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!!!!
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