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.  

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!

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!

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!

Monday, May 13, 2024

Stitchin' Letters

 Gentle Friends, stitching away in the centre section... here's a snperoo...

...I've gotten the letters and separating bars stitched.  The lower section is all over one so I'll save that for later.  I am wondering about that last wonky letter after what I'm thinking is "Y"...  I stitched it as charted but now I'm rethinking whether to go back and stitch something a bit more conventional or not, I'll probably just leave it and be lazy and do nothing...the path of least resistance is often the path I trod!!

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

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good deeds!

Sunday, May 12, 2024

A Happy Mother's Day

 Gentle Friends, three miniatures ...

... my Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother...

Have a wonderful Day!!!

Monday, May 6, 2024

A Quick Post

 Gentle Friends, I forgot to post last night so it'll be short and sweet this morning... here's a snaperoo...

...stitching on the centre section and getting all the lettering out of the way...

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

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

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...