Friday, 20 June 2014

"Get you gone, you dwarf .......

You minimus of hindering knotgrass made,
You bead, you acorn!"

There's no better way to begin a blog post than with a splendid
Shakesperian insult and, coming as it does from A Midsummer
Night's Dream, it really couldn't be more appropriate if it tried!
Well met, acorns all!  Tis midsummer's day and time
to launch yet another new and plumptious Long Dog Samplers design
upon a clamouring, unwashed and eager public.
So cop an eyefull of this - beads!
(Can you see how I'm warming to my subject?)
"What is this marvel that doth mine eyes delight" cried old Jennifer from
the darkened corner where she crouched.
"Why old besom, tis called Dawn Chorus on account of all they burds
what do chirrup upon it." quoth I.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, it's a real little belter,
a great holiday stitch - that is unless you happen to be in the cold
down under, then t'will surely keep your knees warm as the
winter wynde doth blow.
It will set you back the princely sum of one million ducats
(that's 9 euros in modern parlance) and it measures
a tidy 293 x 126 stitches as the crow flies.
DMC, Gentle Art and hindering knotgrass conversions are provided
although landlines and standard networks may vary.
An artist's impression of the finished work
warts, wrinkles 'n all.
Don't delay
Just shout today ...
... tomorrow 'twill be yours!

This one's for you sweet Catherine,
for reasons best known to ourselves.


  1. Delightful, Julia! Is that a Long Dog I spy on the "O"? Happy midsummer day!

  2. I love all the detail on this. It's wonderful!

  3. What a nice surprise for the first day of summer! Love it!

  4. Lovely! You're one of my favorite designers. :)