Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Couple of Things

Gentle Friends I really didn't mean to creep you out... too much... but how odd and spooky are those "specters?"

Over the weekend we got to a few of the "shoppes."  I found two things...

A great "guide" book of Chatsworth and a super "Noah's Ark Toy" ornament.  Chatsworth has always fascinated me - being the home of that great Elizabethan female powerhouse Bess of Hardwick, this is the house that also held Mary Queen of Scots for years.  Here is the Official site for the House.  And, here is the some extra info on Wikipedia.  As many times as I have been to the UK I have never made it here, but someday!!!

I also wanted to mention another super multi-chart release that Nikki from CCN is starting for next year.  It's called Santa's Village.  It looks super cute and lots of fun.  Here is a little teaser of the piece stitched as a single piece.
Although each chart can be stitched as a single stand alone, what a super piece worked on a single piece of linen!!  So that we can see all the stitching - Vonna has started a Blog for those that want to join and post their progress. 

I have finished up my Exchange piece and also gotten a little bit more on ATS stitched.  I'll try and get a snap of ATS for tomorrows post.

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, and for your super comments!!  Do stop again!

Take care,


  1. OH...MY...STITCHY GOODNESS! Must check out the blog and the charts. I loved the cottages and now THIS?! YIPPIE!

  2. Great finds & I think I will have to check a bit more into that CCN piece! I don't think I'd stitch it all together but separately? Maybe : )

  3. Aww very lovely book and sweet toy..
    Have a lovely day xx

  4. If you ever make it back to the UK Edgar it would be worth visiting Chatsworth. The grounds alone are beautiful and it's very close to Bakewell which is a lovely place to visit (it even has a needlework shop).

  5. Santa's village is really cute! Are you going to stitch it? I'm trying to decide how tempted I am.

  6. Edgar, Chatsworth House is not far from me. Its about 40-50 mins drive. Its a lively place but Lyme Park Hall is beautiful too. Also not far from me and it is where they filmed Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth.

  7. Chatsworth is lovely , as is Hardwick Hall and country park. I live near both, and love to visit.

  8. So, Edgar, are you planning on stitching the Santa's village?? I think it looks very pretty.

  9. That Santa's Village SAL has me tempted just not sure. It does look like fun!

  10. I used to live quite near Chatsworth and visited many times. Once when the girls were small a whole bunch of us went there on a trip with their pre-school group. Imagine a coach load of young mums, babies and toddlers merrily cooking sausages for lunch on a portable barbecue (one of the girls was married to a butcher) in the grounds about a mile away from the house itself when suddenly over the hill comes the groundskeeper in his little landrover. We'd only set of the smoke alarms!

  11. I can't wait to watch your new SAL grow

  12. Chatsworth is a couple of hours at most from me and as my girls were growing up they spent alot of time in the cascade getting soaked from head to foot.

    I'm tempted by Sant's village and I don't tend to go for mystery samplers!


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