Saturday, 4 July 2020

Let the People Choose - July

It's hard to believe we are in the second half of 2020, its been a very strange year and I'm surprised how quickly the weeks have gone by ..... although contra to the proverb they have not been fun!

Favourite designer is the theme for this month's Let People Choose hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. I couldn't decide if 'favourite' was the one I have stitched the most, or the designer I look at first when needing a chart ..... so I included both :-)

Lizzie Kate is my most stitched designer, this was the the theme for January's Let the People Choose, you can read my blog post about it here. I have included my absolute favourite LK design - Promise Me. I stitched this for our daughter's graduation in 2015.

Last year the theme for Needlecraft Haven's Summer Exchange was cats and dogs, I chose to receive a dog themed item and was delighted when Mary sent me this gorgeous mini pillow....

... delighted because I had used the same design for Mary's gift. I stitched her a pin cushion using an old ring box. I loved the design and was going to stitch it for myself .... it was perfect to receive it from Mary.

The designer I look at first for any gifts, large projects and exchanges is Jardin Prive. The style and colours are just me .... there are so many I still want to stitch.

The largest piece I have stitched is Sampler des Bouquets, it was a unfinished item for a while but I finally completed it in 2018 ... it now hangs in our bedroom opposite our bed. I have another sampler finished ready to be framed when life allows.

I love this scissor and bobbin design from Jardin Prive and used it to make Mum's 80th birthday gift. It's another one I would like to stitch for myself.

Jardin Prive offer some lovely free designs  I stitched the seasonal trees which I change in the frame. The designs are so lovely ... I just need more stitching time.

My final Jardin Prive piece to share is for Needlecraft Haven's Easter Exchange although it still lives here in an envelope ready to post as soon as we can all get to the post office again.

Thanks Jo for another great Let the People Choose - I'm looking forward to discovering everyone else's favourite designer.

Edit: Apologies Jo, I have just seen your post and realised it should have been Most Popular Designer .... oops


  1. It will be difficult for me to decide a favourite or popular design too.
    All your Jardin Prive projects are beautiful.
    How fun to send and receive same pattern in an exchange!

  2. Your Sampler is just stunning!! How nice to wake up and see that first thing each morning! The paw print stitch is adorable and what a great coincidence!! My favorite designer is Brenda Gervais.

  3. Happy 4th of July Love your samplers

  4. Pretty samplers. I love the doggie design and the scissor and bobbin pattern. Good idea to change the seasonal trees in the frame to suit the season.

  5. Thanks for taking part in The People's Choice this month. I am quite happy with your choices! It is just fun to share our stitching. I really like Jardin Prive too, such pretty colours. The seasonal trees are particularly lovely.

  6. You have chosen some great designers there. I look to Lizzie*Kate's designs a lot. They are fun and pretty quick to stitch. That is very funny that you and Mary picked the same charts for each other. Have a great stitching day.

  7. I love the same designers , beautiful work .

  8. I'm a late convert to Lizzie Kate and I find them a fun stitch. I'm fond of Jardin Prive but have not stitched many of those designs. You have completed a good selection from these two designers.

  9. What a lovely post, your Daughter is lovely.
    I love all designers, I cannot say I have a favorite, they all offer so much to choose from for designs.
    Have a wonderful day.


  10. Both great designers with all lovely finished stitching! I love the season trees, thanks for sharing the link.

  11. Great post Clare, lovely to see some of those finishes again


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