Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Saturday, August 02, 2008

And the Winner is....

After listing out the names of everyone that posted they wanted to be included in the draw to be the next in line to get the Traveling Pattern, I then assigned everyone a number. Then I went to the Random Number Generator site and got

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2008-08-03 02:33:34 UTC

So, congratulations to Jennifer of Sweet Pea Stitches you'll be the next one to join the sisterhood and stitch this wonderful design.

So without further delay, here is my finish Now I just need to do the finishing. This was on 34 ct Legacy Linen in Devonshire Cream. It was a joy to stitch on, the only problem was that the white in some areas doesn't show real clearly. However, it shows a little better in real life, so I left it as was. I think it will come out a little more when I get a mat and frame for it as well. This was such a fun stitch, I hated to see it come to an end.

However, my new start of Joyful Summer by CCN is a delightful stitch as well. I've made a bit more headway on it now as you can see. This is turning into a fast stitch. It looks more time consuming than it really is, as it is kind of a spread out design. In addition, the lovely overdyes it uses, so there are large blocks of color with no real color change needed, makes it move quickly. This one, with all its bright crazy colors just makes me smile to look at it.


  • At 11:22 PM , Blogger Rachel said...

    Congrats to Jennifer! Joy is looking great. I love the changing colors in the threads.

  • At 9:35 AM , Blogger Anna van Schurman said...

    Congratulations on finishing! It looks great. Boy, that pattern sure is spending a lot of time in Southeastern Pennsylvania!

  • At 10:26 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

    I'm so excited to be the next recipient! Can't wait till it gets here.

  • At 1:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congrats to you on a beautiful finish and to Jennifer for being the next "sister"!!

  • At 5:38 PM , Blogger Ranae said...

    Congrats! it looks wonderful.
    Congrats! to jennifer too.
    I love the colours of them little birdies in the CCN

  • At 11:28 PM , Blogger Chiasmata said...

    Nice finish! And it's nice to see the travelling pattern off again.

    Your new start looks like so bright and cheerful! :) It looks like lots of fun to stitch.

  • At 11:59 PM , Blogger Dawn said...

    I love your finish!:) Joyful looks great, too.

  • At 6:05 AM , Blogger Dawn B. said...

    Congrats to the winner of the pattern and to you for the finish. I like the new WIP as it's summery and seams full of life.

  • At 9:05 AM , Blogger Doris said...

    Joyful Summer by CCN look so good, the bright color are great.

  • At 1:12 PM , Blogger Michele said...

    congrats on the finish! and congrats to Jennifer .. someday it'll make it's way west! lol

    Love Joyful :) I worked on mine the this weekend too .. very fun stitch!

  • At 6:08 PM , Blogger Itching To Stitch said...

    Oh, your finsih looks just lovely, and so does your new start ;)

  • At 7:05 PM , Blogger Milly~ said...

    Joyful Summer looks great so far. Congrats on finishing My Needle.

  • At 10:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love JOY! The little birds are adorable! What beautiful colors!

  • At 10:39 PM , Blogger Pumpkin said...

    Congrats Jennifer and congrats Sue for a lovely finish! You did a fantastic job :o)

    Your CCN is looking really nice!

  • At 2:25 AM , Anonymous Sachiko said...

    Congrats! to jennifer!!

    Oh!Your works are fast!!

  • At 9:36 AM , Blogger Carol said...

    Awesome finish Sue!!

  • At 12:58 PM , Blogger Lelia said...

    oooh both look wonderful. The CCN is cheerful (so far) I look forward to more progress pics.

  • At 1:22 PM , Blogger Sally said...

    Fantastic finish! I love the colours you've used.

    Conrgatulations to Jennifer!

  • At 6:01 PM , Blogger Claire said...

    Hey! I've given you an award but you have to stop by my blog to pick it up!


  • At 6:59 PM , Blogger Mary Ann said...

    Your finish is lovely and Joy is looking wonderful-love the colors!

  • At 12:23 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

    It looks fabulous! Congrats!

  • At 8:40 AM , Blogger Lynn said...

    You did such a nice job on your needlewoman! And I'm really liking the new one you are doing. Yes the big areas of color look great with the overdyes.
    and Isis is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'd forgotten you had taken dd's cat!!

  • At 12:17 PM , Blogger claudia said...

    The Joy stitch is so pretty and very elegantly simple. Looks like my kind of piece!

  • At 3:07 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

    Yay Jennifer!! :D

    Great stitching! :D

  • At 7:06 PM , Blogger Concetta said...

    Congrats on your gorgeous finish! JS is coming along beautifully too - I really like this design.

  • At 10:52 AM , Blogger Jenna said...

    Congratulations to Jennifer on being the next to join the sisterhood. I hope that my turn will come someday. Either that or I'll have to buy the pattern for myself and start a second sisterhood. ;) Your rendition looks great! I love how everyone has tailored it to their own color scheme. It's wonderful to watch!

  • At 10:16 PM , Blogger Crazee4books said...

    Hi Sue,

    So the Sisterhood chart is on the
    move again. Happy stitching to

    Your version of the design is
    beautiful Sue. The blue thread
    you used for the dress looks so
    pretty. So, how are you going
    to finish it off??

    Joyful Summer is coming along
    and looking fantastic. This is
    such a pretty design, and a
    little different from the usual
    stuff that CCN and LHN put out.
    I've got it to stitch someday
    too, and so am watching those
    who are stitching it first with
    great interest.

    What a lovely little cat Isis
    is. Isn't it a pain when you
    get poked and prodded awake at
    some ungodly hour because kitty
    wants some attention.

    Last night Rupert was digging
    at the blankets with his front paws. Guess one of us moved
    their foot or something and
    it woke up his dormant hunting instincts. Either that or he was bored. Anyways, I slid my foot
    over under the covers and goosed him and he jumped a foot! It was
    hilarious! Revenge is sweet!!

    Your Stitch collection is so
    cute. I'm afraid that we all
    have our own soft spots for
    stuffies. I've got a pile of
    bears, rabbits and cats that
    I tell people are for decoration.
    Well, they are...sort of.

    Good luck with the new camera.
    Oh's blue!! How about


  • At 2:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Your work is beautiful ... the my floss and needles looks great. Thanks for visiting my blogg.

  • At 10:21 PM , Blogger tkdchick said...

    Congrats on finishing the sisterhood piece!

    Joyful summer looks just lovely with the colours you're using!

  • At 3:55 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

    I love Joyful Summer too, it joined my stash just a few weeks ago. Can't wait to get started at it!
    Congrats to Jennifer on being the next for the travelling pattern.
    Your finish of it is just fantastic. Love that blue!


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