I was asked by Kathy how the design came to being and here is my story!
Over the summer I found myself on a 12 hour car ride with my 10 year old niece. To entertain ourselves we had fun with all sort of the usual word games. Eventually we started challenging ourselves with trying to think of ones the other can not spell so naturally we came to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious which was my word for her. With this one I had a story to tell her about her mother, my sister. When we were little, my sister and I used to love to go around the house spelling it backwards and forwards so it has always been dear to me. Of course, my brilliant little niece could spell it perfectly going forward but was much challenged backward – how about you? (suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepuS).
The design is stitched as I imagine it – whimsically in lots of fun colors with whimsical dots and squigglies bouncing around it. The font is intended to help that smile grow on your face as the full word is said. This design has been popular with all ages since the design was published.
Add some good, old fashioned charm to your life with this sentimental design. Stitched in joyful colors - it is sure to bring a smile to your face. Choose from a chart or painted Canvas. The chart is 310 x 50 stitches with only whole stitches so it can easily be stitched in traditional Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, bead point, etc. The model is stitched on Ivory linen in variegated silk for lettering and solid silk threads (floss to flower thread conversion included). This design is also offered as a painted canvas which measures 24 x 9” on either white or eggshell 18 ct Zweigart mono.
The Charted Size is 310w x 50HAll whole stitches with no halves. Charted fibers include in DMC 3806, 334, 333, 471, 3354, and 3350 (letters) with a conversion to the threads used in the stitch model which are Hand Dyed Fibers Silk. Ground fabric used for this model is 40 ct Ivory Linen over 1. The design is finished into a pillow using a very fanciful trim with variegated silk ribbon.
About LilyStitch – LilyStitch became into being at the beginning of 2009 while enjoying an afternoon of quality stitching with many of fellow stitchers. My local ANG guild had asked me to teach a workshop for 2010 which I had accepted. While stitching that day my group of buddies encouraged me to take the teaching a step further and before I knew it, the idea of LilyStitch had blossomed into a full design business. Our initial product line is currently under construction with an expected launch date in March, 2010. LilyStitch will offer designs that are fun, sometimes, funky, but will always be cool. Through LilyStitch I hope to encourage our young people to discover the art in needlework so that it will live on for generations.