A little easter cross stitch

Hello friends

I wish you a happy Easter and hope you have managed to celebrate the holiday and enjoyed the rest.  It has been a very strange Easter this year.  Like us, I am sure you have missed celebrating Easter with your entire family  as we all practise social distancing.

The Victorian government declared stage 3 lockdowns in late March to curb the spread of the coronavirus. This has meant that gatherings of more than two people are not allowed and that any family members not living with us have not been able to visit the house.  We’ve had plenty of video chats but it hasn’t been the same.

Over the four day break there has been time to design a small cross stitch chart.  I wanted to have something to remind me that this time will will also pass even though it feels really hard right now.

The design features a small yellow flower and tiny ladybird, with the words “This too shall pass”. The design is stitched on 32 count Linen but you can use any cross stitch fabric you have in your stash.  You can download the chart for free by clicking HERE.

Once you click on the link you’ll be taken to the Gingham Red shop where you will need to click on the “add to cart” button to download the chart.  You will receive a downloadable PDF which includes the color and symbol chart together with DMC colors.

Over the past few days there has been plenty of time to work in the garden. The Hydrangeas are still blooming but fading.  There has also been time to eat a few Easter Eggs, but not too many of course.

If you want a few extra cross stitch charts to stitch then you might like the Mr Rabbit cross stitch I created a few years ago as part of a cross stitch alphabet.

You might also like the cross stitch pattern by SubRosa design featured by one of my favourite blogs  All the Beautiful Things by Loreta.  I have followed Loreta’s blog for years. Her photographs are so beautiful and she also has a love of Linen and cross stitch.

Stay well and healthy over Easter and the week ahead. I hope you have time to relax and spend some time to stitch.

Take care.

Charlie

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