Tag Archives: bumble bees

Textile Book SAL

Well my stitch-a-garden project has had to take a back seat over the last three weeks, what with trying to finish the cot quilt before Hugo was born, trying to sell the house and the worry since the little one … Continue reading

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Stitch Club

I’ve been on annual leave this week so it was perfect timing when textileartist.org announced a week long free workshop with Gwen Hadley. I did a couple of their free workshops last year and it certainly pushes me out of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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As Busy as a Bee

Last week I decided to make a little present for my MIL, she always admired my bumble bee pincushions, but having stitched it three times already, I wasn’t sure I was ready to stitch it again just yet. I also … Continue reading

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June Smalls are Buzzing!

Where has this month gone, we’re a third of the way through already! So, here’s my cross-stitch smalls for the month… The Joyful World SAL one for June has a very cute bear with a bee hive. That gave me … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

We’ve had some pretty gusty winds over the last few days – strong enough to bring down some fair size branches on the back lane. I put an extra support next to my standard rose one evening as it was … Continue reading

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Busy Bees

Last year I made my mum a cross-stitch small with a beautiful bumble bee on it. The pattern is still available on Etsy, I think it’s gorgeous! I found some cheerful quilting fabrics with sunflowers and bees on to titivate … Continue reading

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September Smalls

I’ve realised I have a hole in my smalls! That is, I have a gap in the designs, I have nothing that’s autumn themed! I have spring in abundance, lots of summery ones, Christmas ones, Valentine ones, but no autumn … Continue reading

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Two Bee or not Two Bee

Apologies for the title, I couldn’t resist it! Earlier this year I made my mum a cross-stitch small with a bee on it. We used to keep bees so it was a bit of a memory jogger too. She loved … Continue reading

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