I 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 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!