Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I have too many friends who are archivists not to make sure we have an accurate provenance for this travelling pattern. In addition to recording who stitched it, I've added a link to the photo so you can see how this little needleworker has been changed from the original pattern.

Harmien in the Netherlands (November 3, 2007, scroll down)
Sent it to Lili in France (June 15, 2007),
Who sent it to Barbara in Malaysia (June 25, 2007)
Who sent it to Tessa in Australia (July 16, 2007)
Who sent it to Lizzie in North Carolina, U.S. (February 26, 2008)
Who sent it to Barbara in the Netherlands (March 11, 2008)
Who sent it to Sarah (no blog) in Ohio, U.S. (April 11, 2008)
Who is sending it to me in Pennsylvania!

Do you think it feels like it got gypped? Such a short hop from Ohio to Penna. But maybe someone in some far away place will be next...

As you know I am trying to finish up the birthday gifts. Although I am supposed to stitch the travelling pattern as soon as, and as quickly as, I can, I feel an obligation to put the birthday gifts in the mail asap. Thanks to all for their suggestions regarding what to do about the fob. I measured it so you can better understand my idea of "huge." The original piece is 1.5 x 2.5" The new one is 2.25 x 3.25". I think I will finish it as a fob and if the recipient wants to put it on big scissors or even little scissors she has a choice. I think I've narrowed it down to two more things to make for the package, and maybe a quick trip to Joanns, and maybe Reading Terminal Market, for some extra goodies (NOT a cheesesteak from Rick's, but don't mind if I do).


Michelle said...

Mmm, cheesesteak! We had cheesesteak there!! Glad you've decided about the fob - definitely not too big. I was envisioning you trying to tie a throw pillow to a pair of scissors! I love that you've created a provenance for the travelling pattern - that's wonderful!!!

Barbara said...

Love your recap on the Sisterhood and can't wait for it to arrive so you can get started with it! :D

Jenna said...

I kinda hope the traveling pattern makes it my way someday, but I'm willing to wait. Though it sure would travel fast between the two of us! ;)