Hi everyone! I made this for jillybeans for the IYP swap. I know she received so it's safe to post, I love how it turned out and I've been waiting excitedly to share it with you all .
I've always wanted to make a sampler, and I think I'll be making more! I started by tea staining some white cotton. Then I drew up some little woodland creatures based on my partners likes, and got out my stitch dictionary (Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches- love it) and stitched away for hours (like 40 of them )
And here's some closeups:
And for some reason out of all the things jillybeans told me about herself for inspiration I couldn't get "woodland creatures" and her fondness of steak out of my head... so I gave Mr. Squirrel a big juicy t-bone steak to give to her .
I just love how his fuzzy tail turned out!
Thanks for looking, and as always C&C welcome !