First – Primrose Bunny is coming along nicely – she has a head. I changed the colors to a bit darker than charted.
Sort of a milk chocolate / dark chocolate bunny.
And I was able to get back to my red sampler since my spools of thread arrived yesterday.
Here’s a reminder of the chart and then where I am right now. I still need to chart the name I’ll be replacing Hilda’s with – which is my grandmother Hilda.
So I’ve got to finish that largest alphabet and add the numbers 9 and zero. Then it will just be the name and bottom border.
This is the chart I want to start next and I think there may be a few of us stitching along together on this (or, well, starting it around the same time and working on it as we please) 🙂 I emailed Judy telling her I planned to pull threads because I need to start all the things and I’ve wanted to work on this one ever since I got it last year. She said she has the chart and said she has another friend who had talked to her about starting this one soon, too. I have seen someone who is currently stitching it on Instagram and it is so pretty close up – the stitcher’s work is beautiful.
I may leave the words/scripture reference off since the reference is over one. I’ll wait and decide later because I could just backstitch the over 1 part since the words “Rejoice evermore” are not over one. Also there are some satin stitch triangle borders which I will replace with something else. There are also satin stitches on the large birds’ wings and I will just do regular cross stitch and then get a point need to add the satin stitch over the top in those areas because the satin stitch on the wings gives a great texture look to them and I won’t have to worry about not getting good satin stitch coverage on the aida with x’s stitched underneath them.
This chart seems a fitting companion piece to Winter Rose Manor. Similar theme – big house, basket of flowers on the roof, little octagon with flower motif inside. I am going to start at the bottom of it and work my way up because I’m undecided as to whether I like that top section with the big tulips or not. And since I’m not fond of berry bowls, I may end up just stitching the lower half of the chart.
The Bunny is coming along so nicely!
Love “Rejoice Evermore”. But I’m only half a border into Winter Rose Manor, so it will be awhile for me. Thank you for pointing out how the two patterns have similar themes.
Ironically I just started the octagon for Winter Rose this afternoon. Interesting that both pieces have that same octagon.
Rejoice Evermore definitely on my 2023 list!!
That octagon is such a cute little motif!
I’m not sure what you would replace it with but I agree about removing that section. I like the tulips but something is off. Would it work to move that section to the bottom?
I just don’t like that section at all so will leave it off and not replace it with anything. What I loved the most was that house section so I’ll just stitch that and adjust the border around it. I pulled flosses last night and just have 2 or maybe three to find a substitute for but actually I should look to see where those colors are used. If they are not in the bottom section I might not need them at all.
I just love Rejoice Evermore! I was going to start it for NYE 12×12 but for some reason I didn’t even though it is fully kitted. I believe you’re talking about Carol Mundle on IG who is stitching this now. Her progress is just beautiful!
Yes – it is Carol’s I’ve been watching.
Love Hilda. You’re making me want to start stitching one of those redwork samplers or, maybe I should just finish one I have started!
I’ll probably start on Rejoice Evermore around the 15th of the month. I have the floss pulled, just need to decide on a fabric.