Monday, 22 August 2011

There’s a voice that keeps on calling me...

There’s a voice that keeps on calling me
Down the road is where I’ll always be
Every stop I make, I’ll make a new friend
Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again.
Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to settle down,
Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep moving on.
Down this road, that never seems to end,
Where new adventure, lies just around the bend.

Bonus points for anyone except Hannah who can name the tune!  I was going to use Whitesnake's Here I Go Again but somehow this one seemed more suitable.

It is, of course, the Travelling Pattern singing it's merry song.   Thank you to everyone who asked to be part of the Stitcherhood of the Travelling Pattern.  It was very VERY hard to choose just one person.

But before I announce the winner, there's this:-

IHSW was a great success.  I am (this) close to finishing Bluebeard's Mermaid, only half a seahorse and the treasures to fix then I'll be Happy Dancing round the room.  I also stitched my entry for the Gift of Stitching's Tape Measure competition which I won't show here as I'm not sure about the rules on that.  There will be a vote when all the designs appear in their Gallery next weekend.

I can show you this:
This is how I finished my two Loves from The Stitcherhood.  I wanted some red/black ribbon with hearts on it but could only find red with white hearts.  I tried using various pens to colour the white and it just didn't look right.  But I did find these heart buttons in my LNS which look good.  The design is posing with a statue which represents our family (I think it's called Circle of Love).  I bought one of a couple with one child when hubby and I moved in together to represent me, him and the large boy, then I bought one of a man holding a woman in a wedding dress when we got married (although we'd already done the whole carrying me over the threshold thing).  This one I bought when the small boy arrived on the scene and we became 4.
The carved love spoon was a wedding gift hand-made by a close friend.  She is a very talented craftswoman, as well as carving wood she makes stained glass pieces and has tried her hand at cross stitch too.

I suppose you're still waiting to see where the Travelling Pattern goes next?  I am pleased to announce - drum roll here - the Travelling Pattern will not be needing a Visa or passport for it's next journey, it is off to.....

So if Mouse could let me know the address of the Mouse House, the Travelling Pattern will be off on it's travels once again.  Apologies for everyone else but there can be only one lucky stitcher, pop over to Mouse's blog for a chance next round. 


  1. Congrats to Mouse!!!
    I was already a follower of her lovely blog, so that won't be difficult to follow the chart.
    Love it how you finished the stitcherhood pattern.

  2. Love the Stitcherhood design on the two different color choices! Great way to finish...

  3. The way you finished the Love piece is gorgeous. Everything from the frame to the hearts are perfect! I really like the silhouette of the design. Was that your doing or the actual design?

  4. Great finishing on the double Love, Jo, and I loved reading about your family and the pieces in the picture. :D

  5. That spoon is fabulous! Thanks also for telling us about the different pieces in the stilleben. Very pretty and beautifully symbolic - I like it!

  6. Great finish. I love the story behind your ornaments. Congrats to Mouse. I am already a follower of hers so look forward to seeing where it goes next.

  7. ooooo squeaking with excitement and singing the tune but can't think of it AGHHHHHH have sent you mail and love that finish toooooo love mouse hopping up and down still xxxxxxx

  8. That was the theme from The Littlest Hobo wasn't it..... Maybe Tomorrow or something??? Nice stitching!!

  9. congratulations to mouse...
    lovely stitching..hugs xx

  10. The two loves finishing is lovely. Buttons are such a cute touch!

  11. Don't know the name of the song exactly but it was the theme tune to The Littlest Hobo tv programme, loved it!
    Congrats to Mouse on joining the Stitcherhood of the Travelling Pattern!

  12. Thanks for the story behind everything in the photo.
    I love your finished piece!

    Hugs Yvon.

  13. Brilliant! I didn't think I was actually right! And congratulations to Mouse you deserve to be the next in the Stitcherhood :)

  14. I never knew a pattern could sing so well :)

    Love the Loves piece.

  15. Awwww...I really like the "love" piece. The colors are great! Pink and Black look great together.

    Very very pretty. I can't wait to see your mermaid all finished as well I have one of the Mirabilia mermaids too. It will be a near future start hopefully. ;)


  16. Yay for Mouse - can't wait to see how she stitches it :)

    No idea at all what the song is though... Must go through the other comments and see what everyone else said.

  17. I love how you've finished your Stitcherhood pieces. So pretty.

    Congratulations to Mouse!

  18. You've now got me singing that song in my head - reminds me of being a wee girl, loved that show.

    I think i found your blog too late to try for the travelling pattern so am now off to try my luck with Mouse (maybe i can bribe her this weekend with ice cream!)

  19. What a striking piece! I love how you finished it!


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