I completed my first cross stitch of 2011. I love these pretty purple flowers and the cute little bumble bee. It was worked on 28ct. evenweave by M.C.G. Textiles, a 100% cotton fabric that is made in the USA. I love working on this fabric. It holds it shape, is soft and the projects turn out lovely. I’ve used it before and talked about it then. I thought is was worth another mention. The finished size is 4 1/2″w x 3 1/2″h. The pattern called Pretty Primulas by Lucy Heaton is available as a free download on cyberstitchers. com. Cyberstitchers is a great site with many free patterns and helpful tips.
I’m thinking this would make a nice needle holder. I haven’t decided yet what I want to do with it. The bee would make a cute scissor fob. That is if it’s not too big. A nice set don’t you think.