Friday, April 27, 2007

Beatrix Potter SAL progress

It is hard to believe that it is Friday already! Time to show you the little bit of progress I made on my Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler. I have the small bird motif done and am working on the leaf border of the passion flower.
I displayed the sampler with a set of Peter Rabbit games I bought many years ago. They include draughts (checkers), Ludo (Parcheesi) and Paths and Burrows (Chutes and Ladders). The fun part of these games is the illustrations on the game boards and the playing pieces. The dice has rabbits all over it and is throw from a terracotta pot. The checkers are tiny red and green cabbages in tiny baskets from Mr. MrGregor's garden. The pieces for Paths and Burrows are Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton~tail. Lastly, the Ludo pieces are colored round tiles with Peter Rabbit on them. This is such a fun set of games that becomes an instant decoration when you set them out.

"ONCE upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.

They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree.

'Now, my dears,' said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, 'you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.' "

'Now run along, and don't get into mischief. I am going out.'

~~ from "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"


Anonymous said...

Oh WOW - those games look wonderful. I never knew there were Beatrix Potter games like that - hmmmm, off to ebay to see if they show up there. So neat!

Nancy said...

Heidi your sampler is pretty! I love the Beatrix Potter games. They are real treasures and works of art.

Have fun,

Joanne said...

Heidi ~ Your Sampler is coming along beautifully, and I just love those games. I've never seen anything like them. I love the playing pieces and the little terra cotta pots and baskets. They're so sweet :)