A couple of months ago I had a craving to stitch a sampler. I wanted something small
because I have upteen other projects going on right now, something that I didn't have to decide floss colors for, a little something I could pick up and stitch on without thinking too much. Do you ever feel that way?
So stash diving I went and I pulled out an oldie but a goodie, "Meg's Bunny" from Sheepish Designs.
I had a piece of the recommended 36 ct cream linen in my stash (don't you love it when you have the fabric already in your stash!) and pulled the recommended DMC floss.
And so I commenced stitching...
And I changed a couple of colors, moved things around a little bit, and stitched...
I kept worrying about whose initals to stitch in the top border. I finally decided to avoid that decision and finagled the strawberry border to replace the initials, switched the bluebirds to robins (of course)...and kept stitching,
And I finished stitching the little sweetie this week!
Here's a closer look at the changes I made to the top border:
Check out the bunny's tail in the picture below; instead of cross stitches, I used french knots! It took three attempts before I found a color that showed up on the cream linen.
I love the strawberry border but I think that little tail is my favorite part of the sampler. What an enjoyable stitch!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world today and thanks to those who left comments and advice about my Ann Norman sampler. I apologize for the delay in responding to your messages. My wireless router finally gave up the fight last weekend and I have been without the internet until this evening. (Yes, I have been suffering from withdrawal.) It will take a couple of days to get caught up.
Have a wonderful week!