July Cross-stitch Smalls

I’m a bit late this month swapping my smalls over for the new month, but I’ve just chosen half a dozen cross-stitch smalls to decorate our sideboard for the rest of the month…

In the garden at the moment we have lots of self-seeded forget-me-knots flowering, they’re mingling in everywhere, in the beds, in cracks in the patios and on the edges of the path, so I had to include this one. I think I embroidered it back in the 1980’s, but never did anything with it until last year, when it was turned into a small…

Forget-me-not cross-stitch

Another one stitched at the same time was of clover. We saw lots of clover during our recent walk along the Cleveland Way,which brought back many memories of walking home from junior school through a clover field and picking them for the nectar! These days you don’t see half as much clover as we used to.

Clover cross-stitch small

Of course the bumble bee I finished recently had to be included, I now have two people wanting me to make them one! It is gorgeous and it’s still my favourite for the time being!

Bumble bee cross-stitch

As the garden is full of bees of all shapes and sizes at the moment, I decided to continue with the theme…

I recently finished a cross-stitch of a pot of lavender and some bees…

Bees and Lavender

Several years ago I stitch a lovely bee pincushion by Natalie of Jardin Privee…

Bee Pincushion

Of course July wouldn’t be complete with out the appropriate month from Snowflower Diaries

July Snowflower Diaries

All together it makes a very pretty, summery display..

July cross-stitch smalls

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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24 Responses to July Cross-stitch Smalls

  1. Our garden is normally full of forget me not that has seeded year on year going way back but for some reason we haven’t seen any yet this year. I love your smalls and especially your finishing – I have lots of smalls I have stitched over the years all waiting for some creative finishing – which I am not good at lol xxxx

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  2. wybrow1966 says:

    Loving all the bee ‘smalls’.

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  3. claire93 says:

    lots of lovely floral stitchings for July !

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  4. Melanie says:

    I love your ideas for cross stitch smalls. I don’t usually stitch small designs as I never know what to do with them, but these are delightful. I shall raid my fabric stash for pretty pieces of fabric and trim and make myself some “smalls”.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Yes it most certainly does!

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  6. Gail says:

    Great summer smalls to put out on display! The bee is my favourite!

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  7. Loretta says:

    I really love all those bees ❤ Great finishes and a fun display!

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  8. Loretta Oliver says:

    I really love all the bess ❤ Great finishes and a fun display!


  9. tialys says:

    The bee is definitely a winner and, if you ever get round to opening an Etsy shop or your own site, I’m pretty sure these would go like hot cakes as they are so eyecatching.

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  10. KerryCan says:

    These really are all so cute and appealing! I like the idea of a pincushion since it gives the small embroidery a job to do!

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  11. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I always look forward to seeing your monthly smalls. They are darling. So Cheerful.

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  12. Sweet, I love those fresh colors!

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  13. LaNelle says:

    They are all lovely! Especially the bee 🐝 , just beautiful!!

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  14. Such beautiful hand work! Cross stitch is beautiful and to me it was difficult to do. So I just admire others work.

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  15. Just darling, I love all of them 🙂 I always love to see your smalls! Sharon

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  16. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Delightful collection this month! 🐝

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  17. Catherine says:

    Another lovely collection and I can see why you have orders for the bee. What a beauty!

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  18. Oh my goodness these are absolutely adorable!
    Such lovely treasures to enjoy!

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  19. Leif Price says:

    My wife browsed for some cross stitch photos and came upon yours. She is now busy looking for designs and I for one, am seeing a lot of threads to buy. (And maybe some frames.)

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