This is how I came to design the pattern. . . . . . . .many months ago I watched a TV series called "Who Do You Think You Are" by Ancestry.com (see blog post http://littlehouseneedleworks.blogspot.com/2010/03/genealogy.html). The story that featured Sarah Jessica Parker fascinated me because I had ancestors that lived in Salem during this time too that I knew nothing about. So I pulled out my genealogy and started the hunt for my ancestors and their stories. Much to my relief they were not "accusers". But it did get me to thinking how I might create a design around Salem and the year 1692. This is what I saw in my mind as I pictured the happenings in that year.
There is one more preview to go and I think we'll see that one is just a few days! Have a great week everyone.
I just told my husband about this design, as we had watched that episode, and he wonders if you're going to stitch it up for Sarah Jessica Parker. Interesting thought!ReplyDelete
I love autumn as well and this design fits the bill! I really love it! A friend of mine just left on vacation to Salem this morning and I'd love to stitch this one for her.ReplyDelete
I also need to stitch this one. I am a decendant of one of the accused witches hung in Salem. I grew up in Essex County, not far from Salem. I miss being in New England in the autumn, my favorite season when I lived there. This pattern has a special meaning for me and will definitely buy this one.ReplyDelete
Oh Diane, I Love, Love, Love this one and the houses in this one are gorgeous! It's perfect and the frame is gorgeous too!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love the rich colors!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this one!! Can't wait to see the final preview!ReplyDelete
That is a gorgeous design. AND I love the story behind it. Just fabulous.ReplyDelete
I LOVE this new design, Diane! Everything about the design is pleasing to me. And I love the twist you have taken on Salem in that time period. I love Be Merry--Belle Pepper, and I look forward to seeing Pumpkin Hollow Farms soon!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous genesis of a design! Lovely.ReplyDelete
This is another 'must stitch' I fear. I love the sentiment as well as the design. I love that program - we have it here in the UK too. Always fascinating.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a wonderful design, Diane! Can't wait to stitch it. This is by far the best Salem cross stitch design I have seen. Thank you for reminding us of the message that should have been learned long ago from the Salem persecutions.ReplyDelete