I was cleaning out the gift card basket – all those gift cards you get and never really use the full balance on. So I went on line on all of them, checked the balances and wrote them on the back. I often get Visa gift cards and there was one that I thought I had used and never did BONUS!! (always good to check balance on line before tossing the gift card!). So I put the remaining balances to use and ordered a few more charts for sleds that I had not seen before (or were out of stock when I did see them) and a couple other charts that caught my fancy. Here are the sled charts.
These two charts above I got from Kitten Stitcher (Shakespeare’s Peddler). I love the Blue Bird Sampler – everying about it except the colors. Too 80’s mauve look to me so I’d definitely change some colors. Although the Sisters Sampler uses similar colors it’s in smaller motifs so not as overpowering. The Sisters sampler I had to order when I saw it – the quote on it and the flowers below and of course that border- the border may drive me crazy when stitching it but I love it.
Here’s a close up of the Bronte quote on the Sisters Sampler.
You can’t go wrong with a Scarlett House chart. The one on the left has what I’ve heard referred to as a “ghost” alphabet – the colors that are used for some of the letters are light in shade so it sort of blends in to the background. I don’t like that look – if I’m going to stitch it I’m going to make sure it shows up so I’d definitely tweak the colors in that.
The one on the
left right I love – it will go very well with the insert for the metal tray I made (below) which has similar colors and motifs to it.
Lastly, these two. Plum Street designs are another favorite and I think that the Turkey one needs to be stitched soon. I love how they use star designs (similar to quilt pattern stars) in so many of their charts. And yes, those are very long legged turkeys. And of course that one has acorn motifs in it – another favorite thing of mine.
So since I’m doing my own “Christmas in July” stitching, I’ll continue working on the holly leaves border on my Farmhouse Christmas – I got two sides of the border stitched last night and that’s a whole lot of leaves! And I will likely start on another sled design tonight.
On to today’s chart adoption info and a couple other goodies for adoption. Last week’s Peace Be To This House chart will be adopted by Susan (Susan good luck with your move and I agree it will be the perfect thing to stitch for a new home). The bonus adoption set patterns posted on the 4th of July (5 Farmhouse Christmas charts) will be adopted by Kristie. Congratulations Kristie. My email address is on my blog under my photo so Susan and Kristie send me a private email with your addresses and I’ll get those in the mail.
Today’s charts for adoption are the last two Farmhouse Christmas charts which I just finished stitching – Grandpa’s Pick Up and Horsin’ Around. If you want to see what they look like – scroll down two posts on the blog where I show what I had stitched and they are in the bottom row – and yes clearly the ones with the pick-up and horse on them. 🙂
Also, when I got my Kitten Stitcher order I ordered a couple “random” needle minders. She picks from her supply so you don’t know what the image will be on them – I’ve always loved grab bag type things and the ones I have received are so fun.
Here’s part of my collection of them. I’ve gotten others that are missing from this photo but they were given away to friends and I can’t find where I put the typewriter one that I’m gifting to a friend but it’s around here somewhere. The lady in the long cream colored dress was one in the latest order I got along with the Orange Big Top bottle top and the TV with the clown (I don’t recognize the clown but maybe it was on someone’s local shows from the past or could just be a random clown image.)
I also love the cards these come on – I punch holes in them and put them on my floss rings with the name of the chart the floss rings are for (in case I get messy and mix them up). So I will be offering the Orange Big Top and TV needle minders for adoption also (minus the cards they come on because I’m keeping those. 🙂
So you know the drill but here it is again. Remember (1) you must have a US mailing address, (2) you must leave a comment on this blog post with the specific key word(s) for each item you wish to adopt in your comment to let me know you are interested in actually adopting the chart(s) and or needle minder(s) (and not just leaving a random comment with those words in it but not really wanting to adopt them – yes that has happened in the past), and (3) you must check back on next Sunday’s post to see if you have been chosen and if so, then send me a PRIVATE email at the email address listed below my photo on the blog with your mailing address (do not post your address in the comments please). If you are interested in the Grandpa’s Pick-up chart put “Grandpa” in your comment; Horsin’ Around chart put “Horse”; Orange Big Top needle minder put “Orange” and TV needle minder put “Clown.”