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Done Is Better Than Perfect


The PERFECT stitch for a perfectionist.

Sometimes, we Type A personalities need to be reminded that perfection is unobtainable, and that done is better than perfect.

This quick stitch is bright and colorful, and easy to substitute colors. Pick from your stash or change to match your home decor.


  • 55w x 58h Stitches
  • 14ct: 3.9″ x 4.1″ or 14.0 cm x 14.7 cm
  • 16ct: 3.4″ x 3.6″ or 8.7 cm x 9.2 cm
  • 18ct: 3.1″ x 3.2″ or 7.8 cm x 8.2 cm


Whole Cross Stitch Only
The pattern is does not have a landscape or portrait orientation.

CLICK HERE for a calculator to help you with your fabric size.

Pattern Details

  • Colors: 7
  • 55w x 58h stitches
  • Stitch Count: 864
  • Size on
    • 14ct: 3.9″ x 4.1″ or 14.0 cm x 14.7 cm
    • 16ct: 3.4″ x 3.6″ or 8.7 cm x 9.2 cm
    • 18ct: 3.1″ x 3.2″ or 7.8 cm x 8.2 cm
  • Stitches Used: Whole Cross Stitch


You Get 1 PDF Pattern Containing:
(Page Size = US Letter 8.5” x 11”, UK Size A4)

  • Large single-page chart to go easy on the eyes
  • Single-page chart for digital devices
  • Black and White symbols chart
  • Symbols on color chart
  • Photo of completed project
  • Floss Color Key
  • Skein length estimates for each color
  • Thread Sorter
  • Links to free tutorials

Additional Information


Alphabet, Heart

Primary Color


Secondary Color



Small – Less than 5 Inches

Stitch Techniques

Whole Cross Stitch Only


Housewarming, Inspirational


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