“Time Spent Stitching”
is the perfect stitchers alibi. This sampler is
part of the premiere Traditions line introduced
by Great Bear Canada. The pattern opens up to
reveal a great big (17½” x 23½”)
color chart with easy-to-read symbols. A gift
for tired eyes! Includes quotations you’ll
Item # GBC-112 stitched on aida
or evenweave; DMC and Anchor codes.
about this pattern
My grandmother, Margaret
Mellon, was one of those ordinary, extraordinary
women. She was born in 1881 and lived deep into
the next century. She lived, in fact, until she
was nearly 100!
between, she met and married my grandfather, moved
to Maine and then back to New Brunswick, had nine
children (two of whom she lost as babies), and
helped run a farm. She also made things with her
hands – everything from quilts to socks.
She knit and wove and hooked and quilted.
My Aunt Mary tells me she and Grandma even knit
socks for the boys off in the Navy. ("I used to feel terrible
for the poor souls who had to wear them!" my aunt confesses
now). The thought of those lovingly crafted, but probably scratchy
and bulky, socks makes me smile now, as I count stitches and pull
thread in my home in Hamilton, Ontario.