Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chosen

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!

26 comments:

Diana said...

I just happen to read your blog today about deciding what project to stitch next. I was surprised to see that one of your projects was the Apple Sampler. I stitched this many years ago and have it hanging in my dining room. I had forgotten it was from a magazine. I still like it. Hope you finish some day.

Caroline said...

I still vote for Anna's Bird! I'm all about the selfish stitching - you already have it hung in your mind, might as well finish it up....

doris said...

I'm voting for Anna's Bird. It looks like a fun project that's pretty close to being finished.

When you said that someone voted for something not even on the list, I checked to see if you were talking about me. That's so something I'd do.

Kristin said...

I am voting for Anna's Bird. Just drawn to the pattern, no other logic. Happy Stitching.

Kathryn said...

Well since you don't really care for Tree of Life (though others seem to), I'm going with Apple Sampler. I'm not wishing stitching on dark fabric on anyone.

Coni said...

I simply must vote for Tree of Life Window. I'm almost through T.C. Boyle's "The Women" re: Wright's...um...WOMEN, and I am fascinated with all things Frank these days. Hard choice, though, since all are lovely.

valerie said...

I didn't vote the first time around but I vote for Anna's Bird. I love the colors and fabric selection and if it will be hung in your dining room in the end, even more reason to stitch away!

C in DC said...

I originally said ToL and thought seriously about Apple instead of St. Basil's initially. But after seeing some of the original comments, I'm going to change my vote.

Work on Anna's Bird. It's so close to being complete (not that the apple isn't), and save your eyes by working on this while you have more daylight hours. At least make this your "daytime" project.

Diane said...

Call me hard-headed (my family says it's the Pennsylvania Dutch blood) but I'm still voting for the Tree of Life Window. I'd be willing to take it off your hands and finish it if you REALLY can't think of what to do with it....

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

Get out the white tablecloth and get to work on Anna's Bird! You know you want to see it hanging on the wall...

Machiavelli said...

Fine. I vote for the Apple Sampler. I cannot bring myself to vote for Anna's Bird because it is just too pink.

Anonymous said...

Much as I love FLW, I am sticking with Anna's Bird. I have seen it (yours)in person and it is beautiful! Remember, I asked if it is for me? Alas, not just no, but NO!!!

dd

Adrienne Martini said...

I'm going to vote for the Apple Sampler. No special reason. It's just what the voices tell me to do.

Kristen said...

Chirp, chirp. (Anna's Bird.)

Leah said...

Anna's Bird.

Sarah said...

Anna's bird!

DebbieSFL said...

I still say Tree of Life (for me it's a Wright thing)

Rachel said...

My vote is for the Apple Sampler :o)

Donna said...

I didn't look at what other people voted for. And I didn't participate in the original vote.

And though I'd love to see the Heartland House piece stitched, I say go with the Apple Sampler.

Erin said...

I vote for Anna's Bird!

Linen Stitcher said...

Anna's Bird. 'Nuff said.

Nic said...

Anna's Bird

Cathy said...

I did eenie-meenie (which, by the way, is normally how I choose what to work on next) and came up with the Tree one. Was I the one who was hallucinating, because frankly I've been feeling a little loopy lately and it wouldn't surprise me at all!

Stitchinowl said...

I vote for Apple Sampler. No special reason why, I just like it!

Siobhan said...

Anna's Bird, Anna's Bird, Anna's Bird. It's not every day a design is named after yourself, right??

drea_dear said...

Changing my vote to Anna's Bird, after hearing your background. I don't blame you for putting ToL in time out. Do something for YOU. Then finish ToL and have a giveaway for whoever wants to finish it for themselves.