The 25th of May has become the unofficial Discworld Day/Terry Pratchett Day for Discworld fans around the globe.
|Night Watch cover art by Paul Kidby|
When asked about the book's "darker" themes, Pratchett said:
"A dark book, a truly dark book, is one where there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Where things start off going bad and carry on getting badder before they get worse and then it's all over. I am kind of puzzled by the suggestion that it is dark. Things end up, shall we say, at least no worse than they were when they started... and that seems far from dark to me. The fact that it deals with some rather grim things is, I think, a different matter."
They wore the lilac and sang dirty songs about angels rising up.
My gift to you on this glorious 25th May is a free pattern, a memory to the Glorious People's Republic of Treacle Mine Road.
I hope the picture appears okay! You should be able to click on it for a larger version. Otherwise, if you email me I can send you the PDF version.
The colours are DMC 209 and DMC 310. The French knots can either be French knots with DMC209, or seed beads. French knots come up better in the program I use than beads, but I prefer using beads. I used Mill Hill 2085 but I'm not sure if they're available any more. Why not try Mill Hill petite 40252. Or any other purple beads you have lying around! On 14 count aida, it will fit a standard 4x6" picture frame.
I ran out of time tonight so only stitched two of the lilac branches, which looks pretty good too (I'm the worst person for following patterns, even my own!).
Happy Stitching and fight on!