Cross Stitching Update: Emily Peacock ‘HUG’ cushion August

I’m a little ashamed to admit this, but the poor HUG cushion has been neglected during previous UFO weeks. It hasn’t been touched since the last update I gave you in May, so when August UFO week came along I knew I couldn’t put off stitching on it any longer. My goal was modest, extend the border to cover the space where the ‘U’ would be and stitch the outline for the ‘U’. I’m happy to say I out did myself, not only did I reach my goal I actually managed to finish the entire ‘U’. That means I’m over half way there.

So here is the whole design as it’s now looking now


And here is just the ‘U’


The ‘HUG’ cushion is designed by Emily Peacock and stitched on 11 count white aida using three strands of DMC floss as recommended in the chart. All colours used are as charted.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kirsty
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 09:26:35

    heya huni. that looks really good, I’ve got this pattern and the home cushion of the same sort of style – yours look really good but really want to get my cleopatra finished! just done some little thank you gifts and cards so haven’t done much work on it recently. I have more projects than time – and there’s the writing too… good job I’m off work at the moment…


    • Line
      Aug 09, 2010 @ 09:33:17

      Thanks Kirsty 🙂 Yeah I’m sort of dreading getting a job again, won’t get half as much stitching as I want done. I keep trying to balance small projects like cards with the big ones I have, but it donesn’t always work out too well


  2. Kell
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 09:59:16

    Gorgeous! I have this chart too and plan to stitch it at some point – I think my sister would love it. 🙂


    • Line
      Aug 09, 2010 @ 10:15:08

      I’m selfishly stitching it for myself, then the KISS one. I figure they’ll look nice in our bedroom (once we have one again)


  3. claire93
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:47:34

    it’s looking stunning Line – really flashy colours, I love it !


  4. Tracey
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 22:18:46


    Love your work. Have just received the charts to make the hug, kiss cushions unfortunately there was no thread list to make it in tapestry wool.
    ~Saw that you have started making them – do you know where can get the thread list, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


    • Victorian
      Jan 08, 2011 @ 10:45:50

      Tracey, The Appleton wool colour codes are 128 Brown, 253 Green, 452 Lilac, 463 Blue, 474 Orange, 481 Turquoise, 552 Yellow, 943 Baby Pink, 946 Bright Pink, 992 Cream and 995 Red.


  5. Angela
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 08:01:59

    I love this cross stitch and your blog has inspired me to give it a go over the Christmas holidays. I live in Australia and have purchased the chart from the UK recently but I have lost the separate sheet of paper that provided the DMC colour key. Would you be able to let me know which 11 DMC floss colour codes you are using.


  6. Sarah
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 23:21:14

    I am making this at the moment but using 14 count aida as stated on another website. Slightly confused though as it’s looking quite small. What size is this turning out to be from top to bottom? That’s from the top purple line to the bottom blue line.


    • Angela
      Dec 18, 2010 @ 04:26:44

      Sarah, The Emily Peacock HUG cross stitch chart is 93 stitches high by 267 stitches wide. So if you have stitched it on 14 count it will be 6.6 inches high or 17 cms. The HUG chart which was given away inside Cross Stitcher Magazine Dec 2009 was to be stitched on 11 count Aida with 3 strands of DMC floss and will measure 22 x 62 cms when finished. Emily Peacock kits come in 2 sizes either on 7hpi canvas using Appleton Brothers tapestry wool and measure 31 x 91 cms when finished or on 10hpi canvas using 2 strands of Appleton Brothers crewel wool and measure 24 x 69 cms when finished.


  7. Line
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 02:49:16

    Thank you Angela for answering Sarah’s question.

    As for color codes I have no idea about the wool ones, but here is a link to info about the dmc ones.
    Just scroll down to the 3rd or fourth reply

    Hope this was helpful (if a little late) and hope you all will enjoy stitching it as much as I do


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