This is a chart that I’ve wanted since the first day I saw it – Smith Sampler by Scarlett House. You’ve probably noticed that I like things that mean something to me (like those non-existing Santas from the 50’s). When Vince and I were not even married yet, one of our favorite restaurants was Smith House somewhere in Georgia and you know how I am . . that may not even be the name of the place but that’s what it is in my memory. Oh, yes! I’m right. It’s the Smith House in Dahlonega, GA. So, somehow, in my mind, I’ve combined Smith Sampler and Scarlett House and it’s Smith House to me so I wanted to make it.
This is the one I had asked The Attic to kit up with silk theads and that was months ago. It was December 18 when I talked to them because we emailed a few times about it. I assumed they had for forgotten about it and yesterday Carolyn, who is in all their floss tubes, and seems like the kindest, sweetest lady ever, called me and they had my sampler kit ready. It was so weird to hear her voice on the phone because I’ve been hearing her on floss tubes and there she was on my phone!
My friend, Marilyn, had told me they had all been sick so I should be patient but I was sure they had forgotten about me and I was sad but . . it’s not like I had nothing to work on so I kinda forgot about and was totally thrilled when Carolyn called. She couldn’t remember if I had asked for fabric too. I had but I told her it was ok . . just send the chart and the floss and I probably had fabric.
I have a few pieces of 40 count . . not very many . . maybe 3. It’s hard to tell what color the sample is done on from the pictures I’m seeing. Sheri’s looks lighter than the sample but what really matters is what color fabric my floss will show up on which I won’t know til the floss arrives. I looked at the fabric I have and it tends to be darker than I think I’m going to want so I ordered a couple of pieces of lighter pieces so hopefully I’ll have those soon and once the floss arrives, I can see which fabric to use.
I’m excited about this one because it’s pretty and because I used to love going to the Smith House with Vince.