It’s a May Day Giveaway!

Being the first of May, it's
May Day giveaway 2
I've put together a little design for you to download and stitch!

I do hope you like it.
Violets For You Free Design ~ One Day In May

I've always had a love for violets… whether they be deep purple, mauve, blue or white.
Everything about them is special, their colour, their fragility, the leaf shape and especially their meaning.
A white violet means – Let's take a chance on happiness
To download the pattern sheet for this free design, click on the following link…
Download VioletsForYouOneDayInMay

Trace the design onto a 7" high x 9" wide piece of fabric. Back it with fusible stabiliser and embroider with a combination of your favourite stitches.
I suggest Back-stitch or Stem-stitch for most of the design, and maybe some Running-stitch for the leaf-veins.
Sew a French-knot where you've traced each small dot.

Seed beads or French-knots may be added to the centre of each violet for added detail.
This design is suited to a 5" x 7" standard sized frame.
You might also like to trim the panel to 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and add a border, wadding, backing and binding.

Please note that the design is copyrighted to Creations by Melissa Grant and may only be used for personal use.
It may not be distributed, republished or sold for profit.

 However, please feel free to share this post with a friend, or via faceboook.
I am also happy for a link to be posted on your blog or your online list of tutorials/freebies/giveaways.
I hope you enjoy this little One Day In May design.
Happy May Day and happy stitching,
Melissa  x
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10 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely design Melissa. I love violets too. Hugs,

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks Melissa!

  3. Thank you for the beautiful violets design, Melissa.

  4. Annie

    What a beautiful design – thank you so much for sharing…its so nice to come across something so pretty for free 🙂

  5. carolyn


  6. Thank you sharing this – I will stich it waiting fore the violets blooming in Norway:-)

  7. thank you melissa
    I haven’t embroidered a lot, but this pattern deserves teh effort, it’s delightful
    my sister married with a bunch of violets, and each time I see violets in the flower shop I buy some for her

  8. thankyou for sharing your design Melissa it is very cute.xx

  9. I love violets too so will love stitching this, thanks so much Melissa. I couldn’t wait so have ordered both your new doiley patterns from Helen, they are so pretty & different from what else is available. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy too, that must have been a surprise, but a wonderful one. Tracee xx

  10. I’ve just found your blog from Jeannette’s Place, she made your darling May design and I fell in love with it. So glad she linked to you, I love your blog! Thank you for this sweet design, I can’t wait to stitch it up. Congratulations on your surprise – a baby is SUCH a blessing!!!