I really love the range of cross stitch kits which Bothy Threads have produced from Kim Anderson’s beautiful and quirky designs. Last year I saw the Love Tree kit in a local craft shop and I just had to have it. I knew it would be perfect made into a cushion to sit on the chair in my bedroom. When this was finished I saw that there were more designs added to the collection. There were four more trees, one for each season and once again I was determined to have them. For Christmas 2015 I ended up with the Winter and Spring Trees followed by the Summer and Autumn ones for my birthday. Although the metallic silver thread was a nightmare to work with, the rest of each design was a pleasure to do. The designs came together really quickly and the additional embellishments added at the end gave them a special touch.
When my brother and sister in law announced that they were having a baby and I was going to become an auntie, I was over the moon! A new baby in the family or among my friends is always a great excuse for me to get creative. I knew that there was a Love Baby Tree sampler design but I had to wait until Christmas Day 2016 for my brother and sister in law to announce whether they were having a boy or a girl! They were having a girl so off I sent for the Love Baby Girl sampler. I couldn’t wait to get started but I was also knitting their baby girl a blanket and a cardigan too.
My brother and sister in law live in Canada so I had to send the sampler to them in the post. I told them it could either be framed as a picture or made into a cushion and I would sort it out for them when I see them in September. They were really impressed by it. Now all I need is a good excuse to stitch the boy version of the sampler!
Love Sam xx