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 🙂