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Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday :: Time for a Freebie

NOTE:  This chart is no longer available as a freebie.  You can find it as an instant PDF download in my Etsy shop :: for only £2.50.

Hello All!  We are enjoying glorious summer weather in the Far North of Scotland.  Don't get that much here, so we're making the most of it.  And... the thistles are starting to bloom.
 I've been inspired to create a freebie pattern for you...a little taste of summer in the Northern Highlands of Scotland:
 This little group of thistles would make up great in a variety of ways :: a little picture for the wall, a little pillow, a pin cushion, or what have you.  It's approximately 3" X 4".
 Thistles are sort of brushy on the tops of the flowers, so I've added long-stitch in a darker color over the paler purple to give a more "thistle-y" effect.

To get your free thistle pattern, CLICK HERE for a PDF download.  If you make your thistle, I'd love to see your finished product.  Please drop me an email with a photo of your creation!

And, as always, a little bit of lambiness for your viewing pleasure:

Happy Summer, and thanks for stopping by!
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SylviaC said...

Thank you for the Thistle pattern - it is just what I was looking for.

Stacey at Fearn Abbey Needleworks said...

You are very welcome! More free patterns to follow. Happy stitching!

Kate said...

Thank you for the thistle design - love it!