...because it's going to give me a break from these eyelets. All the same, I have completed four of the ten lollipops or "candles." Just six to go. Very time-consuming, but they're turning out well. We will not discuss the tedium of the over-one verse on 40 count.
Here's Dorothy Walpole, as far as I've stitched. Although I complain, it's going to be a stunner.
I love stitching patriotic designs in the same way that others like to stitch Christmas, and I actually manage to finish one most years. (Last year was Prairie Schooler's "July." Or wait. The year before?) I was thinking of stitching "America" or "Brave Hearts" by Little House, but then I spied this little Crown and Thistle kit on ebay called "Hurrah for the Red, White and Blue" (I think--I don't see the name on the package). It came with everything in it, but I swapped out the included 32 count fabric for a 36 count mystery linen from my stash. After all those eyelets, I'm enjoying the variegation of the WDW threads and stitching the little white stars. Of course, I've defied the instructions to stitch with one thread in most of the areas since I don't like that coverage even on 36 count, so we'll see how that goes.
Here's what the the design looks like. Out of print, I'm fairly certain.
Pink: "I'm a little white star." Yes you are, Pink!
Happy week ahead!