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Flower Sampler Book – page 6


This is the scheduled post for the Stitch-a-long that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs.

I have not got a lot done. I have done some stitching, but on a simpler, less important piece, because Sammie is still mesmerised by the threads and fabric. I’ve started waiting until she goes to sleep (proper sleep, not a cat-nap) and then very quietly sneaking my stitching paraphernalia out and getting in an hour or two before she wakes up again. I don’t mind this as I love having a cat around again, and if she needs a lot of attention, even better. She is gorgeous.

So, I should also mention that I’ve skipped ahead to part seven of the sampler book and have started the  pulled thread section instead of the pattern darning. The reason for this is that for a large chunk of part six, you’re instructed to use whatever colours of thread that you like. As it’s a kit with a limited supply of threads, I’m not sure which ones I’ll have enough of, so I’m going to do the other parts first and then go back to it knowing which threads are spare.

This is it so far.


I’ve started on the right-hand side and have managed the frame for the cut thread work plus about one-third of the cross stitch and back stitch. At this rate it will take me several months to finish it, but it’s not a race so it doesn’t matter. As long as there’s some progress, I’m happy.


For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:

Avis at Sewing beside the sea
Claire at Claire93
Gun at Rutigt
Kate at Tall tales from Chiconia
Eleanor at Sun and cake
Alison at Minerva’s meanderings
Jule at From the boudoir
Elizabeth at Garden 4 therapy
Wendy at The crafter’s apprentice

Do pop over and have a look at their beautiful creations.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

15 thoughts on “Flower Sampler Book – page 6

  1. Lovely, delicate work. There’ something very visually satisfying about formal patterns and arrangements. I’m looking forward to seeing this progress.


  2. Very very delicate and pretty. 🙂


  3. this looks like an interesting page, I’m enjoying watching you stitch on this book


  4. It´s very beautiful!
    Gun, Sweden


  5. It’s lovely. I’m looking forward to the pulled thread work too 🙂


  6. This is so pretty – I’m really looking forward to seeing more of this as it grows!


  7. very delicate stitching ^^


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