Sunday, August 4, 2013

Across the miles

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.

Happy Trick-or-Treating!
Keep on Stitching.


Margaret said...

It really is amazing how connected we are across the miles. And how thoughtful stitchers can be! I'm so glad you and Kathy connected like this -- so special!

Anonymous said...

Hello PJ

What a lovely story and how thoughtful of Kathy. It's a lovely design.
Stitchers are the best!
Have a good week (:

Casa Pearl said...

What a wonderful story and it just reinforces that the cross stitch universe is filled with really nice people. I love the chart and look forward to seeing your stitched piece! Hope you're enjoying the cool weather - feels almost like fall doesn't it? :-(

Annette-California said...

Such a incredible and heartwarming story. Love how fellow stitching sisters are so nice and thoughtful - especially Kathy:) love Annette

Mii Stitch said...

THis is such a nice gesture!! How kind.. and lucky to have find this chart!! Enjoy stitching it :)

Catherine said...

How fantastic for you!

linda Castellan said...

Is there any way I could pay you for a copy of judith Kirby's halloween houses? Thanks

P.J. said...

I am sorry Linda, I do not have any copies available. If I ever come across the pattern like Kathy did I would gladly share the info with you and pay that kindness forward. Best of luck in your search.