School may be just a few weeks away, but summer is still in full swing in my garden. The herbs are still growing, the pumpkins have a long way to go, and bees are buzzing around the flowers that are still blooming. I've always liked bees as a design motif, so I stitched up a pin that features five tiny bees buzzing inside a bee skep.
The design uses 18-count antique white Aida and just three colors of DMC floss. You can follow the chart below, or click here to download a free printable chart.
I mounted the finished embroidery in a pin setting from the Etsy shop Kailea, but you can also use another setting.
|Busy Bees Cross-Stitch ©2015 Kathleen Berlew|
This Bee Pin was featured in the Fall 2014 issue of CraftIdeas magazine. I'll be sharing instructions and a downloadable chart for the coordinating Acorn pin in one of next month's blog posts, so be sure to come back!