Friday, April 20, 2007

Beatrix Potter SAL progress and her Peter Rabbit letter

I thought I would share my progress again on my Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler. I decided to stitch the assignment we were given for this week before going back to catch up some more on the previous assignments. Since I took this photo outside, the colors came out better. My friend Nancy asked what color I was using. It is DMC 919 which is a pretty mahogany orange color. Very fall which is my favorite season as many of you know!

Laying on the sampler is a reproduction of the letter that Beatrix wrote to Noel containing the story of Peter Rabbit. I bought a game set years ago and this was in the set. I will share the adorable game set with you on Monday.

This letter shows what an amazing person Beatrix Potter really was. To simply come up with this as amusment for a sick child. What better medicine can you have than this?!

Englarge the photos by clicking on them so you can see this letter very close up.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend full of creativity!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

just beautifull!!!!!
hugs
fran├žoise

Nancy said...

Heidi your Beatrix Potter sampler is gorgeous, and thanks for answering my question. I know 919 well! What an adorable letter. It's amazing how this sampler inspires you - I want a set of the books now!

Nancy

LBP said...

What an outstanding sampler! I love Beatrix Potter, and the Tale of Two Bad Mice was one of my Ds's favorites when he was little.

I saved the book (I saved all his books) for the day that I get grandchildren!

Lavender Rose said...

Heidi,
My email is; interiorsbydeb2@aol.com
The thread I'm using for my BP Sampler is called Soy Luster...it's a new handdyed thread. See it on my blog? I love your red, too!
Deb in FL/ LavenderRose

Vee said...

I'm a big Beatrix Potter fan...I have the book At Home With Beatrix Potter by Susan Denyer. It's an interesting and enjoyable read.

I missed out on the Needleprint sampler.

Terri said...

I would love to see the back of your embroidery some time....I always thought it was supposed to be nearly as neat as the front, but never can quite manage to do that in my own work. Can you? sigh..you probably can!
Your samples is turning out beautifully!
God bless!
Terri

Barbara said...

Great progress on the Beatrix Potter sampler, and I just *LOVE* the excerpts you've included from her letters!

2miaou said...

I finished the next time this sampler! greatfull!!!