Thursday, 30 June 2016

June Smalls

My smalls post is short and sweet this month. I've recently stitched three smalls but I can only show you one of them because the other two are for gifts and I don't want to spoil the fun. 

A lot of my time stitching is spent in our outdoor solarium or gazebo. In it I'm surrounded by the flowers in our yard and as I stitch I've been watching the bees stopping by at our planters. This little stitch by Prairie Schooler was inspired by my buzzing friends!

There is no name for this piece. It's from one of the PS mini cards. I simply call it Queen Bee. This is the first time I've stitched on black linen. It's a 32 ct and I found it time consuming. I've only stitched on black Aida in the past and that was bad enough! I have an idea for a finish on this and will share a pic when it's complete.

Continuing on the bee theme I've started another small by Blackbird Designs called Her Majesty - Pincushion. It's found in the Honeybee Hill leaflet. I might just stitch Honeybee Hill as well since I have a shaker box that it would look lovely on top of. 

See you next month!


  1. Hi Lynn, it's so beautiful finish! I love this design. Happy stitching!

  2. Lynn this is a bright queen bee finish!!
    Really pretty :)

  3. Queen Bee does look great - the colors on the Black. I do agree - stitching on black does slow down my stitching - but your results are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Great work. I love black fabric for bright colours. Have you tried putting a piece of white cloth across your lap while you stitch? It makes the holes easier to see.

    Bee designs seem to be everywhere this summer too!

  5. Lots of bee designs being stitched recently, your finish on the black does look pretty.

  6. I love your little bee design. It brought a smile to my face.

  7. How nice--in the dead of winter you'll be able to look at this little stitch and be reminded of your summer garden!

  8. Cute finish, love your earlier finish of Tulips too, what a gorgeous piece :)