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Begin It by Carol’s Needle Sketches

Copyright Carol Bristow, Carol’s Needle Sketches, 2006. Distributed by Stitching Pretty Presents.


Begin It by Carol's Needle Sketches

Chart: This Carol’s Needle Sketches chart is printed over three Letter/A4 pages with no overlap rows.  The symbols are printed a little on the small side, but the pattern is a repetitious and thus easy to follow. A fourth page contains a large diagram and instructions for stitching the Rhodes diamonds in the border corners.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole Cross stitch and Rhodes diamonds.

Materials: Rainbow Gallery Splendor silks and Caron Waterlillies silks. Stitched on Picture This Plus 32ct “Whimsy” .

Designer’s Notes: “What you can do our dream you can do, Begin it! I think this quote by Goethe will resonate with many. I know I sometimes need to tell myself to just get on with it.”

Why I was attracted to this design: I agree with Carol, there are times I just need to tell myself to stop planning and just Do It! Stop the words and start the action. I also love famous quotes. Shakespeare, Goethe, etc.

So why haven’t I stitched it?  Splendor silks are rarely stocked here. I’ve been informed by one online store that Rainbow Gallery will not sell their threads to Internet only stores.  Yet most of the local bricks and mortar stores I regularly order from, do not stock Splendor silks as they are not in the top range of threads most commonly used by designers.

Where can you buy it? I don’t know the current supply chain for Carol’s Needle Sketches. They used to be distributed via Stitching Pretty Presents but that appears to have stopped. I suggest checking a LNS or ONS that stocks older charts or trying eBay.

Discussion questions: Unfortunately I’ve just learned that Carol passed away last month.  Another designer lost too soon.

Project Status:
10 Apr 2012: Not yet begun; not yet kitted!