First - this is BIG! You may recall a couple of months ago (more or less) I posted kind of a bitchy post about LHN and they way they (and other designers, too) package some of their charts (Bent Creek comes to mind, too). They create a design and then release it one bit at a time costing you a small fortune. Anyway, after that little rant, my friend Sabine sent me all her charts AND her left over threads. Can you believe it??? As soon as I am done with these, she and I are going to have a giveaway for the entire chart package. Not sure how many threads will be left by that time but if there are any, the winner will get them. You will have to be a follower on both of our blogs and will have to post on both to win but NOT YET. Keep watching and she and I will let you know when this is going to happen. You all know I'm a slow stitcher these days so don't go holding your breath or anything! Anyway, here's a picture of my soon to be started project with all of Bine's threads so neatly labeled. Thank you Bine!
I worked some yesterday on the ABC Hornbook by The Primitive Needle which I think is looking great and now that I have all the floss I need (I didn't have about 6 colors I needed) and had kind of stalled. But as you will see in a moment, my LNS had a sale and I got all I need and now I can really move out on this design (I hope).
As I said, our NSLLNS (not so local, local needlework store) was having a sale and so Julie and I trotted over there at lunch yesterday. In addition to the remaining threads for the ABC Hornbook I got:
I've wanted to do this chart since it first came out and at 20% off, it was time to buy. I think it's sentimental and reminds me of Matt moving on in his life's journey so I want to stitch it as a reminder of this wonderful time in our lives.
And again, because this is the greatest group of women, I was able to get the chart I had coveted for a long time, the BOAF Friendship sampler from a stitching friend. So, I bought all the fibers for that yesterday as well. I had some fabric on hand which I think is a 35 count or so and think the colors look pretty on it. This is my next start - then I'll be doing the LHN FSTSS (From Sea to Shining Sea) at lunch at work.
I can not wait to get started on this one - the bright, fun colors are some I haven't worked with in a while and I'm really looking forward to it.
This final pic is of all the fibers I bought yesterday for all my pieces plus a few extra thrown in just because they were pretty.
I should have a fun post tomorrow.... stay tuned!
Finally, thank you so much for all the comments on Matt's Graduation and making Eagle Scout. I know myself how easy it is to read a blog and then keep moving - never letting the reader know that you were even there or that you found their work, commentary or whatever interesting. But, for those that stop by and take that extra minute or two to comment, I sincerely thank you. And, if you stop by but don't ever have a minute to comment, that's okay too - thanks for stopping by anyway!