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Are you ready for the stitch along?

Are you ready?

Hi everyone, are you ready for the Summer Pillow stitch along?

Now is the time to gather your materials together and we can all make a pillow, but if you decide to finish the design into something else that is fine too.
You have from now until the 14th April to gather your materials and stitch your design, on that date I will do another blog post to show instructions how I finished my long pillow shown in the photo above.
If you wish to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a small pillow and bee charms you will need to send me a finished photo of your item by no later than Saturday 27th April, this gives you two weeks to turn your stitched design into a fully finished object. 
You will have just under five weeks to stitch and finish your cross stitch.
On Sunday 28th April I will announce the winner of the giveaway.
Materials required

I used 32 count fabric for the cross stitch but you can use any stitch count.
The pillow above measures approx 12″ x 4.5″  (30.5cm x 11.5cm) 
Summer Cross Stitch Pattern  (see previous posts)
A piece of 10″ x 6″ cross stitch fabric, Aida, linen or evenweave
Fat quarter of fabric (sorry I don’t have the bee fabric in my Etsy shop)
DMC or Anchor stranded cotton 6 ply threads
Medium weight interfacing
Matching thread for sewing pillow together
Polyester fibre fill
Hand sewing needle 
Cross stitch tapestry needle 
Sharp embroidery scissors
Bee charm
Hope you can join in, I look forward to seeing your progress!
Emails and catching up

I am a little behind in locating and catching up on emails from the last two blog posts, I will be doing that over the next few days, apologies for the delay!
Until next time, happy stitching!
Materials required
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 25, 2019 / 8:33 am

    I am in ,look forward to stitching it .
    My stitching light broke so should be getting one today , waiting for the call.
    I only really stitch at night , most days are very busy here .
    Enjoy your week, and thank you for the lovely charts.

  2. March 25, 2019 / 8:33 am

    Amazing idea, Lynn. I wish I could join you but I am rrrrrreally busy these days. Hope I will join you next time. Kisses.

  3. April 1, 2019 / 8:27 am

    Thank-you Lynn: I will be stitching this one for sure.


  4. April 1, 2019 / 8:27 am

    This looks like fun! Hope to get started soon!

  5. April 1, 2019 / 8:27 am

    Toujours aussi belles tes créations !

  6. April 1, 2019 / 8:27 am

    Hi Lynn. I hope you have lots of other participants in your beautiful SAL. Unfortunaly I have to pass (cross stitching is 'history' for me, but I still like to watch it!)
    Happy stitching and lots of fun!