Friday, 15 May 2009

Two new starts

Yesterday I was browsing MJ's blog, and really fell in love with her Mother's Day start - Coffin Buzz by Plum Street Samplers.

The phrase on the sampler really rung true:

Here lies my sleeping body as lifeless as can be.
If thou shouldst bring me coffee I would spring to life with glee.

After all, I'm an archaeologist who works with skeletons day in day out, plus at work I have a reputation for being a bit of a coffee fiend - if there's none in the pot at 11am I'm not a happy bunny, and I schedule all my meetings around the 11am coffee break! (I'll share an amusing coffee related story when I have some more time).

So I went off in search of the pattern, and was delighted to see it was a freebie!

Last night was our lace night, Sonia and Louise came over to mine. I was too tired to think about lace making, so instead I dug through my stash for suitable fabbie (32ct Summer's End, a Sugar Maple Fabric which I bought of Kate from Sparklies when she was having a stash clearout). We all looked at several different floss options, and decided WDW 'Chestnut' worked well with the fabric. And then I started stitching. There's nothing like a spur of the moment start is there? Sadly I don't have a photo yet.


Giovanna said...

Can't wait to see it Jo, I love that chart!

Daffycat said...

Isn't it fun to stitch a special project! And a freebie at that! Enjoy!

Siobhan said...

I can't wait to see your Coffin Buzz. I definitely need to stitch it, too, as an ode to the sacred brown elixir of life. ;)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that piece sounds morbid, but then when you explain it, yup that's just perfect for you!