Thursday, January 19, 2006

Houses of Hawk Run Hollow is back

With no SAL commitments tonight, I was happy to be able to pull out Houses of Hawk Run Hollow and to put some progress in on the second house block (actually called House 8). Now all I have left to do for this house block is to finish the copper colored block outline. Then I get to decide which house is next :-) No idea which one I will pick yet. This is such a pretty piece, pretty much a legacy sampler in my view. I started it in January 2005, and I can't help but wonder what date will actually get stitched onto it in the end :-)

Well.... so far this winter I have gotten a taste of what it must be like to live in other parts of this country or of the world in January. Very nice! I'll take it! Now, it might end... it is all a matter of time, I suppose. But these above normal temperatures and below normal snowfall amounts are very pleasing to me!! Of course, this does not come close to what those of you in tropical climates see. And even my friends in the southern parts of the States may consider my temps to be cold... but that just shows how brutal Januarys tend to be in New England. I am sure my other NE stitching pals will agree with that!!

****Happy Birthday to my SIL, Renee :-)

Stitched on today: Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

15 comments:

Rowyn said...

Houses of Hawk Run Hollow is looking beautiful. Enjoy your unusually warm weather (oddly ours is quite a lot cooler than it should be for this time of year).

KarenV said...

Thanks for replying to my query - it helped a lot :)

Looks like it's going to be a nice day here - it's been quite mild this week, but dull unfortunately. Today we actually have sunshine!

Christine said...

It begins great !
Witch floss do you stitch it with ?

Barbara said...

Our winter weather has been all over the place so far. Very weird. Glad you've been spared the snowy commutes so far!

Can't wait to get things going for the neighborhood RR with you - I'm so glad you joined!!

bunnyhead said...

Gorgeous!

Bea said...

Finally the Houses are back. I love them and I look forward to discovering your next house.

Isabelle said...

Aw Carol, I love this piece - it's so lovely.

We've been having very mild (50 Fahrenheit) but gray weather for the last couple of days. It's so nice to be able to wear just a layer of clothing and to turn the heating down! Reminds me of North Carolina ;)

AnneS said...

Yay, the houses are back! :) They look fantastic! Great to hear you're still having mild weather - you're more than welcome to some of ours today ... 35C, with it hitting an expected 42C on Sunday - almost too hot to stitch :/

Annemarie said...

If HHRH is an example of what you're going to be doing in our Neighbourhood RR, I think a happy dance is in order! It's beautiful, Carol!

Jenn said...

Looking good Carol!
Now that you have mentioned the nice weather you know it will be gone and the snow will be here asap. It's just Murphy's Law. LOL

Kathy said...

HHRH is looking fab hun can't wait to see more. Just love Celtic Winter. She is next on my list once CA is finished.

Hugs xxxxxx

Jenna said...

HHRH looks wonderful. I can't wait to see which house you stitch next! Celtic Winter is looking nice, as well. Are you stitching her on Winter Skye Reflections or Snowstorm?

zoeandcooper said...

your houses look wonderful. I can't wait to see the next one you choose to stitch on!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

So glad you gave us this close up shot of the Houses of Hawk Run Hollow I have seen pictures several times and was interested but this close up makes it a definite for my wish list. The threads are great are you using the threads it called for or did you pick your own?
And by the way it's Jan. in OK and we will be in the upper 50s all this next week. It's just wierd. Enjoy,CJ

tkdchick said...

Congrats on getting that second house finished!