Marmaduke Lovely Duck really is just that, a lovely duck. On mornings when a rainbow shines, he heads out early to collect fresh jellybeans from the opening buttercups and fluffy marshmallow reed puffs from the pond. If he’s really lucky he finds a blossoming balloon for Missy Lovely Duck, who upon his return has already baked a cheesecake (or two) because you never know who may pop over for tea (at least that’s what she says).
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I've been meaning to come up with some patterns to share for a while I guess you can say this is a new years aim of sorts, and well working out how to share my patterns on my blog so they will print was a whole other thing entirely (so I hope this works!). Inspired by a special lady and her extra fondness of ducks, Marmaduke Lovely Duck agreed to stop by after his marshmallow picking just long enough for me to stitch a likeness. It's a small sweet pattern (6 x 5.6cm), if stitched on 14 count aida it's nice and easy for a beginner stitcher cross stitch with backstitch or holbein stitch detail for the balloon and tail.
This is a free pattern for personal use only please enjoy it, if you reblog/pin give credit and link back to this blog post. Many thanks.
For those new to stitching you might find this youtube video link helpful it's a Women's Weekly cross stitch tutorial project where they cover all the basics as she stitches and constructs the cross stitch card, quite helpful if you are a visual learner (sorry teacher speak, can't help it).
Hopefully there will be more teas-make action soon.