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Sunday, April 5, 2015


It was a stashy kind of day yesterday.  The mailman brought me my order from Stitching Bits and Bobs.  I love getting good mail.  I ordered market stuff I couldn't find at House of Stitches and still wanted.  So now I have my heart's desire in regard to market swag.

I realize that I don't need any of this.  This is fun stuff.  What do I start?  Maybe with something small.  Something cute.  Okay, I've narrowed it down to these three:

I thought I would do the little Just Nan Bluebird.  But then I went looking for the right color linen.  Then the called for threads.  I'm still looking.  It's not like you can just pick it up and start stitching.  I may have to go to Michael's to get some floss.

I got this sampler pattern.  I saw it made up at The Attic last November.  It is just beautiful - and I'm not really a sampler person.  So I finally ordered it.  Most of it is done over 3 threads instead of two on 35 count linen.  It sure would be easier to do over two but then the picture at the bottom would be too big.  Hmm.
I'll have to kit this up.

So what did I work on?  Well, I did the backstitching around the third panel of Can't See the Forest.  I messed it up by using the wrong color of pearl cotton.  Duh.  So I took it out and stitched it with the right color.  Pay attention Amy.
Then I picked up AW 1662.  It is a sampler from The Scarlet Letter that I started a while back.  I got another band done.  It was easy stitching.  Why did I put this down and not touch it for so long?

Wishing you a Happy Easter!  I haven't even eaten any Easter candy this year. No chcolate covered marshmallow rabbits.   What is the world coming to?  Although I met a friend at Chocolatea and bought some chocolate covered orange peel.  My favorite.


  1. so that is what it is called Market number 2....

  2. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  3. Great stash and start!

  4. All you new charts are beautiful! The one where you are to stitch over 3 threads would do me in. But the sampler is so amazing. Love the history of it.
    love Annette