Then, on a Facebook group, it happened. Someone posted a picture of a carousel that looked similar to what I was looking for. I asked them who the designer was and she said, "Teresa Wentzler." So I looked up the different Teresa Wentzler patterns. Then I found one of the carousel horses I was looking for. Then I found another...and I ended up finding all four.
They were discontinued.
I don't know what I expected considering the patterns came out before I was even born. I figured I could find them on eBay. I looked and looked, but I couldn't find any that were in good enough condition that I would be able to follow the pattern. Some of them in very poor condition still selling for more than the cover price. I decided to go on a whim and search Amazon.
I found the carousels. A woman on Amazon was selling all four of them for the cover price and the condition was excellent. This is a picture of what I was looking for. Hard to believe that "carousel cross stitch" and "cross stitch carousel horses" gave me nothing.
So that shipped this morning and I'm super excited about it :)
I ordered this right before I signed on here:
This is the first time in a long time that I ordered something without letting my husband know I was ordering it. I've been admiring this one since I found it a few days ago. I love post cards and I would love to travel. Adding the monarch was just overkill for me, so I HAD to get it lol.
Alright, I'm off to go do...something. Probably trim all my little plants because they're starting to get unruly. Especially my friggin' dill plant. Looks like a little bush. Sorry, rambling. Happy stitching, everyone!