Saturday, 6 December 2008

So happy to join all of you!

Thanks Hazel for starting this SAL & for adding me! I'm really looking forward to doing this project with all of you.
My name is Allie, I'm 31 years old & live in the far north suburbs of Chicago with my guy & our black lab Abby. I've been stitching for about 8 years, mostly cross-stitch, but also a little drawn thread, Hardanger, and punch needle. I've never done a historic sampler before, so this is a new adventure for me. My favorite designer is Drawn Thread & I tend to like really big pieces that take ages to finish. (c: I'm getting into the final stretch on Cirque des Cercles, so hopefully I can wrap that up this month.
I got my fabric the other day (R&R Creme Brulee) & picked my thread color, WDW Lancaster Red. They're showing more rosey tones in the pic, but the fabric is more tan toned & the threads more brick red. I'm going to have to sit on my hands until Jan 1!

The e-copy of the chart Jaqueline sent doesn't have the stitcher's journal portion. I'm curious, for those who have it, what does that include? I read a bit about Beatrix Potter online and hadn't realized what a conservationist she was - she amassed an amazing amount of land for preservation. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good biography of her?

Happy stitching,

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Deb said...

Beautiful colours you have chosen! Don't know of a BP biography, but there was a film around a few years ago called Miss Potter - which mentioned her conservation work. Well worth a look - spectacular scenery.

Di said...

THE Beatrix Potter biography that I'd recommend, with its major emphasis on her work in conservation and with the National Trust, is Linda Lear's Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature. It's a serious biography (lots and lots of footnotes!), but certainly gives an idea of the wide range of her interests and the intensity of her dedication to land preservation. Here the amazon link:

Hazel said...

Lovely colours! xx

LadyDoc said...

Your color choices are lovely and I relly like the fabric! You have further piqued my interest in BP so I will also be looking for more information while I stitch the piece.