Tuesday, April 28, 2009

May Bee

I have decided for the month of May to be a one-at-a-time stitcher. But I don't know which project I should choose. You be the judge.

The WIPs:
  1. Mirabilia, Christmas Elf
  2. Shepherd's Bush, Brett's Stocking
  3. Moss Creek, Elizabethan Rose
  4. Heart in Hand, Monthly Mania (March, September, December) (see below)
  5. Heartland House, Tree of Life Window
  6. Good Huswife, Anna's Bird
  7. Linda Jary, Majestic Rooster
  8. Nutmeg Needle, Treasured Tulips
  9. Hillside Samplings, Folk Art Threadkeep
  10. Curtis Boehringer, Apple Sampler
  11. Liz Turner Diehl, 16th Century Knot Garden
  12. Bent Creek, Snowman Stocking
  13. Watercolor Geranium
  14. Theresa Layman, mermaid
  15. Mirabilia, Emerald Mermaid
  16. BOAF, Scared Silly (see below)
  17. Shepherd's Bush, Anna's Stocking
  18. Corinne and Gigi, French marquoir
  19. Dimensions, Santa kit (see below)
  20. Dimples Designs, St. Basil's Cathedral
  21. Heart's Content, Merry and Bright (see below)
  22. Hardanger Napkin Rings
  23. Lilybet, Spots II
  24. Blackbird, Flea Market Souvenir
Pictured here: Merry and Bright, Scared Silly, Santa Kit (aka a red blob), Monthly mania*



Vote in the comments! My fate is in your hands.

* You may not recognize this one (March). I don't like the leprachaun on that one.

33 comments:

zoomcity said...

1. Christmas Elf
2. Spots II

RuthB said...

Hmm I think I'd go with the Apple Sampler or the Knot Garden. I must say, you are spoiled for choice!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

BBD Flea Market Souvenir - this was a really fun stitch and fun to put together.

Anonymous said...

I say #6. Finish Anna's Bird. It is so pretty and you're almost there.

dd

Linen Stitcher said...

What to choose, what to choose. I was going for "Anna's Bird" . . . until I saw the HS "Folk Art Thread Keep." Please, oh please, oh please stitch this one. I passed up the chance to buy a similar HS project at an amazing sale price and have regretted it ever since. I'd love to live vicariously through your finish.

Kathryn said...

Of course, I am going to choose a mermaid, in fact, Theresa Layman's mermaid. Though the Mirabilia is also very nice, it has too many recent bad memories of frogging. Let that one sit for a while.

livnlaf said...

Anna's Bird...so close...and on black. It's a vicarious thing.

Deb said...

I vote for Anna's Bird too! But then again....... :)

doris said...

I say Anna's Stocking. I love that one.

Can you really get into the mood to stitch what we vote for? I don't think I could do that. My grandma would say it's due to stubbornness.

Leah said...

I vote for Scared Silly. I haven't seen anyone finish it in awhile, and it's a pretty cool design.

DebbieSFL said...

tree of life window----don't know the pattern, but is it a Frank Lloyd Wright?

Aussie Stitcher said...

I think you should stitch on Anna's Bird, you made great progress on it. But then you should stitch what calls the loudest!!!

C in DC said...

Tree of Life or St Basils. I think you should let the Rooster go...

Wendy said...

Ooooh... power! =)

I love Apple Sampler first and then Scared Silly. You're so close on the sampler!

And then I'd pick up Anna's Bird. Or, since I have a hard time following rules, that would be the one that I'd work on whenever I have the need to do mindless stitching. It looks like you only have blocks of solid color left on it so it'd be good for doctor's offices, traveling, etc.

Good luck!!

Machiavelli said...

I like the Majestic Rooster, but that puts me in the minority.

Nic said...

I think you should work on what is closest to a finish, and then you will get the fun of a happy dance and the joy of stitching on something new quite quickly!

dianemi said...

What Nic said! :)

But if I HAD to choose, I'd pick either one of the Shepherd Bush stockings. Love them!!

Caroline said...

Anna's Garden :)

Lee said...

They're all pretty and One-at-a-time stitchworthy, but like many others, I'd say finish the bird! It's the perfect time of year to be working on dark fabric, with lots of bright daylight for many hours in the day. I think it may go quickly for you.

Brigitte said...

French Marquoir.

Cathy said...

I say the stocking, purely because I'm also going to be stitching a stocking in May.

Megan said...

I vote for Flea Market - I love that one.

Laura said...

I'm too lazy to work on my Knot Garden but I'd love to see you do it!

Anonymous said...

I would choose Tree of Life but maybe the tulip one would be finished more quickly.

Mary in Tennessee

drea_dear said...

I vote for Tree of Life - since it's been 2 years since you posted about it, I think it's been in time-out long enough.

mainely stitching said...

I'm going with Boehringer because I'm curious to see it finished. His stuff doesn't come up too often and I have Hometown Sampler that I've been meaning to start.... ;)

Kristen said...

1. Bent Creek Snowman
2. Knot Garden
3. Flea Market Souvenir

(By the way, I own 2 of these designs, and covet the the 3rd.)

Diane said...

Frank Lloyd Wright gets my vote, too. I really want to see a finish on that window. I've loved his designs for as long as I can remember. I have a stained glass reproduction on the Coonley playhouse window on my mantel.

Have you ever been out to Fallingwater? It's amazing in person. Photos just can't capture all the details.

AmyNJ said...

I'm a big fan of the Apple Sampler--but it might be good to work on Anna's Bird while the weather is bright. All your WIP's look pretty--good luck!

Candace said...

You have such wonderful projects just waiting to be finished!Difficult decision but go with the project that has the least amount of work to do OR the one you really want to see completed. (I don't think it fits in either of those categories, but my personal fav is Flea Market Souvenir.)

Sarah said...

Christmas elf!

Shelleen said...

I vote for Christmas Elf

riona said...

My vote is for the Liz Turner Diehl 16th Century Knot Garden ... but I have an ulterior motive, since I have both the German Garden and the Summer Garden languishing in my stash and I would very much like to use you to shed my guilt vicariously ... those are expensive projects and while I know I will eventually get to them, the money I spent on the kits and the CATS classes that they came with does weigh on my conscience.