Sunday, 31 January 2010

Helen R's start January 2010

Hi everyone!

Thanks for letting me join the SAL, Rachael, even if I did blame you (justified, I thought!) for tempting me with this sampler. I actually started on 28ct Jobelan doing 1 over 1 but my eyes couldn't cope so decided to start again and stick to 2 over 2. I'm really enjoying it so far.

I'll be using DMC 311, 334, 3760 and 3761 fr the border.

Shari's January Progress

I seem to have the same excuse every month. I think I am going to get a bunch of time on my B. Potter at the end of the month & something comes up! This time, it was the triplets again!!!! Daddy deployed this past week. Mommy called on Wed. & asked if we could watch the boys for an extended weekend. Of course grandma said yes! but.....grandma was going to work on BP the last 5 days of the month!
Oh well, I do have a little bit of progress to show!

Brenda's January Progress

Not very much progress this month but I guess some is better than nothing.
Welcome to all the new people joining this SAL, I'm glad to see we are keeping this going.
Happy stitching,
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Sandy's Jan-10 Progress

This was my progress at the end of December.

Here is where I ended in January. Only worked on 1 motif. Year end at work was brutal and I only got to stitch on Bea yesterday. Hopefully I will get more time in February. Thanks to Rachael for taking over the SAL.

DonnaTN's Jan Progress

Above is where I was at the end of December. Below is my progress for January.

I got 2 motifs from the left side finished! Looks like a good start year 2 of Beatrix!

Tish's Jan. Progress

Above is December's progress.

Tish made tons of progress this month! The soft blues show up much better IRL!
DonnaTN for her sister Tish

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Ellen L's January 2010 Progress

Here is my progress for January. Not much, just one motif at the bottom. I plan to finish BP this year.


Friday, 29 January 2010

New to the group!

Hello everyone!  I am brand new to the Beatrix Potter SAL and I am very excited to be a part of this!  Thank you to Rachel for being so quick in her response and invitation.  I have loved this pattern ever since I first saw it.  I ran to my LNS the other day so that I could procure the needed fabric and thread before the snowstorm hit here in VA.  Prime stitching time during a snowstorm!  I am using the called for Antique White fabric in 32 ct. and Bretheren Blue threads from Crescent Colors. 

I will be stitching over two threads since over one takes forever and my stitching time is at a premium!  I am hoping to get the first stitches in her tomorrow so that I can post a progress pic before the end of the month!  Again, thank you for letting me be a part of this SAL and I look forward to meeting all of you!  Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Five Days left

Five more days left of January to post your progress photos, Where has this month gone?
I look forward to seeing those beautiful Samplers

Monday, 25 January 2010

January 2010 Progress for Sharon in St. Louis

January 2010 Progress (13 motifs left to complete)

Where Miss Beatrix was at the end of December.

Hi Stitchers -- I am pleased with my January 2010 progress -- 27 motifs complete (including that large flower in the upper right hand corner that I had been dreading) -- and only 13 motifs left to complete. Please pardon the wrinkles, but I was so excited to finish that big flower and move my Q-Snaps, that I didn't want to take time to iron my linen.

I am sure with the continued encouragement of the wonderful stitchers in this group I will be able in 2010 to join those who have finished this beautiful project. My thanks to our new moderator for continuing the group.

Sharon in St. Louis

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

I am officially handing over to ....

Rachael. Thanks for letting me run this SAL. It has been a lot of fun. I have enjoyed stitching with you guys and getting to some of you a little better along the way. Rachael is going to be taking over admin on this blog so please direst all your enquiries to her at . I have deleted any participants who have not posted since June. If you have found you have been deleted but still wish to participate you will need to email Rachael for another invite. We have plenty of spaces for new members wishing to join too. If I have made any errors then I apologise and will do whatever to put it right.

Thanks again!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

BP Finish!

Fabric - the suggested Belfast 32ct Antique Ivory. Stitched 1 over 1. DMC thread, I started the centre medallion with the called for 356 and then improvised with my choices, as follows:

167, 300, 356, 400, 407, 436, 437, 632, 738, 758, 759, 779, 780, 801, 840, 841, 898, 918, 919, 920, 921, 938, 975, 976, 3064, 3771, 3772, 3773, 3776, 3778, 3781, 3790, 3826, 3856, 3859, 3860, 3861,
3862, 3863.

Started 18.01.09.  Third time lucky, discarded two starts as had problems with Rose of Sharon, Crescent Colours thread bleeding.

Finished 10.01.10. The initials are mine to my other half, BP for Beatrix Potter and HT for Hill Top, year 2009 as this is the year in which it was mostly stitched and the year when we visited the original sampler in Beatrix's Hill Top Farm in the Lake District.

I've really enjoyed this SAL, thanks to Hazel and to all the other stitchers who have posted and given encouragment to carry on, wouldn't have done it without you! Cheering on all you stitchers who are participating this year :)

Saturday, 16 January 2010

And the winner is......

I put numbers 1-29 into the random number generator and it gave me ....................................


which if I count down the list gives me.......... Rachael!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Rachael. Please email me your address and I will get the gifts sent off to you as soon as I can. The weather is pretty bad where I am and I also need an evening or two to finish my little stitched gift.

Well done everyone who participated.


