Bouquet Sampler

I’ve started a new cross-stitch this week, this is the one I originally fell for when I discovered Jardin Privee. I saw Sampler Aux Bouquets on Hilda‘s blog, as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to stitch it, I love the colours, Nathalie’s designs seem so simple but beautiful. It’s quite a big project, it will be about 90cm long when I’ve finished it. It is actually a set of three samplers joined together, so in the unlikely event of me getting bored, I can always do a shorter version! This is the finished design.

Bouquet Sampler x 3

I’m starting at the right hand side, mainly because my favourite part is the alphabet in different colours. When I was in York last week I called into Viking Loom which is a gem of a shop tucked behing York Minster on Low Petergate. They sell all sorts, quilting fabrics, cross-stitch stuff, beading…The staff are really helpful and friendly, we chatted away about various fabric shops we knew of. I bought some beautiful Belfast linen, 32 count, it’s lovely to stitch on. It was great to see someone cutting the linen in the traditional way along a pulled thread, it reminded me of when I was a child and we used to go into a shop called  Chalks in Leeds.

Bouquet SamplerI started in the bottom corner and then made a bee-line for the top corner, mainly so I could confidently cut the linen to the size I needed without worrying that I would cut it too short. This is Bouquet Sampler 3 which I have started on.

It seems to be progressing fairly quickly at the moment so it will be interesting to see how long it takes!

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Slow-Stitching Sunday and Vintage Embroidery Monday on Super Mom – No Cape Why not pop over and see what everyone else is up to!

Bouquet Sampler

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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10 Responses to Bouquet Sampler

  1. Linda says:

    Love the sampler and nice stitching. Looking forward to seeing more. Linda in NM


  2. Jeanne says:

    Lovely sampler! I look forward to your finish.


  3. jan says:

    Wow! That is stunning! Your stitches are really pretty! I am signing up to follow your blog! I have to see the progress on this! Happy Stitching! xo jan


  4. Such a fun pattern…. so many creatures to see!


  5. You’ve certainly made a good start on it. I’m looking forward to seeing it as you progress.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week’s Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!


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