Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Challenged Challenge

This post has been delayed for all sorts of reasons, but I'm blaming the camera. That technology is so 2000. 

Last April, I announced another stitching challenge

Unlike in past years, I totally forgot to remind you about it. Then I forgot about it all together. About two and a half months ago, I got a photo in the mail from Monica, the Hoopless Stitcher…(which I always misread as the Hopeless Stitcher, but really she's not!) She stitched Paulette’s pattern and finished it as a threadkeep. I sent her a little return message to let her know it came though, and then I thought I should perhaps look up the deadline for this thing. (Which I just did now.) 

Then I got another one in the mail from Jo at Serendipitous Stitcher as a birthday present! With a card and everything. So that was like a month ago now. I’m blaming the silent auction coupled with the new job for preventing me from sharing this fabulousness with you. Thanks, Jo, it is ghetto-fabulous! (Actually it's just fabulous.) I love how she undermined the original by adding the tattoo. 

Backing fabric and little charmer.

You know who else stitched this? Riona over at Oubliette

I feel so badly about dropping this ball from such a great height, I feel moved to send a little surprise to everyone who actually stitched this. So Monica, Jo, and Riona, please send me your snail mail addresses.

I hope you enjoyed all the beautiful examples people made. Let's give them a round of applause.


riona said...

I don't think I deserve consideration since I never finished the piece because I made a counting mistake in the border I had added to the sampler. But if you are feeling forgiving of such failings ...

reg mar acc at optonline dot net

Jennifer said...

Very nice work, ladies!!!

Linda said...

They both turned out great and so different.


EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely! Well done ladies. I wonder - what the next challenge will be?

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

Glad you liked the ornie. I really enjoyed thinking up the idea.
Funny how you gave us six months and I still managed to leave it until the last minute!

Danielle said...

Fabulous work. And be easier on yourself. We are only human. I just started a new stitching blog after a few months hiatus at stitcherista.blogspot.com. I would love if you visited and became a follower!