August Smalls

I’ve just got round to changing my display of cross-stitch smalls. Last month I was wondering whether to do a themed display or not, bees or birds, well bees seemed the most popular so here are lots of bees…

The big bumble bee is one of my favourite smalls, I’ve stitched it three times! I made one for myself, one for my mum and one for a friend at work. The pattern is still available on etsy.

The square pincushion with four bees on is one I made back in 2015, it was one of the early pieces I shared on here, it was a pattern from Jardin Privee. The Scatter Sunshine one is a recent make from Shepherds Purse which happens to have some tiny bees on.

There’s still lots of bees in the garden, though they keep getting stuck in our conservatory, I’m getting a dab hand at catching and releasing them. They keep popping up on my embroideries too, my embroidered denim jacket had a couple buzzing around the flowers and my Cottage Garden quilt had lots of bees around.

I’ve just counted up and there’s over thirty bees on these photos 🙂

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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6 Responses to August Smalls

  1. anne54 says:

    And bees need all the help we can give them. Your embroidery is a lovely way tho remember them.


  2. tialys says:

    A lovely collection
    Mr, Tialys keeps threatening to keep bees. This threat appears to be closer since a swarm appeared in our garden and a farm worker from down the road arrived, asking us if we had seen a swarm of bees, at which he collected them all in a special box and came back for them in a few hours when they’d all settled.and whisked them off to join his other four hives that he apparently keeps up at the farm. We have since received a jar of delicious honey and a pile of bee literature has appeared in the house, The signs are ominous 🐝🐝

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  3. Your work continues to delight and astound me

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    The bottom center is my favorite this week!

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  5. Jane M says:

    Lovely collection of bees, I think my favourite is Scatter Sunshine and your gorgeous denim jacket

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