Flower of the Month: May

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.


Filed under 2015, Cross Stitch, Finished Projects

4 responses to “Flower of the Month: May

  1. Beautiful, mum has some growing in her front garden, I love the smell


  2. It looks lovely. I love the border you have added, it really sets it off nicely.


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