Friday, 1 May 2015

It's May Day

Traditionally, lily of the valley is sold everywhere on streets in France on the first of May and is one of the symbols of springtime and of good luck.

I haven't stitched any lily of the valley designs (yet) but I fancied a quick and easy project yesterday so I made this small card needle holder and I'm pleased with the result. 

Card Needle holder - closed
Heirloom Wedding Sampler free pattern
- Victoria Sampler
Stitched on 28ct Cashel, colour unknown with DMC 842
Card Needle holder - open

I used this free design from The Victoria Sampler as the 23H x 23W stitch design was the perfect size. 
This idea is not mine. I received one of these as a Christmas exchange gift in 2013 and have copied the idea.


  1. That is really pretty Mary

  2. Oh that is really very pretty the design...and a very clever idea

  3. Your needle holder is very pretty Mary.

  4. Such a lovely idea, this card needle holder.

  5. Such a great idea and so perfect for taking on your travels too.


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