Spring is in the air – free pattern for you!

Today I took the Christmas decorations down and packed them all carefully away ready for Townie Husband to put in the loft next time he’s down (we have bats and spiders in our loft and I am not very brave about the spiders!).  Then I gave the living room a good dust and hoover, removing huge piles of Ben’s fluff from the corner where the tree was standing – proof, if any was needed – that he had spent a good deal of time inspecting the presents beneath!  
In spite of the gales presently howling around the house I am beginning to feel just a little bit spring like now the decorations are gone, so I have dusted down, re-written and re-uploaded one of the first free designs ever from Bustle & Sew – the Hyacinth in a Teacup.  (the picture at the top of this post) It’s a very simple design, with just a little applique and easy stitches – but does look very effective when finished.  If you’d like it, then you can download it from here for free
I am also busy with a new machine applique design for newsletter readers – which I am hoping to be able to send to them by the end of the week.  Again it’s full of spring colours …. but I suspect we’ve a lot more winter to come before I see flowers like these in my garden again!  

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Gill Smith

Thankyou for the pattern, Helen. It's lovely.Yes I too look forward to spring, now Christmas is all packed away for another year.Happy New Year to you !!Gill Smith

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KC'sCourt!

Love the embroidery – and the applique looks interesting can't wait to see it
Julie xxxxxxxxx

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Just the perfect project for a cold afternoon. Thanks, Helen. Will be a nice spot of spring.

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Thank you so much, it's lovely! I might make one for my mum as she gives me hyacinths in little glass vases every year.

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sweet design. thanks for sharing.
You really should do something to keep those bats from getting in your loft. Not a good thing for sure.

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Thank you for this lovely pattern. I love the way you combined applique with the embroidery.

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Thanks so much for the lovely patterns! I just love your work and using fabric with embroidery is wonderful!

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Thank you. By coincidence I bought some ready planted pink hyacinths to give a bit of colour in these grey days.

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Muchas gracias,preciosa combinacion del aplique con el bordado y el diseño es muy lindo.
Besos
Doris

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I have planted hyacinths for my classroom children to observe. Their scent is marvelous!

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