Things are cooling down now that it’s October, but you can keep summer at hand all year long with the delightful framed butterfly pattern designed by Jenny Henry.
Stitched entirely in Tent Stitch, this is a design easy enough to be your first needlepoint project, but pretty enough to be stitched by (and for) anyone.
Jenny stitched it on 10-mesh plastic canvas, but you could stitch it on any mesh in any colors you like. Stitch the background in more matte textures and the butterfly in shinier threads and you have punched up this simple and elegant design.
If you’re a cross stitcher you could easily adapt it to a colored background by leaving out the gray stitches and allowing the fabric to show through.
Thanks to Denise at Craft Gossip for pointing this out.