Thursday, December 6, 2012

A challenge and 3 new charts.....

I had read about Nicola's challenge as I subscribe to her blog Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore.

Nicola will be turning 50 and has posted a challenge on her blog.  Of course......I just couldn't resist the challenge.  I have 3 The Scarlet Letter charts here.  One is started which is Jane Rees and the other 2 were kitted from way back in 2005 or so.  I know....sad.  But being a military family, we got orders soon after I received those 2 charts and in the stash they went only to stay there to be looked at over the following years. 

My best friend was the one who introduced me to The Scarlet Letter.   So yes.....Kimberly....I blame you!  hehe    But it wasn't a bad thing but a good thing as she introduced me to a new style of xstitching....samplers.  Needless to say, that love of those samplers never died in me.  I would take out my 2 charts (that I bought way back when) and look them over the years but of course, one project or another would take my time to finish or draw me away from them.

Then one day, a dear sweet friend, gifted me with The Scarlet Letter Jane Rees chart.  I was living in Germany because that was where were stationed a the time.  So I drove to Tissage Gander in France to buy special fabric for this Jane Rees project.  I knew she was going to be huge and so I wanted to make sure I got a big enough piece for her.  Then what happened?  The Air Force moves us from Germany back to the states to AZ where I am now.

I had seen Nicola's challenge from her blog, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to finish Jane Rees.  But I wanted a smaller project to do also for the challenge.  So what's a girl to do but GO SHOPPING on The Scarlet Letter's website.  I couldn't decide exactly which one chart I wanted to start with so I bought 3 smallerish ones to decide from.   Plus I wanted to make the most of my shipping and handling charge.  Good excuse .... right???  I could have bought a chart from my LNS but I knew most of what she had were medium to large SL charts as I had looked there before.  Here is what I bought:

I am thinking of starting The Mary Baker Sampler.  I love the saying on this one which I think I'm so drawn to the chart.  I'm sure I have some fabric in my stash that will accomodate this sampler and then I will see what fibers I will stitch it in. If I don't have the right threads, I'm sure my local needlework stop will have what I need.  I will show you the posts as I start this new one and the progress on my Jane Rees as well.  I know this is not a competition but I say it will definitely be "motivation" to get these charts xstitched and hanging on my walls.
Until another time ....... HAPPY STITCHING!

1 comment:

  1. The nicest things in life are shared ones. Thank you for patcicipating.