Are you doing the nearly-free Ackworth Sampler? And do you have your favorites if you're just a spectator as I am? I do--the one that looks gold on a blue background. I was on the fence for a while about doing it, because I have so many other things going. So I held off. But last week when I was at In Stitches, I saw this Needleprint project, Sarah Spence's 1806. I left it behind, regretted it and then had them send it to me. If only all our regrets were so easily resolved! It just so happens that I'd placed an order for a stitcher's half of 40 ct Lakeside Linen in the new color, Porcelain, from Attic Needlework. It arrived today, and it is the most tender of pinky-ivories, so lovely I wish I'd gotten a yard. It's hard to tell from this picture, which I took by lamplight and the fading daylight. Anyway, it's a big design, 328x398. There's lots of blank space around the motifs, though, isn't there?
I've been working on this quaker design as well--I picked it up this week. The idea is to finish it before I start the next quaker. Hah! Tomorrow I'll drop by Everything Cross Stitch and pick up a couple things I've ordered and see how many of the AVAS I can get for Sarah Spence. And I haven't forgotten our friends, Headless Hussy and Brainless Betty. Pictures of them on Sunday. And I even picked up Christinia! My needle has been smoking this week.
Friday buns. They routinely sit on each other, smush their faces against each other, smash into each other while running full-tilt across the room and bowl each other over, step on each other's heads or bums. They don't seem to mind.