Four Months of Cross-stitch

I’m trying to get a few finishes under my belt at the moment, I seem to have quite a few projects almost finished…but not quite! So I’m going to make a concerted effort over the next few days, there’s other things I want to start but I really want a clearer sewing room before I start.Joyful World by Snowflower Diaries

Last week I showed you ‘February’ from the Joyful World stitch-a-long by Snowflower Diaries. I managed to finish stitching this on holiday, but I also managed to stitch March and April too! I think April is the only one in the year of designs that I find a little too twee, in fact the squirrel was meant to be carrot orange, but I changed it to soft grey – brown colour.Joyful World by Snowflower Diaries

I looked in my stash and found three prints which coordinated nicely. I made a simple mini cushion and then made some cord from two of the embroidery floss colours. It always surprises me just how long a length of thread you need to make cord, it’s roughly three times the length required, so for these little pads I used about three yards of each colour! For March I decided to try a pale yellow and a dark blue, have a bit of contrast, I don’t think it’s really worked so I won’t try that again, I’ll stick to colours of similar tonal value.Joyful World by Snowflower Diaries

So I have now finished the first four months, and importantly, I’ve caught up with the actual month, so April is now out on display in the dining room and I’ve actually started May!Joyful World by Snowflower Diaries

If you fancy stitching these, they can either be stitched into one panel, or individual ones like I’ve done, they are actually meant to have a border round too but that made them a bit big for what I want. Maja Matyas, the designer, has a facebook page just for these and all the patterns are free on there.

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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30 Responses to Four Months of Cross-stitch

  1. I always admire those who do cross stitch. I tried it but it was not for me – So beautiful!

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  2. JJ Crafts says:

    These are cute. Love them!

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  3. You are sew talented! I tried that but my lines never wanted to match, so I have stuck with sewing! Love it, have a great day. M 🌸

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  4. katechiconi says:

    Very pretty. I know what you mean about the April design, but it’s that time of year for cute little animals, so….

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  5. Laura says:

    Love these…so sweet!

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  6. sunnydelaney says:

    I can’t really decide which I like best — I do have a soft spot for squirrels, but that Fox and Crow (Raven?) from January are so lovely! I also love how you have finished these — gorgeous work!

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  7. Very sweet stitching!

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  8. KerryCan says:

    I’m not one for cross stitch but these designs could almost make me a convert. And the small pillows are very cute!

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  9. How sweet would a set of 12 be for a gift? They’re really adorable!

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    Love the squirrel and bunny! I know how you feel about wanting to clear some stuff out!

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  11. Ivani says:

    They are beautiful and you did a great cross stitch. Well done!!

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  12. Gail says:

    I love the little squirrel! Can’t wait to see May!

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  13. Kathy S. says:

    FREE cross stitch pattern are more fun! Thanks for posting where you found them. They are such cute deigns. Love that little squirrel and the bunny. Happy stitching.

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  14. These are adorable! Love the little squirrel!

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  15. CathieJ says:

    I like the little pillows that you made. Personally, I think the blue/yellow cording is quite pretty.

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  16. Diane says:

    I believe I also changed the color of the squirrel when I did this series the year she published them–
    I made mine flat with magnets on the back and have a silver try setting in an easel that I display them on–each month when I change my calendar page–I get out the new months stitching mat–
    to enjoy for the month–so happy stitching–keep making them–
    enjoy, di

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  17. sewchet says:

    They look so lovely as a group – can’t wait to see all twelve together!

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  18. Very pretty! They make perfect little decorative pillows! You are doing a wonderful job!

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  19. Catherine says:

    These bring a real smile to your face when you see them. What a lovely collection to be making!

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  20. Atmosfere Handmade Gifts says:

    So Pretty! I love crafting too! Have a look at my page! https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/AtmosfereJewelry

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  21. Love them – especially Feburary. Your stitches look so neat

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