Where has this month gone, we’re a third of the way through already! So, here’s my cross-stitch smalls for the month…
The Joyful World SAL one for June has a very cute bear with a bee hive. That gave me a bit of a theme, so anything with bees came out, then butterflies to bunce it up a bit.
I’ve stitched the bumble bee one a couple of times now, I made the first one for my mum as she used to keep bees, I liked it so much I stitched myself one as well…
The square bee pincushion is from Le Jardin Prive, I stitched it back in 2015!
The lavender pot with bees buzzing round is by Lesley Tear, she kindly has it as a freebie on her website.
The two butterflies with lavender are both Faby Reilly designs, Again I made them for my mum for Mothers Day one year, I think the fob went round a padded coat-hanger.
The forget-me-nots are just about still in flower, so I included a little cross-stitch I stitched years ago, like when I was in my 20’s, together with a tiny box which is a Nutmeg Designs kit, I think it’s officially periwinkle, but it’ll pretend to be forget-me-nots!
The final one popped in of a bee is again one I made years ago for my mum, it was actually some voile I saw in a shop up I think in Pickering(we’re talking probably 20 years ago!!) I fussy-cut them and made a cushion, but I also made this little hanging one to go on a coathanger.
So I’ve ended up with quite a collection of bees! In case you’re wondering, our bumble bee nest under the eaves appears to be quieting off a bit, so hopefully my belief that the nest will be gone before the workmen arrive will come to fruition!