Good day! At least I hope it is for you. I spent the morning at Hobby Lobby buying fabric I did not need and another piece of linen. I checked Michael's and my store doesn't have the Charles Craft linen, just the Monaco and Aida. The DMC (Charles Craft) website doesn't even list an Irish linen, just Carolina linen which is a cotton/linen blend. So why do Walmart and other places have the Irish?
I didn't stitch yesterday because I removed the pumpkin from the front porch and took it into the woods for the squirrels. I always break it open for them, but this time when I swung it into the tree, my body became a human tuning fork. Tough pumpkin. After the vibration stopped, I swung much harder, hurt my wrist, the stem came off, the pumpkin landed on my foot, I jumped up in pain, got my hair tangled in a pin oak branch, stumbled backward over the pumpkin, poked a hole in my palm from the needle like short branch I grabbed on to, made up a few new cuss words, and there you have it. To make a long story short, my hand and wrist are really sore because of my squirrels. If they want the seeds they can dig them out themselves.
Samplers have not been on my mind, Santas have. But I'm looking ahead. Well, not really. I happened to throw the new linen into the stitching mess which hit my pile of stash creating a chartslide. As I picked them up while incorporating my new words into complete sentences, I quickly browsed.
These Essamplaire charts caught my eye, but they may be too fussy for me right now. You see Sarah William's hips? I think she had too many Mounds bars because I had a similar reaction. I need a simple stitch with all the house projects going on and thought Lise Bagg would be good. Lots of nice bands, but I don't like the colors. I may do the alphabet one color and the bands different.
But I may come across a Scarlet Letter or R&R chart at the last minute, which is usually what happens. I have quite a few R&R small and simple marking samplers (really?). Lise is short and wide instead of my usual long and thin so it would be something different for the display wall. That's another problem. How do you decide which cabinet to hang where, which samplers, which sconce, when you change things continually? It's so hard to make holes in a freshly patched and painted wall.
I picked my trim color, or rather it picked me. I am so tired of this that I took the trim's gallon in for adjustment, brought it home, and what it is, it is.
So that's all I have to report. My hand is better today and I will pick up some threads this evening.
Enjoy your day and stitch away!
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