Monday, October 10, 2016

Winnie T. Pooh contest...which quote do you like?

I need your HELP!

I just finished graphing and stitching a beloved quote from Winnie the Pooh. It just sort of reached out and "spoke to me" recently and suddenly it was done. Sometimes that happens! Here's the quote I already finished:

"If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus 1 day so I never have to live a day without you."

Now I'd like another "short" quote from Winnie T.P. to accompany it on a chartpak for 2017. But this bear and his adorable pals are so wise, I can't make up my mind. Wasn't Pooh indecisive, too?

**NOTE: I've already graphed perhaps the most famous Pooh quip of all. It's #156 Promise Me.

And oh my...this may be our best seller of all time.!!! We have reprinted #156 numerous times. We had no idea this sentiment was so beloved and versatile. Stitchers hang it in their offices, gift it for family, grads and caregivers, and the list goes on...just all sort of inspiring things to do with this design (like keep it for yourself!). When a design like this speaks to so many stitchers, this is what warms my heart and keeps me designing...truly. You never can underestimate the power of a talking bear.

But back to my current dilemma at Pooh Corner...

Voting will begin today and conclude on Friday, October 21 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Please, one ballot per email address only. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 24 on this blog.

Thanks for following our blog, and VOTING!  May the best bear win!!!


  1. The quotes about doing nothing made me smile. Often when I would ask my hard working late father what he was doing when he had some down time he'd say, "I'm doing nothing and doing it slowly."

  2. I love those quotes... Have voted for my favourite ones :)
    I adore Winnie the Pooh.. Can't wait to get my hands on the new design ;)
    Hugs xx

  3. I think the "smallest things" quote would be a great base for a birth sampler!

  4. Hi, Linda! Good and Happy Monday to you! THANK YOU so very much for charting the upcoming Pooh sayings and let me not forget to mention that I am a self-proclaimed biggest CLASSIC POOH fan in the universe, CLASSIC POOH, that is! ... so these WINNIE THE POOH quotations, as first published in the books from the 1920's, are making me a very happy stitcher, indeed! I already have 'PROMISE ME' kitted up and ready to stitch in my stash! One last thing, please note that my dear ''friend with a head full of fluff'' will celebrate his 90th birthday on this Friday, October 14th ... three cheers for CLASSIC POOH! And, THANK YOU again for ALL your wonderful designs but especially these POOH quotes! NANCY ... I think you left off a significant quote and that one is ''IT IS SO MUCH FRIENDLIER WITH TWO!'' PLEASE consider charting that quote in the future ... it is one of MY favorites! <3 CLASSIC POOH :)

  5. I voted for my favorites out of your choces. Here are two more to consider -
    1) "Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon"
    2) "It all comes of liking honey so much"


  6. "A little Consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." and the last one about small things...don't you think these would make a HUGE difference is Presidential debates had big banners with these sayings?? :)

  7. I voted for quotes from the books but also throw in m favorite from Eeyore "how like THEM"

  8. I love your patterns and I adore classic pooh!!! Hope you kit my do you spell don't you feel it!

  9. Love the Pooh quotes. Can't wait to get the 100 minus 1. I have a plaque with that quote.

  10. They are all nice.
    I picked my 2 favorites.

  11. I have tried to vote but I don't think the link was working for me :(
    I like Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
    They are all lovely words!

  12. So excited. I've stitched the remember your braver several times including a dear friend who was having cancer treatment. Shame my favourite is not there ... Promise you'll never forget me. Ever. Not even when I'm 100
    Thank you for a new WTP,

  13. My two favorites, A little consideration, a little thought for others makes all the difference and We will be friends until Forever, just you wait and see!
    Thank you,

  14. I've made my selection, but with difficulty! Would love to see several of these quotes made into a series of designs if at all possible!

  15. Well I will have to buy this new pattern as I stitched Promise Me for each of my boys I will have to stitch this new one for them too :) I don't even need to see the actual chart to know that I love it!

  16. The link doesn't seem to work. I post it here below. I vote for:
    Piglet: “How do you spell love?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it, you feel it.”
    Have a nice day

  17. Link doesn't work. I vote for Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. Have always loved everything to do with Pooh and friends.

  18. Last week, I was walking down the street with my five year old son and we saw a red balloon on the side of the road. He looked at me and said "Mom, that must be the balloon that Winnie the pooh lost." I almost started crying. :)

  19. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

    “I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten.”

  20. The voting system doesn't work..
    I vote for "A little Consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference."
    Your patterns are so popular here in Japan. I always love your patterns and Classic Pooh!

  21. what you have chosen is sympathic ...
    And what beautiful colors of threads

    I always like your graphics