Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
February 12th, 2012

The Traveling Pattern – Ready to Travel On

I was very fortunate to be the lastest stop for the traveling Lizzie*Kate Life’s A Stitch pattern. I quite literally dropped my current WIP and stitched it up in just a couple days.

It’s on Light Blue Jobelan using Dinky Dyes silk. The border is Kiah and the rest are picked out from my Oops stash.

My version joins the ten fabulous versions that came before me:

Since this is a Traveling Pattern, it now needs to move on to another stitcher.  And so it’s time for a drawing.

If you would like to be a part of the Stitcherhood for this Traveling Pattern, here are the rules:

1. Comment on this post, saying you would like to be part of the Stitcherhood.

2. You agree (if you are chosen) to stitch the design and send it along to the next person in a timely manner. If this means dropping everything in your rotation to concentrate on this project…so be it. If you can’t bring yourself to do this ~ don’t sign up.

3. You must have an active blog to participate. If you have a blog but never post to it ~ you won’t be chosen to be the next stitcher.

4. This is a giveaway-type Travelling Pattern. That means you must follow it from blogger to blogger to enter each time it is ready to send along. Commenting on this post doesn’t make you a guaranteed part of the Stitcherhood.

Just for fun – also tell me the one design you would love to finish in 2012 if time weren’t a factor!

If you want to be considered, act fast – I’ll only take names until Friday, February 17th.  I’ll do the drawing on Saturday, and hopefully have the piece en route to its next location early next week!

**edit to put in a date that hasn’t already passed!

January 3rd, 2012

An Omen?

My New Year’s Day start was the February CCN Cottage.


Why February? Two reasons:

First, I wanted to be sure I centered the 12 designs (3 across, 4 rows) and starting with February avoids any unpleasant horizontal measuring surprises. I know I’m good vertically. Second, this one has flowers so it fits in with Heather’s January Garden/Flower theme.

I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that this particular garden was full of frogs. I had to restitch the “Fe” twice, two of the four hearts twice and one set of leaves twice. All due to placement issues. Ugh.

This had best not be an omen for this year’s stitching. Frogs are not welcome in my stitching!

Last night I went back to A Good Marriage:


I noticed the four little pink flowers. I’m still rocking this month’s theme! Woot!