It's a great day today. The sky is an amazing color of blue, it's peaceful and quiet and calm. My kinda day! I also have the day clear with nothing to do, and I'm thankful. It's been ages since I've had a day to myself where the guys are gone and I don't have any appointments or work scheduled.
It's also a great day because I have wonderful news...I finished another UFO. This was called Le Marquoir de Sophie and I did change some of the letters and dates to suite myself. The letters I searched on the internet for, and some of them I designed myself. I have been working on this particular UFO for over 2 years. I started it in April 2009, according to my stitch diary. I used 32 count platinum Belfast linen over one and one strand of DMC 3808. This pattern was originally offered on this site http://www.histoiredelin.canalblog.com/ but the owner has since closed this blog and started another http://grenier2sophie.canalblog.com/ and has begun selling her designs now which you can find here http://www.histoiredelin.net/ When you find a picture on this site, there will be a place to click that will take you to her boutique and you can purchase her designs there.
I said all that because someone has asked me where I found this design. It was a free SAL two years ago, but I haven't found it anywhere since, and I'm sure if you visited one of the sites above and e-mailed historiesdelin she will be able to give you an answer.
I often have this dilemma. What do you do with a chart you have finished stitching and you know you will never use it again? I've taken charts to thrift stores before and have found charts there myself. I've given some away. I've never sold them myself, but I've seen them offered on e-bay. I know that one designer in one of my yahoo groups doesn't want us giving them away when we are finished and I do honor her wishes. It's a quandry, and above all else I want to do the right thing, it's just hard to know what that is. I welcome any comments on this subject, as I truly do desire to do the right thing. I would hate for all the wonderful designers to quit because their designs are being pirated but I also hate to see wonderful designs being wasted when others can use them.
I just want to say I belong to the Friendly Stitchers yahoo group and they encourage us to work on a UFO on Thursdays. Thanks to them I am finishing off some long standing UFOs including the one I finished this morning that I started two years ago. Thanks Mouse, for wielding that wet noodle so well and keeping us on the straight and narrow! Now I have to start looking around for the next UFO I'm going to continue working on...
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! *Hugs*
6 years ago