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Cross Stitch Pictures - Little Nut Tree

Cross Stitch Pictures - Little Nut Tree

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planetary: crazy monkey
Yesterday, the brane did hate at about 10 on the ricter scale. Cue unhappy and slightly soggy insect. /driveby brane report

Now, for something more cheerful. I've made this for the ever-wonderful migaira. It is a cute and folk art pattern from Spotted Skink.

Little Nut Tree Stitchy Gift for Migaira

For those curious, the name and design are inspired by a nursery rhyme:
I had a little nut tree
Nothing did it bear
Except a silver nutmeg
And a golden pear
The King of Spain's daughter
Came to visit me
All for the sake of
My little nut tree

Having a look around the internet, the conclusion is that this refers to Joanna the Mad of Castille. Not unrelated fact, the pub (and henceforth area) of London known as "Elephant and Castle" is a coruption of "Elanor of Castille" another relative who came to look at nut trees (presumably).

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