never seen a Classic Pooh birth sampler.  However, in February 2003 I received an e-mail letting me know that Disney offered a kit in 1997 or 1998 with Classic Pooh as a birth sampler.  We agreed to let each other know if we ever find it.

(If anyone else knows of any Classic Pooh birth announcements, I'd appreciate your letting me know.)

I have seen several birth announcements with Disney Pooh on the following web pages:

  1. http://store4.yimg.com/I/craftersmarket_1646_64672376
  2. http://www.crossstitchzone.com/books/63125.htm
  3. http://www.salt-and-pepper.com/ChPooh.htm
    • Hello Little One Birth Announcement
    • The Winnie the Pooh Birth Sampler

You might want to view those designs for the placement ideas for the suggestions I've listed below.

Here are some of my suggestions to make a Classic Pooh birth sampler:

  1. Use the 5 Classic Pooh characters in the Autograph pattern in the book titled StoryBook Favorites in Cross Stitch (mentioned above).  Arrange them similar to the Beatrix Potter characters in Jemima Puddle-Duck Birth Sampler and Peter Rabbit Birth Sampler.

Note:  August, 2002:  

I've decided not to use this idea for my niece's new baby girl because I don't like working with so many 1/4 and 3/4 stitches.

See below for link to my web page listing links to many, many other birth announcements on the Internet.

  1. Choose a Classic Pooh pattern/kit you like and put the text above and/or below the design.  NOTE:  If you buy a kit, you might want to use a larger piece of Aida cloth so you're sure that the design with the added text will fit.
      
  2. Make the Balloon kit (as shown on and put the text inside the balloon (if it fits) or around Pooh instead of the bees.
      
  3. Buy the letter or alphabet kit (as shown on *http://www.sewandso.co.uk/ran15-0.html). Then select a few of the characters from the kit, placing them around the edge where you think appropriate for a birth sampler.  Put the text in the center.
      
  4. Combine the four small kits (as shown on *http://www.sewandso.co.uk/ran15-0.html) into one design (one character on each corner) and place the text in the center.   Maybe put bees or honeypots in between the characters.
  • Butterfly Tigger
  • Butterfly Pooh
  • Butterfly Piglet
  • Butterfly Eeyore

On second thought, this probably would not work since the design might be too big!

August, 2002:

Since I'm not especially happy with any of my suggestions for a Classic Pooh birth announcement, I decided to look for other (non-Pooh) counted cross stitch birth announcements on the Internet.  I thought I'd share my results with others, since I put so much time into looking for patterns I like. Hope you find this useful.

Links to Birth Announcements - Counted Cross Stitch (and a few No Count Cross Stitch) - List of Counted Cross Stitch Patterns & Kits I Found on the Internet August 2002 (so my niece and her husband could choose one for me to make for the birth of her new daughter)

Click here to go to my web page with
Classic & Disney Pooh Links.

If you have a problem with any of the links, I'd
appreciate your sending me an e-mail to let me know.


 

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