Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I think the Mal Ware issue is finally cleared up - I have to give a big old THANK YOU to DaffyCat for finding the offending little bit and pointing it out to me - I certainly couldn't find it... I did try and try again, but no luck.... now I hope that everything is back on an even keel!
I have been steadily stitching away on Mary Ann the last couple of nights and last night I thought would be no different - how wrong I was! After dozing off and waking up about 6 or so times after dinner I hauled her out and snapped her into the old Q-snaperoo and was going to work on the second line of verse.... well, I counted and stitched and looked and counted again - and the "w" just was not where it was supposed to be.
The other night after I stitched the "vine" bit along the top - I found that in no way shape or form was it even - it jumps from 7 to 8 back to 7 stitches all along the way..... A light bulb went off might the sides follow that non-conformist stitching pattern?? I went back and re-counted the vine going down the left side - where I was counting off to set the "w" in place. I found that in my haste, or numb scullery, I stitched the vine sections all at 7 up the 7 down then 7 up then - you get the picture....... or a picture is worth a 1000 words....
So it was a frog type evening - and all the stitching had to come out, I hate to waste the silk but what had to be done had to be done...... out came the vine, the flower bits and the leaves - this early in the game better to make it right than to fudge it later on!
On another stitchity front I have slowly been acquiring more stash - like I don't have enough!!
Mostly things that are OOP - here is a snap...
In the back from l to r - Dec 1992 - "Cross Stitch and Country Crafts" - for the great Noah's Ark chart, 2 Mary Garry Charts - "Autumn" & "Christmas Cookies," "Autumn Row" from Bent Creek, "Motif Sampler" from Just Cross Stitch, "Elizabeth Simon" from Scarlet Letter (I really liked this sampler as the verse is the 23rd Psalm), In the front from l to r - Goode Huswife " A Pennsylvania Alphabet Sampler." December 1989 Mary Beale "Notebook," Lavender and Lace "Mother's Tree," Pineberry Lane "Christmas Tide," and I won a great piece of Stash from Doris - Ewe and Eye and Friends "Napa Valley Sampler."
That's about it from my little corner of the world - the weekend is supposed to be lovely here by the Bay - so I might actually get out and enjoy it a bit.... or just "numb butt' it stitching..... who knows!!
Have a great weekend!! Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!