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We are a husband and wife crafting team. Our focus these days is needlework. He does counted cross-stitch, she does hand embroidery. In the past, he did knitting and she did crochet. (It sometimes ...

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Not my circus, not my monkeys.

from Craftypodes Embroidery & Cross-Stitch
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Not my circus, not my monkeys.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • make a cross-stitch and backstitch

Pattern Description:

The phrase "Not my circus, not my monkeys," sounds so much more fun and whimsical than, "Not my problem," doesn't it?

This small picture stitches up quickly and makes a great gift. The pattern is beginner-friendly, with tips and suggestions to help if you haven't done much cross-stitching before. You'll also find a list of colors with the names and numbers for buying DMC floss for the project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • about 5 inches by 7 inches on 14-count Aida cloth


  • Aida cloth - minimum 8 inches square in 14-count
  • embroidery floss - 1 skein for each color

You Will Also Need:

  • needle
  • scissors