Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Beatrix Potter Progress so far...

Above is my progress with Needleprint's Beatrix Potter Sampler...it's really coming along well! I'm mixing up different hand dyed silks by Viki Clayton: Everlasting in the big flower, Quince 1411 which is the solid dark mauve of the medallion below and Fish Pepper 4425 which is the lighter mauve seen in the star portion of the medallion above.

I so enjoy stitching this sampler during this stressful time while Frank is looking for employment and while the dog heals up from her stomach surgery and gets over her ulcer. Yes, I have a dog with an ulcer...we have her on a special diet of steamed rice and chicken, and she seems to be loving being spoiled!

I'm loving how the different colors of the silk play off of each other. I pretty much decide which color I'm using at a whim and whatever looks good at the time...

4 comments:

Annelies Dease said...

Lovely....as I knew it would be. Tell me about the initials???? XXX Annelies

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

It's a reproduction of one of the samplers Beatrix Potter owned, so keeping the initials the same as the original, so don't know what they mean...

I thought of changing the initials, but the design didn't come with letters, so this was also just easier!

Christine said...

Great progress on your BP Jacquie. I like the colour you've chosen

Von said...

I like your idea of choosing the colors as you go along Jacquie, and your choices are excellent. There's a BAP in my stash I'm considering but haven't made a decision on floss. Perhaps I'll just purchase a bunch of different, but complementary colors and see what happens. :)