Now that I've finished knitting my socks (I still need to weave in some ends & close up the toes), & I don't yet have the yarn I need to start crocheting a blanket (whole 'nother story here), I think it's once again time to pick up linen, floss, & needle & stitch something. This decision has not come lightly. I still have fantasies about taking all my Homespun Elegance charts, piling them in the yard, setting them ablaze, & dancing around them with gleeful abandon ... then sending the ashes to HE with a note saying "here's what I think of your charts!!!" However, that would take a lot of energy ... something this overweight, over stressed stitcher doesn't have much of these days. Therefore, the HE charts will sit neglected in my files until whatever time I decide to burn, sell, give, or trade them.
Although I haven't been able to bring myself to stitch a stitch since my traumatic HE experience, I have purchased a few charts that have shown up on my computer screen ... very few ... for that day when I would feel able to stitch again. I purchased one of them just this morning. I was pretty excited about it, but then I'm usually pretty excited about The Little Stitcher's designs. Laura is one of those God-given designers who create cross stitch designs that are made up of cross stitches only! No blankety-blank french knots, no whoop-de-do fancy stitches, just cross stitches. Nothing more. God bless her! Anyway, yesterday she posted her latest creation, A Day of Joy. Here is a photo which I've copied from her post.
The proceeds from the sale of this design will go to Sister Anna & the Malawi children. You can get more information about this cause on Nadia's blog, La Soffitta. Nadia is the organizer of this initiative.
I ordered the pattern from Nadia as soon as I saw it this morning. I told myself that if it arrived in my inbox today, I would begin stitching it tonight. That is what I will do. What will I stitch afterward? That's anyone's guess. Maybe another one of these designs. Maybe one of Laura's other designs. I know one thing for sure. I won't be stitching any blankety-blank HE designs!!!