March 5, 2015 by

Green Thoughts (and a freebie!)


Categories: colors, cross stitch, freebie

Sounds like a save-the-environment kind of post, doesn’t it? No, nothing like that…I’m just thinking green today in an attempt to escape the white world in which I currently live. More snow today, record-breaking low temperatures tonight…no wonder the thought of green is so pleasant today.

Green is such a restful color. Maybe that’s why there is so much of it in our world. The vibrant greens of spring are so welcome after winter. As the season ages and spring turns to summer, the greens darken into a cooling color which helps our eyes and mental well-being as the temperatures soar. Green rejuvenates us and refreshes us. Green calms us and restores us.

In the spirit of late-winter restoration, join me in thinking green…


green threads and linen

envy zinnia


front porch



spring green

preying mantis

lily-of-the-valley china

shamrocks and clover

Speaking of green, the green holiday is just around the corner. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I designed and stitched a little freebie for your stitching pleasure. I’m calling it “Green Rhyme” and it’s just a friendly warning about stepping outside on March 17 without wearing the proper color. Hopefully, you’ll have time to finish it in some cute way. If you do, I’d love to see it.

Green Rhyme

If you’re interested, the free pattern is on the gallery page of my website. After it was put up, I realized that the pattern uses the symbol ‘H’ but I didn’t paste from the symbol page of the software. No matter, it only uses one color and that’s Shutter Green from The Gentle Art.


8 Responses to Green Thoughts (and a freebie!)

  1. Annie

    Hard to think of green when the white stuff has been piling up outside all day long and the temps will be pretty low for the next day.

    But I’ll try to keep the faith! Love your cute little design. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Holly Post author

      Hi Jessica! Are you rubbing it in? 🙂 I can send some snow if you’d like….

      Hope all is well in your world!

  2. Maureen

    Hi Holly,
    Thanks for the green pictures. Very nice to look at. I am also tired of looking at snow. Thanks for sharing your free chart. Very sweet!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Robin in Virginia

    What great looking green pictures! What is the name of the plant in the first picture? Just printed off your Green Rhyme complimentary chart. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

    • Holly Post author

      Hi Robin! That plant is a columbine…isn’t it beautiful? I have them in front of the house…they re-seed very easily and are one of my earliest perennials to bloom.

      I hope you enjoy Green Rhyme…March 17 is just around the corner!

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