Having a writers cramp this morning...need more coffee.
I wanted to share with you something exciting that happened because of this simple blog....
From California to
the New York Island a little town in Maine......
Several weeks ago, out of the blue, I received an email from Kathy in California. She had read my post from October 2012 ( House #9) about Judith Kirby's House #9, my favorite Halloween stitch, and how I was on the hunt for House #15. Both of these are out of print and the EBay/Etsy prices are outrageous.
Imagine my surprise and excitement when Kathy wrote that she had found two copies at Mari Pat's Needlework shop in Long Beach. And hang on to your hoops; for the ORIGINAL price of $3.50 each!! Which by the way is the price I paid for House #9 at Heart's Desire in Wichita, years ago. I was so giddy and over the moon! Isn't it funny how the simplest things can bring such joy. Silly I know, to get so excited over a pattern... But it was more than just the pattern. It was truly the thought behind it; that someone I had never met, but connected through this blog because of our needlework, was so thoughtful to share this find with me.
Kathy now has a copy of House #15 but not House #9; so in return for her thoughtfulness I provided House #9. :) I included a few other goodies as a thank you! Sorry I did not take any pictures. I included some cozy spa footies, a couple of PS freebies with floss, note pad and of course House #9.
This moment will always be connected to this project. When I get started on it I will be sure to share it on Porcupine Needle. First, I have a few other projects in the needle-works.
In the mean time here is a pic of the pattern.
THANK YOU Kathy!!
Keep on Stitching.