May Smalls

With a new month comes a fresh display of cross-stitch smalls in our dining room. April was full of bunnies and spring ones,well I’ve kept the general spring ones and added a few extra.

The fields are full of young lambs at the moment, gamboling around as only a lamb can do, so I included a blackwork sheep which I stitched a couple of years ago when my Embroiderers Guild was doing a blackwork project. These lambs were on the walk I did the other day, the ewe was obviously playing nanny as she had six to keep an eye on!

Wild flowers are appearing, I went for a short walk this evening and along the railway line behind us I saw primroses, snakes head fritilary, as well as forget-me-nots. The forget-me-not one is a cross-stitch I stitched years ago and then it sat in my work-box for many years (decades!!) until I dug it out and made it into a cross-stitch small.

The acorn one is a fairly recent stitch, it was a kit I bought on a facebook destash page. There’s an old country saying ‘ If the oak before the ash we will get a splash, if the ash before the oak we will get a soak’…I haven’t spotted either in leaf yet, but we’re going to get wet whatever!

Be Nice is a Lizzie Kate design I think, again I bought the pattern on a destash page.

The small for May is from a free SAL by Snowflake Diaries and at the back as usual there’s the spring sides of the Zoe box by Faby Reilly and the etui by Betsy Morgan. The cross-stitch of great tits was an anniversary card for my OH a couple of years back.

I’ve a few cross-stitches waiting to be made up so hopefully there will be a couple of new ones next month.

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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2 Responses to May Smalls

  1. These are all so lovely!

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  2. tialys says:

    I mis-read your title at first and thought it said ‘My Smalls’ 🤣
    I see your sheep and lambs are also daubed with blue paint on one side. I’ve complained to the farmer here and told him they spoil my photos but he just told me to wait until they show me their good side. Still cute though.

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