It’s May already, this year seems to be flying by, or am I just getting older! With a new month comes a fresh display of cross-stitch smalls, I rather enjoy choosing designs appropriate for the time of year. This is my May display…
The May small is one from the Snowflower Diaries SAL called Joyful World, I stitched three-quarters of them last year, I really need to get on and stitch the last three as October will be here before we know it!
As there is a cat on the May small, I decided to add another cat, this is an embroidery I stitched many, many years ago, it wasn’t quite square so it sat unfinished in my workbox until last year when I finally made it into something.
The cute rabbit is one of this years finishes, it’s a design by Dany Chevallier, there’s another one I want to do with a rabbit and a daffodil too. This one was on display for April as well, Easter Bunny and all that. I’ve included it again as I love seeing rabbits hopping about the fields and the verges so it was very sad on our walk over the moors this week to see that myxomatosis is clearly raising it’s ugly head again.
On a more positive note we also saw lots of tiny ducklings on the river, cheeping for their mum, this is one of the recycled cross-stitches I made earlier in the year, it used to be a nappy pin cushion many moons ago.
There’s still lots of little lambs to watch in the fields, I love how they spring about and play. This blackwork one was a practice piece for one to go on a joint piece of work with my Embroiderers Guild in Skipton, you can see the finished embroidery here. Mine does seem to stick out a bit but they did want modern styles as well and as the name Skipton means Sheep Town, I thought there ought to be a sheep on it!
The Spring small is another one of this years finishes, it’s from a website called Il Est Cinq Heures. It’s stitched over one thread so it took longer than I anticipated to make!
The forget-me-nots are just coming into flower in the garden. I stitched this decades ago, it’s another one that sat in my workbox waiting to be finished for far too long!
On the first photo you can just see the bottom of my Tall Year Square etui box, with the Spring side facing outwards of course!