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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Travelling Pattern Ready to Move On and New One Ready to Start


This afternoon I put the final stitches in Summer Garden, a travelling pattern I received in the spring from Valerie.

Summer Garden
Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 40ct Tanzanite Linen with Crescent Colours

This piece proved to be quite a slog for me, as I previously mentioned Little House Needleworks is not my usual cup of tea.  I'm not sure if it was Karma getting back at me for putting down designs like this.  If you've followed me over my many years of blogging you know that the more complicated the piece is the happier I am!  Needless to say I had to frog half of the border and until I actually got to the flowers this piece was just a chore!


One thing that did surprise me was this one little group of flowers!  To me they look like dadelions that have gone all fluffy!  I've done some searching online, and no one seems to have put those little knots in that I did.  They were dots on the charts, but no instructions so I decided to put in some colonial knots.  I think this was my favorite part of the chart.

So this travelling pattern is now ready to move on!!!  Leave a comment here and I'll randomly select someone to be the next stitcher!  The only thing is you must be an active blogger, and that if your e-mail account isn't linked to your Blogger profile please leave an e-mail address so I can contact you.  The deadline to throw your name in the hat is Monday July 21st, I'd like to get it out in the mail before I head to Charleston, S.C. on the 23rd!


A few weeks ago in the mail I received another travelling pattern, this time from Mouse!  As you can see from the back of the envelope there was no secret who this was from if you read her blog, she always tells you the kettle is on and its time to settle in for a cuppa.  She was so kind to include a skein of floss called Steaming Needles which was so appropriate because I had just finished Birth Announcement!


This sweet Lizzie*Kate will be a quick stitch, and here's my floss toss.  A few of the colours the chart called for I had on hand, some others I improvised with from my stash.  Keep an eye out this chart will be moving on soon!

33 comments:

Dee said...

Summer Garden turned out great. I love the addition of the colonial knots.

Barb said...

Summer Garden turned out very pretty. Thank you so much for the offer but I am on to some Halloween stitching.4329

fullnovembermoon said...

That turned out so pretty!

Lee said...

loved the way Summer garden turn out well done and yes I would love to stitch it
groatieburn@xtra.co.nz as I am not sure about the link on my blog...notes from under the mountain.

Annette-California said...

Summer garden is beautiful Dani! Love the colonial knots so sweet.
Well done - love Annette

Ann said...

I really like your stitching on Summer Garden! It really reflects the time of the season so yes ... I want to be in the "lottery" as well :-)!
Curious to see your next WIP! :-)
Have fun!
Ann

Bekca said...

Even if it's not your normal choice, you did a beautiful job on Summer Garden. I'd love to be entered for the next stage of the travelling pattern, it's great to see them circling the globe :) My email is on my profile. Thank you!

cucki said...

Summer garden is looking so sweet
Happy stitching xx

Lumiruusu said...

Beautifull stitching and the pattern isso perfect for summer !! Greetings from Finlnad,Maija

Bette said...

I'm not entering the giveaway cause I don't what when my address up there will be active. I just wanted to say how pretty Summer Garden is. It's so sweet. Sometimes it's good to step out of your box. ;-)

Bonnie Brown said...

Your LHN turned out great!
Can't wait to see the new travelling pattern progress

Erin said...

I'm with you on the LHN/CCN-style charts....every so often one "calls" to me, but many times they just don't suit me. But I like this one! You did a lovely job, too! Put me in the drawing, please?

Denise said...

Summer Garden is very cute and I love the colors that you picked and knots really made the flowers pop! Please throw my name in as I would really love to stitch this piece.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Kathy Ellen said...

You have done such beautiful stitching on Summer Garden! What a wonderful design, and your choice of threads just makes the garden come alive with color!

I too would love to stitch this sweet design! Please add my name to the hat!

Blessings!

stitchinpeanut said...

What a cute little piece... you have done a wonderful job with it... please thrown my name in the hat for this one... I would love to be part of this traveling chart.

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finish Dani. Like your new start.

Linda

Angela P said...

I love your Summer Garden finish :) The colors are so pretty on the blue fabric!

Please include me in the travelling pattern giveaways. I would love to stitch them.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I know what you mean about the "simple" designs, I stitched L*K Life's a Stitch and made so many mistakes in that one!

Don't put me in the draw this time, I am a little full LOL

Shebafudge said...

Summer Garden looks great and I would love the chance to stitch it.

Jan said...

I love the fabric you used. Please include me in the drawing.

Faith... said...

It turned out beautiful and the flowers look great! Congrats on your finish.

please do not include me in your giveaway but thanks for the offer!

jhm said...

Dani

I would love to do this piece for my neighbors. They recently lost the 30-something son. THey all loved birds and their garden is to be envied.

JHM
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

Vicky L said...

Those flowers are beautiful! You did a great job! Please enter me into the traveling pattern giveaway. Thank you! http://nswvml.blogspot.com

Anne said...

The daisies look like they have lazy daisy stitches! Very sweet finish Dani! I would love to be entered for a chance to stitch this sweet design. Very sweet of Mouse to send you a skein of thread with the next traveling pattern!

Silverlotus said...

I'd love to have a chance to stitch Summer Garden. Your version looks very sweet.

valerie said...

Love your Summer Garden finish! I think the dandelion type flowers are sweet. No need to enter me. I am drowning in wips and no stitching time. Can't wait to see your L*K progress/finish!

Melanie said...

Ooo, very nice little finish and I do like what you did with the flowers. They have personality now. :)

Pam in IL said...

I LOVE the way you stitched the white flowers with the knots! Your version of Summer Garden is gorgeous! I'd love a chance at stitching Summer Garden too.

I have that L*K chart in my stash too.

Lindsay said...

Summer Garden turned out beautifully. I'd like a chance to be next please Dani

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

A beautiful finish :) Gorgeously done! I love those little flowers too!

Clare said...

What a beautiful piece Summer Garden is. I love stitching colonial knots on my stitching.

Andrea said...

A lovely finish. Love the flowers, yours will be unique.

Please do not enter me in the giveaway, too much craftiness already to try to fit in any more.

Sally said...

Love your Summer Garden finish. It is really pretty. Please could I be added for a chance to be the next stitcher.