Sunday, January 29, 2006

Finished the second house

I didn't choose to work on Celtic Winter again tonight. I enjoy my Wednesday SAL with Becky on this one, so I want to stretch it out for a little bit longer. I feel accomplished that, other than the beading, I have the entire lady done. That is good enough for now.... So.... Houses of Hawk Run Hollow was calling out to me tonight. I finally finished the entire square for the second house tonight (which is actually House 8 on the chart), and I was able to start the third house (which is actually House 4 on the chart). I am still loving this color conversion for this sampler. I wish I had a SAL partner for this one, though. That would help me to keep more focused on this one.

Boy, am I tired. I have been tired all weekend, and apparently ate something yesterday that did not agree with me. I ended up pretty sick last night and had house guests overnight. Happily, life is back to normal... But.... still tired. It is rough to start a new work week without feeling rested.

Oh, I almost forgot - a couple of people commented on how difficult they feel it would be to stitch all the white and grey on the skirt of Celtic Winter. But, to be honest, it wasn't bad at all! I didn't think it was such a large area that comprised her skirt and it moved along incredibly quickly.

I was in WalMart with Mike today, and they had DVDs for only $4.88 - I was able to get Cheech & Chong's Still Smokin and He Said, She Said at true bargain basement prices :-)

Stitched on today: Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

16 comments:

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Houses of Hawk Run Hollow looks great. Where did you get the alternate colors they are wonderful? Rest up and Happy Stitching,
CJ

zoeandcooper said...

Your houses continue to look so lovely. I adore the little black kitty sitting on the fence of house 8. i can't wait to see what the next house looks like!

~Harsha~ said...

oh they're lovely... keep it up Carol!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on getting the stitching part of CW done.

HoHRH is still looking fabulous - I definitely want to do mine in this colour conversion. Hope you're feeling better today.

Isabelle said...

Sorry to hear you've been so tired and even sick Carol... I do hope your week won't be too tough despite your not getting a restful weekend.

HOHRH looks lovely - you are right, that conversion is great. I do get your point about how a SAL would keep you motivated on such a huge project, though.

I do hope you managed to get a good night's sleep. Hugs! :)

Kathy said...

Hope you sleep well Carol.

Wow Celtic Autumn is looking fantastic, so close to a HD. HHRH is look great too hun, what lovely colours.

Hugs xxxxxx

Annemarie said...

Carol, the more I look at your HOHRH, the more inspiration I get for our neighbourhood! Your work is lovely. What sort of threads are you using for this project?

bunnyhead said...

Your houses look lovely :)

Jenn said...

The colors in this piece are so pretty. Keep up the good work.

Barbara said...

What slot would have open for a SAL partner on this one? :-)

I'm nearly always "free" on Tuesday & Friday, and on alternating weeks I'm free on Wed/Thurs.

I really want to get this one going, but need a nudge!

BeckySC said...

Oh, it's looking wonderful, Carol :)

Thanks for stretching CW out a little longer for me :) I am looking forward to stitching with you on Wednesday-as far as I know right now, I don't have any plans that day and hope to devote most of my time to our SAL :)

(I would love to SAL on HOHRH, but I don't have the chart and would have to order it and the supplies needed)

Susimac said...

Hope that you feel better soon, HOHRH is looking amazing, love your colour changes, I might have done this with you but haven't the chart and have been naughty and ordered other things, but I will continue to watch yours develop with interest.

Shelleen said...

Your houses look great. Get better soon and more rest.

Christine said...

Carol ! Beautiful ! I like these houses each day more.

Bastet said...

Sorry to hear that you've been so sick and with company makes it worse. take it easy till you can catch up on some needed sleep. Great work on Houses of Hawk Run.

Bine said...

the more I see your houses growing, the more I like them. It looks really great :-)