Monday, 27 May 2013

Am I alone here?

I never re-started my Beatrix Potter sampler after the floss ran when it got wet.  I'm hoping to re-start it sometime this year.

Is there anyone else still out there working on Beatrix Potter?  Am I the last person living on the island?

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Is there anyone else?

Still got this to finish apart from me?

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Yay! Finished!

It's finished!! The last stitch went in at 9:15 last night. I've put my initials in it but decided to leave others out. So, here is my Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler, started on 1st January 2010 and finished over a year and 7 months later!

Thank you so much, Rachael, for managing this blog and to everyone for the support over the last 19 months.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Helen's progress (at last!)

I've hardly done any stitching since February but have done a little more on Beatrix.

Here's February:

and June:

Anyone else still stitching this?

Monday, 28 February 2011

Helen's February progress

Still loving it, still not stitching enough, but getting there :-)



Friday, 25 February 2011

The long lost returns

I've been MIA for a loooong time, but I have been making progress.... possibly at the rate of 1 stitch every 2.37 days. Frankly I count myself lucky that I haven't lost any of the beads or threads.

Still Beatrix is getting there --
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I have even finished the motif that the above picture only shows as a bare start --
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Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

January and February Progress

In January and February I managed one whole motif as well as finishing another and starting two more. I have now done all around the outside and need to move into the middle. Actually I just need to stitch a bit more on Beatrix than I did these past two months. In my defence I have been busy with pre-stitching for two classes that I have now taken, so hopefully, more time for the sampler.

This is where I was at the beginning of the year:

And this is as at 21 February:

Same linen, just not very good lighting!

See you at the end of March!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sandy's Gift Certificate Stash

I wanted to let everyone know what I picked out with my gift certificate from Anita's. When I saw Little House Needleworks new design "Hillside Travelers", I knew I had to have it. So I got the chart and all the fibers and a cut of fabric. I also picked out the newest Anniversaries of the Heart pattern - Pumpkin farm from Blackbird Designs. Thank you again Rachael and Anita. I love my stash!!! Keep up the good work ladies.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Rachael's January progress

Here is my progress on Beatrix Potter

Helen's January update

Getting there slowly but steadily :-)

January on top, December below:

Friday, 7 January 2011

Here I go again!

This is where I was when I last posted in January 2010, after which I stopped due to far too many other commitments during the year. I am now hoping to finish Miss Potter by the end of 2011 and am very glad that the SAL is still going. So who else is still out there?

Congratulations to all those who have finished, I have just spent the last half hour catching up on the blog and admiring all the pictures.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Anyone want to join us?

I think it may be Helen and myself, but if there is anyone else who put BP on there UFO plie who wants to get it finished, or someone who wants to start it. Or even if you are just stitching part of it.
Please let me know and I will add you to the blog.
And I am going to try my best to get this finished this year.

Rachael xx

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Incentive Draw for 2010

I have got my eldest son to draw a name out of the pot, and that person is .......


Well done Sandy please email me and I will sort out your gift certifcate, I do hope you share with us what you buy!!

Happy New year Everyone


Friday, 31 December 2010

WelshHelen's December progress

Here's December:

so a couple more motifs have been stitched since November:

Slow, but getting there :-)

I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas and a happy and healthy 2011 to you all.

Important - Please read.

Posting - Please, you can post anytime in the month after the 2nd. If you only work on this piece for one day on the first day of every month then that is fine - just wait till the 2nd to post pictures. You must post each month's progress by the last day of the month. Only then will you be eligible for entering the draw at the end of the year. You need to post up ten progress posts - ten out of all twelve months (at least) to be entered for the draw.

A progress post must contain two images - one before and one after picture

. Please title your post with "Rachael's Progress" for example and use the labelling feature to label it "January 2010 progress" "February2010 progress" etc... Hopefully this will keep things as simple as possible for all of us and for me in particular when listing people in the sidebar. I will leave listings to the end of the month but if you think I have missed you off then please email me and let me know. I can and very often do make mistakes unfortunately.

Please keep blog posts about the design only. If you wish to share anything else then please make use of your own blogs. This is just to keep it uncluttered and make it easier for me to to do the listings at the end of the month.

Thanks for understanding. If you need any help with anything or are unsure about anything then please email me.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Woo hoo

We have had 6 finishes this year well done ladies, and to those of you still going(that includes me) keep going we can do it!!! So find your Beatrix out and make it a new years reolution to finish it in 2011!!!
And I have checked the blog and those in the draw will be

  • Donna
  • Ellen
  • Helen
  • Sandy
  • Redwitch
  • Shari
  • Sharon
  • Tish
Well done ladies. I will do the draw after Christmas, Could you please leave a message on this post if you still read this blog and are on this list
Thank you!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Rachael's December progress

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

It's a Wrap!

Above is Miss Potter at the end of October. Below is the final photo. She is done! I finished the last personalization just tonight and I am happy dancing all over the place! I won't have to go into a 3rd year! Unfortunately it is after 8:00 pm and the picture could be much better.

