Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Experimenting with Design - Free Bee Pattern!

I found a version of Jane Greenoff's Cross Stitch Pattern Creator for a quid in a charity shop, and I've been playing around with it. The software is showing its age - ten years old is positively antidiluvian in computer years - and it doesn't do some of the things I'm used to from programs like Photoshop but ... it's fun!

I've managed to convert a little piece of clip art into the design you can see above, plus managed to turn its symbol chart into a PDF format file, so all is well.

If anyone would like a copy of the chart, leave a comment below - including your email address! - and I'll get it over to your inbox. I haven't test stitched it, so there could very well be errors and icks because of the colours, so you may want to treat the suggested colours as just that - suggestions!

Edited to add: If you feel so inclined, a donation to the MS Trust for this chart would be appreciated. Pennies will do - and you can make payment via the link in my sidebar or by clicking here.
This pattern is offered for personal, non-commercial use only. Items made from this pattern may be sold on a small scale basis such as on Etsy or at craft sales. Sales for charity are positively encouraged! This pattern and the text and photos contained within, may not be copied or reproduced for any purpose other than personal use. Please direct people to this blog rather than forwarding the pattern, thank you! Copyright 2009 N M Wray


mainely stitching said...

Just popping in to say "wow" about all your marvelous knitting!

CindyMae said...

Too Cute!!

Susan said...

Would love to stitch up your bee for a pincushion gift with our own homemade honey. susanmcnees@gmail.com


nana said...

Love the cute little bee. Thanks for sharing.


Carla said...

I would love to have a copy of your patterns THANK YOU
your bee just says please stitch me!

Vicki in CO said...

I've been looking for a little bee design to make a little desktop cute for one of my staff--I want to add the word 'Postive' to it...get it? 'Bee Positive' She needs a reminder to look at the positive in things, rather than focusing on the negative. This design is perfect! I'd love to have it. Thanks so much.


Rhea said...

This is really cute! I would love a copy of this one also, thank you!
Rhea rhea61@verizon.net