Friday, March 2, 2012

Traveling Pattern - Thankful for Ewe!

Hello my lovelies!!

I am excited to tell you all that I had won the Traveling Pattern "Thankful" from Mouse a couple of weeks ago! I received the pattern and a lovely card from her last Friday, and have finally finished stitching it!! It was such a fun stitch to do and I would love to pass it along to the next person! So please leave a comment on this post only and I will draw a name from those who would like to stitch it.  I did not have any of the colours that the pattern called for so I used what I had.  I played around with a couple of different colours for the flowers and decided to use my favourite pink.  I think you will like the result of my colour choices.
Look at that cute sheep!! He's adorable!! 

Started: Feb 27th
Finished: March 2nd
Stitched on 32 ct Lambswool Linen
Threads: DMC Snow White, 938 - sheep, legs, words
Dinky Dyes: Madi's Rose - flowers
Gentle Art Threads: Baby Spinach - grass, leaves   Gingersnap - tree, vines

Take a look at Mouse's finish, Gracie's finish, and Tricia's finish.  They are all really lovely and unique!!

A quick update on my other projects.  I spent most of the day today working on one of the RAK's and am very happy with the result.  Just a couple of finishing touches to do tomorrow and I'll send it off.  The other one still needs to be worked on and I can't decide if I want to make a pillow or a pin keep...I think I'm leaning more towards a pin keep.  Hopefully I'll get it started tomorrow, but I want to finish my mom's ornie.  I managed to cut out two circles of mat board today and it took awhile!! I also stitched up Shepherd's Bush's Tiny Garden and need to add the silk ribbon around the edge.  Yes, I have been a busy bee today!! I have made a bit more progress on Jane, but I won't show you a pic yet! Eve's been stitched and so she needs her partner before I show you!!

Titus was quite the helper today! Take a look at how he helped me.
My fur adds a nice fluffy texture to your fabric mom!!
If I place my paws here, will this help you cut the fabric?
Peek a boo! I see you!!
There you are mom!!

In other news, I've been very busy with work and with the upcoming strike on Monday.  It's been very stressful here for us teachers and the news hasn't painted us in a positive light, which makes my blood boil.  Our government is trying to pass Bill 22 which will be highly detrimental to our public education system if passed. It will increase class sizes and there will be no limit to class composition.  It will give all the power to the administrators to fire at a whim and replace with lower paid teachers. I could explain a lot more to you, but I will refrain because I'm tuckered out trying to defend my profession to people.  Plus I want to keep my stitching blog a nice peaceful place for people to visit and enjoy my stitching and my little stitching friend, Titus!!

Hopefully all will end well and we can move on to the more important stuff: teaching.

Take care everyone! Big hugs to all! I could use some!!!

Have a wonderful weekend! I will be visiting people's blogs this weekend!!



Margaret said...

Oh dear. I hate to hear about bad things happening to teachers and educational systems. I hope everything works out for you all and that bill disappears. They had this thing called "No child left behind" around here? BAAAADDD. Thank goodness it seems to be going away -- unfortunately though, my son got the brunt of it.

Anyway, Titus is adorable -- and helpful! -- as always! Love your traveling pattern finish! Looking forward to seeing your other stitching. Hugs -- good luck with the strike. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you all!

Tiki said...

That traveling pattern is too cute! I love your pink flowers. Please include me in your drawing.
Titus looks extremely cute and helpful. Hope that bill doesn't pass. Have a fabulous weekend.

Keebles said...

Good luck with your teacher issues! It just amazes me how teachers have lost so much respect since my school days! What will these kids be like without the proper guidance that most only get in the school system! It's so sad how much things have changed for the worse at the expense of both the teachers and the students! Again, good luck!

Ellen said...

What a shame, I hope that bill don't get passed!

That sheep is so adorable! Please include me in the drawing of this Travelling Pattern!


gracie said...

It has been fun to see how each of us has stitched the Travelling Pattern! I have always had the utmost respect for take a special person to teach the kids of our world.

butterfly said...

Sorry about this mess with the Teachers .

Your stitching looks beautiful , would love to have a chance to stitch it thank you.

Lesleyanne said...

I would love to have a chance to stitch the travelling pattern. Your finish is absolutely gorgeous. Titus is very cute.

Marlene said...

Love your cats, they make a home! Please add me to your list for the travelling pattern, I,ll keep my fingers crossed.

