Inspired by all the beautiful Prairie Schooler pieces on Nicole’s blog, I decided that perhaps I would start collecting PS charts. I only had two in my stash before making this decision (A Prairie Year and Starry Night), so you can see I have a long way to go. So, on a recent trip to my LNS, I decided to pick up a few PS charts – as you can see, I got Rain, Rain, Go Away, Winter Wind and Summer Breeze. I’ve also realized I’m lacking in the PS freebies too, but hopefully I will be able to get a hold of some of those as well. Any must-stitch PS charts I should get? I’ve been wanting the New World Sampler for a long time, ever since I saw a model (of course that was after it had already gone out of print). Every time I see it on eBay, it is going for outrageous amounts (as a lot of PS charts do).
Anyway, I attempted to stitch on Baby Garden Monday night. I got about halfway through my over one goldfish pond and noticed two mistakes. I was so frustrated I couldn’t even figure out where I’d gotten off-count. So I put it down and didn’t stitch the rest of the night. I’ve just been stitching on my Mystery Sampler again. My May goal for this is to finish part 1. There are four motifs in part 1 that are continued over into parts 2 and 3. With the variegated thread, I don’t want to stitch half a motif, so I’ve gone ahead and stitched the peacock and am stitching the wreath above it. Once I get those four motifs finished, I will consider part 1 done. I’ll probably end up stitching on this a little more tonight, and then maybe Barnabee tomorrow. Have I mentioned how much I love stitching on this? When I stitched the peacock last night, I kept thinking about the peacock bead that goes on Just Nan’s Peacock Cypher, which Cathy is stitching on currently. I just love that piece! Sorry for the dark photo here…we are still having crazy thunderstorms, etc.
And finally, my next block for the Leanne’s House block of the month came. It will be so fun when I can actually sew these up! I love applique and embroidery on quilts, so this will be a fun way to do that for the first time (the embroidery, that is). Hope you’re all having a great week!
Walk to Rivendell: Wood ends. The land steadily becomes more tame. Sun is shining brightly. (Total Miles Walked: 55.5)
I am grateful for being the crafty girl that I am!