Thursday, June 21, 2007

Another Aunt Turns 60

When I was in Vegas with Auntie Em, I had the sudden realization that she too will turn 60 this year. My other aunt received the Drawn Thread Alpine Garden piece that I made. But Auntie Em is my favorite aunt. (You can't have favorite children, but you are allowed favorites among your other relatives. Auntie Em is my only maternal aunt; auntie Alpine Garden is my favorite, but not only, paternal aunt.) Em knows she's my favorite, and she knows what my dad's sister got for her 60th birthday. Fortunately, I have realized this more than 6 months before her birthday ( December 27).

I've got to get started! I'm going to bring some things over to my cousin's (Em's daughter) for her and my sister to look over on Sunday, but here's what I'm thinking so far:

Drawn Thread Cloister Garden

Drawn Thread Sanctuary

Moira Blackburn Peaceful Garden

Hillside Samplings Animal Samplings

Blackbird Designs something from A Fine Collection

I also considered DT's Souvenir Sampler, but the dude thought I should stitch something new. I'll take your votes, but I have to tell you that my sister's and cousin's have more weight.

9 comments:

Barbara said...

I have to say that I really like DT's Sanctuary, but that's a great list - it's hard to chose only one.

Jenn L said...

Of the pieces I could see, Cloister Garden is my favorite. I couldn't get the Moira Blackburn site to load at all, and I don't know what patterns are available in the Blackbird Designs collection.

Good luck making your choice!!

Nikki said...
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Anna van Schurman said...

I had a hard time with the Moira Blackburn site too when I checked, but today I have no problems at all. (Must have been on her end.)

I think for Fine Collection, my favorite is the basket of flowers on the cover--I couldn't find a website that showed the inside on that one...

C in DC said...

I like all of them, too, but would vote for Animal Samplings or Cloister Garden. The other ones seem like they would take longer than 6 months.

Did you know that Hillside Samplings is in the town where I grew up?

Michelle said...

I'm going to go with Drawn Thread Sanctuary...I think it's different from Alpine Garden, but still garden-y.

Chelle said...

My fav is Peaceful Garden, but it looks like a lot of stitching to get done in a short amount of time. My second choice is Sanctuary.

Linda litlaskvis said...

Cloister Garden has my vote. I love that piece.

coral said...

Sanctuary or Cloister Garden - both are very nice, but it would depend on how much time you want to spend on it.

Okay, that's my 5 eggs!!