I stitched on Mystery 9 this weekend, as usual. I started on Part 8, which is the four corner artichokes. I stitched the Green Gables placement stitches for all four beds, but they are pale and hard to see, so you get to see the one bed I worked on further. I think these artichokes are going to be fun.
I also downloaded the new issue of The Gift of Stitching. I’ve subscribed to this magazine since the first issue, and I have to say I have never been disappointed with it. There is always something in there I want to stitch. And it seems like there are more designs that are “my style” than some of the other cross-stitch magazines out there. I love the Jane Austen sampler in this issue, the colors are beautiful!
I am on the Sampler Girl mailing list, and received an email indicating that there were errors in this chart. So, if you are planning on stitching it…here’s the info.
“***In the top and bottom vine borders, the vine is worked in Spinach (CC) or DMC520 with the stems worked in Poblano Pepper (CC) or DMC 3053. In the firstchart, the vine shows a ‘dot’ symbol that is not in color code. Therefore, both top and bottom borders are the same color schemes.
By the way, there is an upcoming movie entitled, BECOMING JANE, which should delight any true Austen-ite! Google it and watch the trailer. I can’t wait to see it!”
I’m sure the Gift of Stitching will probably mention the error in the next issue, but if you’re like me, you want to stitch it now!
And I will leave you today with Romeo. He has found the pile of fabrics, batting and a quilt on top of my craft table and settled in. I may have to move those!
Walk to Rivendell: Road splits. Road to Stock bends left and goes down into the lowlands. They take a lane which branches to the right, winding through a wood of ancient Oaks. “Sun down and evening coming on” (ca. 6:30 p.m.). Quite close to the road-meeting they creep inside a huge tree. Eat and rest. (Total Miles walked: 38)
I am grateful for water.