Monday, January 17, 2011

Bring 3, Pick One Day!

Somewhere on the internet I ran across the idea of getting a group of stitchers together with each person bringing 3 projects and then the rest of us would vote for which project that stitcher would do this year. Yesterday was the big day!!!!! I have pictures of each stitcher and the winning project.

Above is Jayne with the gorgeous Italian Peacock Purse by
Giulia Punti Antichi. I cannot wait to see this finished. Jayne has a beautiful entryway in her home where she has some vintage little purses hung. This will be the perfect addition. The other charts in the running for Jayne were Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor and A New Beginning by Abbey Lane Designs.
How exciting!! Teresa's project is one that none of us had ever seen in person and few of us even knew existed. It is Historic Mystery Sampler by Yvonne Horn of Papillon Creations from the on line magazine The Gift of Stitching. The series ran from September 2007 to 2008. The other two projects Teresa brought with her were both Needleprint samplers: Beatrix Potter and Mary Wigham.
Linda M. is going to do A Mind Independent and Free by Carriage House Samplings. I can't wait to see this done!! (Actually I can say that about all of them!)
Debbie project is Hornbook by A Mon Ami Pierre. I want to put this one on my wish list!
Cathy's project is going to be The Immigrant Sampler by Lucy Lyons Willis of La Chatelaine Designs. She is the only one who had a unanimous vote. When this is done it should be in a museum! Cathy's other picks were Victoria Sampler's Element Samplers (Green Earth, Fresh Air, Crimson Fire with the fourth of this series, Crystal Waters, already stitched), Judith Hayle School Sampler by Eileen Bennett and Crown of Pearls Sampler by Eileen Bennett. Cathy snuck in four picks!!!! Since she is the shop owner we figured we would let her get away with it!
Patti is going to do this wonderfully darling project Garden Angels by Midsummer Night Designs! Thanks to Patti for all of the pictures on this post. Patti's other picks were Snow Garden by Blackbird Designs and Annie Hyslops Harvest Moon by Primitive Needle.
Chris just started working on linen. Her chart will be Simple Joys by LHN. Her other picks were Pumpkin Farm and Acorn Hill by the same designer.

Linda C. is going to do these three charts from Plum Street Samplers. She is considering this one project as it is a series. I know she will definitely finish by year end. She stays on task. Linda's other pics were Field Aray by Carriage House Samplers and Christmas Tree 2008 by Nora Corbett.
Karin brought in three gorgeous samplers. I wanted her to do Ann Grimshaw, but Ann Raynor won. It is really great too!
Here I am. They voted for me to do Queen of Birds by Romy of Austria. This is one that I just stuck in my project bag at the last minute. My other two charts up for voting were It's Berry Time by Blackbird Designs and Asenath Whitcomb, 1819 by Carriage House Samplings. I want to do them soon too. I am definitely getting the fabric for berry time tomorrow!
Pat brought in Quaker Diamonds, Mary Peacock and Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. Quaker Diamonds won; but Pat says that she wants to finish all three this year.
Here is Barb. Her project is going to be Sampler of Stitches by The Drawn Thread. Barb is stitching this designer exclusively this year. Isn't that a cool idea??? The other charts in the running for Barb were Toccata Number One and Sanctuary by The Drawn Thread.
We had a participant from Colorado!!!!! Katrina sent Karin pictures of three choices and this is going to be her project. Can you say breathtaking!!!

We are going to have a follow-up in July to see how everyone is progressing. Also, I want to do another Bring 3, Pick One in July with small projects!!! I shall start picking my three this evening!!! It will be fun to have six months of sifting and changing!!! Between this and everyone's Crazy 15 challenge pieces, I am certifiably obsessed with stitching!!!!


Karin said...

It was such a fun afternoon despite missing the Bears game ROTFL!!!
Thanks for posting all of our photos!!

Ranae said...

Oh! How I wish I lived a little bit closer, it looks like such a fun time

Anonymous said...

Everyone had so much fun! How exciting seeing what everyone brought! Loved the suspense of the "count" to see which project was "the one"! Thanks to all for such a wonderful day. Patti, your pictures are great!
Linda C.

Margaret said...

That is so much fun! I love all the choices! lol about Katrina participating long distance. I love her project too!

Michele said...

What a fun idea1 I would love to be in a group of stitchers. Looks like some great choices!

CathyR said...

Thanks for all the photos, Patti, and the great commentary, Laura! I missed a lot because I was needed up front, but this post told me what I needed. Laura, you must not remember me telling you about pick 3 at Karin's house? I described what we did in our EGA chapter last year. It was alot of fun.

Can't wait to see everyone's progress in July!

teresa said...

great post, buddy! It was a fun day and I am so excited to be committed to the Historic Sampler. I thoroughly enjoy working on it and I don't know why I ever put it aside!

Nancy said...

I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!

Katrina said...

Thanks to everyone for letting me play and I love the project you all chose for me :-).

Jeanne said...

What a fun idea! It's so hard to pick one project over another, this way there's no stress as you let other people decide for you. The shop looks fun as well as i am looking around the backgroud. :)

Jeanie said...

Well, that's a cool idea! I hope they picked the one you really wanted!

Patti said...

What a fun time!! I was all set to get the threads for my roject last night. Now Ill have to (gsap) wait (gasp) until the next time! All the picks and choices were fabulous- so glad I am a part of this! Thanks for posting!

BrendaS said...

That sounds like so much fun:)))

Can't wait to see how everyone's pieces.

Siobhan said...

What a neat idea!! I enjoyed the pictures so much. You should have posted a warning first because oh my gosh, now I want to run and stitch stitch stitch! What a neat idea, too, to stitch only one designer during the year. I never thought of that. I love the projects that you chose--can't wait to see WIP pics!

woolwoman said...

WOW - what fun and some great photos and awesome projects in the running here. A few of these are on my "need to stitch" list and I added a few too. So nice to have a great group of gals to stitch and have fun with. Melody

Lelia said...

What a fun post! thx for sharing the pictures and 'results' -- looking forward to follow up