Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern


Lucky me, I am the next one to receive this wonderful chart, My Needle and My Floss, They Comfort Me or is it has now become known The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern!

Harmien started the Sisterhood when she offered up her pattern to someone who wanted to stitch it. I'm not sure where it went after that but its been making the rounds and travelling the world of stitchers.

Anna drew my name after she finished stitching her lovely lady and it just arrived on my doorstep in the mail. Considering how far this pattern has now travelled....from The Netherlands, France, Malayasia, United States (a couple of times), and Australia, it has now safely arrived here in Canada and with such careful packaging, its in amazingly great shape.

I can't wait to get started stitching and I'm a little undecided about the dress colour. I think I'll have to pull my GAST threads and see which ones jumps out.

And I couldn't resist taking a scan of the some of the signatures - everyone who has stitched it thus far has signed and dated it. How cool!!!
But until I can get started, I have Mindi's piece for the Quaker Friendship RR to work on. I've made a nice little start. I love her fabric, its perfect for an antique style sampler and she chose lovely variegated silks in reds/browns. Donna has already stitched her section in the lower right hand corner and I have started the motifs in the upper right. Pretty huh!

I hope to have The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern stitched and finished in the next couple of weeks. Let me know if you want your name put in the draw for the pattern when she is ready to fly to new places!

33 comments:

Michelle said...

I know I don't have a big following but I'd love to be put on your list to do this one. It's adorable. :o)

xstitch.nl said...

Thank you so much for showing us a picture of the chart. Wendy! I've been meaning to ask, and every time I thought of it the chart was in transit to the next stitcher. I love that everyone signed it!!!! I hope you enjoy our Comforting Lady as much as I did!! In the meantime Mindi's RR is looking wonderful. What colours are they, the look so good together?!!

Barbara said...

Hooray for the newest sister! :D

Hey, I love the colors in that Quaker!

livnlaf said...

Sign me up!
Thanks for keeping it moving (when you're done I mean)!

Sue

Barbara said...

From one sister to another! :) On seeing my signature I realise that it's been 1 year yesterday since I stitched it.

It's all framed and on the wall right in front of my stitching desk. It's like the lady hovering over me, comforting me as I stitch :)

Juls said...

Lovely stitching!!!
I would love to be included in the draw for the Sisterhood Pattern. Every time I see it I fall more in love with it!!!!

Diana said...

I don't have a blog, but I'd love to be put on the list for the traveling pattern if it,s OK. I really like the pattern.

Carol R said...

Please put me into the draw for the Sisterhood pattern.

Mindi's RR looks gorgeous - can't wait to stitch a section on this.

Stitcher said...

I'd love to be included in the draw. I lost track of this pattern a while ago, so it's nice to see it again. I enjoy following it's travels.

Yuko said...

WENDY!!! ahahahaha!!
I can't stop laughing!
Our taste really are alike!!!!
I will e-mail you why I'm laughing a lot! :D
((hugs))

Yuko

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Oh, yes, please include my name in the draw! This is SUCH a neat thing and I do love the pattern!

Your quaker is very lovely, too.

I did Sunflower House a couple of years ago - it is such a fun and pretty piece!

Julie said...

I would also love to be considered for 'sisterhood. Enjoy your stitching...
Mindi's RR is beautiful!
Blessings,
Julie

Lynn said...

Please include me in the draw Wendy. This is such a great idea and I love all the signatures on the chart.
I love the colour of floss that Mindi is using for her RR. It looks lovely on the fabric she has chosen.

Caribbean Girl said...

I would love to be included in the draw. I love the pattern.

vEr0n!c@ said...

This is a pretty cool idea. I'd love to be on your list for the drawing when you're done.

Margaret said...

Congrats on your membership in the Sisterhood. Although I would love to try to be the next member things are so hectic around here that I'd better wait until more tranquil times.

Mindi's RR looks gorgeous - love the colors.

stitcherw said...

Nice start on the RR, the quaker designs are so pretty, what a unique and lovely sampler it will be. Congrats on finishing up L is for Lion in your earlier post, another square done. With the next couple boxes outlined, hopefully those squares move along smoothly for you.

Congrats on getting the My Needle piece. What fun it is to see so many stitch this and see what colors they choose to convert the dress to and such. I love the idea that everyone who is stitching it also signs the chart.
Sue

monique said...

Please add my name to the sisterhood! Thanks for sharing the pic of the sigs... what a special momento :)

CraftyT said...

I think this is a wonderful idea.I do not have a huge fan bass over at my blog but I would love to have my name placed in the drawing.

Thank you and enjoy stitching this. It is a cute design
Natasha

Kathy A. said...

Hi Wendy - I finally got on to your blog Hurray. I looked back over your beautiful stitching. What gorgeous work you have been doing? You go girl! and please include me in the drawing for the travelling pattern. I would LOVE it!

Jennifer said...

Sign me up for the sisterhood too!!

Rowyn said...

I'd love to be in the draw too, please. Thanks!

Mindi's RR is beautiful. I have two in my possession at the moment - Carol's and yours! (I'd better get cracking!). They're all gorgeous.

shakatak66 said...

I'd love to join the sisterhood too and would love to have my name go into the draw :) Lovely piccie of the Quaker RR ... brings back lots of memories of my own RR for this piece, it's such a fun piece to stitch :)

Lee said...

Toss my name into the drawing hat, too! What a neat thing!

Pull Up A Needle And Stitch said...

I would love to be entered in the draw...what a great idea! Thank you. Happy Stitching, Joanne

samplerlover said...

Hi Wendy,
What a cool idea for a pattern to travel around the world. Imagine the stories that it could tell. It's lovely that every one is signing it.
I love Mindi's RR. The colours she has chosen work really well. - Sandra.

Jenna said...

Thanks for showing us some of the signatures on the travelling pattern. I had no idea that everyone was signing it - how cool! Please enter me for the drawing to be the next to stitch this design.

Sonda in OR said...

I'd love to be in the drawing for this pattern! Can't wait to see yours all finished up.

Simone said...

I would love to be in the drawind please?
I like the idea of this travelling pattern.

Courtney said...

I'd love to stitch this!! Put me in the drawing please!

'Berta said...

The whole idea of a traveling chart brings smiles to my face. I'd love to add my name to the chart - I just wished I lived in a more exotic location! Oh well...it's all good.

nurfah said...

Love the pattern & the ides of it traveling the world. Has it been to Iceland yet? Look forward to seeing it when you have stitched it. My blog is in Icelandic but I think I better start blogging in English as well. Loved your blog regards from Iceland.

Paula C. said...

Please add me to the drawing for next stitcher of the pattern. I think this is such a neat idea and I hope that someday I will get to be on the list of stitchers, too!