Sunday, March 30, 2014

Now for a New WIP from an Old Friend

This pattern is from the online source,  I found the company when we first moved to our current state home almost eleven years ago. They have a very unique approach to patterns. You can order them either in a paper copy and have them mailed, or you can download them and print them instantly. I bought this pattern from them when we first arrived and had kept it in a notebook stuck away somewhere.  With the help of  Mary Ethel the Floor Lamp and my new glasses, I am happily cross stitching with confidence again.  This will be a picture of a mailbox in front of a picket fence, surrounded by all manner of blue and violet morning glories. The pattern is called "Mailbox and Morning Glories." I can't tell you how happy I am to be working on this. I love the colors. There is a "sister pattern" with crepe myrtle blossoms in front of the same  picket fence, and it is about the same size.  They are by the same designer, Ursula Michael. I wish I had done this on 11-Count, but the 14 isn't too hard with my visual assistants.

Oh no, it's me!  We are back from Church (I love Sunday night services), and I asked our daughter to take my picture before I put on my housecoat and slippers!  Haha! You can see my new glasses and Mary Ethel. She is such a blessing as are the glasses. I have worn glasses since 3rd grade, and because of an assortment of issues, finding the right Rx has been a challenge over the years. These are THE BEST I have had in sooooo long!  They told me at Lens Crafters that the next time I have an eye exam with them, it will all be done with a laser scan that will read my prescription needs. No more, "which is clearer, 1 or 2? 3 or 4?"  
The box you see on your right, my left, is a vintange yarn box I found at a local thrift store. I just love it. It has to date back to the 60's. I need to take a picture where you can see the pattern a bit better. 
I hope your Sunday has been a blessed and restful one.
God bless you and sleep tight!


  1. I love those simple traditional cross stitch patterns.

  2. Me, too Elizabeth! This pattern has a bit of outlining/backstitching but not too much!