Friday, October 30, 2009

Beatrix Potter progress...

Although this has been a busy month with a visit up North, and painting the room, I did manage to set aside time in the evening to stitch on Beatrix Potter. It's such a good de-stress-er, and I so enjoy picking out the colours as I go...above decided to do a combination of two contrasting hand-dyed silks, and I like how the carnation has center stage.
The swan had my attention since it was easy to miscount, but I won and it turned out beautifully. The quaker motif below was a treat to stitch and for some reason, simply flew off my needle.
Since it's Halloween, I got out my spooky witch scissors fob!
Below, is my progress as it stands now...only three motifs to go in the lower right corner. My plan is to keep going and get it completed prior to the holiday season since I have lots of knitting and crocheting to do!! No shopping for me this year on our meager budget, but I have plenty of yarn, and able fingers.

4 comments:

Annelies Dease said...

Oh my goodness...it is simply lovely and you are soooo talented. What a wonderful design, and you are doing it much justice.
Yes....Christmas should be about things made by hand and given by the heart. Mom is busily making her gifts, and I had better start on mine!!! XXX Annelies

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Oh, this was pretty easy...count and stitch. Taking each section at a time also helps it from becoming overwhelming.

I'm looking over several scarf patterns for gift giving...

Shari said...

wow! You are almost done!!!!! It is great!!!
Thanks for your comment on my B.P. piece. I appreciate it!

Riet said...

That is going to be lovely Jaquie, almost done now?
When times get better maybe you can come to Holland again.:)))