This new basket is almost 30" x 14" and perfect for all my dried fruits. As usual, I get all excited, bring it home, and don't want it anymore. I'm such an indecisive goof.
Next is a heavy wool blanket from the antique shop. I have no use for it, but couldn't pass up the wool for making pillow/pincushion backs, or maybe trying wool applique/penny rug designs. Not sure if I'm sorry I bought this yet.
Now let's get to possible choices.....
Scarlet Letter - Sally Fiske - on 30 count 20" x 21 1/2"
Cross, rice, eyelet, chain, buttonhole stitches
Homespun Elegance - Lucy Redd - 30 count 19 34/" x 18 1/4"
Cross, rice, eyelet, straight stitches
Scarlet Letter - Ideal Landscape - 30 count 24" x 10 3/4"
French knot, cross, eyelet, satin, stem, back, queen stitches
Scarlet Letter - Margaret Logan - 30 count 31 1/2" x 27 1/2"'
She's a big girl.
Cross stitches only
And finally - the one that has been on my mind for a while...
Scarlet Letter - Catharine Metcalf - 30 count 23 1/2" x 31"
Cross, petit point, counted satin, backstitch, bullion knots
I just finished a small project that I ended up stitching twice with all the errors! What the hell am I thinking? Any of these monsters would be a real drain on my patience and could shoot my forward progress into reverse, set it on fire (my personal favorite), and out the window.
Big deal. So I start one and decide it's too much and put it aside. If I got through this last one without a match, I'm pretty sure that burning thing is over. Picking the one with the least amount of specialty stitches would be the smart move. The smarter move would be picking one of the medium sized R&R Reproduction charts. But you know, I really do have a wimpy chart stash. There aren't many that I like anymore. I'll find something small again, and think about these. Man, I hate to cut into a yard of linen and all these girls are big. It really bothers me! I've even gone as far as ordering linen in the cut size just to avoid cutting my yardage. Like I said, goof. I have the weekend to think about it, decide, and then change my mind. But don't you think I should spend the weekend online looking for some new charts to fill in the monster to peanut gap? Did I hear you shout a resounding YES???? Oh wait, that was me.