Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Stitching houses, dusty mags

After posting yesterday I thought about where that magazine for the chart was. Then got all the nice comments about which mag it came last night I searched around and actually found the magazine I was a Cross Stitch and Country Crafts May/June 1988. Now for me to find that sucker was in itself a miracle, I think I kept it for the cute sheep sampler that is also in it, but who knows, I can be such a pack rat ( very much like my father was) :)

I worked on exchanges last night so I have another older piece to show that I stitched in 1987. Here is a snap of a "Middleton Place."

This is a lovely home north of Charleston, SC on the Ashley River. One of the undergraduate degrees I took was in Historic Preservation and I have always been interested in beautiful old buildings and so I stitched some of the ones I visited.

The movies last night were "Anzio" - 1968 An entertaining film if a bit wanting. Although I think it was trying to be big budget and all that it actually comes off a bit flat. This film is very anti-war and drives the point home on more that one occasion. The music is also very odd for a war film sort of groovy 60's orchestral.... for s way film it just did not fit. The second movie was "Hit the Deck" - 1955 - a light musical remake of "Follow the Fleet" - 1930. Although from the MGM glossy dream machine it is a weak film. Entertaining enough but it is not a "Singing in the Rain" or "Brigadoon."

I did have a question the other day from Monica about where I started Quaker Christmas as she has gotten Quaker Virtues. I started in the middle, I always start in the middle as I don't feel confident enough to start in the corner. It was the way Louann tough me to stitch and I just have never tried another way. BTW - I also have in the stash pile Quaker Virtues and it is calling to me - stitch me -0 - stitch me - stitch me........ but in what on what that is the question???????

I will leave of with our little man - Pete (Peetee). He was watching me take the snaps of Middleton Place but I think he didn't want to get up so he only opened his one eye slightly -

That's his favorite blue blanket and whoa be to thee that touches it!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,


  1. Nice picture of Middleton Place- it's great to see older pieces of stitching.

    Peetee is so sweet - makes me want a dog!

  2. I love the old buildings in Charleston.We went there in August and just had a wonderful time.

    Peetee is a cutie, our Samson also has a favorite blue blanket He sucks on it when he gets sleepy

  3. Well now, Mr. Peetee is just the cutest! Thank you for sharing that precious picture. I just love all the old Southern buildings. Your stitched picture is GREAT! Thanks for sharing!

    Carolyn :)

  4. MP is a wonderful piece. Have you stitched the Biltmore chart?

    Pete is a real cutie.

  5. Thank you Edgar for your help and answer! I am so excited to start, yet also a little petrified as well! I'm hurrying on a "Jillian's Stocking" from Shepherd's Bush, and when my middle finger gets tired of pushing that pearl cotton floss, I'm going to start the Quaker Virtues, after being so in awe with your Quaker Christmas... just lovely, just lovely!

    Anyway, thanks again for your help!

    Cutest Mr. Peetee! What great company while stitching.. much more helpful than my kitten who climbs up in my lap to attack my needle and thread. Bad kitty, but still so precious! ;)

    Take care and happy stitching!

  6. Love the pic of your cutie! He looks the same colour as my Burmese kitty....and about the same size too! LOL.

  7. Its great to see some of your older pieces, Edgar! You have been a dynamic stitcher for some time!! And I love the family tree chart. I have always wanted to make something like this as I love genealogy.

  8. Great stitching/picture of Middleton Place. That's one of the Charleston (my hometown)designs that I never did stitch. Love your little dog...sooo cute!

  9. OMG! Peetee is sooooo darn cute!