A splash of colour can help us to forget all about the imminent dark evenings or cold weather, and Lucie Heaton’s ‘Cheerful Flowers’ design should lighten the gloomiest of days. Its pretty colours and folk-art feel make it a joy to stitch, and the finished design measures 18×20.5cm (7x8in). Whether you want to put a smile on the face of a loved one or lift your own mood, this stitch will do the trick. The downloadable PDF costs £4.75, but if you’re one of our 53 lucky winners, we’ll send you Lucie’s chart for free. Check out her website for more hard-to-resist designs.
This competition originally appeared in issue 312 (Nov 2021) of The World of Cross Stitching magazine. Take a look at our latest issues.