Friday, 15 January 2010

Rachael's Progress January 2010

I am so pleased with myself, I have finally finished the border on this,
I finally feel I am getting somewhere with this.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Contestants are as follows...

The following met the criteria of posting at least 10 out of 12 progress pictures during the year and/or finished the piece. If your name is NOT on here and you feel it should be then let me know SOON. I will leave it up and do the draw Saturday 9th January.

Chris (Always Smiling)
Carol R
Donna TN
Elisabeth B
Hazel (I won't be including me in the draw)
Jacqueline Korteland Boller
Jeanne Willow Tree Stitcher
Julie (Old bagpuss)
Margie May
Ellen L

That makes 29 not including yours truely. Stakes are high. xx

CarolR - Finish - 06.01.2010

At last she's finished; I put the last stitch in on January 6! As this is a 60th birthday gift for my sister, I inserted '60', '1950-2010', my sister's initials 'ST' and my initials into the spaces provided. I do hope she likes it.

Without this SAL I would never have finished it and, suffice it to say, I will definitely not be stitching the Beatrix Potter Companion piece!

Good luck to those still stitching - if I can do it - you can!

Happy New Year to everyone.

Monday, 11 January 2010

2010 Prize Draw

For those of us left doing this SAL, I am going to run the same incentive as Hazel did, Post 10 out of 12 months or finish your BPQ sampler and your name will go into a draw in January for a little gift!
I do hope you all keep on stitching and posting.
I look forward to seeing all your progress pics in 2010.
And for anyone that would like to join us feel free to email me.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

New Year, new start

Well, I didn't get very far on my BP last year. I got discouraged when the floss ran, put her aside and never picked her back up again.

But today I sat down and cut another piece of fabric, rounded up more floss, and printed out the first page of the pattern (again!). Tomorrow I'll start stitching her--again--with the goal of actually, really and truly, positively FINISHING her this year!

So I'm glad to see that the blog is going to continue for another year, and I hope that you'll allow me to continue as a member.

Ann in Baton Rouge

Monday, 4 January 2010

December progress

There were 18 of us in December and a few finishes too. Well done ladies. This wraps up our year. I will tally up the list for the draw later today and put it up. PLEASE PLEASE check the list. If your name is not on and you think it should be on then LET ME KNOW by email at

I will be passing the blog onto Rachael who will keep it going again for another year but before I do I will delete any inactive members and also members who have finished (including me!) to leave room for anyone else who wishes to join up. More details to follow soon.

Thank you to everyone who took part and who were patient with me. I have really enjoyed doing this SAL but now I will be moving onto Mary Wigham where I have been a little neglectful of late. You never know I may even have another Needleprint finish before the year is out.


Nearly there!

Sunday, 3 January 2010

December progress

Dear Friends - Happy New Year!
Very little progress, but each stitch is one nearer to finishing!
This is where I was at the end of November - (picture very bleached out and colours not at all true to life)

And this is where I got to by New Year's Eve, this picture is much more true to life:

As you can see I only managed a little bit of one motif and half of the bottom right hand corner. I have taken the decision to space the motifs more evenly across the bottom of the linen and will line up the right hand border as well.

I look forward to this SAL continuing in 2010, hopefully this time next year I will be showing off my completed Beatrix!


Saturday, 2 January 2010

Elisabeth's December progress

Hello and happy new year dear stitchers friends. Santa Claus came with a new computer to us. Great ! but impossible for me to re-find all my files :-( My husbant did the changement and....I am not very confortable with this new "toy" !

So, I will put today only one picture (I know, it's not the right way....)

My progress is little, this is my December stitching :

To see the difference you must scroll down to my last article in November :-(

I think that one year more will not be too much to finish .......if you want to keep me again ;-) The next time , I will put 2 pictures !!!! I promise.

Congratulations to all of you have finished !!


Friday, 1 January 2010

Tracy's December Progress

Although I have not kept up with this when I do stitch it I really get into it and thought I would post my progress for this month.


December Progress

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year xx

Shari's Dec. progress

Despite not having any stitching time at all for about 2 weeks in Dec., I made real good progress when I did have time. I finished the motif I was working on, finished another one, and got a good start on another.
I truly do hope someone steps up to keep this blog going. It is so motivational to have a place to report the progress & I do want to finish this piece in 2010. Thanks so much to Hazel for keeping us motivated this year.

Dolly's December Progress


Dear stitching friends,
I stitched one and half motifs this time, I know , I will finish it in the coming New Year!
Happy New Year !
Dolly in raining Seattle

Brenda's December Progress

The top picture is from last month and bottom picture is as of today. Well, I finished one motif that I started last month and then did one more (bottom right corner). I wish I could have finished this in one year but I will carry on with it. Congratulations to all of you that have finished, they are all really nice.
Happy New Year to everyone and Happy Stitching
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Sandy's December Progress

At the end of November here is where Bea was:

I live in Nebraska in the US and we had a Christmas Blizzard this year. So, I got a little extra time with Bea this month. I completed 2 larger motifs.

This is the first SAL that I have been in. I have really enjoyed it. My plan for the New Year is to complete Bea before I tackle any other big projects. I don't have any wedding announcements that I have to stitch in 2010. Thanks Hazel for all your hard work running this blog. Everybody's work is wonderful. I've really enjoyed seeing the different combinations. Congratulations to those of you who have finished. Happy and Healthy New Year to you all.