So here I am stitching on an Ark to save us all!
My cousin's new baby sampler has been on my "12 in '12" list this year and I'd planned to do the two nut brown hares from "Guess How Much I Love You" but with my reduced stitching time it was going to be too ambitious. Then I saw Kaye's post on her Kitten Stitching blog. She was stitched a cute little JBW Noah's Ark and said how quickly it was stitching up. I commented that it was perfect for my new little cousin intending to buy a copy, lo and behold Kaye gifted me her chart when she finished it!
She also sent some linen, 28 count Wichelt Flaxseed and two skeins of DMC 815 to stitch it in. I couldn't wait to start and here's three session's progress:
I'm stitching over 1 because I like it! What is nice about the design is that once you've stitched one little animal and placed the next you don't have to look at the chart, just copy the first one. I also love that the animals are totally recognisable even though they are such simple silhouettes.
Remember the Warhol-inspired design in my previous post? Well, I emailed Marie-Therese with my finished photo to say "hope you like it". She did, and posted on her blog about it! She called me "délicieuse" which I love! She also pointed out that I'd called it a rose when in actual fact it is a pansy! The trouble is I saw the title "La pensée rose de la nuit de la broderie" and confused rose meaning pink with the flower. I didn't know the word "pensee" at all and Google Translate was no use. It said it meant "pink thought of the night".
The latest postcard in the Summer Postcard Blog Hop has been mailed out to the Southpaw Stitcher. Keep an eye on her blog for when it arrives. I'll be sending the next postcard soon so watch out in your in-boxes. If possible post the picture on your blog as soon as you can so I can link to the actual blog post.
Finally, not much actual stitching this post, I've been mainly stitching a bookmark for the TA at school (teaching assistant) but it's so close to finish I'll show it then. So I'll ask a question instead. When you stitch a freebie design, especially one from a blog, do you email the designer to show them your finished work? I try to do so and people seem to be really pleased when I do, a little Thank You for the freebies.