Pirate Treasure by Lynne Nicoletti Stitching Progress – The beginning!

I’ve been promising progress pictures on this one for awhile now – and I’ve honestly been very slow to make any progress, I just haven’t had time to stitch much lately, but here we are now! this is Pirate Treasure: Oak Island Mystery by Lynne Nicoletti.

Pirate Treasure Cross Stitch Project

This is has been in my stitching pile for awhile to be honest, I started it when my grandfather was ill and when he passed away it ended up getting stuffed way back behind everything else, I just couldn’t look at it.

I’m stitching it on the perfect Silkweaver hand dyed fabric for it, it looks like a treasure map already before I even get the design on there! It’s beautiful fabric, I’m not sure if you can see the opalescent threads in the picture here or not, love the extra sparkle.

One of the things about this pattern that I really enjoy is that the stitching is done with one strand of floss over two (instead of the usual two threads) so it creates sort of a painted look or a I guess you could say a worn out map look in this case.

Here’s what the stitched model looks like. You see the pirate face in the middle there? One of the options is to add the Kreinik Glow in the Dark threads there so that his face glows in the dark – I bought the threads to do that (in both Lime and Grapefruit), but I haven’t decided if I’m actually going to do that or just use the DMC threads for him.

I have this suspicion that if he glows in the dark someone is going to be walking through the house and night and throw things at him hanging on the wall -lol-

I’ll post another update when I get a little bit more done – hopefully soon! In the meantime I’d love to hear about what you’re stitching! (Leave a comment, won’t you?)

Happy Stitching!
Kind Regards,

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About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. Beautiful fabric choice! I didn’t pick up on the pirate face until you mentioned it!

  2. Michele Guerra says:

    Hello Loretta. I’m looking to purchase the pattern of this Oak Island Mystery. I don’t know if you still work on this site but do you know where I can get this pattern? It’s a fun theme!

    Thanks, Michele


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