My 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.
The 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!!Linked with Kathy’s Quilts on Slow-stitching Sunday and Super Mom no Cape on Vintage Embroidery Monday.