I’ve managed to do a fair bit of cross-stitch this week, so I’m over half way on my Sampler Aux Bouquets from Jardin Privee. I started it nearly a month ago and I really did think it would take me a long time, as its about 90cm long and 18cm deep. It’s a compilation of three samplers and when you buy the three patterns it includes the instructions to sew it as one. I’ve stitched sampler number three and I’m now half way across two.
There’s lots of different things to keep me interested on this sampler whilst avoiding being too bitty. I love the way Nathalie (the designer) combines the formality of the flowers with the whimsical butterflies flitting around. The colours are gorgeous, almost medieval-ish, there are two shades of blue, green and brown, and three shades of pink. At the moment there seems to be a lot of pink, but I know it will be balanced out by the blue cottage I will be stitching this week.
I’m beginning to think I really ought to think of something else to embroider, rather than just pictures as I’m running out of wall space!