Thank you for your nice comments on Frosty the pumpkin. He is becoming a really enjoyable stitch and I'm excited with the progress I'm making on him.
I can almost see the finish line on this one. Funny to think it's been sitting around half-finished for all this time, and it's not that difficult a project. I think this was one of the first charts I bought from an LNS. I'm pretty sure I bought it at Stitching Pretty, when they had a shop in Laurel. It was a positive delight to walk into a shop that was full of charts, and charts that I'd never SEEN before. Ms. Inez's shop in Kensington was a good place if I needed something fast (that is, if they carried it--she didn't carry full lines of much), but they were an experience. Gosh, was that a nice shop. Full of stitched models and you could just walk around for an hour looking at inspiring things.They closed the brick and mortar shop, I'm not sure they even really design anymore. I miss them. It was kinda nice to be able to walk into a shop and talk to the people behind Ruby Slipper designs and MichelleInk, once I'd finally figured out that LNSes were the place to go. This just makes me think of those old days--could it only have been 10 years ago that this went from a mild hobby I did to pass the time to a passion? Yep.