Happy day everyone.
Started the 1739 sampler from R&R Reproductions and it's going to be great. Very hard to make out details in the chart photo and I haven't found one photo of a finish online. Guess mine will be the first. The border looks blue but the charted color is green. I've changed most to a shade or two darker. Another one from my collection of their series of samplers from decades ago. This one, from 1995.
It's really primitive, uneven letters, a different alphabet style, simple but various stitches. I did the outline first to help me line up the rows and also see the finished size. Another possible pouch, it is less than 5 1/2" wide on this 35 count beige. Yep. Beige. I never use lighter linen but this is a khaki sort of beige and for once, I pictured the piece on a lighter ground. That's very unusual for me and I'm happy with it already. The lighter threads would be easy to work on a dark ground but I just don't think it would do this wonky design justice. Never did I imagine I would work on a higher count like this either but I am starting to really enjoy it. The chart is 100 stitches wide so ÷ by 17.5 for 35 count it equals 5.71 yet after stitching, it is only 5.38. I guess I'll find out soon enough if I counted wrong.
Spent the afternoon yesterday in Urgent Care because Mark was cutting drywall with the box cutter blade and .... He opted for glue instead of stitches since he plans on golfing this weekend. 50's. Yahoo. Met his friend's wife there with her dad, and she is miserable. She needs a hip replacement (two actually) but her ACA insurance rate rose to over $1000 a month and her deductible is $7000. That's like another $583 per month. She has to work to afford the monthly bill but can barely walk. She just can't afford to have the surgery. Remember my financially independent friend that paid only $100 a month with NO deductible by limiting her investment income? She got a check in December for $640 from the insurance company for not spending too much on health care!
Be back for the giveaway.