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Bees and Blossoms Week 10: Bee Happy


Welcome to the ‘Bees and Blossoms’ Stitch A Long

This Stitch A Long has been taking place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 18th May 2022 and finishing today on Wednesday 20th July 2022.

Welcome to Week 10 – the last week of this SAL!

If you are at this stage then there is just one area of the design left to stitch…

Let’s start with these gorgeous flowers…

You will need the following colours… #471, #472, #340, #211
Use 2 strands throughout unless stated otherwise.

#472: Split stitch all 7 of the long stems for the flowers.

#471: Split stitch the leaves and stems that surround the base of the long flower stems.

The colours used for the French Knots are #340 and #211. I wrapped twice around the needle for the size of knot shown.

Stitch all the flower areas in French Knots and alternate between the 2 colours to give a varied effect.

Next, stitch the other lilac flowers…

#472: Stem stitch the stems.

#340: Chain Stitch the Flowers and fill each chain stitch with a straight stitch.

The corner flower arrangement is stitched in the same colours and stitches used in the exact same arrangement in week 4 – tutorial here.

The 2 star flowers are stitched the same as those in previous weeks – tutorial here.

The Mini Bee that is left (if you haven’t been tempted to stitch him before now!) is done in the exact same as all the others – tutorial here.

Stitch the crocus flower in the same way as week 6 – tutorial here.

That just leaves 2 more items to stitch as follows…

The wording:

#3820: Split stitch.

Keep to tiny stitches to maintain the curves and keep the adjacent rows nice and close together.

The watering can:


  • # whipped back stitch all the lines and handles etc.
  • #Satin stitch the small spout area.
  • Seed stitch inside the main area.

#211: Running stitch the water.

Bees and Blossoms is all complete!

I really hope you have enjoyed stitching along with this pattern and thank you so much to all of you who joined in and have been sharing your progress along the way.

Please continue to share your progress no matter how long it takes for you to complete.

I can’t wait to see your finished Patterns so don’t forget to share your wonderful stitching on the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me some pics and I’ll post them here.

Don’t forget you can also share your stitching on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

Happy Stitching!


  1. This is the first time I have done a SAL and it was so fun. I just love the design and I look so forward to participating in another SAL. Your instructions and illustrations made it so easy. Now I must return and get something else done. Thank you. Let me know when you have another SAL.

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