The Bees Knees

I’m collecting bee embroideries at the moment to go in a textile book about bees. I bought one recently off a facebook destash site, it’s a simple little design from Hands On Design called Humble Honey.

It was a perfect project to go in my handbag for stitching on the go, so it’s been stitched in dentists waiting rooms, physio waiting rooms…my life is so exciting!!!

I chose a mottled dark grey linen from my stash which showed the white stitching nicely…

On the pattern the flowers were all in cross-stitch I tried it on one side but really felt they looked a bit clunky, so on the second side I tried with straight stitch flowers and fly stitch leaves. I was much happier with the effect so I unpicked the cross-stitch ones to match and added some French knots in the centres….

I think I’ve got five bee embroideries now so I should start making them into pages soon.

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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3 Responses to The Bees Knees

  1. Yippee, i can comment, i have tried for over two years, I finally deleted my blog on wordpress and now i am able to comment. I love your blog and have followed you for ages. Keep up the great blog, Hugs, Kathleen Mary

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