Hi, everyone! Thanks for your kind comments! I had some questions that I'll answer here: Giovanna is right: I was thrilled to see that we can purchase (quite reasonably) Anagram Diffusion's charts online at www.broderie.net. Thanks, Giovanna! To Natalia: Christinia Cathcart was designed by The Samplar Workes. I run into it from time to time, so I don't think it's out of print. And Beth P: My LNS is In Stitches (I write their blog too at www.institchesshopblog.blogspot.com) in the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria, VA. They aren't very far off the interstate, and there are some eateries nearby where you can park your husband, plus if you have never been to see George Washington's former home, Mount Vernon, that is worth a trip too. In Stitches is about 12 miles from the DC line. [Note: why does the new blogger not let you create a new paragraph?] This was a busy stitching and stashing week, with the new Nashville Market merchandise in the shop. Just before Nashville though, I had purchased The Scarlett House's Rachel Howells 1856, and I started her this weekend. I couldn't resist those red pansies.
March 06, 2013
Hi, all! I'm enjoying a much-needed day off work, thanks to Snowquester, which is what they're calling winter storm Saturn (oh, for heaven's sake) in the DC area. (Just like a real snowstorm, only 20% less...?) We were supposed to get a foot or thereabouts, depending on what side of DC you live/work, so that scared the government, schools and most employers into calling everything off. We've gotten probably 5 inches or so of very wet, heavy stuff. I've been alternately stitching, clearing the driveway and eating all day. What fun I've had! I mentioned to a friend that I'd felt a little embarassed to post, since I can't seem to stick to anything these days--I'm working on perhaps a dozen things at once, all while watching the new things pour into the shop and planning more new projects. She encouraged me to post some of them anyway, so here we go: Catharine McNeal. The stitching goes on and on and on--over one. I should stop stitching everything else, of course, but the over-one is intense and I'm bored with it. And I don't like that I have two dyelots in the big tree on the right. I will probably leave it like that (it's supposed to be a repro, right?), but I've been on the fence about whether to frog the lighter (old) NPI and restitch it so that both sides of the tree match. Normally I don't believe in frogging unless it throws the math off everywhere else in the sampler or just bugs me too much, so we'll see. Note the woman's green faces--it's charted that way. Also note that I've put the year (2013) in already, which means I do plan to finish sometime this year.