Saturday, June 23, 2007

A few questions... and an idea or two...

Hi everyone... :-) I'm Lizzy from North Carolina... It's lovely to be here and I'm looking forward to our RR...

I ordered my fabby yesterday... I'll be using Maple Sugar by Lakeside Linens... Cashel {28ct}... I ordered a stitcher's fat half ... So, if I've calculated correctly... that should be enough. :-)

Have you all come up with any ideas, or decided on what you are going to stitch? I've been thinking about what to stitch for the RR and what LHN designs will fit nicely into the 100 x 100 squares... In looking, I found there aren't a lot of designs that will fit nicely without leaving a lot of blank space or going over just a wee bit... unless we take bits and pieces from several LHN designs and fill in the blanks... sort of like a Neighbourhood RR...

Anyway, in my search... I found the Dear Diary Series to be approx 97 to 105 stitches by 70 stitches or so... So that got me to thinking... Yes, dangerous, I know! ;-) Anyway, I think I'm going to go with the Dear Diary Series... there are eight of them and I could stitch the extra two when I get my RR back, as I would want to have the entire Series on one piece of fabby... I had been intending to stitch them all on one piece of fabby one day... so this will be a great opportunity! :-) Anyway, if lay out my squares two across and four down this will be approx 210 wide by 280 height give or take a few stitches... I'll have to make sure of the size of all the patterns before I grid my fabby... but anyway if I lay them out this way, they will all fit nicely on the stitcher's fat half with plenty of room left for framing... :-) I also thought you all could stitch your name and city, state or country in place of the name and town that is on the chart... A free alphabet comes with the designs... So, you all can personalise each chart... all you would have to do is look at the alphabet and chart out your name and place to fit instead of the name and place on the chart... Am I making any sense? :-) I'll have to order all the charts as I don't have any of them yet... Oh, and since I will have to stitch three of my squares... I've picked out Abigail Winslow, Hannah Purrington and I think Lucy Fairchild... I'll let you all know for sure and send *working copies* of the charts I am not going to stitch and you can choose whichever one you'd like to stitch... If you have any preference, please let me know and I'll reserve that particular Dear Diary Chart for you... :-)

Dear Diary Series ... Abigail Winslow

by Little House Needleworks

Oh, and I think I'll only stitch one of the Dear Diary charts before posting... and then stitch my other two when I get my RR back as I don't think I'll have time to stitch three of them before posting... I fear I am more the Tortoise than the Hare just now and I have a few other stitchy projects on the go as well! :-)

Please let me know what you all think about this idea and I'd love to hear what you all are planning on stitching! :-)

Thank you Donna for organising this RR... :-) I am really looking forward to stitching on everyone's Robin...


Love in Stitches...
Lizzy

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Lizzy i love your idea! That sounds so great. I haven't been able to find any of those charts over here! I am going to make my RR a house theme....ive just emailed you all

Lizzy said...

Thanks Cheryl! :-) If you want me to order any of the charts for you so you'll have them in your stash... just let me know, okay? I don't mind at all! :-) I love your idea of picking bits and piecs from different LHN designs... I'm already thinking about what I'm going to put together for you! :-)

DaisyGirl said...

I can't wait Lizzy, I love the Dear Diary patterns also!
Donna