Hi... this chart has been added especially for Lorie. Thanks for getting in touch. This design was originally charted for a book published by David & Charles: Cross Stitch Greetings Cards and this design was included: Enjoy.
All my best wishes to everyone for 2013. Lesley xx
I'm having problems with this one! There should be a free download of an anemone flower - a small motif suitable for a quick card gift - with the large design of the elegant anemones.
I need to get in touch with the mag and sort it out in the new year as each month there will be a download available of a chart for many of my designs that are published in Cross Stitch Collection magazine...............but, another of my FREE...
This design is to be found in the new redesigned Chart of the Month in the latest Cross Stitch Collection. Here you can read a bit more about my designs and get expert tips from the stitcher of the design -Gill Muggeridge says 'I love to stitch anything to do with flowers and the anemones were very realistic when stitched' There are no backstitches as I wanted the design to rely solely on the shapes and colours of the flowers...
This flower sampler, in the latest edition of Cross Stitch Collection, will be a lovely, colourful picture to stitch and admire as a framed piece. The design however, can also have a dual purpose as each flower with its month will make ideal motifs for greetings cards throughout the year.
The small picture of the snowdrop shows you how one of the motifs could look when stitched separately. I have added a single row of cross stitches to form a border...
An update for you as Cross Stitcher magazine is now in the shops. My design of the angel's wings makes a pretty cushion and I think not just for Christmas as I know it will look lovely in my bedroom with the creams and taupe decor that I have.
However, the design of two Scottie dogs in this issue by Felicity Hall is an absolute delight .............it's hush, hush though, as Webs might get a bit jealous.
The backstitches are in red as I hope this will make them clearer for you when stitching. Please choose any colours for the motifs - metallic threads and gold beads would look lovely. Use them for quick cards, invitations to your Christmas parties or glue the stitched designs to white card tags as simple ties for your presents.
Do check out Helen Phillips's blog and take a look at her new quilt that she has just finished - it is so cheery and makes me feel really happy......plus a sneak preview of the cover of her new book : Pretty Patchwork Gifts, that will be published next Spring - it is a great idea.
Webs, my companion, thinking about food no doubt! The swing was put up earlier this summer by my two sons.............absolutely lovely. It hangs from a large willow tree and is the perfect spot to watching dragonflies dart up and down my stream that flows through the centre of the garden.