Because today is a government holiday, my commuter bus ran at inconvenient times, and since I had a doctor's appointment in Arlington, I decided to take the day off. Well, of course, my path to Arlington took me past the town where In Stitches sells their goodies, so I had to stop by and see what was new. My pictures aren't all that great, because at 3 p.m. when I took them, it was already sort of getting dark. So here's a commercial photo of Sheepish Designs' Sarah Salter. Don't you dream of stumbling upon a needlework shop that has a bunch of forgotten stuff in a drawer that they put up for sale the day you visit? This is almost as good: original charts, not exactly forgotten, but overlooked by customers because they were on the bottom of the rack perhaps. And for their original price ($5.50), not the inflated ebay prices these designs go for now. Call In Stitches in Alexandria, VA if you want one--they still have a couple left.
Here's my photo. It's charted for AVAS, which I purchased. It's also charted for DMC. I have a nice piece of pinkish 40 ct. Lakeside I've been saving for just such a project.
They had this design, which I'd seen on the 'net. It's tiny and comes with 40 count Lakeside. Note the huge pile of DMC needed to complete it--35 skeins and 1 skein of WDW. I figure the project probably calls for 2-3 stitches in each color. It's done over one. (I'm stitching the squirrel.)
Here's my photo, with floss.
The Plymouth Sampler is working up quickly:
Off I rush to get some stitching in before dinner and homework. Happy day, all!