Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Very English Cross Stitch...

I a.d.o.r.e. everything English. Maybe I inherited my adoration from my English ancestors who were came to Australia involuntarily at his/her majesty's request. I bought this seasonal cross stitch pattern from The Fox Collection to commemorate my travel through England. It is part of the Marjolein Bastin Collection made by Lanarte. My favourite section is the row of tiny bird's eggs.


Karen said...

Jan, I have that chart, too, and have been meaning to stitch it for years. It's beautiful, isn't it? But then I just love everything Marjolein Bastin has ever done! When you start it I will definitely want to follow your progress!

Melinda said...

That's a beautiful pattern. The Fox Collection catalogue is lovely isn't it? Full of gorgeous things.

Lili Bear said...

Amazing project you're onto. Not for the faint hearted.
I love everything English too! And being in Northern France, I get a chance to go to Britain a few times every year. And I read lots of books with a British atmosphere. I might write a post about that.
I am also a winter person, though here, it's summer. But not too warm.
Winter means cosy to me (lucky us for not being on the street). But what I love most in winter is the time before Xmas with the lights, decorations and all. I start in late November, because in these short days and long nights, they help keep a good spirit.
I always wonder: what celebrations do the Australian look forward to in winter?