"Lemon Meringue Sampler"
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I have an extensive, if not exhaustive, Prairie Schooler collection of cross-stitch patterns. So I thought it only appropriate that I add a real gem to my rotation. It's an oldey but goody, Johnny Appleseed, published way back in 1985, even before I started stitching (1987). We've sure come a long way since then, because this design has a grand total of 9, count 'em, 9 DMC colors!
I was also inspired by my recent, first trip to Spring Grove Cemetery, in Cincinnati (yes, I LOVE cemeteries), because he is supposedly buried there. I couldn't get a picture of his grave on the day I was there without disturbing a family gathering nearby.
Anyway, after about 10 hours, stitched on 28 ct. Platinum Cashel linen, here's my progress:
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This past Christmas, my daughter purchased quite a few perfect gifts from sellers on Etsy.com. When looked under “Cross Stitch” she found this adorable pattern called “I’m Down With Downton Abbey.” I have added it to my rotation, and here’s the result of my first 10 hours, on 28 ct. Light Grey Lugana.
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Not only was it a blast to participate in the Grow Your Blog event, it was fun to come up with a “door prize,” and for it to be so sincerely appreciated. Remember, MJ, I want a picture of your finished piece!
Well, as it turned out, I was the VERY LUCKY winner over at Cathy Habermann’s blog, Hands On Design !! She promised a “Taste of Sioux City” package (which was great, cuz I’ve never been) and boy, did she deliver!!
Sitting on my first porch Friday night was a jar of Sue Bee Honey, two packs of Jolly Time popcorn, a pound of Jumpy Monkey coffee, four Twin Bing candies, and ……..
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