A blog trying to focus on all the nice things in life, those moments when everything turns out right. Finding the perfect fabric for that chart you love, the ideal sampler quote, just the right picture in all the 1000s of magazines you own. Meeting people who share your interests and obsessions and totally understand why you NEED that chart when you already have enough to last until you're 104
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.