Bouquet Sampler

Sampler Aux BouquetsI didn’t get chance last weekend to show you my progress with the Sampler Aux Bouquets, so hopefully you’ll see a big change. It was my daughter’s 18th birthday, so the weekend just flew by, a bit like the last 18 years, one minute they’re babes in arms, blink and they’re grown up…

Sampler Aux BouquetsThis sampler is growing a lot quicker than I thought it would, it’s actually  three samplers stitched as one, I’m now almost half way through the second one. The photo above pretty much shows Sampler 3. When it’s finished the design will measure about 18cm by 90cm!  I love the colours in it, it’s designed by Nathalie Cichon of Jardin Privee, I really think she needs to take some more  photos, as I probably wouldn’t have bought the pattern if I hadn’t seen it on Hilda’s Good Life blog!

There’s lots going on on this sampler to keep me interested, a squirrel, birds, butterflies and a gorgeous little rabbit. It’s the same as the rabbit on the Way to Happiness sampler I stitched over the summer, very cute! You could almost play I Spy with kids, or maybe Find Flopsy (as opposed to Where’s Wally!!)

Linking up with Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday  and Super Mom No Cape for Vintage Embroidery Monday, why not have a look what everyone else is stitching…

Sampler 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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7 Responses to Bouquet Sampler

  1. Cathy L says:

    I just love samplers and, oh my goodness, yours is beautiful. A lot to keep one interested, for sure!

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  2. So many wonderful details in this stitchery!

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  3. Gail says:

    I made a sampler 26 years ago but have not made another since . Yours has lots of interesting details

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  4. amcclure2014 says:

    Great. It’s maybe not too late for me to think about one even though my eldest is suddenly unaccountably 32 – I agree, those years just flew past! My grandson is 6. 6!

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  5. Jill says:

    I never tire of the traditional cross stitch samplers. An 18th birthday is a special celebration. They do grow up quickly.

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  6. Laura says:

    Your sampler is beautiful! Love the colors!

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  7. My goodness you really have made a lot of progress on this fun sampler.

    And yes… those years really do fly by. Our oldest turned 30 this year and I really and truly had a hard time wrapping my mind around that for a few days afterwards. 🙂

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

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