Monday, May 15, 2017

Contemplation and a Confession

As I mentioned in my last post, I raided the freebie/exchange pile at Celebration last week.  One of the patterns I picked up was Mirabilia's "Ring Around the Rose Tree," thinking that by the end of the summer my mother might have 4 granddaughters.  Of course, she might also have 3 granddaughters and a grandSON...which has led me to start thinking about how I might be able to change the pattern.  (At least I won't need to add any children, as my sister will be done after this one and DH and I are not having any more either.)
(Pic snagged from a Chinese site)
So I'm thinking the little girl in the back right, the one in the pink dress, might be the easiest to change.  A good bit of her lower body is hidden, she doesn't overlap any others, and her side profile means no "legs" to define.  What do you think...am I crazy?  (And I'm also hoping reeeeeally hard that my sister has a girl.  LOL)

And now my confession.  Evidently someone at Celebration got rid of ALL their Mirabilia stash.  I wasn't too grabby, because I know I can't stitch all that I'd like to think I will, but in addition to Ring Around the Rose Tree I snagged "Garden Verses."  When I got home and was fondling/filing all my new stash, I discovered that I already had a copy of that one!  So I listed one of them on eBay.  I set the opening bid at $12, because while I DID want to get a little money for it, I wasn't out to get rich.  Well, it sold for almost $30!  I had no idea it was such a hot commodity.  Most of my stash that I've sold on eBay, I've felt lucky to get ONE bid, much less 5 or 6.

2 comments:

cucki said...

Wow it's a pretty pattern and it's a good idea to change the girl and the boy will look cute there ..I think it's so cute
Big hugs and love x

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

It looks like you picked up some nice patterns. I can see what you mean about the one being the easiest to change to a boy if needed. Enjoy your stitching!