Bouquet Sampler

Bouquet Sampler 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!

Sampler Aux BouquetsI’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.

Sampler Aux Bouquets

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!

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow-Stitching Sunday and Super Mom No Cape for Vintage Embroidery Monday, why not have a look and see what hand-sewing everyone else is doing.

Samper Aux Bouquets

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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21 Responses to Bouquet Sampler

  1. Jeanna says:

    This is really a beautiful sampler. I love looking at needle point but haven’t done any in many years.


  2. CathieJ says:

    Beautiful sampler. I am looking forward to watching it grow.


  3. Jennifer says:

    This is so beautiful and a lot of work. I haven’t done any cross stitch in a long time, but know it is a very slow process. GREAT job!


  4. amcclure2014 says:

    This is beautiful. I feel inspired to pick up a piece I abandoned years ago.


  5. It’s just lovely! It will be a stunning finish!


  6. Laura says:

    That is beautiful! I’ve never seen that pattern before.


  7. Renee says:

    Your work on this sampler is just gorgeous!


  8. fawn says:

    That looks great! I love the colors!


  9. Thimberlina says:

    So neat! I bet time just flies when you get settled down with this, looks fabulous 😀


  10. Hi there,

    I am visiting you from Super Mom – No Cape’s, stitchery party.

    Your cross stitch is looking fantastic.

    I have just picked up some cross stitch I had put away 10 years ago and am hoping I will finish it this time (although my post this week is not on cross stitch). Do you stitch your work in a frame, I do and am finding it is hurting my thumbs – maybe that was why I stopped last time.

    Hope you have a good week stitching.

    Barbara xx


  11. craftycreeky says:

    Hi Barbara, thanks for visiting, I always work with a frame, I usually use one that you sit on, I believe in the USA they are called Fanny Hoops (definitely NOT called that here in the UK as it has different connotations!!) It means I can have both hands free, one on top and one underneath 🙂


  12. Sheryl says:

    What a lovely design, beautiful colours


  13. You have sure made a lot of progress on this. There are certainly a nice variety of patterns to stitch to help keep your interest.

    Thanks for linking up again to this week’s Stitchery LInk Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!


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