Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WOW, I love it!

I received a wonderful package in the mail yesterday from Tracy. I joined the Stitch it and Pass it on group and am just thrilled with what I received. There were only 4 of us who joined so it was agreed that "Four Friends" by Brightneedle would be the perfect design for us to stitch. There is also a great story behind the pattern that makes it even better!

"Anna, Snowy, Bitsy and Emma lived in a little New England town in the mid-1800s. All four stayed friends throughout their lives, sharing their joys and sorrows as well as any good recipe (called "receipt" back then) that came along. Each one of them loved to bake, so one day a week, for over 50 years, they gathered together and did a week's worth of baking for all four families. Sharing the work made this necessary household chore more enjoyable for them all. During their time together they talked and laughed, and sometimes cried. We designed Four Friends Sampler in tribute to girlfriends everywhere."
This picture does not do it justice though, it is even better in person!!!

So now I get to stitch this wonderful design and pass it on to Hazel and then she will pass it on to Elisa! I just hope that my finishing of it comes just a bit close to adding up to Tracy's finishing!!

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20 comments:

Wendy said...

That is a very lovely sampler!!!

Lauralness said...

That is a very pretty design! She did a lovely finishing job on it too. I can't wait to see you you finish yours.

Angela P said...

That's just gorgeous :)

basketsnprims said...

It's gorgeous. I'm going to have to check out that group. Thanks for sharing the link.
Pam

Natasha said...

Oh wow it is such a nice design. Look forward to seeing progress pictures :)

Michelle said...

Lovely design, and a sweet story!

valerie said...

Very cute...story and all! I like this idea of stitching and passing on the pattern with different versions of finishing. Great job Tracy!

Patti said...

Your sampler and story are both magnificent. I just love the sampler and what a tribute t four friends from a long time ago. Patti xxx

Karen said...

That is so cute and love the finishing too. Great design.

Kay said...

Very cute sampler!

Chiloe said...

It's very pretty ;-)

Mylene said...

A beautiful design. Looking forward to see your update of it.

Ranae said...

Lucky you!
A cool design and a fabulous finish.

Julie said...

Super design and finished so lovely.

Enjoy stitching it yourself.

Kellie said...

I love that design and the story behind it! That finish is fabulous!
Have fun stitching it.

Carolyn NC said...

Love Brightneedle - enjoy stitching!

Shari said...

too pretty!!!! I love it & exchanges are great!!!

Siobhan said...

What a lovely little design!! I just love it. Can't wait to see your rendition of it!

Micki said...

That is just gorgeous!
Enjoy it!
Micki

Meari said...

What a cool banner!