4.26.2009

Free Cross Stitch Pattern!


~MAY DAY SAMPLER~
Stitch count - 145 wide X 121 high

Copyright 2009 - With thy Needle & Thread


"The fair maid, who the first of May goes to the fields at break of day & washes in dew from the hawthorn tree, will ever after beautiful be."- Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme



Tis hard to believe that in a few short days it will be May 1st....May Basket Day! In celebration of this day, I am offering to you a FREE cross stitch chart for your stitching pleasure! Use the above chart as a guide...be creative & use your own color palette. How about an ivory basket with buttery yellow flowers, robin's egg blue birds & white border stitched on a tea-dyed background?



I would love to see finished pieces of this design...please email pics & I will post them right here on my blog. You are welcome to sell finished works of this design, but please give credit to With thy Needle & Thread/Brenda Gervais as the designer. This pattern may not be printed & resold or used as free bag stuffers...thank you!

PATTERN PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS: double click on chart photo, then go to FILE. Select Print Preview. Select "landscape" and then shrink to fit at 50%. Click PRINT. In page set up make sure margins are set at smallest possible.

with thy needle & thread,


brenda

P.S. 6 new cross stitch & 6 new punch needle patterns due out 1st week of May! Watch right here for release date...

24 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Brenda,

This is a wonderful pattern and I am tickled to get it! Thank you so much!!!

Beth Anderson said...

How awesome - thanks so much!
I'll make sure to post it after it is stitched!

Julie S. said...

It's beautiful! Thank you so much for such a beautiful design!

Julie

Julie S. said...

Thank you so much for such a beautiful free design!

Julie

The French Bear said...

Brenda, this is so wonderful and generous of you. I am going to try my hand at cross stitch, I haven't done it before, so I will show you pictures if I can get it done, but don't laugh!!! I just think it is such a beautiful pattern.I do love the colors you suggested.
Cheers,
Margaret B

Joyce said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful May basket with us. I can't wait to stitch it!

ske3my said...

thanks so much for the delightful pattern ... what a treat! can't wait to pull some threads for it ... love your designs ... karen ca

Vivi said...

thank you very much for this lovely freebie.

Celtic Shamrock said...

Thank you for this wonderful freebie, Brenda! I will surely stitch it very soon!
Sara in Italy

Nina said...

Hello Brenda,


I'm a hungarian stitcher. Just fund your blog today in the morning strated reading in others.
Thank you for this lovely freebie!

Kind regards from Hungary,
Nina

Deb said...

Love this little pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it!

mainely stitching said...

Thank you for a delightful pattern!

pimlico62 said...

Thanks a lot, this chart is really gorgeous!

Dona said...

Thank you, Brenda, for such a lovely design! I can't wait to stitch it!

Moulinette said...

merci beaucoup...
c'est magnifique
Moulinette
http://moulinette7.canalblog.com

Aprilblue said...

Thanks !
Beautiful

Karen said...

Thank you for the lovely May gift, Brenda!! Hmmm, think I have an HDF d-bag that has some perfect colors in it....

Jacqueline said...

Hello there..I just recently started blogging and searched for cross stitching sites and happened upon yours.

Such a lovely site--and so much inspiration to cross stitch my little heart out.

This pattern looks great and I can already imagine what I might do with the colors.

Thank you for sharing this. I'll be back. :)

Carla said...

Thank you for this beautiful pattern. Just found your blog and I will be back. Love your work!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Thank you, Brenda, for the freebie. It's beautiful, and I hope to stitch it up.

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

Thanks so much for the free pattern! Can't wait to see your new designs!!!

Geneviève said...

Merci beaucoup, c'est très joli.

symiote said...

Thanks!! i love it and will do it very soon !!

Ma Teakettle said...

Thank you Brenda, I just found this gorgeous free chart, a few years late :)
Hugs
Ma