Two years ago, I hosted a stitching challenge. I directed you to a freebie, and you all chose fabric and colors and stitched it up and went head to head with your sister stitchers. How about we do it again? This time, the game's a little different.
Remember last summer when Barb and Alma gave us the design Sweet Home Alabama? They based their design on The Workbasket's freebie "Pink Flower" (which is why the flower doesn't show up on their chart).
Here's your challenge: starting from Workbasket's Pink Flower, create your own souvenir sampler of a place you love or have visited recently.
Don't think you're artsy enough? Stitch the Blackbird version (pdf) using your own colorway.
Don't have enough time? Just do Pink Flower. Again, choose your own colors.
Obviously we will have three categories of competition this year. Unlike our last challenge, the finished-finished will go toe-to-toe against the stitched-but-not-finished projects. And unlike our last challenge, I'll provide small prizes to the winners in each category. How about a $10 gift certificate to each winner, as voted by loyal readers?
If you didn't play last time, here are the rules: You stitch up your version and send a photo to me. Don't post it to your blog*, we want to keep these anonymous! I'll post the versions here and everyone will vote. Due September 15. That gives you a few months.
*If you don't blog, you can still play!