Cucki's Stitching Cove can be found here. She loves following the various Travelling Patterns around the world and decided to start one of her own. This is a Lizzie*Kate design, a first for me, which says "Love is Best when you give it away". How appropriate for a Travelling Pattern!
It's a very sweet, very Cucki pattern and will look great with some variegated reds and maybe some of the hearts charms I picked up.
The next VIP is Madame Muriel Flat Flossie, the Travelling Granny. This very special elder person started her journey with Anna the Stitch Bitch, travelled to spend time with Stewie and his pet spinster then went all the way to New Zealand to see Margaret. And now she's coming to the Old Country to visit me! I'm a little nervous as Margaret has shown her all the sites of New Zealand and MM seems to be expecting to visit with Royalty on her UK trip, we'll have to see what we can do...
Read all about Madame Muriel Flat Flossie, the Travelling Granny here:
- Arrived in Pennsylvania to visit with the Stitch Bitch
- Had adventures in Indiana with Stewie and the Spinster Stitcher. (Her farewell to Indiana here.)
- Arrived in New Zealand to visit Margaret. A birthday dinner. A bus trip to the city. A trip to the farm. Out to see sheep and wool. A trip to Mickey D's. A visit to Devenport and another to the exhibition. Hanging out with needleworkers. Ready to go.
I finished this little stitch last week, another PIF from Erica this time. Erica's Places. It's been quite hard getting a decent picture of it as it's stitched on black aida with LOADS of beads. Probably 50% of the design is beads but that's Mill Hill for you!
Erica sent me the chart, the leftover beads and the threads. There was plenty of thread and almost enough beads. I had some of the purple and magenta but not the green so I subbed a slightly different green for the "O". There was just enough orange and plenty of ice. I didn't have a tiny star but I did have a witch! This is one of the charms I got from Ang's Attic (remember when I ordered 1 of each charm but actually ordered 1 packet of each!).
I'd like to PIF again, there's some thread left but not enough to stitch again so I'll add the extra in from my stash. I could also add a piece of black aida unless you are violently opposed to aida or prefer to stitch it on perforated paper. I will also pop in a witch charm (I had 10 after all!). You will need to get more beads however.
If you'd like this little chart and extras then leave a comment telling me your favourite myth about English people, for example that we all personally know the Queen, the whole country has tea at 3 o'clock, Northerners keep coal in their bath tubs etc. You know the sort of thing. Madame Muriel will help me debunk some of the myths when she arrives! If you don't know any myths think of English films and TV programmes that make you wonder "Do all English people do that?"
If you don't want the chart then say so but leave a myth comment anyway, the more the merrier!
And finally, for those bobbin users who said they put the unused strands on the table, by the side etc until they need them - this is why I could never do that:
This is not a Quaker sampler, this is my carpet. It was in the house when we moved in and is in perfect condition. It is also very large (covers the entire Lounge and all the Hall and Stairs. We could never afford to replace it with the same quality. As you can imagine it is very difficult to find dropped items on it. Unless you are the small boy and have dropped food in which case you can spot a raisin at 50 paces! Lego is NOT allowed on this carpet as the pattern eats Lego. Luckily the large boy has a plain carpet in his room. What you can of it under the Lego carpet.