Tuesday, April 2
Bee Happy Free Embroidery Pattern
So tomorrow I turn 42 (eeeep!) and I thought it would be nice to give something away on my birthday. This Bee Happy embroidery pattern is much like a mini-sampler. Great for beginning stitchers but fun for embroiderers of all skill levels (at least I think so!) Please read the whole post to find out more about the idea behind this pattern... :)
Download the Bee Happy pattern here
I got the idea for the pattern when I was reading about the decline of bee colonies (which is bad news for all, as they very are important in our eco system) and how you can help bees in your own garden (or balcony) by planting bee-friendly plants and herbs like lavender and rosemary. I will definitely try and make my garden bee-friendlier and I hope you will too! Find out more about what plants bees like and their behaviour here.
You will find some stitch and colour suggestions added to the pattern but please feel free to do your own thing. I mean the Turkey Stitch for the bee is fun (imagine a soft furry bee!) but can definitely be a challenge! Feel free to share this pattern on your blog or Pinterest etc but please but do link back to this blogpost.
Of course I'd love to see your version of this pattern in my Flickr Group or Facebook page.
Happy Stitching everyone!