Summer Favorites: Winged Things….

Summer is the perfect time for stitching! Plenty of natural light and long days make it ideal to sit out on your deck or porch and immerse yourself in your favorite pastime, needlework! Especially if the project is a quick one, the satisfaction you get from completing a project along with the excitement of beginning a new one will keep you coming back for more…

These cross stitch designs are some of my summer time favorites… you can stitch them on a tote bag, beach bag, art quilt, or just frame them and decorate your home with! These are also perfect to give as gifts as they stitch up quickly…

Joy of Spring

Joy of Spring

Watching beautifully colored wings flutter in the air always brings joy to one’s heart!
Stitch Count: 82 x 70
Fabric: 28 count “Ivory” Jobelan available from Wichelt Imports, Inc.
Materials: The Gentle Art Sampler and Simply Shaker threads (DMC and Anchor alternatives are listed)



A glittering butterfly! This design uses Kreinik blending filament to give a shimmering look to some of the colors for a stunning effect!
Stitch count: 59 x 50
Fabric: 28 count “Cream” linen by Charles Craft
Alternate Fabric: 28 count “Fairy Dust” linen (Cashel) by Wichelt Imports
Materials: Embroidery Floss, Kreinik Blending Filaments



With glittery wings and silken body, this mayfly will brighten your day!
Stitch count: 55 x 59
Fabric: 28 count Willow Green Cashel Linen
available from Wichelt Imports
Materials: Embroidery Floss, Silk Thread, Kreinik Blending Filament



Heralding the arrival of Spring in her graceful way!
Stitch count: 57 x 50
Fabric: 28 count Star Sapphire 100% Linen
available from Wichelt Imports
Materials: DMC Embroidery Floss, Silk Thread, two colors of Kreinik Blending Filament (018V and 026V). DMC alternative is listed for the silk thread.

As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have… feel free to contact me.

Happy stitching!


About TG & D

Computer Scientist, Needlework and Beadwork Designer at Turquoise Graphics & Designs.
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