Positive Thinking

Positive ThinkingMy sampler is making good progress, it’s all those positive thoughts! I started it a couple of weeks ago at Tea & Tents WI camping festival, it was small enough to pop in a bag and stitch outside.

Detail from Positive ThinkingThe design is by Nathalie from Jardin Privee, it’s a free pattern that’s on her blog. I really like her designs, I did the bee pin-cushion earlier on this year. She keeps the designs simple, but somehow still gets the detail in. I mean it’s not complicated by lots of half and quarter cross-stitches and back-stitch. Just have a look at the girl with the parasol, with just 10 stitches Nathalie manages to get both poise and elegance in her arms! Note to self, must remember to stitch the spike at the end of the parasol!

I’ve discovered that doing irregular letters requires a lot more concentration than if the wording is a standard size. I realised this morning that I had made several mistakes in the letters. In the design not only are they not in a straight line, they are different heights too, looks lovely but it’s very easy to make a mistake. Luckily I think you can get away with a few variations!! It probably doesn’t help that I’m usually working on it in the hour before I go to bed, so I’m tired and the light isn’t brilliant.

I shall do as the sampler says and not worry about it…just maybe need to concentrate a bit more!!Positive ThinkingLinked with Kathy’s Quilts on Slow-stitching Sunday and Super Mom no Cape on Vintage Embroidery Monday.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to Positive Thinking

  1. I love your sampler project, and you are making great progress!
    Enjoy your stitching!

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  2. kieravanella says:

    Wow! You’ve got a lot done already! Very nice!!

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  3. The sampler is really lovely. I love it! You are making great progress on it 🙂

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  4. Hi Margaret, Lovely sampler. You have stitched that quickly! The WI Tea &Tents looked like lots of fun and your bee cross stitch pin cushion looks gorgeous. Barbara

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  5. Sarah says:

    Lovely cross stitch and good words!

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  6. Sarah says:

    I’ve just had a look at the web site the embroidery comes from and you are right beautiful work! Thanks for guiding me there!

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  7. Your sampler looks lovely! And your lettering/words look great. No one could tell that you’d strayed from the pattern. I think those kinds of variations just make a piece uniquely ones own.

    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Stitchery Link Party and for linking back.


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