Les Muguets Day (May 1st)

I wish all of you much happiness on Les Muguets Day (even though I am a little late). In France May 1st is the fest of Les Muguets. One gives a bouquet of Lily of the Valley to one’s friends. I made this bouquet for a friend of mine. It is a free pattern from Ellen Maurer-Stroh. It was done on 32 ct. lamb’s wool linen with DMC threads.    The little pillow turned out to be about 4″x4″.  My friend really enjoyed receiving it. I love having small little seasonal decorations for the home. Don’t you? And all the small cross-stitch patterns are perfect for quick completion and almost instant gratification.

2015 April Karen's Work - Lily of the Valley 005

2015 April Karen's Work - Lily of the Valley 007

2015 April Karen's Work - Lily of the Valley 008

2015 April Karen's Work - Lily of the Valley 009

I DID finish my needlepoint Lily of the Valley Collage, but it is not framed yet, so I will save that one for the next post.

Thanks for always visiting.   Amities, Averyclaire


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne
    May 11, 2015 @ 13:43:47

    Very lovely, Karen!


  2. barbaralilian
    May 11, 2015 @ 15:13:27

    How pretty your little Muguet cross stitch cushion is. I missed picking my Muguet from my garden this year. I was away in Denmark visiting my son & his family.


  3. Margaret
    May 11, 2015 @ 18:42:33

    A beautiful piece! And so perfect for this time of year too!


  4. Carla
    May 12, 2015 @ 06:41:22

    Oh what a wonderful little pillow. I can almost smell the lilies of the valley.


  5. Annie
    May 12, 2015 @ 08:57:41

    Just the sweetest little pillow! There are so many lovely French patterns for Lily of the Valley and now I know why!


  6. Claudine Beaurenaud-Colmont
    May 12, 2015 @ 13:04:15

    J’aime, très beau.


  7. Carol
    May 12, 2015 @ 16:31:52

    That is so, so sweet–love the green ribbon accent you attached on the side! Happy May to you!


  8. Sheryl
    May 14, 2015 @ 02:40:16

    Have always loved lilies of the valley but don´t think I have ever seen many here in Spain. Your pillow is gorgeous, a beautiful gift.


  9. Brigitte
    May 18, 2015 @ 04:16:00

    It’s a wonderful tradition to give a bouquet of lilies of the valley to a friend on the first of May. And your stitched little pillow is looking so great!


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