It has been a weird week. I spent yesterday in hospital with my daughter who has been diagnosed with Type one diabetes and of course I am doing the mother guilt trip. I cannot believe I put so much effort in giving my children fresh food, home made, exercised etc and yet one by one my healthy, perfect babies are breaking. I'm not telling her how upset I am; to her we are encouraging 'It is what it is...go live your life'. And she is handling it very well, or at least better than she was when they took arterial blood samples lol!
Just as I was wallowing in my mother-guilt-trip, I had an email from my model stitcher, Elaine.
In my last post there is a freebie (and on the Christmas freebie page at the top of my blog).
Elaine has sent me a picture of my next chart which will be released for sale soon. I just need to add his
bead buttons! You can't have Scrooge in his negative without Scrooge in
his positive can you? I am using Elaine's picture as it is just so
perfect......and our stitcher has something amazing to share as well! She is actually a distant relative of Mr Dickens himself!!!! How totally awesome is that?????
I feel she has most def. some of his creative genius with her stitching that's for sure. Thank you so much Elaine!!!
I hope you like it.
I will be doing more Dickens in cross stitch: you can't get much more
victorian than Mr. Dickens. His books had a huge impact on Victorian life, changing and higlighting
social issues and he played a massive role in changing how workhouses were run, bringing in employment
laws for children and made the rich aware of actually how badly off the
The date on the chart is the year A Christmas Carol was written but of course you could alter it with a year of your own!
And Mr. Dickens own life, mirrored in some of his
books, was fascinating and a bit naughty expecially near the end! I
will give more about his life with each piece released.
I hope you like it; as soon as his buttons are added to his coat, it will be up for sale!