Rare Beatrix Potter Cross Stitch Storybook Kit Jemima Puddleduck

Rare Beatrix Potter Cross Stitch Storybook Kit Jemima Puddleduck


Manufacturer :  Simplicity, JCA, Inc

Availability : In-Stock


Beatrix Potter’s stories stand the test of time. Loved the world over, her very special artwork has been reproduced for the counted cross stitch artist in this delightful little piece based on the storybook of her favorite duck. Here is the adorable Ms. Jemima Puddle-duck, who was annoyed because the farmer’s wife would not let her hatch her own eggs.She set off on a fine spring afternoon along the cart-road that leads over the hill.She was wearing a shawl and a poke bonnet.

The story tells of how she found a special spot in the woods where a kindly whiskered gentleman ( who turned out to be a fox) allowed her to lay her eggs in his summer home. When the time had come for Jemima to sit on her eggs, he tricked her into bringing herbs and sage and onions for a "feast" they would have. Luckily, Jemima happened to tell her tale to Kep, the Collie, who saved the day, and Ms Puddle-duck too!

"A moment afterwards there were most awful noises—barking, baying, growls and howls, squealing and groans.And nothing more was ever seen of that foxy-whiskered gentleman. Presently Kep opened the door of the shed, and let out Jemima Puddle-duck. Unfortunately the puppies rushed in and gobbled up all the eggs before he could stop them.He had a bite on his ear and both the puppies were limping. Jemima Puddle-duck was escorted home in tears on account of those eggs.She laid some more in June, and she was permitted to keep them herself: but only four of them hatched. Jemima Puddle-duck said that it was because of her nerves; but she had always been a bad sitter."~~The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, by Beatrix Potter


Size Approx 11"x7.5"

Kit contains: Charted design for #14, 100% cotton Aida, "The Color Organizer"with presorted 100% cotton floss, needle, cording, ribbon, cardboard, velevet fabric, complete directions and stitch instructions, batting not included. Proudly made in the USA *Front Photo Sheet Mfg 2nd. 

Designer:Beatrix Potter (copyright Frederick Warne & Co Ltd,London)

Manufacturer: Best Sellers/ JCA 

Condition:Vintage New Mfg 2nd front photo