Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Challenge Revealed

We have six gorgeous entries this year. These pieces are all beautiful representations of special places.  To vote for your favorite, please send me an email {annavsxs AT gmail} with "Vote" in the subject line. Please do not vote in the comments. We want everyone to feel like a winner, because everyone is. They get to keep these lovely pieces they designed!

Without further ado, here they are in the order the pictures were received:

"Home is where your flowers grow." Number one.

"Maine: the Way Life Should Be" Number two.

"Sweet Summer" Number three. 

"Sweet Memories" Number four.

"Eureka" Number five.


"As a man tramps the woods to the lake he knows he will find pines and lilies, blue herons and golden shiners, shadows on the rocks and the glint of light on the wavelets, just as they were in the summer of 1354, as they will be in 2054 and beyond.  He can stand on a rock by the shore and be in a past he could not have known, in a future he will never see.  He can be a part of time that was and time yet to come." --William Chapman White
"Adirondacks" Number Six.

26 comments:

carolm said...

Love all the different design endingsthey are all special....

Denise said...

Oh my goodness - and we are to vote on only one??? Each one is awesome in their own way!

Mouse said...

oooo and we have to chose a winner ??? love mouse xxxx

Stitchinowl said...

Wow, so hard to choose only one! I love all of them.
Carolyn

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

those are really good, I feel so rubbish for not getting my act together to do something for this one

C in DC said...

Gosh, they are all beautiful!

Kristen said...

Really, how am I supposed to pick one? They're all really, really gorgeous!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh - wow! What a lot of talent! I'm kind of glad now that I didn't get mine done - I'd just feel unworthy. Seriously fantastic entries!!

Michele said...

wow! they are all so beautiful!

Kathy A. said...

Wow! What beautiful work! How do you pick just one?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It's so difficult! Like Hannah, I'm kicking myself for not doing this. I'm not good with long deadlines, I'm such a last-minute.com type person then I ran out of time :-(
Next time I will start stitching the day you announce it! There will be a next time won't there?

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Lee said...

Those are wonderful! I, too, am kicking myself that I didn't get my act together in time. But that won't stop me from celebrating these talented stitchers. Good luck to everyone!

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Anna van Schurman said...

Just a friendly reminder: No voting in the comments. We have a secret ballot around these parts. Want to know why? Read this.

Alma Allen said...

These are wonderful! It will be hard to choose just one.

Anna....send your address to me at
alma@blackbird-designs.com and I will send some prizes for your contest.

Catherine said...

These all look great! How fun that Alma Allen is offering you prizes!! You know, I had all the best intentions to do this - not sure what happened....

mdgtjulie said...

They are all lovely.

Mindi said...

All of these are beautiful, and interesting to see how each stitcher made the adjustments to the same starting pattern.

doris said...

Truly pretty projects! If it weren't for the speed of life right now, I'd feel really bad that I didn't do one. Instead, I'll just continue to look at the completed ones and try to pick a favorite.

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Anna van Schurman said...

Please remember no voting in the comments. We have a secret ballot around these parts.

Lelia said...

It is so difficult to select just ONE as each are charming in their own way. having said that .... I'll have to send in a 'secret ballot' entry.

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Xeihua (Sara) said...

Wow, The are all so gorgeous :)
Congratulations to all the stitchers sine you all deserve to win :)