Sunday, 30 August 2015

Summer Garden - Little House Needleworks - FINISH - 30th August 2015 - TRAVELLING PATTERN - MOVING ON

Well today I have finished Summer Garden from Little House Needleworks which was a travelling pattern I received a LONG time ago!  I am so sorry that I didn't get round to stitching this pattern sooner but all I can say is life got in the way and this poor little pattern got put at the bottom of the pile.

However it is now stitched up and ready to move on to it's next stitcher.

I stitched it on a hand dyed fabric from KLT Charting called January's Boy a lovely mix of blue and white giving the impression of a cloudy summer sky.  I stitched it with the recommended Crescent Colours hand dyed flosses.  I would say however that Magnolia Blossom, Roasted Chestnut and Queen Bee had no visible variegation that I could see and any future projects that call for these threads I will be substituting the DMC.  The Clay Pot and Weeping Willow threads had a subtle variegation which I was happy with.

There was a group of flowers that was charted to have petals stitched in Magnolia Blossom (the white thread) with long stitch and french knots.  I tried to stitch them as charted but they weren't working out for me so I just made up my own little flowers with a combination of Magnolia Blossom and Clay Pot and was pleased with the outcome.

Here's my finish:

So if you would like to be the next recipient of the travelling pattern please leave a comment on this blog.  I will leave entries open for a month to allow people time to enter so will choose a winner on 30th September 2015.

The random number generator has selected Plum Pudding by Glendon Place to be my next project to stitch on.

Keep stitching and smiling


CalamityJr said...

I'd love the chance to stitch this design! I don't have a blog to post my finish on, but I've been trusted with traveling patterns and have always passed them on. Since you didn't specify bloggers only, hopefully I can be included on your drawing. Thank you!

Jennifer M. said...

What a gorgeous finish. I don't think I've ever seen this pattern before. Please include me in your drawing.

stitchinpeanut said...

Please add my name to this list. I would love to be part of the group this travels to... Thank you.

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful finish! I love the fabric you chose. Thanks for the info kn the threads. I'd love a chance to stitch this design. I've been following the traveling pattern for a long time and am loving all the finishes.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Such a sweet finish Nic!

Justine said...

Lovely finish - that fabric is so pretty and just perfect! Please don't include me as I have enough on my plate at the moment.

Tina said...

I don't want to be entered for the drawing. I just wanted to comment on how pretty this piece is!! Just stunning! Also, I can't wait to see your progress on Plum Pudding.. I love that pattern.

Heather said...

Cute design I'm excited to see plum pudding again. Please don't enter me I don't know when I'd have time to do it :)

Mii Stitch said...

Oooh I simply love this chart!
What a wonderful finish.
Please do not include me in this giveaway, I have already too many projects on the go!!

DebS said...

What a beautiful finish! And it looks great on the fabric you picked.