Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cross stitch

I have been known to dabble in a little embroidery now and again. I love anything with bees on so this is one that I'll be keeping.
the project is Her Majesty from the booklet By Blackbird designs called Honeybee Hill. I filled it with ground walnuts that has some lavender petals in it so it smells lovely and feels great with the weight in it.
 And for the back, I had some lovely bee fabric of course.
The Q is for Queen bee but it could easily be for Quiltsalott. Loving the small ric-rac finish.
Until next time, Janet


33 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

that is just lovely Janet.......

Oops-Lah said...

Oh how cute is that bee pin cushion. Every little detail is adorable.

Shirley said...

You did a great job there Queen Bee and I am loving the hardanger cloth it is being displayed on. X

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a gorgeous pincushion!! It's a great idea to add lavender to walnut shells for the stuffing. The smell would be lovely.

Terry said...

What a sweet bee! And I love the bee fabric too! :0)

gracie said...

Love it...

Barb said...

What a lovely pincushion. I have the same one made for me by Kelly. It is such a beautiful bee pattern. The rick rack is a great finishing treatment.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Janet,
this is truly lovely, very nice pattern and neat stitches. I love the stile. Bee's are so cute and they make honey.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Sujata Shah said...

Your Q Bee pillow is beautiful! Love the details on the edges of the pillow. Have a wonderful Christmas Janet!

Jenny M said...

Love your bee pincushion, lovely work. I just think the Blackbird Design girls have such gorgeous patterns.

Jane in Wales said...

What a beautiful pincushion, Janet! The backing fabric is lovely too, and what a good idea to use ground walnuts.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the bee cushion and I love the piece on the table though too - tatting? crocheted lace? very pretty

Ann Bassett said...

I love your embroidery. Let us know how you like the crushed walnut shells. I've heard that they can be sticky like they are treated with something. I prefer emery sand in my pin cushions.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I have made this one too because it is just too cute! It took a lot longer to make than I thought it would!

Thimbleanna said...

That's adorable Janet -- I love that you put lavender in with it too!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonito!!!

Dixie said...

Love your bee! I'm infatuated with bees also and was lucky to get a couple of yards of that bee fabric that will go into some fun projects down the road. I also put lavender in all of my stuffed projects - a fun reminder of summer this time of year and so calming!

Janet said...

It's absolutely lovely!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

A little hooking, a little stitching, a little quilting life is good. Your bee pillow is lovely

Susan said...

A lovely little pincushion, beautiful detail.

Belinda said...

Oh Oh
I. LIKE.
I.LIKE.

We used to do cross stitch allll the time. Staying up half the night just to do "one more line"!!

Cheryl (aka Kayly) said...

The cross stitch looks beautiful! But I'm also checking out the stunning hardanger doily it is sitting on. Yours also?

Mary said...

Fabulous, Janet! I have done just a little bit of cross-stitch and I really enjoyed it. I think I was using the wrong fabric, though, because it was very difficult to see the threads. I either need better eyes or better fabric!

Leeanne said...

Love it!!!

wish2stitch said...

That's a lovely pattern. I quite like bees too.

Nedra said...

I'm now working for a local quilt shop called Mad Bee's, and I'm always looking for Bee ideas. This is a beautiful Cross Stitch pattern! Thanks for sharing!

Inger Carleton said...

I love the Hardanger table cloth!

Lori said...

It is lovely and it doesn't look too. too small. :)

MARCIE said...

Darling Queen Bee and nice touch with the fragrance! It has a nice vintage look!

kim mclean said...

Lovely Janet, love how you have finished it too. I did mine but have to work out how to make it into a pin cushion. Love the ric rac edging. Have a great Xmas and New Year Janet! K

Karen said...

So darling! Bees are favorites of my sisters and me! I have Mason Orchard Bees but my eldest sister is a beekeeper for honey.

Featheronawire Sally Bramald said...

It is absolutely lovely. I was all I could do, as my fingers are itching, to order the pattern.

Grandma said...

Hi, I just had to tell you how gorgeous your double wedding ring quilt is. I have never seen anything so beautiful!!! Do you have any instructions for how you arranged to colors for the watercolor effect. Also for the floral border? I have always wanted a DWR and you have inspired me. Any help will be appreciated. gelswood@aol.com