Lisa V said...

Please add me to the draw for the travelling pattern.

Vickie said...

So sorry about your teacher mess. Your stitch turned out very nice. I love the peek a boo picture of Titus, it is fabulous. :)

Lynn said...

I am so sick of our government and their cuts to the teaching system! You have my full support and I hope it all works out well for you.

Titus has won me over!! He's so darn cute! Give him a hug for me.

Please enter my name in the draw for the travelling pattern. You've done a lovely job on your finish!

Catherine said...

Oh I do feel for you on the school issue!! We have our fair share of bad things in our school system too. I hope it works out for you!

What a sweetie is Titus and such a helper too! ;)
The traveling pattern is so cute! I have so much going on right now, no need to throw my name in.

Cath said...

Lovely finish . Please enter my name for the travelling pattern . Thanks .
Good luck with the work issues .XXX

Erica said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish!
Very pretty!. I like your choice of colors.
Please include me in the giveaway. I would love to stitch this one!

blue star stitcher said...

I loved seeing the different colors everyone used to finish the traveling pattern. Great job!

Daffycat said...

Darling sheepie finish!

It is so stressful when things go crazy with your job. I hope everything gets sorted in the right place for you.

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Suzanne said...

Nice finish on your travelling pattern.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

Kathy Ellen said...

Love your choice of colours for the Traveling Pattern, and your finishing makes it just perfect! I would love to participate in the 'Traveling Pattern' too.

Whilst visiting your blog, I peeked at your other finishes and they took my breath away! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

Mouse said...

ohhhh I love it :) well done on your choice of colours too ...

heheheh to titus your wee helper ;)

sorry to hear about the job situation ... similar thing is happening to DH job too
looking forward to seeing where it goes next :) love mouse xxxx

Chris said...

Sending you Hugs!!!
I hope that everything at work sorts itself out. I hope everything works out for the teachers.
The Ewe finish is so sweet. What a great spring design.
Titus is so lovely and helpful(lol).
He has such lovely eyes.
More hugs! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Carol said...

Oh, Anne--I'm sure your mind is always on that teacher's strike... I can't imagine all the stress and high emotions involved in all the negotiations... Hang in there!

Your little ewe finish is adorable and what fun to see all the varied finishes! Mr. Titus looks like a wonderful companion--how I would love to be able to have a cat again :)

Blu said...

Lovely finish!

Hang in there. I'm sure something will work out regarding the teaching issues.

Pumpkin said...

Great finish Anne! I love your version. Very sold and delicate :o)

Cute pictures of Titus! What a funny kitty.

Sorry to hear about your job. I hope it all works out in the end.

Pauline said...

What a lovely cats! I love them!

Meari said...

Sorry to hear about the strike issues. Hopefully, things go well.

Your finish is adorable. I'd like to be included in the drawing for the traveling pattern.

Titus is so cute trying to "help".

Joysze said...

Damn!!!! I was hoping they'd come to their senses and avoid the strike. :(

Give Titus a huge hug for me..... he's too adorable!!

Awwww, love your Ewe finish.... too cute for words. :D


Melissa said...

Yeah, it's our nice government's way of "Family First"...but only if you send your kids to private school! Yikes.

On a positive note, that Titus must be such a blessing and a joy to you now!

Veronica said...

I hope everything works out. {{{{{Big hugs}}}}} to you.

Titus is adorable. I love that peekaboo pic. Drats! I missed that traveling pattern draw. Oh well, maybe next time.


Sally said...

I hope things work out well for you and your fellow teachers. It seems that governments in many countries want to try and change things and not for the better.

Your LHN finish is adorable.

Ewa said...

BIG HUGE HUGS to you, Anne! And a hot cup of tea! I'm sorry to have missed the travelling pattern, but I hope things are going well for you. If you ever need to vent or talk, feel free to email me! <3

geeky Heather said...

Aw, lovely Titus! He made everything go quicker, right?? =)

Sorry about the work problems. =( My sister is a media specialist so I can relate to everything you all have to go through on a daily basis, not to mention additional crappola from the admins!

I'd love to have the travelling pattern come my way, so please include me! Thank you!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your finish is absolutely adorable! I actually still have my finished piece sitting here looking at me and saying - Please make me into something! : ) I'll have to work on that!! : )

Your cat is beautiful, btw!!

lynda said...

I would love a chance to stitch that traveling pattern...thanks!