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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Prairie Schooler #9 ~ Johnny Appleseed: Next Stop on the Rotation RR

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:







5 comments:

  1. Love this PS... but then I love almost all PS -LOL! Great subject matter - I have fond memories of Johnny Appleseed stories from my childhhood. And I agree that Spring Grove cemetary is a wonderful place to visit - the momuments, the landscaping - I always enjoy a walk there.

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  2. That is a wonderful pattern! I also love the PS patterns.

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  3. You can't go wrong with a Prairie Schooler.

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  4. The small number of colors is one of the reasons I like doing PS designs. (I like cemetery walking also - always find something interesting!)

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