I saw the first butterfly of spring a few days ago and what ideal timing just as this dancing Butterfly Fairy is about to appear in the next issue, # 210, of Cross Stitch Collection. She is stitched on 28 HPI Jobelan ‘Daybreak’ from the fabulous Polstitches. A bright palette of fresh yellows and greens bring a lovely late spring morning to mind. The sparkling Mill Hill beads and Kreinik metallics seem to reflect the soft dew on a meadow filled with wildflowers. Share the delights of this most charming season with my Butterfly Fairy and all her fluttering friends! The supply list is now up on the Floss and Embellishments page.
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Here is the third design in the Flower Fairy Series for Cross Stitch Collection, the Poppy Fairy. You’ll find her in preview in the current issue 194 and the chart will be ready for you in Issue 195 in March. When we bought our first home in Vermont it was winter time and little did I know that come spring the lawn would burst into bloom with rows and rows of the most incredible red poppies. Every year I made sure to time our visits so that I wouldn’t miss the spectacular display. When we left that spot for another, I took several of the poppies with me and they now thrive in my perennial bed along the stream. Poppies are the flower of remembrance so I’ve pictured this fairy in a thoughtful, gentle pose surrounded by the brilliant velvet petals of one of my favorite flowers. She is stitched on Polstitches wonderful ‘summer breeze’ Jobelan and has lots of lovely Kreinik threads and Mill Hill beads to add to the magic.
I’ve put the supply list up on the Floss & Embellishments page, at right, so you can start to gather things early. Enjoy!