Tuesday freebie: a folk-style flower

Primitive folk flower pattern

Today’s free pattern is a simple folk-style flower that is adapted from a vintage painting that I found on Pinterest.  The size of the pattern makes it great to use for a 10 x 15 cm postcard (4 ” x 6 ”).

Folk-style primitive flower

Primitive folk flower pattern

Download free primitive folk flower pattern in PDF 

Size: 37w X 72h Stitches
Size: 6.71w X 13.06h cm on Aida #14 (approx 2.8 ” x 5 ”)

I loved that flower so much, that instantly srated incorporating it into a bigger sampler design 🙂

Enjoy your stitching!

Work in progress: mini trees postcard

Miniature trees cross stitching project

A little update on my progress with the trees project, that I started after returning from Singapore. I love miniature patterns! A day or two, maybe a week of work, and you already have something to show:

Miniature trees cross stitching project

Miniature trees cross stitching project

As you can see, I finished the oak part (top left), and moving fast onward with three other trees (top to bottom: apple, juniper, willow). The cross stitching here is no problem at all, but there also is a lot of back-stitching, which is much complex. Well, I designed this pattern and thus brought this onto myself 🙂

The next big idea I have is to make a postcard out of this project. But I have never tried making cross stitch postcards before. Do you know any good tutorials on how to do it?

Jera rune (the harvest) cross stitch pattern

Jera rune free cross stitch pattern

Remember, I promised to complete the whole runic series by the end of summer? I hope you don’t remember that vow, because I’m seriously out of schedule with six more runes to go, and the summer is almost over. But still, as I just wrote, only six more runes to go: that means that 18 runes are adapted into patterns already, and that’s a lot!

Today I made (very true to season!) Jera rune.

Jera rune cross stitch pattern

Jera rune free cross stitch pattern

Free for a limited time only – until Jan, 2020

Jera literally means “year” and “harvest”. In a more symbolic way it is a rune of success, of good and fruitful season coming to your life. It signifies a time to reap what you sow, and sometimes – a point where you should make that one last effort to reach your goal and achieve your prize. But enjoying your harvest, remember to plant seeds for the new spring: Jera teaches us future planning and time management.

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Rune Wunjo cross stitch pattern

Wunjo Rune cross stitch pattern

While most of the sources I check to know the meaning of runes rarely agree with each other (it is very funny how websites in English and websites in Russian write very differently about the same runes), all of these sources agree that Wunjo is the rune of happiness and joy. So I hope you will find joy in stitching it!

Rune Wunjo cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36 x 49 stitches

Free for a limited time only – until March 2020

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Rune Uruz cross stitch pattern

Uruz rune free cross stitch pattern by Happy Stitch

One more rune and one step closer to completing the runic series. The list of runes to adapt is getting smaller and I still have time to finish every pattern this summer, as promised 🙂

Today’s rune is Uruz.

Uruz rune cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36 x 49 stitches

Free for a limited time – until Jan. 2020