Betsy books by Carolyn Haywood. I absolutely love these stories, and have since childhood. I especially love the original illustrations (honestly, the new illustrations just make me sad). So...I have adapted some of the originals for cross stitch (yes, I have checked all the copyright regulations ~ it's all good!)
In this series, I am trying to intimate the quality of the original black and white illustrations, but I have put a little burst of color in each one. In this one, as you can see, her schoolbag and her hair ribbons have been highlighted. There are several shades of tan / grey / taupe in the design, with the main outlines being done in black and brown-black.
The finished design size on 14-count cream Aida is 5.8" X 6.7". The chart will be available as an instant PDF download in my Etsy shop, hopefully THIS week! I hope you like her!