Thursday, October 30, 2008

Strange coincidence!

This is just bizarre so I must share with my fellow neighborhood stitchers. My neighborhood is going to be a Jane Austen "Pride & Prejudice" themed village since it's my favorite movie. Yesterday during my lunchhour at work I was searching the internet for pictures of British soldiers from that time period as I wanted to include a couple in my neighborhood. I had to identify the time period for the story first. It's the Regency period in Britain - George III was the king, etc. Found lots of interesting stuff. Then I found some costume and military history websites to get pictures of how the uniforms looked. The only chart I could find that might work was the "Liberty" chart from Birds of a Feather which has colonial U.S. soldiers, and adapt it a bit to look like British soldiers instead. I had saved off several pictures and drawings I found online to see what I could do.

Just this morning I got my email newsletter from my LNS and here is a brand new chart from Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company! It's exactly what I need - even has horses, and I'll be calling the store today to reserve my copy. Talk about the right timing!

Jeanne in Arizona


Teri said...

How perfect. Lucky you! Lots of great design elements on this one!

Stitchingranny said...

If its meant to be lol - and yours obviously is.

tammie said...

what you call fate well done

Barbara said...

OMG, I just love this!!! She's such a fabulous designer!