Five Flowering Lilies is a mini sampler I designed after working on a few larger patterns. It depicts two doves sitting on an ornate lily plant in bloom.
The lily has long been associated with purity and peace and the dove is an enduring symbol of love and the Holy Spirit. Both these symbols appear prominently in the European tradition of cross- stitch embroidery.
This pattern measures 89 by 89 stitches – embroidered over two threads on 32 count linen over two it would measure approximately 5 1/2” by 5 1/2” (14 by 14 cm). It could make a beautiful centrepiece of a larger pillow, or you could use it as a cute pincushion!
This pattern comes with two sets of alphabets and a full numerical set, so you can personalise your work.