Wow, putting you to the test was fun. I guess I like hearing people's opinions. Thirty-three of you voted for fourteen different projects! And one voted for a project that wasn't even on the list. (I think it was title confusion rather than hallucination.) If you voted for more than one, I only counted the first vote. And if you said I should finish the one closest to being done (people, I don't have that kind of spacial sense!) and then mentioned something else, I went with the something else. The problem is there's a tie: Tree of Life Window and Anna's Bird both received five votes. And Apple Sampler got four which seems statistically insignificant, so I'm having a run-off. (And since my senator Arlen Specter changed parties, you can too.)
The choices are:
Tree of Life Window--Heartland House Designs This is based on a Frank Lloyd Wright window (Darwin Martin House in Buffalo). I have not been to Falling Water; it's in Pittsburgh which is very far away considering Pittsburgh's enticements. The back story on this one is that I started it as a gift for a gay friend's commitment ceremony. Very masculine. But then I wasn't invited. So I put it away. I don't even know what I am going to do with it when it is done. (Doris, maybe this is my way of doing that.)
Anna's Bird--Good Huswife This one only seems to come out when I go to camp, but it is for me. It would look great in our dining room which is painted "Fragrant Clove" (rust for the regular folks, "deep terra cotta" for the designers, and DMC 920 for the stitchers).
Apple Sampler--Curtis Boehringer Also for me. I fell in love with this one when I saw it in the Cross Stitch Sampler. It's why I bought that issue of the magazine, and it's why I subscribed to the magazine until it folded. (Then subscribed when the editor of CSS started Fine Lines until it folded. Or she ran off without any announcement to speak of!) (Speaking of magazines going out of business, RIP Simple Scrapbooks. To be incorporated into Creating Keepsakes.) I carried this pattern around for ages until I finally decided it was time for me.
So those are your choices. Maybe I'll leave it until Monday. My parents are coming back through PA this weekend on their way home, having bought a new house in Florida, so I might not have a chance to stitch until then. So vote again, here, by Monday.
And in the Giveaway:
Rachel is the winner! Congratulations!