Bouquet Sampler nearly there!

Sampler Aux Bouquets

Jardin priveeI’ve just finished the last alphabet on my Bouquet Sampler. There are three altogether on the sampler, this one is the only one in lower case. It’s a lovely relaxed font, the only thing I changed was the letter ‘m’, I’m not sure if it’s how the French write their ‘m’s but it looked like it had four legs and three humps!! You can just about see it on this photo from Jardin Privee. I just omitted two stitches from the first leg!

Sampler Aux BouquetsI rather like the hare too, I made a couple of mistakes on him, it was a lesson in how to not do cross-stitch when tired and grumpy! His thigh is meant to be more pronounced, but I think he looks just fine as he is! I’m half way through what I think is a black swan at the moment.

I’ve just got one large flower arrangement to do now and my Sampler Aux Bouquets is complete, there’s about 3″ more design to stitch. I’ve really enjoyed stitching this one and it’s grown a lot quicker than I thought it would.

Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts and Super Mom no Cape, have a look what hand sewing others have been busy with.

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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4 Responses to Bouquet Sampler nearly there!

  1. Jane says:

    Gorgeous stitching, I love all Blackbird designs!

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  2. amcclure2014 says:

    Fabulous. When you look at old English a lot of the letters are different from our modern ones. Particularly the s that looks like our f. Then of course ‘ye ‘ is pronounced ‘the ‘ – thanks to Stephen Fry on QI for this! I prefer your m. I was going to pick up my cross stitching when I was down in Gisburn this past weekend but didn’t. I increased my pattern stash in Harrogate!

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Thank you, I’ve done a fair bit of family history, reading wills from the 15C so I’m familiar with a lot of the old letters, but this just looked odd to me! Maybe it’s the French way! I’m off to the Harrogate show at the end of November so no doubt my stashes of everything will increase then 🙂

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