The Little School Sampler

school-2016-09-27-jane-greenoff110121_650_90_3337-1One of my Christmas presents this year was a gorgeous cross-stitch kit from my in-laws. It’s called The Little School Sampler and it’s designed by Jane Greenoff. I just love the subtle colours and also the way she uses lots of different stitches, it’s not just cross-stitch. It’s also a perfect size for popping in my handbag when we go away! We went to visit my in-laws last week so it seemed a perfect time to start my new cross-stitch. I was quite surprised how quickly it grew…or maybe that’s just an indication of how I get somewhat addicted to a project!

This is my progress so far, there’s a square of hardanger embroidery at the bottom, I still haven’t decided whether to do that or to stitch my initials and the date.

The Little School Sampler

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow-Stitching Sunday, a celebration of all things hand-stitched. Why not have a look what everyone else has been stitching over the festive period.


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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13 Responses to The Little School Sampler

  1. claire93 says:

    colours are lovely and soft ^^

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  2. Kate says:

    Such a lovely gift. I like the colours. It’s a good idea to replace the hardanger with your name and date – I look forward to seeing what you decide.

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  3. nanacathy2 says:

    What a fabulous Sampler. It is looking good already.

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  4. Wood So Wild says:

    Very pretty. Love cross stitch!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. MrsCraft says:

    Gorgeous! I’ve been crocheting a blanket for my husband, it’s grown a lot this holiday!


  6. sewchet says:

    Lovely – so good to see that samplers aren’t a lost art. This is sure to be admired by future generations looking back at it in a hundred years or so.

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  7. Kris says:

    This is just darling!! I sew hope you do the hardanger, it may be a challenge but it is so much fun!!


  8. kathyreeves says:

    Tons of progress already! It is fun to start a smaller project on the New Year and have a quick completions….makes one feel so productive! 😊

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  9. CathieJ says:

    That is a beautiful sampler and you are working on it quite quickly.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Quilter Kathy says:

    You have made terrific progress already!

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