Thursday, 1 January 2009


Welcome to the Beatrix Potter by Needleprint SAL. This SAL will officially start on January 1st 2009. Everyone is welcome to join this group if you are intending or have already started the Beatrix Potter chart. If you know anyone who you think may want to join then let them know to email me and I can invite them to the blog. I have only just set this up so the blog is in its initial stage. If you have any ideas or links that you would like to see posted up then feel free to let me know. In the meantime, post a little about yourself and your stitching habits so we can all get to know each other a bit better. Also, pictures of fabric and threads that you are perhaps intending to use would be lovely to see as well. It's a big project and I am looking forward to us all encouraging one another to completion.

Hugs and happy stitching,



pennipenny said...

Hallo, I'm penny from Italy, I'd like to partecipate to this sal because I love cross stitch and I like beatrix Potter very much,
I have been stitching for 10 years and love a variety of designers including Jeremiah Junction, Lizzie Kate, Sisters and best friend... At the moment I'm stitching several projects including A Christmas sampler, and a Lizzie kate sampler sal that you can see on my blog
my email is
let me know about the rules of this beautiful sal and if I can joint (sorry everybody for my English!!)

Huges from Fano Penny.

Marian said...

Hello, Hazel. I'm not sure if I ask permission first or if I just jump in there with an introduction. So I'll do it the old fashioned way.

I'd love to join the group. I love quakers and have finished several projects. I bought the BP chart when it first came out. Now it's time to get serious.

Thanks, Marian

Carolyne said...

Greetings~ I would love to join this SAL. I love all things Beatrix Potter *and* Quaker, so this would be a fun project.
I am very new to blogging and hopefully, I can post some of my projects soon.

Always smiling said...


I down loaded the chart and would love to join with you all..If thats allowed

It will spur me on!

Please mail me or leave a message on my blog..

Brigitta said...

Hi Hazel, I would love to join in. This pattern has been intriguing me for quite a while now, so it's time to do something about it. Thanks for this

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Ellen said...

So glad I found you, I would love to join. I'am a big fan of stitching, crafting and everything from Beatrix Potter.

Julianne said...

Hello Hazel,

I just discovered this blog and have long loved this piece. I would love the chance to join the group.

Allie said...

Hi Hazel,

I'd also love to join the SAL (got my chart today) if there's still space!

This is my first Quaker sampler, but I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.


magooding said...

Hi Hazel
I wasn't sure how to email you about joining the SAL. I would love to be a part of the group. Thanks so much.


jeanne said...

Hi Hazel
I'm Jeanne and live downunder in Sydney , Australia.
I would love to join in the SAL.
I have purchased my graph from Jacqueline and now need to purchase the linen and thread but believe me I will be ready to go Jan 1.
Looking forward to a stitching 2009
Thanks for organising such an event.

Laura J. said...

Hello Hazel:

I too am new to blogging and have no idea how to ask to be included in the project. I already contacted Jacqueline and got the .pdf chart so please tell me where I go from here. I don't have a blog of my own and not even sure if I'm posting comments correctly. Help.

Laura J

Brenda said...

Hi Hazel, I was so thrilled to find this SAL because I have wanted this chart for a while now. It felt like Christmas today when I received the file from Jacqueline.
I would really like to be part of your SAL, I usually need to be motivated to keep going because it is always fun to start something new.
I live in Alberta, Canada and have been stitching for about 25 years. Thanks again, Brenda

Margie May said...

Hi Hazel, I would love to join this group. I purchased the chart a couple of years ago and have it ready to go. I was so excited when I visited England last month and had the chance to see this wonderful sampler in real life when I visited Beatrix Potter's home. I was amazed at the fine linen it was worked on.
Happy stitching Margie May - Melbourne Australia

Solstitches said...

I'd like to join the SAL but can't see where or how to do it?
My Beatrix Potter is already started but has turned into a UFO.
I'd like to kick start it again and hopefully finish this lovely sampler.
Thank you,

Brenda said...

Hi Hazel,
Am I part of the SAL just by leaving a comment because I cannot see where I can email you.
Can you let me know. Thank you, Brenda

Di said...

I'm Di from Alberta, Canada. I'm still deciding on the fabric and thread for this - I do have a piece of 32-ct Antique Ivory Belfast and like the suggested colour, but I'm also looking at some old slightly uneven count Irish linen that I've had for decades (it's about a 40/42 count, I think), and wondering about using that with AVAS or with one of Amy Mitten's silks - I'm going to stitch up a small motif in each of the fabrics and see which one I prefer. And hopefully I'll have a decision made by the time we're ready to start :)

Patti said...

I pulle my chart out this morning. I am going to use 32 Ct Antique ivory the pattern called for but yet to decide on the choice of color. i am thinking of the DMC they call for but will checkon the silks too :)
Patti in Sunny Denver but still missing Edmonton

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Hazel, I'm back stitching just in time, I guess!! Out of surgeries for the time being, and feeling better every day. Thanks for all you've done to get us together and motivated. Love ya! Deborah

woolwoman said...

Hi everyone - I have had the BP sampler chart since it was first offered by Needleprints - several memebers of my sampler guild group have stitched it and it is truly gorgeous. I have all the Needleprint quaker charts in my stash but for some reason I just got anxious again about wanting to stitch Beatrix. I did not know about this SAL so I started it Thanksgiving weekend and have about 3 motifs done. I would appreciate being considered for the SAL. Thanks Melody in sunny Florida.

Magos said...


I am a Mexican state of Queretaro. I love these designs. I do not speak English well .. Could participate with you. How can I buy the sampler to participate? Am I in time to start?

Very, very thanks and happy 2009

Magos and my cat "Felipegato"