I really don't know what happened to last week's post! One minute it was Monday and then the next minute it seemed to be a week later with no blog post! I think the sun coming out must have addled my brain a little. But I'm here now (having got used to seeing sun again!)
Recently a customer pointed out that I didn't have an image of the actual sampler of 'in the garden' stitched up. I realized she was right! The samples in my images were stitched up on linen so I decided it was a good excuse to stitch up another one in pinks!
So this 'in the garden' is the actual sampler stitched up all in pinks with a touch of purple and red. Anyone who buys the sampler or pattern will receive the pinks colour guide along with the original guides but for anyone who has bought the pattern before I thought I would pop the list of colours that I used here on my blog.
DMC 779 dark brown
DMC 451 mid brown
DMC 326 red
DMC 961 bright pink
DMC 761 paler pink
DMC 754 peach
DMC 3042 purple
The garland is pale pink and the hearts are peach
The sleeves of the dress and the underskirt are outlined in peach. The sleeves are striped with peach and pale pink. The fern stitch and the petals on the underskirt are pale pink. The back stitch stripes are peach. The outline of the overdress is bright pink.
The boots are red and the plants are purple and pink with peach butterflies
I think this is my favourite colour version of my 'in the garden' pattern so far! I think the Spring is making me a little pink happy
This week I also got my dancer pattern into my Etsy shop. I have stitched quite a few versions of this dancing girl and finally decided on one girl with a longer dress and ribbon shoes
and a second girl with the same hair but with a shorter dress, stripy stockings and plain pumps. I've given instructions for her to have an embroidered dress or an appliqued dress. You could easily applique the longer dress too if you wished.
I've really enjoyed stitching lots of versions of her and I think I will be stitching some to sell in the shop as well.
I hope you are enjoying all your stitching and (at least in the UK) enjoying the spring sunshine