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.