...but someone has to do it.
I'm innocent... really, I am! I was minding my own business, putting my Dad's John Deere for sale on Craigslist. I think something possessed my fingers. Yes, that's it! For the heck of it, I did a search for "cross stitch". In the past when I've done this, I've had no luck.
This time was different. There was an ad for a beautiful oak American Dream lap stand with 20" no-baste scroll rods (retail $48-79.95) plus an unfinished Autumn Sampler by Janlynn (retail $24.99) which I think is an OOP kit. The ad also stated, "Floss, pattern and carrying case for floss, scissors, and sundry included." I wasn't sure what that meant so I asked for explanation and photos. Turned out to be a nice stitching project bag, scissors, hoop, floss on bobbins, and the chart. All for $35! It appears the project just needs the backstitching finished. I can't believe she didn't finish it.
Turns out the lady used to be an avid stitcher before her hands gave out on her and retirement took into other activities. She decided this project was never going to be finished so she put it up for sale. I've read some positive reviews about the frame so I was really excited!
Then Stash Unload on Facebook got to me. I couldn't resist...
I have a very old antique clock of my Dad's that's missing the guts and I'm thinking about doing the clock design for it. I also have a wood tray that I could do a design for.
Pinn Stitch designs are so easy to stitch. And well, ya'll know how I like Asian designs.
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Side note.... I remember when I was a little girl, the craft stores had LOTS of Candamar designs and finished projects on display high upon the shelves. I used to love going and looking at them. Little did I know at that time stitching would become a full blown hobby of mine.
I have the Spring one so when I get the other two, I thought it be nice to stitch them in a row.
Want to know what's annoying? When you contact the seller on Facebook to thank them and let them know the package arrived safely... No response. Two out of three sellers did not acknowledge my text to them. Personally, I think it's a bit rude.
Since I didn't buy anything for myself for my birthday, I'm considering these my present. ::big grin:: My birthday was back in January so I'm a bit late in treating myself.
Speaking of birthday presents, my SM Sue sent me the cutest bracelet for my birthday. I just LOVE it!