June birds and bees
It's week four and time for two new bee stitches. Hope you like them.
RJ - This week I stitched a chart by Fanci That called Honeybee. She is a sweet, whimsical angel that was really fun to stitch. This is one of the patterns received from Cathy, the lady Mary met on facebook that sent us so many of her Fanci That patterns. We hope to stitch many of them. We have since found out that Fanci That is not making patterns anymore which makes them that more special.
Honeybee will be our first one but we have lots more we will be sharing in the future. I would like to stitch one for each season and special holidays. So I have decided to put them in a frame and just change them out according to the time of the year. Besides the ones Cathy sent us, we have purchased others from Etsy and Ebay. We would like to pass these on to others as soon as we both get them stitched up.
|I added a bee button to the frame at the top|
|It's another Kohl's frame and the bee button fit just fine under glass.|
|Closeup of the cute little ballerina slippers she wears that criss - cross up her legs and then tie in bows. How cute!!!|
|Closeup of her cute halo with stitched bee and the little bee button on her wing|
by Fanci That
40 ct. vintage country mocha linen
a mix of overdyed threads
bee buttons from Joann's
frame from Kohl's
Mary - My new stitch is a very sweet pattern from the very talented designer Eszter from the Subrosa blog. The free pattern can be found here.
I added the words "We're Meant to Bee" because it is an anniversary gift for my niece. I stitched with variegated threads but have no recollection which ones I used. But I now keep track of all of my substitutions. It was a pleasure to stitch on 40 count linen for the very first time.
This was one of the few finishes that came together easily for me. I coffee dyed the rosebud fabric to blend better with the country mocha linen. I found the trim in a Michael's dollar bin. RJ sent me the bee charm and the cute little pink buttons in a goodie bag awhile ago. She wanted to know where I found such sweet little buttons. I had to remind her that she sent them to me and she was not getting them back!!!
|I added the words We're Meant To Bee.|
|Closeup of the trim, buttons and charm.|
|Free chart from Sub Rosa blog|
40 ct. country mocha linen
unknown over dyed threads
Happy stitching! We hope to see you next week with our new styling with stitches project. Thank you for stopping by. Your visits are much appreciated.
Mary and RJ
As wings are to a bird, and sails are to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.