Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Quilted Bees

There's a definate buzz in the air
and things are starting to hum here at the Lock-Up.
And I don't mean "hum" in the smell sense of 
the word although I will just go and check the
bin under the sink once I've finished writing
this post - just in case.

No, what I'm talking about here is patchwork bees.
I like patchwork in small doses, just for a change, but my true
alleigance has, and always will, lie with cross stitch.

I have one of those minds that "wonders" about things.
I wonder what my life would have been like had I been
born a man; I wonder whether I could get a whole
choc-ice in my mouth (the answer is no); I wonder
where I left my knickers, but that's another story.

You know the sort of thing, so one day I started wondering
whether patchwork could be replicated in cross stitch.
I leave you to decide.

So, coming ready or not, is The Quilted Bees.
It's size is 211 x 220 stitches (not excessive by Long Dog
Standards) and it is now on sale at the very reasonable
price of £8.50 (or 2,467,996 Martian mallows
at the current rate of exchange).

So roll up, roll up, roll up - stop me and buy one.
Or alternatively touch me and stop one. 


  1. Hi Julia, We have moved from Germany to Hong Kong and when we get organised I will start stitching again. Love the new one!

  2. You've done it again, Julia!! This is so unique and beautiful! I honestly thought you had somehow quilted patches together with the cross stitched insects, but then I realized the "quilt" designs are cross-stitched as well! What an amazing idea! Love it!