I’ve finished another flower of the month (just in time) which means we’re a quarter of the way through a year! The patterns are from Ellen Maurer-Stroh, who has some great free patterns, including this series of flowers.
This is the third flower I’ve done:
May’s flower is the lily of the valley, a very pretty but highly poisonous plant. The flower’s scientific name, Convallaria majalis, reflects its status as a symbol of spring, majalis meaning “of or belong to May.” Wikipedia lists the flower as also being a symbol of humility (in a religious context) and as a symbol of the “return of happiness.”
Like the previous squares, I altered the pattern and added the month name in the border in a single strand of DMC 890, using the month names chart I posted. The cross stitching is done in two strands on 18 count antique white aida cloth.
Next month: the wild rose.