Started January 1, 2009 and finished November 30, 2010. Thank you all for the support and encouragement over the last 23 months! If I can do it, you certainly can too.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Helen's November Update

Hello ladies - here's my November progress:

compared to October:

I haven't stitched any initials yet as I don't quite know what I want to put :-)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


You are probably wondering what the prize is going to be for the incentive prize draw.
Well for those of you who have posted 10 out of twelve months or have had a finish in the last year, In January your names will go into a pot and a winner will be drawn.

So I will have a $25 Gift certificate for the winner...

...but wait that's not all!

The Gift cert is to spend at Anita's little stitches and she is generously doubling that to $50 cert!

Isn't that wonderful!! yes a $50 gift certificate to spend at Anita's shop,

Isn't that great!! Thank you Anita!!

I hope that encourages you to get those last two posts in for this year

Rachael xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

DonnaTN's Oct. Progress

Above is where I was at the end of September. Below is where I am at the end of October. Only one motif and the personalization left to stitch! Woo Hoo!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Rachael's October Progress

I have managed a little on this

Looks like I will be doing this next year as well!


Sorry for not being around Ladies, Real life sometimes gets in the way, I will update the side bar, I hope you all have managed to stitch this month, I have!! I will update tomorrow as I need to upload the photo.

Hugs Rachael

Helen's October Update

First of all, congratulations to all of you who have finished! It's amazing how different one design can look on various fabrics and colourways.

I've finally finished the border and have now introduced some more shades of blue, though I'm not too sure of the brighter one I've used for that larger motif - ah, well, I'm not going to frog it and may just limit its use to one or two more motifs :-)

Anyway, here's September's photo, followed by one taken just now:

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Helen's September Progress

I was hoping to finish the border this month but didn't quite get there. I've also chosen a few more blues to add to the mix for the centre motifs - let's hope that they fit in with the current shades!

August pic:

September pic:

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

DonnaTN's Sept Progress

Above is my August photo and below is my September progress. Getting closer to the end with every month! We'll see how much closer I am to a finish at the end of October.


Tish Has a Finish!

Tish has finished Beatrix! She started her back in early 2009 and finished her in September 2010. She sent me this photo before she took her to the framer's. I'll take another picture when it is framed. The shades of green and blue are just beautiful in person and the fabric has soft shades of yellows, blues, and greens. I'll try to have the specifics when I post the framed sampler photo.
DonnaTN for her non-blogging sister Tish

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Where Sharon Stoped in August

Hi All -- still having technical problems. Here is where I left off at the end of August. She is now happily finished and at the framers.

Happy stitching to everyone,

Sharon in St. Louis

Sharon's September Finish

I'm doing the "Happy Dance." Not only did I finish this lovely sampler, as of this afternoon she is at the framer. I have had the spot on my dining room wall ready for her since January, 2009, when I put my first stitches in her.

I actually finished the sampler proper on September 10, but then got the idea in my head to personalize the piece with over-one initials of both of my sons and their brides and the years in which they were married. I finished those up last night. I had put my grandson's initials and year he was born into one of the motifs.

I have loved every stitch I put in (including those that had to be un-stitched and re-stitched ;-) !!!) and am so grateful for the encouragement from the members of this blog. I am pretty sure that without the positive comments and finishes to motivate me, she might have ended up in the un-finished project drawer.

For the record, she is stitched on 36 count Bisque by Lakeside Linens with Belle Soie Rustique as the main color and Icing as the accent (and personalization) color. I used three full skeins of Rustique and more than half of the fourth. I still have enough of the Icing left for another project.

Here she is in all of her glory at the top of this entry. I will also attempt to add a picture showing where I left off with her in August.

Well I have been posting for 21 months -- but still having technical problems. For some reason Blogger is not letting me add last month's picture. I guess that I will need to do a separte post to show that.

Best wishes to all who are still stitching away, and thanks to all for the wonderful stitch.

Sharon in St. Louis

Friday, 10 September 2010

Shari's Finish!!

She is FINISHED!!!!!! I put the final stitches in my B. Potter piece at 8:20 pm, Thurs. Sept. 9, 2010.
I started this piece on Jan. 1, 2009. I worked on it a little bit each month. There were some months, that I only did a tiny bit. There were other months that I did a lot. As it drew near the end, I was putting LOTS of stitches in, as I could feel the finish. You all know that feeling??? You just want to keep stitching & stitching & stitching!
I tell was very hard last weekend! I wanted to stitch so bad, yet I wanted to do all of the fun things as well. I MADE myself tell myself that the fun things were more important...I WOULD get this finished this week!
Details for you....the piece is stitched on 32 ct. Tan Marble lugana from Sassy's Fabby's. It is stitched with 3 colors of floss from Victorian Motto Sampler.
My husband is going to make a frame out of oak for me for it. I would bet he will do it real soon, as he knows how proud I am of this finish. I loved every stitch that I put into it!!!!
Thanks for cheering me on thru this one!!!!! Your comments are the best!
Have a wonderful weekend & thanks for stopping by!!!!
(I took 2 pictures & couldn't decide which one to use, so you get both!)