26 June 2017

Getting close...

Today's mail brought a wonderful surprise from Melissa in Texas! If you're a stitcher from Texas, you probably know about this chart, as it's an out-of-print classic. My copy is a nearly 30-year-old hand-drawn (yikes!) chart consisting of several pages stapled together. Melissa sent me a serious upgrade, a real printed chart that I can read! Thank you, Melissa!


I have another little finish for my Texas basket. This one is from an old, out-of-print booklet of Texas designs.

I had several more Texas smalls on my to-do list, but two things have happened: 1) I've gotten really impatient about getting this basket done as soon as possible so I can enjoy it for the rest of the summer, which is a third over, and 2) I realized that if I stitched all the projects on my list, they wouldn't fit in my basket! So I chose one more project to do, which I started today, and will hopefully have done in a few days. Then I'll do all the finishing--I think there are seven--and then the big reveal! I'm aiming for around 4 July, but we'll see how my week goes. 

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the name of TwoPurplePandas.com. I just ordered and received my first two charms. Love them. Small Texas Charms are hare to find.
    Love the Texas designs, I have it in my to do stash.

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  2. Wow, Honeybee! Both of your Texas finishes are super, but I LOVE the Texas Panorama piece. It is truly stunning. I look forward to seeing your last project (at least for now) for the Texas basket plus the reveal.

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  3. Honeybee, I'm really enjoying your Texas basket coming together. Love these two new stitches especially the one from Melissa...that's a very special one for sure. I will be in Texas on July 4th and look forward to the big reveal. I know it is going to be great. RJ @ stitching friends forever

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  4. What a nice addition to your Texas stash! Looking forward to your finishing of the 7!

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  5. Love your Texas Panorama finish! How wonderful to have been sent the updated chart for it :o) Looking forward to seeing all your finishes together :o)

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  6. What a nice gesture, and a great addition to your basket.
    Can't wait to see it!
    Marilyn

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  7. Stitchers are the best!! Great chart! Your basket is going to be super!

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  8. What a lovely surprise to get in the mail, I can't wait for your big reveal!!

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  9. Both of those are great.
    Kay.

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  10. I found your lovely post this weekend on the Texas Panorama chart. A girlfriend has been hunting like made for this chart. Your post mentions that Melissa sent you an updated version - do you know if she has any more copies available for purchase? Thank you so much for your time. FYI, your Blog is fantastic.

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