Jan 28, 2017

"It's always something"

Are you too young to remember who that quote is from?  If so, "never mind".
This sampler isn't from Rosanne Rosannadanna, but it is a Rosanna.  Long ago I stitched this sampler as a gift to a friend, and she asked to borrow it for her friend, I obliged before I stitched it for myself, time passed, friend passed away suddenly.  What I found in my mess of messes is a beat up written on worksheet.  I decided to search online for a color photo to jog my memory and there she was.
Rosanna Pinkham from Sheepish Designs.  Ain't she a sweetie?  Forgot all about her.  My worksheet is old and beat, the symbols are not clear, but I can easily see color placements from the photo.  I think you can get this very old chart from Em-Li's. 
This was a tough call because I had planned to work on 1739 from R&R, very primitive and definitely on the to-do list, and couldn't decide between these two.  Rosanna won because her colors are easy.  1739 has a lot of very light threads that I want to change and that drags me down.  I have searched several engines and I still haven't seen a photo of it other than the chart's, hard to see.  And both are very close in size.  Harry's Lion will be in the second basket in my new bench, and I will go back and forth.  Hopefully. 
 Kielbasa stew for dinner today.  Used my pressure cooker for the cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and in just two minutes, they are well done.  I saved the steamed liquid to add to the stew's broth and it is so full of flavor and rich, full of the nutrients.  The Instant Pot is big, can also be used as a slow cooker, and I can saute in the pot before pressurizing.  We love the French Market Bean soup which takes quite a while with dried beans, and I think the Pot will do a great job in short time. We took the old heavy aluminum (manual) cookers to the recycler.  They take metal cookware but only if the handles (usually plastic) are removed.  I use several old stainless fry pans as water dishes and bird baths.  Easy to clean and they don't break.
Have a good weekend.


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
I LOVE Rosanna and am so happy you found a photo of her to help with the colors!! Your Kielbasa Stew sounds AMAZING and I'm sure my hubby would love it as he is half Polish!
Zakrzewski tells it all!! If we lived closer, I would ask what time dinner would be served?
Enjoy your stew, Rosanna, and your weekend!
Heart Hugs~

C M Designs said...

Rosanna is a sweet sampler. Love the dainty colors.
Your stew sounds delicious. I wish I liked to cook. One is on Weight watchers, the other probably would eat anything I fix but should lose weight too.
Me.........I need to lose 25 lbs. so says my doctor. We'll see.
I hope you're having an enjoyable weekend.
Charlotte in Va.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet sampler.How much do you ask for the chart and the colours on line?Mia Hendrikx

diamondc said...

Hi Marley: I do not think I have ever seen this sampler before.
Your stew sounds wonderful, yummy.
We have recycled many aluminun pans we have has for ages.


deb said...

Saw your subject line and laughed right out loud - loved Gilda Radner and all her SNL characters!

Don't remember seeing Rosanna Pinkham before, but what a lovely sampler. Think I have three or four Sheepish Designs samplers in my Stitch This Someday pile, they did really nice designs.

French Market Soup! I have a recipe for a French market bean soup that I just love - need to think about making that....

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the pattern! I'm glad you like the instant pot! I love mine!

Barbara said...

Love that sampler!!

Plessiewill said...

Love the sampler!

Carol said...

Oh, what a pretty one, Marly! Glad you can work with the suggested colors--it always simplifies things. I think that is why I like PS designs so much--simple, straightforward and the colors always seem to work together :)

Enjoy your Sunday!

Krissy B. said...

This is a beauty. I love how different the design is and the colors. Can't wait to see it done your way.

Rachel said...

Kielbasa stew sounds delicious! I love both of these samplers, primitive is my favorite.

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