Way to Happiness

Positive ThoughtsI started this Positive Thinking sampler at the end of July, I was going to Tea and Tents,  the WI camping and crafting festival, I wanted something not too big that I could sit and stitch in the sunshine. It fitted the bill perfectly and in many ways reminds me of the wonderful week-end, it’s even got a teapot on it!Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking is designed by Nathalie Cichon of Jardin Privee, she released it as a free monthly release pattern last year, so it’s in five sections on her blog. You can even stitch it in several different languages, I was tempted to stitch it in French for a while…

This week I managed to complete the final section, I love the little tea pot and cup on a table with a pretty cloth! I was tempted to stitch the bird as a dove, but I decided against it as I would have the same issues with disappearing doves that I had with the sheep and the bird was a more complicated design, so it stayed as a brown bird.

I had the choice of putting the name of the poet or my name, I decided to just  stitch my initials and the date.

I took it down to Artworks in Otley for framing on Wednesday and by Friday afternoon it was ready to collect, now that’s what you call service!

I’ve really enjoyed stitching this sampler, it’s grown quickly and I’ve already got my next pattern from Nathalie organised, but this ones going to take a few months I think!

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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20 Responses to Way to Happiness

  1. It is beautiful…congrats on the finish. I don’t have the eyes or patience to cross stitch but this one is so nice it makes me want to do it anyway. Just love the design! : )

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  2. Cathie J says:

    Very pretty. I like the frame you chose also. I am looking forward to watching your next pattern emerge.

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  3. Gail says:

    Very nice! CCS takes a while but the finished product is well worth the time and effort.

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  4. Carla says:

    Oh what a lovely poem and you did a great job on it!

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  5. julierose says:

    So beautiful–lovely finish hugs, Julierose

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on a finish… and it’s already framed too!

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  7. craftycreeky says:

    Thanks Kathy, I’m really pleased with it, I didn’t think they’d manage to have it framed ready for today 🙂

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  8. carol fun says:

    Oh this is lovely! I’ve done a sampler by Jardin Prive and I love their style. Now to go check this out…you do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Cathy L says:

    Congrats on that lovely finish. I just love samplers. When I used to see well enough to cross stitch that is mostly what I worked on.

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  10. Deb R says:

    Such a gorgeous stitchery, congrats on your finish, words to live by.

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  11. Christine B. says:

    What a fabulous sampler! I love it and it looks fantastic framed! Christine x

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