Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Squirrel Nutkin...

Welcome to new and old readers.
This is my Marjolein Bastin sampler for those that have just started reading my blog. I have named this little squirrel Nutkin. Isn't he going to be cute? He will really come alive when I have stitched his eye as Marjolein Bastin sure knows about eyes.


I am getting so close to finishing this piece. It had humble beginnings. I would highly recommend it as a stitching BAP as the pictures are fairly quick to stitch and are really beautifully detailed. This is what I have left to stitch: a pile of pumpkins (so appropriate as I am about to pick mine in the veggie patch), the "Marjolein" on the other side, a pencil, half of the lower border and a 1/3 of the right border. Once completed I have a one stitch wide border to do around the whole stitching. This border is meant to be in a buttercup yellow but I think I will stitch it in a mushroom brown or olive green.
I will be away at Easter so I want to give you an early Easter treat with my TUSAL posing amongst my childhood soft toy collection (all of which are bunnies).

Happy early Easter!!!

Thanks for making a daisy chain in my garden...
                                                                          Jan x

7 comments:

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching, Jan. Marjolein Bastin designs are always so pretty. Love watching yours in progress.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Giovanna said...

Nice going - MB's squirrels are so cute!

dulcinella said...

really beautiful! a georgous chart and wonderful stitching!

geeky Heather said...

SQUIRREL!!! I think "Nutkin" is a perfect name. =) You give me hope to stitch this piece one day!

Carla said...

Looks very good!! Beautiful stitching

Elisabeth said...

what a fun job, but for me he is in the drawer. But I am currently working with a work of Marjolein Bastin named Spring. She makes beautiful drawings, so we can make such beautiful embroideries.

sorry my english is not too good. But I follow you.

Elisabeth

Sarah said...

SOooo close to finishing!!!

Have a great Easter - we are hanging around home...