I found a free Block of the month and decided to do them for fun. It is nice to make something each month and then at the end of the year, I can put them together and have a nice gift to give for the holidays. I might add some birds to the tree, it seems bare to me;) I am mixing fabrics and wool on this one, some pieces are just too small for me to turn under and I am lazy. You can find the pattern, if you would like to do it, at Angie's bits n' pieces. The pattern can be found at the bottom of the page and is called, Simple Thymes.
I wanted to make a cross stitch piece, something to put in a small frame, but no patterns. So, I made up my own and this is what I came up with. Now that I have done it and realized where I went wrong, I can make a larger version to frame with the whole saying on it. I think it looks nice on my new side table in my bedroom and my Betsy mouse that I won, looks wonderful in the grouping.
Here is a closer look. I did this the old fashioned way, with graph paper and adjustments as I went. Not perfect, but not bad for my first try;) I have books coming in to the library, with colonial patterns, so I can improve on my designs for a new one, when I get them.
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