• Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Sterling by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 12" x 13" (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 171 x 180

  • Stitched 2 over 2


  • DMC

  • Kreinik blending filaments

  • Kreinik very fine braid (#4)

  • Crescent Colours

About the design:

Water has a number of very useful properties that allow for the existence of life on earth. A little more than half the contents of the human body is water. Without water, we would not have weather. Because water can absorb heat, those huge oceans are a buffer to extreme swings in temperature for all but the most interior portions of continents. The oceans themselves are filled with all manner of fascinating life forms and water evaporates from this source into the sky. It brings the continuance of life to dry land in the form of rain.

The words in this pattern are part of a quote from the movie “Blade Runner”. They were spoken by an artificial human who had been created only to fight for real humans and programmed to die after a very short lifespan. He escaped and spent the rest of his short life fighting for a way to defeat his programming. These haunting words remind us that life is precious and fleeting, like rain in the desert.

Released in 2005