It’s now two weeks since I started the Sampler Aux Bouquets by Nathalie Cichon of Jardin Privee, it’s progressing really well, I’m amazed how much I have done so far. I’ve stitched nearly 20cm of the design, which is over a fifth of the sampler. At this rate I might even get it finished for Christmas…though I’m not promising to keep going at this rate of knots!
I’ve completed the alphabet which first attracted me to this sampler, I love the way it drifts down the sampler with a mix of colours. Two of the ‘bouquets’ are also stitched with a third on its way. I’ve got a few little creatures to stitch next, squirrel, rabbit, beetle and a bird.
The colours in this sampler are gorgeous, almost Jacobean, rich blues and pinks with greens and browns to soften it.
This sampler is actually three patterns stitched as one, I’ve started on number three and Nathalie gives extra pattern sheets for the joining area, so I’ve got to be careful which bits to stitch and where to stop.
By next week I might even be on number two!