Cross-stitch Pincushion

Jardin Prive

Today, over on Kathy’s Quilts, it’s Slow Stitching Sunday, a weekly celebration of hand-sewing, I’ve spent quite a few evenings ‘slow-stitching’ this week as I started a cross-stitch pin-cushion, it’s a pattern from Jardin Prive, I discovered Natalie’s beautiful designs through Hilda’s blog as she had photos of a stunning sampler (I ordered that pattern too!)

Bees cross-stitchThe design is really pretty, it has bees and flowers  on the top, aren’t those bees just gorgeous! Around the sides it has an alphabet design with flowers and bee-hives, on the base is a simple cross-stitch pattern. It reminds me of crisp embroidered linen pincushions I saw years and years ago…I was probably about 10 years old, there used to be a wonderful embroidery shop in Leeds called Chalks, tucked away on a back street, it was the sort of shop where they pulled a thread out of the linen to get the cutting line! These pincushions were in glass fronted cabinets, I thought they were beautiful!

I’m stitching the top at the moment, it’s growing really quickly, apart from the evening when I stitched three large flowers in the wrong colour! It was my own fault, I saw the + symbol, in my head I called it a cross…and used the thread for a x symbol! What a numpty! It took another evening to undo it all! I’m hoping it continues to grow quickly as I want to enter it in a local show in May!Cross-stitch Pincushion

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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13 Responses to Cross-stitch Pincushion

  1. Lisa says:

    This is a beautiful pin cushion. I was drawn to the bee photo as soon as I saw it because I have a cross stitch pattern by Johanna Masko that is alphabets and insects. This makes me want to make it up right now.


  2. Carla says:

    I agree what a wonderful design!


  3. Gail says:

    Love the bees! I would be afraid to put pins in this pincushion for fear of ruining the stitching!


  4. craftycreeky says:

    Thank you Lisa, it was the bees that first attracted me, we used to keep bees when I was a child.


  5. Stephie says:

    Beautiful stitching – I have a friend that is bee mad and I know she’d love this! Will send her a link 🙂


  6. I love designs with bees in them! I really like it. Good design for this time of year too!


  7. That is a gorgeous project… perfect for spring stitching!


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