Watermelon Welcome

Watermelon seems like an appropriate welcome for the summer months. We actually planted some watermelon in our garden this year and they’ve been blossoming this week, so I’m curious to see how they turn out.

You’ll find this cute freebie on the Glory Bee website here.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Citrus Slices

These colorful fruit slices make me think of summer and enjoying drinks on the patio or by the pool.

citrus slices cross stitch pattern preview

source: Imaginesque

Pick up the free pattern from Imaginesque [here] and stitch up something fun and fruity and colorful. These could be really cute on a tea towel or as a corner border on summer napkins.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Welcome Friends Pineapple Motifs

You’ll find pineapple motifs in all sorts of needlework and embroidery patterns. Pineapples are considered a welcoming motif, a sign of hospitality and of friendship.

(Here’s a link to an interesting article if you’d like to learn more about pienapples and their symbolism throughout history.)

This free cross stitch pattern from imagine gnats is colorful, fun, and an easy project to stitch even for a beginner.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Cute Fruit Apple and Watermelon Pattern

These are exactly as described ~ cute fruit. Fun little designs would be great on dishtowels or potholders for the kitchen, or on the corners of placemats and napkins for summer months.

Pattern available free from Disorderly Stitches http://www.disorderlystitches.com/my-patterns/freebie-time/