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

4 comments:

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!