I just thought I'd answer a few questions I've received before the stitch-along starts. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll address them in another blog post. 🙂
Q: HOW MUCH DOES THIS MYSTERY SAMPLER COST?
A: It's free! Just come back here each Sunday for the next 10 weeks, and download to your heart's content.
Q: WHERE DO I FIND THE CHARTS TO DOWNLOAD/WHAT IS THE URL/WHAT IS THE WEBSITE ADDRESS?
A: You're right where you should be! Just come to my blog, right where you find yourself now, and you'll find a link to open up and print the PDF's. You will also see an image of the chart in front of you; DO NOT TRY TO DOWNLOAD THE IMAGE. Not because the Feds will surround your house or anything, but because you won't get the chart to print properly. Make sure you use the link I provide you to allow your computer to open up the file. Your printer will love you for it. (And if your printer doesn't work, you can always stitch it from your computer monitor!)
Q: WHAT IF I MISS A WEEK OR TWO BECAUSE I'M OUT OF TOWN?
A: No worries! I will keep the charts up for as long as I keep my blog. (Mary's Sampler was published in 2013 and still remains under "Sunday Mystery Sampler" in the right side-bar.) All you'll need to do when you return to your computer is to scroll down to whichever posts you missed and find the link to open up the charts. REMEMBER: Do not try printing from the picture of the chart; this is not the file your computer wants to print, or you'll use a whole lot of unnecessary toner!
Q: WHAT WERE THE ORIGINAL THREADS AND FABRIC YOU USED IN THE FIRST TWO ORNAMENTS RELEASED IN THE JUST CROSS STITCH MAGAZINES?
A: I used Belle Soie (now Classic Colorworks) Cranberry for the red, and Weathered Vine for the green. For the fabric, I used 36 ct. Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens. However, please use any fibers and fabric you like, including Aida. There are no specialty stitches – everything is worked in full cross stitches over two threads (for linen users), so there will be no issues if you prefer Aida. And you can use one or two strands as well.. there are no rules!
I think that covers it so far.. if I've left anything out, please let me know! I'm here to help! Enjoy your day. 🙂