A belated photo: I finished this Prairie Schooler Year Round for July last month but forgot to post a photo. I decided to skip the August Year Round, a boring sun with a smiling face. Next up will be a little red schoolhoudr for September.
Speaking of literary references, I also have charts for each of the houses from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: Longbourn, Netherfield, Mr. Collin's Humble Abode, Rosings and Pemberley; as well as a sampler chart using a quotation from the same novel. But they will require another radical mood change before I start stitching them. Then there are several other literary charts in stash: Something Wicked This Way Comes, the Sleepy Hollow triptych, and another sampler featuring a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. And I have long toyed with the idea of designing a very elaborate scarlet letter of my own. Did I mention that I have eclectic taste? It's interesting how much our life experience is reflected in our stash. I am betting that the avid gardener has a bunch of botanical charts, bird watchers have all sorts of detailed and realistic bird charts, the deeply spiritual probably have many charts referencing the sacred texts and symbols of their faith, etc. I invite my readers to leave a comment below if they agree and find themselves collecting charts that reflect their careers, hobbies, faith or philosophy. Just a very informal and totally unscientific poll.