My final comment on my Positive Thinking sampler last week was that I need to concentrate more as I found I had made several little mistakes on the lettering…so the first thing I did was to sew the words ‘Live simply’ in the wrong colour!! Somehow it always seems to take ages to unpick cross-stitch, only to have to re-stitch it the following evening!
After this unpromising start to part three of the sampler, the rest stitched up fairly quickly, I love the little rabbit and I haven’t spotted any mistakes yet!
Having mentioned last week that one aspect of Nathalie Cichon’s designs (Jardin Privee) is that the back-stitching isn’t overdone, I’m wondering if I am going to have to backstitch round the sheep as they do seem to disappear. The floss is more or less the same colour as the linen I am stitching on. I will wait until the end to see what the finished sampler looks like, but at the moment I am thinking I will need to back-stitch in something like the soft grey green.
I’ve got two more parts to stitch, they seem to be taking about a week each, so hopefully by the end of August it will be finished and hanging on my wall.