Saturday, February 18, 2006

Finally in the mix!

What is this, right? I finally jumped in with both feet, basted my fabric into nine 90 x 90 squares, and then started my house for the Neighborhood RR. I need to have this ready to mail off to The Netherlands by March 15th. It sure doesn't look like much yet, but it is going to be Gardener's Cottage by Elizabeth's Designs. I will be adding two little kitties stitched over one that are from LHN's The Friendship Tree... my request for each stitcher in this RR is that each stitches at least one cat in their block. So, I had to also figure out how to add one (or as it turns out, two) into my design - I figured I can do this by deleting the box planter of pink flowers and stitch the two aforementioned cats over one... I think it will work out perfectly :-)

Once again, my scan is crooked, but I am too tired to redo it.

So, originally I had planned to work on Medieval Town Mandala today. But, the RR really needs attention to make its posting date. I figure on giving Medieval Town Mandala a whole lot of attention on Sunday and Monday.

Thank you to all of you for your lovely comments about Celtic Winter. They are so appreciated! I want to frame her in a nice gold frame, but Mike and I were talking and we would like to hang all four seasons as a set - I am wondering if I should wait until they are all done (that sure could be a while!!) before framing this one??

Yay, the Daytona 500 is tomorrow! Finally, NASCAR!

Stitched on today: Basted my huge piece of Vintage Autumn Fields belfast, and started Gardener's Cottage for the Neighborhood RR

9 comments:

Karen's Blog said...

Carol, congratulations on starting your RR. I see where you need a charm for the sun. If you don't have this one, I do. I'd be happy to send you one:)

Jenn said...

what a cute pattern Carol! It looks like a lot of fun to stitch.

I've been thinking about you with the NASCAR starting again tomorrow. This weekends USA Today had a whole NASCAR section you might want to check out if you can still find it.

Judith said...

Carol, you did have a nice start. I would wait till the other seasons are completed. I have done that not with the Mirabilia queens and than it was hard for my framer to get them all the same size, etc. Now he has asked when I do seasonal things to bring with the four of them and not single ones.

~Harsha~ said...

a great start for the RR! As for the Celtic ladies.. I'd wait too LOL..

Red said...

From a transplanted Yankee in Northern Virginia...be prepared to put out big bucks to frame all of those lovely pieces at once...but it would be a good idea to do it regardless as the stain/finishes on the frames may be different if you do each individually at different times. If you have established yourself with a good framer already you are ahead of the game and they may work with you on it. Good luck...they are beautiful pieces!

Pam said...

Hi Carol, I'm new to blogging, but not new to reading your blog. I just love reading it! I follow all your progress and would like to say that Celtic Winter turned out beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to post to your blog and share your progress, it's something I look forward to reading everyday Ü

Dianne said...

What a nice start on your RR Carol!
I can't wait to see it in person.

Katrina said...

yay Carol, congrats on your CW happy dance, thats awesome that we both finished them on the same day :)!!

Nicki said...

I love the start on that fabric. It's going to be stunning! Those cottages are so cute. And the cat idea is a great one of course :)