Positive Thinking

Positive ThinkingMy 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!

Positive thinkingHaving 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.

Positive Thinking

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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19 Responses to Positive Thinking

  1. This is just gorgeous ….takes alot of patience and talent ! šŸ™‚

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  2. Cathie J says:

    Great sampler. I agree that the sheep need some outlining.


  3. Kathy says:

    What a fabulous sampler! I love it. I agree that the sheep need something to define them … backstitching around them would certainly be the easiest way to do that.

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  4. My MIL loves sheep! I think they need some backstitching to help them to pop out a bit. I love your sampler.

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  5. Debra says:

    So pretty. I have been earning to do some cross stitch lately. Yours is wonderful.

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  6. Cathy L says:

    Love the sentiment in your sampler. My first thought was “what sheep?”. Then I had to take another look. Shows you why I don’t do cross-stitch anymore! Guess they do need some back stitching.

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  7. carol fun says:

    Love this sampler… a beautiful design and sentiment and your stitching is lovely!

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  8. Suzanne says:

    Your work is beautiful!

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  9. Dotti says:

    Gorgeous workmanship and wonderful sentiments.

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  10. Deb says:

    Very pretty sampler.


  11. You do lovely work. That will be wonderful hanging on the wall!


  12. Sarah says:

    I love this sampler. I ve been looking at the web site and am thinking of dipping my toe in!


  13. Beautiful stitching! I do think the sheep need a little help to be seen around that adorable show stealing bunny!


  14. Thimberlina says:

    Stunning words & beautiful stitching! šŸ˜€


  15. Renee says:

    What a darling sampler! Thinking of back-stitching the sheep made me think about DMC 762. It is such a soft gray. Whatever you decide will be perfect. This is darling!


  16. dezertsuz says:

    Excellent advice, done in beautiful stitchery! Thanks for sharing on the Stitchery Link.


  17. Pingback: Way to Happiness Sampler | thecraftycreek

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