Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thankful

Or maybe that title should be one down, two to go? I completed the first of the three Traveling Patterns. I will probably get thrown out of the stitcherhood on my ear but I cheated on this one! I edited it severely:


Was that too much creative license? I loved the sheep. Loved the flowers. Thought the tree was great and the lacy border superb. Hated the verse. Don't know why! So I edited. Forgive me! I stitched this on a scrap of linen I dyed yellow...worrying the entire time that sheep was going to fade away!

Details: 
Design ~ Thankful, a complimentary pattern
Designers ~ Little House Needleworks and Crescent Colors
Fabric ~ 32 count "Daffycat Dyed" Belfast Linen "Sunshine"
Fiber ~ DMC 3799, 3865, 3346, 434, 3832

I've not seen the full history published anywhere but you can see some Thankful stitcherhood finishes here:
Anne of Doll's Musings (sorry Anne! lol)

If you know of other finishes let me know and I will add them in!

Now for the good part! If you'd like to be the next member of the stitcherhood leave a comment saying so. I will not put your name into the hat unless you ask to be added. If you ask to be added and your name is drawn you will be expected to stitch the design as quickly as possible so the pattern can go on to the next stitcher. Don't ask to join if you aren't going to be reliable!

Hurry now, I will draw a winner very soon...probably this weekend!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox


59 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE that fat, round sheep! :)

Binky's Blog said...

I would like to be part of the stitcherhood. Put my name in the drawing.
Thanks,
Brenda
threadsandneedles@yahoo.com

~*Shar*~ said...

Too cute hun; I love your changes; and would love to be the next to stitch it...

Hugs, Shar

diamondc said...

I like the yellow fabric, what did youuse to dye it that lovely color? I do a lot of editing myself, I think it is part of our creative side.
Happy stitching.
Catherine

Patty C. said...

I would love the opportunity!
I like your interpretation -

Margaret said...

I really like what you did with the pattern! I think it's wonderful this way. Congrats on finishing one of the traveling patterns!

Angela said...
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gracie said...

I like it!

lynda said...

Please add my name to the hat. I would love a chance to stitch this. Thanks!

Ellen said...

Love it! Please add my name to the list, thank you!

Hugs,

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I would have edited it too. Such a chubby sheep so full of personality..love him (or her?).

Melissa said...

It looks cute! I like your edit.

Annette said...

I would love to stitch a sheep :)

Sue said...

Nah, it is not cheating at all! I leave bits out, change borders etc all the time. It is a really lovely design, I have to agree that the sheep is cuter than cute! It looks like a little explosion of woolly goodness! Ty, ty, ty, ty, ty for blogging about Walking Dead. We are watching the first episode now. Gotta love a growling zombie torso!

Lesleyanne said...

Love the changes you made. Would love to be considered to join the Stitcherhood.

Mouse said...

ohhh well done that is a cute edit :) and love the yellow you dyed the fabric ....obviously I've stitched this sooo don't count me in :) love mouse xxxxxx

Solstitches said...

Lovely finish Sharon and your hand dyed fabric looks great.
Margaret

TheDailyMel said...

I'm not throwing my name into the hat as I already have the chart. I just wanted to say that I love your edit and may very well steal it for myself. :)

Lindsay said...

Love your changes, they work really well

milly said...

It's beautiful, that sheep is just great!

Stitching Noni said...

Love your edited stitch! Hope you are all doing ok - been thinking of you.

Vickie said...

Nice little finish Sharon. Still praying for you. :)

Sherry said...

So cute. Can't wait to see the other two you will be working on!

Chelle said...

When I discovered I could edit my stitching and not have to follow the pattern exactly, it was like someone set me free. It was a "lightbulb" moment.

I'm not exactly sure how big the project is or what it is, but I would love to be involved, so add my name!

I will now go check back and see what I am asking to be a part of. :o) (Because I really don't have enough projects started already...heehee)

Chelle
www.lifeonthedomesticfront.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

I love the yellow and I think it looks just beautifully springy.
TFS and "do not" add me to the drawing.

Erin said...

That is so sweet, Sharon! Toss my name in the hat for the pattern (I'm already envisioning changes I could make to it, too! hehehe).

Carol said...

I love the changes you made, Sharon--wasn't crazy about the words either. No need to enter me--I have more than enough to keep me busy here for the next 100 years :)

Debbie said...

there is something a sheep...please enter me in the Travelling pattern draw. Thanks

Meari said...

I think it looks cute without the lettering. Nice finish! I'd like to be entered in the drawing. :)

Kelly said...

Really cute! I would of removed the verse too :-)

Ewa said...

I think your stitcherhood is safe as the sheep is still absolutely adorable.

Cath said...

I really like your finish . Please put my name in hte hat .
Thanks X

Two Friends Crafting said...

It's adorable! I never think to change anything that I stitch. Good idea!

Kelly
www.twofriendscrafting.blogspot.com

Christine said...

That is adorable, I'm with you on the verse, I think it looks much better without it

geeky Heather said...

Love your finish on the yellow! Please please please me me MEEEEE!! LOL! I have a friend who would be so excited if I stitched this for her, so I'd love to get the pattern.

Did you figure out I'd like you to enter me in the draw??! LOL! Thanks! =)

C in DC said...

I love your adaptation! Please enter me in the drawing.

Annette said...

How are you Sharon??

What a beautifull piece!!
Lovely!!

Chrisdream said...

Hallo,
I found your lovley blog. My english is not so good.

christa

Gillie said...

Yes please and I promise to be prompt!

Kate said...

Please add my name to the draw.

robindefender said...

Your finish is adorable!

weestitchy.com said...

I would love to be able to go in the hat to join in for my first sisterhood ( i love your version too)

Rachael G said...

That is so cute please add me!!

Julie said...

I like your version.
Please dont add me to the list, i have stitched this one for a friend when it first came out.

{{hugs}}

Anne said...

Oooh Sharon I love your edit! So adorable!! I did the same as you and put links of those who stitched it before me. The only thing I can't forgive is I have an E at the end of my name, you know, like AnnE of Green Gables! LOL!!! Just kidding I forgive you!!

Hugs

Oh yeah, don't include me either, but I think you figured that out already!!

Erica said...

I'd love to be added to the draw for this pattern. That fat little sheep is dying to be stitched. You just want to poke him, he's so cute! :-)

Sarah Beth said...

Ooh put me in the hat. It would be an honor to be a member

Pam in IL said...

You have a really cute finish! Please add my name to your list of members.

Brigitte said...

Such a cute little sheep. Love it!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Less really is more sometimes -- great interpretation!

Sally said...

Love the changes you made. So cute. Please don't add me as I already have this one:)

Jenn's Crafty World said...

I think I like your version better! The yellow fabric is great - I love dyeing my own too:)
Throw my name into the stitcher hood draw - it would be fun!
Jenn

Lynn said...

Love your finish! I would definitely love to be included in the draw for the travelling pattern. Please add my name. I love the sheep in this one!

Joysze said...

I think it's totally ok to have creative license with what you're stitching. :D This just put more prominence on the sheep and its surroundings. Super cute!!

He could be a Christmas sheep!!! :D

Jan said...

Me me! Pick me! :-)

Jan said...

Please inlude me. I think the lamb is adorable.

awikkidwomanswords said...

I think that's a lovely adaption of the pattern although I would have stitched it ass as I love it ;)

Sharon said...

I think your changes look great! Makes it very unique. Congrats!

Pam said...

I'm a little behind on my reading. I love your sheep. I agree with you--I like it better without the verse! Love the yellow fabby too! Great finish. =)