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Monday, 31 August 2009

Redwitch's August Progress & visit to Hill Top!

As of June:
I had a break in July, so this shows my August progress, not much, but some is better than nothing I guess:

And guess what? Some of the stitches were actually put in at a farm once owned by Beatrix herself, Yew Tree Farm which is a B&B, tearoom and working farm. I am a very lucky girl and as you can see below we went for a weekend break to the Lake District specifically to visit the original Beatrix Sampler at Hill Top! It was absolutely wonderful to see the original, hard for me to convey, but very special. When I was there I was thinking about all of you stitching away right now, all over the world, on all the beautiful reproductions. Some more details at my blog.


It is well worth a visit, this is my first Needleprint reproduction sampler, but I have some others lined up, don't we all?! If you get a chance to visit the originals of any samplers you are working on I would definately recommend it, it sent shivers down my spine!

6 comments:

Hazel said...

Oh wow!! How wonderful. I have visited Hill Top a few times but I cannot remember the sampler as I wasn't stitching it then. I will definitely have to go back and see it for myself. x

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

How fun!! Nice stitchery!!

Brenda said...

Oh, lucky girl, what a wonderful thing to do. Thanks for sharing.

DonnaTN said...

How neat it must have been to be at Hill Top and see the original in person!

Violet Viola Viooltje said...

Ohhh how great to see the real one!
WOW! *fainting*
(now I'm officialy "jealous")
;oD

Your BP's sampler looks wonderful!
I ♥ your roses!
:o)

Lynn S said...

Thank you so much for your post. I like to know more about any historical project and your note is so helpful. I have read many books on Beatrix Potter and didn't know she had completed any work until I found this post. So, the Hill Top sampler--it really was done by BP? There was no historical info in the pattern I purchased on-line. Hoping to locate your blog to see more!