Stickideen von der Wiehenburg is having a contest with everyone stitching the same quaker sampler but making it your own by what you choose to stitch it on and stitch it with. Mine is going to be on a HDF 38ct. Linen and I'm using 4 different kinds of silk. The main varigated color is Cherry Cordial from Waterlillies which is one of my favorite silks of all time. The others are HDF, Splendor and NPI silks in various shades of rose and mauve to match the waterlillie. I started this yesterday and I think I'm going pretty good on it. They have set a completion date of November so I think I have plenty of time to play with the colors and where I want to place them. If you like doing quakers you might want to enter this contest yourself. They are giving away a nice prize and it seems the larger amount of stitchers who enter, the larger the prize will be so you might want to check it out.
I would love to know if any of you have entered competitions before and what you thought of them. I know alot of stitchers enter their work in their local fair and I've never done that. A funny story....I use to sell my finished work on ebay and I had one store owner/designer who lived in Idaho purchase many of my things. I guess she was impressed with them that she entered them in the Idaho state fair. She told me that the work had won several ribbons and wanted to know if I wanted them and I told her no. If I didn't keep the project, why would I want the ribbon? Anyway, that is my story of state fairs and how I became to be entered in them. I hope everyone has a fabulous wednesday and a productive one.
As always, Barbara