Greetings. Hope everyone had a great weekend and all the dads in your family had a nice Father's Day. We sure miss ours. Several days ago my nephew became a grandfather to a red haired perfect little boy. My sister is now a great grandmother at 74 and I'm a great-great-aunt at 62. At the graduation party, we saw our "almost" cousins (my cousin's cousins) and they inherited skin without pores, wrinkles, sags, or bags. So depressing! We joked about our ages and I always get ribbed from Mike about owing my life to him. He is my mom's sister's son, and because he was the cutest baby anyone ever saw, Mom decided on just one more - me. He's the little devil on the far left and I'm on the far right, back in the days of traditional families without electronics, on a family picnic.
Age has changed my likes, dislikes, philosophy, judgment, patience, TOLERANCE!, but mostly, physicality. While grocery shopping, I forgot myself and crouched down to see the price on the bottom shelf. Big mistake. I can't get up from that position without help. Thank goodness no one was in that aisle. I had two choices - 1. grab a shelf to pull myself up risking the entire shelf and its contents falling on me and creating a scene or 2. fall onto my side, roll until I was on my hands and knees, try to straighten my back legs hoisting my butt into the air while grabbing my knees to stabilize and letting out that grunt old people make. Years ago I lost my balance while hopping on one leg trying to get a shoe on, grabbed for the shelf, and toppled the entire shoe rack in an outlet store. I chose #2.
She's going to be fabulous with a fringed bottom, at 9" wide and about 31" long on 30 count. I may have to attach another piece of the same linen with a border stitch onto the bottom for fringing. I really like the longer bottom margin like on this Mary Oldfield - one of my favorite sampler finishes, but there will only be about two inches on Eliza. We'll see. With her length the shorter bottom margin may be fine.
Thank you for such a great response to my offering. In answer to emails, yes I will be selling this chart. No I'm not published, I just printed my own packs and the chart on 11x17 paper, with an attached photo. I don't know how to offer a PDF because most printers can't do that size paper. It will be this week for sure.
I charted the July pear right after number X, and may stitch that to have it ready. It shouldn't take long at all. Famous last words! I like the first draft, and don't think any changes will be made.
Have a good start to a great week, thank you for visiting, stay safe.