Edited to add: As of Twelfth Night (6 January 2010) this chart is no longer available as a freebie. It may return at some point as a chart for sale to raise money for the MS Trust
I love candles, especially scented candles. My cousin, who is based in the US, was working at Yankee Candle this summer, so when my sister visited, she was able to bring me back a haul at factory shop prices :o) I love the gentle light and delicate scent of candles - although I'm not sure I would have enjoyed working by the light - and smell - of tallow candles in days gone by!
I haven't always liked candles. Back in the Seventies, when I was very little, Britain was struck by a rash of strikes, which lead to the Three Day Week and many power failures. Our house was heated by a solitary coal fire, so we were better off than some. Candles in particular were in short supply. So my sister and I came down one morning to find that my mum had melted down all our crayons to make candles ... it's fair to say that we felt colouring in was more important than candles! :o)
I love donkeys. Yes, they can be stubborn (can't we all be?) but they are loving and gentle, and will keep going forever. I was lucky enough to take a donkey trek in Egypt, from Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, as the sun rose over the Nile and illuminated the cliffs and temples in that area. It was stunning! It was also quite scary in places, as the path was precipitous, and the donkeys inclined to jostle ... but they are surefooted little beasties, and as long as you have confidence in them and relax, they will see you to your destination!
If you would like copies of the charts, please comment below with your email address and I'll get them sent out to you. If you do stitch either of these designs, I'd love to see a picture - and there will be a prize for each one I show on my blog!
Edited to add: If you feel so inclined, a donation to the MS Trust for this chart would be appreciated. Pennies will do - and you can make payment via the link in my sidebar or by clicking here.
This pattern is offered for personal, non-commercial use only. Items made from this pattern may be sold on a small scale basis such as on Etsy or at craft sales. Sales for charity are positively encouraged! This pattern and the text and photos contained within, may not be copied or reproduced for any purpose other than personal use. Please direct people to this blog rather than forwarding the pattern, thank you! Copyright 2009 N M Wray