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Bee Needlebook, Pin Cushion and Scissor Fob

Cross stitched Needlebook, scissor fob and pin cushion featuring bee hives, bees and flowers.

Hello everyone from a lovely sunny day in France. I have a Bee Needlebook, Pin Cushion and Scissor Fob to show, together with a new free pattern for Halloween.

I have had my morning coffee outside in the sunshine and enjoyed a few moments with a neighbours cat. Oh my gosh I never thought myself as a cat lady but after meeting this cutie I am certainly becoming one!

She passes through our garden on patrol every day and always greets us with a cute meow. One day she decided to curl up onto our blanket that was outside and have a sleep, we spent most of the day trying not to wake her up!

Apparently she visits all the neighbours, I think she likes the company of people as she is always wandering around between neighbours. ( I have added a photo at the end of the post )

Are you a cat lover? I would love to hear your stories.

But now its time for some stitching!

Now for the stitching and finishes.

In the summer months I was concentrating on designing and finishing this Bee stitching. I designed and finished the sampler and made a couple of pin cushions, a needlebook and a scissor fob and I am quite pleased how they turned out.

Cross stitched Needlebook, scissor fob and pin cushion featuring bee hives, bees and flowers.
Pattern for the sampler available in my Etsy shop
Cross stitched Needlebook, scissor fob and pin cushion featuring bee hives, bees and flowers.
Showing reverse side of needle book
Cross stitched Needlebook, scissor fob and pin cushion featuring bee hives, bees and flowers.
Inside the needlebook and reverse side of pin cushion and scissor fob.
Cross stitched Needlebook, scissor fob and pin cushion featuring bee hives, bees and flowers.

I could not resist making these matching floss holders.

Bee cross stitch floss holders.

Snowflake Cross Stitch Finish

This design has been in my stash for quite a while but was in the mood for stitching with variegated thread. The pattern is available in my Etsy shop here

Snowflake cross stitch pattern stitched with variegated floss.

Boo Ghosts Cross Stitch Pattern

Halloween is one of my favourite themes to design for, so I thought I would add another pattern to the Boo Series of freebies. The pattern is available below this post.

Let me know if you stitch this one, I would love to see your finishes!

As a reminder, please do not share the pattern grid but share your finishes, if anyone wants the pattern please redirect them to my website.

Are you short of ideas for halloween stitching?

Here is a reminder of some of the freebies available on my website.

Boo Ghost with the cauldron is here

October Mini Cat with Orange Jumper is here

Boo Ghost with Spider and Bat and finishing tutorial is here

Another free October Mini Cat (not shown in above photo) is here

Spooky Patterns are here, just scroll to the bottom of the post.

Boo Ghosts Freebie

The cute cat!

Until next time, happy stitching!

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  1. October 1, 2023 / 3:28 am

    Oh my goodness, you have so many beautiful ideas and designs, you are very talented.
    We do not celebrate Halloween but I do love seeing the designs people design and work on.
    The snowflake design is beautiful.
    Have a great week.

    Hugs
    Catherine