I've had several inquiries about the Charted Folk Designs for Cross-Stitch Embroidery book that I talked about yesterday- the one with 278 charts of Ancient Folk Embroideries from the countries along the Danube, by Maria Foris and edited by Andreas Foris. The Dover book is, as I suspected, out of print. But I did find a listing of copies for sale, ranging from $11-$90. Before you go and order one, here's the drill on the book: it's paperback, the charts are small and crammed many to a page. It would be nearly impossible to work from any of the charts without re-drawing them, both larger and more accurately (some pages, the printing is off a bit, so the squares overlap a little). And it's printed in just 2 colors: black and red. But there are 77 pages of wonderful designs (all copyright free- Dover just asks that you credit them if you use one of the charts, and that you don't use more than 10 charts in any single project). Despite the shortcomings, I would be very sad if I lost my copy.
So, I spent some time sewing yesterday. Voracious Reader has discovered American Girl-style dolls (a couple of years later than her cousins). I had some time this weekend to expand Emily's wardrobe (she of the quilt I made last week).
this song. It was great fun to make this matching jammies, bathrobe and slippers.
I think Emily will be pleased.
P.S. I didn't do a lot of knitting last night because I was too busy weeping my way through the latest Lost episode.