Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Traveling Pattern Ready to Roll!

But, before that! I went by the post office yesterday and found a beautifully wrapped package from Steph - I won her giveaway a couple of weeks ago!

The giveaway was for the beautiful hand-made brooch, but Steph also sent a "Free Hug" mini cushion, some cute beads, and one of her infamous Wee Witchy cards. :D Love it all, Steph, thank you so much!

I fully intended to work on the American Flag Quilt this week, but something about the Summer Garden traveling pattern called out to me, so I picked it up and couldn't put it down until I finished it! It's sooooo cute. And I loved the colors I picked out, too - really soft and muted, with a really dark brown for the tree and the ground.

I personalized it a little too. Instead of stitching "Summer" Garden, I stitched "Sarah's" Garden. Why not, right? :D

This was stitched on one of the new fabrics I received in the mail last week, a 28-count dark cream evenweave, which was so soft and lovely to work on. These were all DMC floss colors, except the words, which were stitched with Chameleon over-dyed floss called Hydrangea.

I'll work on the finishing in the next few days, but I might as well sent it along its merry way now and give someone else the chance to stitch this cutie! Here's some background:

1st - Myra, the lovely lady who started it all, lives in North Carolina (coincidentally, that's where my mother is from!)

2nd - Mouse in South Yorkshire, UK

3rd - Kaye in Victoria, Australia

4th - Me! In Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

Who'll be the next stop for Summer Garden? If you're interested, comment on this post and I'll draw a winner in a few days. Remember, the rule with this traveling pattern is that you must pick your backing fabric before you choose the floss colors!

Looking forward to sending it on its next adventure,


Anonymous said...

It's lovely Sarah and I love the way you've personalized it and the colors you chose.

cucki said...

Aww sweet gift from steph..
Pretty stitches.
Big hugs x

Shirlee said...

Very pretty Sarah ... I really like how you personalized the pattern! It has certainly seen a lot of the world already! Do not include me in the drawing but it's a beauty!

Mii Stitch said...

Wow!! Such a sweet design & I love the way you personalised yours. So cute!!! Please count me in, I'd really love to stitch this design... I even have a lovely fabric for it :)

Lesleyanne Smith said...

It looks beautiful count me in. I have a travelling pattern looking for a new home if your interested. Pop over and have a look.

Lesleyanne xx xx

Anne said...

Very sweet little giveaway you won! That kaleidoscope coaster is super cool! Love your version of "Summer" garden and how you changed it to your garden! It's perfect!! I will have to bow out on this traveling pattern for now...too many projects on the go!


Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finish Sarah.


Jan Gartlan said...

Cute as!

Steph said...

You are very welcome ^_^
Ohh! That is a sweet stitch! I am not surprised you couldn't stop stitching. It looks beautiful.

Isabella Morais said...

Aw Sarah, thanks for letting me know about it! :D

Count me in! Your finish looks awesome!


Rita E in AZ said...

Congrats on a very pretty finish

Denise said...

Lovely finish!!! I would love to stitch Summer Garden!!! Please pick me.
Happy Stitching