Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Beatrix...I'm willing & able, just need to do it!!

I thought I would use the Soy Luster blue/periwinkle color which I chose last year for dear "Beatrix Potter," but after giving it more thought this year....I decided to go with these pinks and neutrals. After all, Beatrix was a woman who loved pinks and pastels in her paintings. Just consider her darling mommy mouse and Miss Tigglewiggle's clothing! So, that thought led me to this palette above. I feel ever so joyful about the Sampler, now!

As you can see, I've also chosen a more antiqued linen. This is my nod to the era, instead of using the more cream or white color suggested.

BTW, and by way of introduction: I already know most of you as friends, but for the others of you: I live in Naples, FL with my DH and my Yorkie, Clara. I'm from Wellesley/Boston, MA. Born in NC, near Blowing Rock/Boone. I have 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Have been stitching for about 40 years....I'm in my 50's! Crewel is where I started out, then cross stitch and needlepoint. For the longest time I loved needlepoint best, but I always have gone back and forth between XS and needlepoint. Now, I can't decide which I love best. I hate crewel work!!! :P

My goal is to finish all the projects I've started....hmmmm...a project in itself. I clutter my house disgracefully with my stash and WIPs because it makes me soooo happy. DH has given up and just lives with it!! LOL

My children benefit from my stitching and quilting and knitting, so they encourage me in my addiction. Isn't that nice!?

I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you better, and to seeing what your pieces look like as we stick to our SAL in 2009. I'm determined..aren't you? :] Hugs, Deb


Barbara said...

Welcome Deb!

What a riot of pinks? A happy twist indeed! I am looking forward to see the sampler emerge with those lovely floss you've chosen. It'll definitely be unique!!

Hazel said...

Oooh gorgeous colours! They look lovely on the antiqued linen. xx

Julie said...

Hello Deborah, lovely colours you have chosen, cant wait to get started on this one.