Way back in January of 2012 I decided to start the gorgeous Victorine Delacroix sampler from The Essamplaire. A friend and I conspired and bought kits for this piece during a sale and decided to splurge on getting the silk kit rather than the DMC. Soooo happy I did.
The photo above shows my progress on Victorine as of the last time I worked on her, which was quite some time ago. Here is a not so flattering photo of the original from The Essamplaire’s site.
Admittedly, it is a little harder to fall in love with her based on this photo. But she is a stunner in person. So, back in January of this year I was having the hardest time settling on anything I really wanted to stitch on so I decided to dig some options out of the vault. Victorine was calling to me, so I pulled her out and started on the motif to the right of that basket of flowers. I so love the contrast of those pistachio and lime greens against the drab colored flowers.
I only worked on her for a couple of nights, but it was enough to rekindle my love affair with her. It was also enough for me to start and finish that motif including the over one heart and initials in the center.
So pretty. I’m stitching her on the 40ct linen that came in the kit and the silks are AVAS. Luscious.
I am looking forward to that satin stitched ribbon-looking inner border and the navy baskets of flowers down below.
There are some beautiful photos of a Victorine in progress over at Corgi Cottage, if you need further enabling.
I am grateful for sampler stitching when I’m feeling unsettled.