I've been looking for this Midsummer Night Designs sampler, which may be out of print. I got it the other day from ebay. If you're not familiar with it, the verse says "Monkeys Steal My Underwear at Night" which in all cases I prefer to the huge proliferation of "If this you see remember me" verses that you see so much these days and which I attribute to the poor economy. I don't want my needlework to remind me that I'm going to die. In fact, when I was at the LNS the other day, I saw a pet memorial sampler. There's a frolic-ing kitty and dog and a sheep or something, and some birds and a hill with flowers and a big gravestone with room for Fluffy's name on it. I have a lot of pets, and I don't want eventually to have a row of these samplers (the stack of little carved boxes is bad enough), or even one sampler with a really huge gravestone on it with everyone's name on it. Last one left, take the sampler to the framer! Ugh! Anyway, I like this upbeat verse which may explain why so many things disappear at my house. I would do it using GAST threads though because I think the big blocks of DMC may be more than I can stand doing.
Here's a little progress on Lemon Tree.
"I'm looking for my underwear."
Note that in the above picture, I thought it was so cute that Pink was rummaging in my work bag. I heard him rustling and then rattling paper and I thought it was so cute that he'd helped himself to my package of crackers. Only, the next morning on the bus, it wasn't the crackers he'd eaten; he'd chewed the ear bud wire on my XM radio, snapping it in two. And chewed a hole in my little pencil case.
"I have an idea for a sampler verse:
That rabbit chews things on a whim,
When this you see, remember him. Hee!"