Sweet Lynda sent me the traveling "Busy Needle" pattern by LHN the other day. I had so wanted to stitch it since I saw it on BeckySC's blog, but it was exclusive to "The Busy Needle" cross stitch shop which seems to have since closed its doors, so I was thrilled when she mentioned that she would start it as a traveling pattern!!
Well, it came in the mail on Friday and I was so
impatient excited to start that I couldn't stand the thought of waiting until Monday to pick up my floss, when I'll be at the cross stitch store. Instead, I chose my own colors from those I had on hand and decided to stitch it on 28 ct Tea Monaco over one. What fun!! I stitched and stitched all day yesterday, and then, late last night, I realized that I had moved the entire top line over 3 threads. Oh.My. There was no way that I was going to frog that black box, so I decided to wing it. And wing it I did. I added leaves. I added flowers. I shortened vines and lengthened vines. I omitted the outer border. And then, just to be ornery different, I made the bees wings swirly on the bottom. I think they are cute. But if you are stitching this and think yours will look like mine when you're done... well, good luck with that! ; )
I can't decide how I'll finish it. It's about 2" square so it would be a cute fob or needlebook... or even just framed... We'll see!!!
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