As siblings are wont to do, the middle sister – Crafty Pretender – is constantly torn between the finishing demands of the oldest sister (yours truly) and the irresponsible (LOL) starting demands of the youngest sister – Stashaholic's Anonymous. It doesn't help that middle sister is a scaredy cat (I'd use another term but I am trying to be delicate here) when it comes to starting a Chatelaine. ;) She wants to stitch them, she really does, but there are so many gorgeous ones. Which one should she choose?
Fast forward two years (I kid you not!), and damn if she didn't decide to test the waters, tiptoe in, and start Chinese Garden. I was so psyched when she told me, that I immediately started making SAL plans! I have her kit with me and will be sending it home with my parents to save on international shipping. I was also planning on waiting to get back to Serengeti till she has the kit in her eager little hands.
Where was little sister during this whole process you ask? I'll paraphrase: "You make the plans and I'll judge if it's good on not!" What a brat!! LOL!
Living up to my nickname, Darth Planner (don't ask, lol), I decided that we should have a bigger SAL. The more the merrier and all that jazz after all, don't you agree? Then I thought, wouldn't it be nice to add a little spice to the SAL and throw in a drawing at the end of the year of a GC for any Chatelaine chart the winner desires?
My sisters, being the generous souls they are, offered to chip in for the GC and the Stitching Bandits' Chatelaine Challenge was born!
The rules are pretty simple: stitch any Chatelaine and join in the fun. This is NOT for you to purchase new stash. ;) If you're one who's been wanting to stitch a Chatelaine for awhile but is worried about the scale of the projects, Martina has lots of gorgeous free smalls to test the waters.
All participants will be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a GC.
ETA: I wasn't clear in the original post but you don't have to pick only one project.
I still have some details to work out and the official rules to write. The million dollar question is:
If you are, please comment below and fill us in on what you're thinking of stitching for the SBCC.
I know not all my readers will be interested in this Challenge, so here's something for everyone. This one cracked me up so hard!
Oh, one more thing. On the subject of "Alien Cats with Temple Hats Going 'MAAAAAAAAAAAU' in Four-Part Harmony" aka hubby's latest name for Spring Knotgarden, I think I'm going to fail abysmally with my finish date. It didn't help that I didn't stitch two nights this week and then cut my finger tonight!!!