Monday, June 10, 2024

Let's Stick to the 1840's

 Gentle Friends, I finished up Miss Sarah Barker 1840 here's an old snaperooo of how she looks...

"Sarah Barker 1840"  from Needlework Press
4/1 - 6/7/24
37ct Cloudburst by Sotema Linen
My Overdyed Floss Conversion:

CC Thunderclouds -to – GA Toasted Barley

GA Moss – to – GA Deep Forest

GA Terra Cotta – to – CC Little Brown House

GA Baked Clay – to – CC Wild Berries

CC Camouflage – to – GA Dried Thyme

CC Perfect Piecrust – to – GA Melon Patch

CC Blackbird – to – CC Black Coffee

CC Queen Bee – to – No Change

CC Eggshell – to – GA Adobe

Although I hit some bumps along the way with a missing section of the chart and a couple of miscounts with the inevitable frogging... I really enjoyed this stitch - and - it felt very Hallowe'en with the pale orange, sagey-green, gold, and black.  Stitching a piece that is a bit wonky and doesn't line up evenly on each side was also fun.
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My new stitch will be a piece I found in the old stash pile, Ann Kirby 1845.   I've made the smallest of starts, and here's a snap...
"Ann Kirby 1845" - Needlework Press
40ct Hogbristle from Fox and Rabbit
Called for Silks
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That's about it for today's sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, June 3, 2024

Counting Stitches

Gentle Friends, well, Summer is truly upon us here by the Bay.  The fog has settled over us this morning so thick we can't see across Noe Valley, up to Sutro Tower, or to Downtown SF... our normally lovely view is just grey and quiet this morning and the temps are hovering at 54 at the moment...  I do love this Summer weather !!!  In Clovis, down in the San Joaquin Valley, where Rico's mom lives, they'll be in the upper 80s today and by midweek in the triple digits... NOT my kind of weather.  

All that aside it was a lovely windy weekend and I did get some stitching in... here's a snaperoo of the bottom of Sarah at the moment...


... I've not heard back from NWP, but decided to just forge ahead with stitching by counting the bits that are there and referencing the cover photos of the original sampler and the stitched model.  Since much of the sampler is so repetitive it is much less of a hassle than I thought it would be...  the over one verse and dedication in the empty square are all charted out and should work up quickly so this will probably be a finish sooner rather than later.  

I stopped to think about what would come next on the needle and found in the stash pile a kitted-up exclusive sampler I bought a while back.  I think that might be the ticket!  So, dear stitching friends, when next I post I might have this sucker done, and a new start for Summer.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day

 


"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives." 
 John Adams


Sunday, May 26, 2024

A Little Roadblock - or - The Missing Section

 Gentle Friends, here's a snaperoo of almost all of the stitching I can stitch from the chart...


... how can that be you ask... well, I bought the Sarah Barker chart when it was first released.  Not knowing at the time that the chart I had purchased had a duplicated page and the bottom section missing.  Who knew, I never looked and did not realize the problem I was facing until a couple of weeks ago.  So, I did what I thought was the thing to do, I went to the Needlework Press website and sent an email through Contact Us explaining there was a duplicate page and it was missing the bottom section.  So far, it's been crickets and tumbleweeds.  With no response, I turned to FaceBook and found the Needlework Press page... AND found a post from September 2023 talking about the issue with the Sarah Barker chart ...from that post this statement...

 "(It also reminded me that one printing of this chart had duplicate pages. If you happen to have one of those charts, send us a pic and we’ll be happy to replace it."  

I left a message there 5 days ago and again there's only been crickets and tumbleweeds...  It would be nice and easier to stitch if I were to get the missing part for the chart.  Without that section, I'll have to extrapolate and reconstruct from the bits that are there and the photo on the front of the chart the missing section and guess at the floss colors. Which will be kind of a pain... do I really want to do all that work, probably not... I'll probably do what I can and then just toss the incomplete sampler and move on to the next project, which I still need to solidify BUT will get on immediately... checking first to make sure that all the chart sections are there.  I'll also be doing that with every chart going forward.  Since this is the first time I've run into a missing section I guess I'll just treat it as a "live and learn" experience. In the past I've run into VERY bad charting for sure but never missing chart parts...  any other suggestions are welcome.  
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There you go sports fans... all the bitchin' that's fit to print!  
Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

69 Years Ago

Gentle Friends, today would have been my parents' 69th Wedding Anniversary, and as in years past I'm posting one of my favourite snaps from that day rainy day so long ago...

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Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar


Monday, May 20, 2024

Vine and Flowers

 Gentle friends, now stitching down the left side... here's a snaperoo...


That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Let's Stick to the 1840's

 Gentle Friends, I finished up Miss Sarah Barker 1840 here's an old snaperooo of how she looks... "Sarah Barker 1840"  from Ne...