We got the snow and ice they predicted - not to the extent they proposed but enough to keep me from going to work for the past two days. The roads are very icy now as we had lots of sleet and freezing rain on top of the snow. You would think I had lots of stitchy time but for some reason I couldn't sit down and focus for any length of time. Oh, well - I'll get there eventually.
Do you ever become somewhat obsessed with wanting to stitch or sew something? And why is it with me that the thing I desire usually involves a fabric that is no longer manufactured or a chart that is no longer in print?!
First there was "Halloween Queen" by Notforgotten Farm. I looked high and low, couldn't find it at any of my usual online shops. I stalked the bay of evil for some time hoping I might find the chart there. Finally, I found one online shop that had it listed on their site. I ordered it and I waited....and waited...and waited.... The shop owner emailed me to tell me they were having trouble getting it. After 3 months I had resigned myself to the fact it wasn't going to happen and then one day - voila! the pattern arrived in the mail. Now, I have yet to stitch the pattern but by golly I have it in my hot little hands when I am ready!
Then there was "Where My Heart Blooms" by Blackbird Designs. Of course by the time I saw this and fell in love with it the chart was out of print and selling for exhorbitant prices on all the auction sites. I bid on a couple of the patterns, up to my limit which was more than I had ever paid for a pattern of any kind and lost the auction every time. Then, after about 6 months of this another one was at auction with floss and fabric . The rest as you know is history. I still have to get it framed but it remains my favorite of all the things I have stitched.