Me saying I’m not going to buy a new chart is like Vince saying he isn’t going to town for a month. We need to have T-shirts made. “I’m not buying any new charts!” and “I’m not going to town for a month!” But we’d probably have to go to town to get T-shirts made so Vince. I know . . T-shirts can be ordered online. Don’t tell me. I’m not wasting the money . . but it is funny.
Last night, I was so tired and I was trying to stitch. The entire time I was thinking of a clever way to say “I’m a failure!” 🙂
I don’t even remember how I saw this but it’s from Hands Across the Sea called Memories of the Past.
I understand that we don’t all love the same things but this one for me, was love at first sight. I love purple and green together. In fact, when I was working closely with a magazine editor and doing a decent amount of quilt designs for their magazine, she would say “no purple, green and gold” because those were almost always my go to colors!
So, for Memories of the Past, it was the colors that caught my attention but the verse! I love that verse. Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s longing for relationships that no longer exist, maybe it’s seeing Addie growing so fast and remember that not long ago, she was in kindergarten! I don’t know but I seriously considered stopping what I was working on and starting it.
I ordered the pdf from Hands Across the Sea so I had the chart instantly. I had enough DMC to get started but decided with those gorgeous colors, I’d prefer to stitch with silk. I ended up ordering the floss packet from Victoria Clayton’s Hand Dyed Fibers.
These colors make me happy! I’ll dig through the linen stash and find something that will be perfect.
About the pdf, for those of you who use or want to use Pattern Keeper for stitching, the Hands Across the Sea Sampler pdfs are some of the best for Pattern Keeper. There’s very little setup (usually none!) and I’ve never had one that I had any problems with at all. It’s so nice using Pattern Keeper on a touchscreen tablet. I can make the stitches as large as I need them to be. I have stitching friends who much prefer paper charts but I love the pdfs.