Friday, March 10, 2006

Spring's Sneak Preview :-)

OK, I am really close now - barring any distractions tomorrow, I should be able to finish my Neighborhood RR square! However, it appears that one of our members has lost her RR fabric in the post already and is planning to bow out of the group unless it turns up. That is, at least, what I have been told. Yikes. In that event, my piece will need one more stitcher... I hope one of my pals will be willing to stitch that block for me (??) :-)

Red, I found that Traditional Stitches has the issue of Fine Lines available that you need for The Women of the Mayflower Sampler. How cool that you are related to one of the ladies who were on the ship :-)

Spring made a debut today - at least a sneak peek! Mike and I spent much of the day waiting around in Concord, NH for my Jeep to be ready - it had an appointment for a remote car starter. Boy, did that run late! Anyhow, it was 43F when we left the house. A couple of hours later I noticed it had jumped up to 73F! Wow! We spoke to my SIL on the phone and while we were waiting for my Jeep drove all the way down to Haverhill, MA and picked up our youngest niece, Erin, for the weekend (she will be 13 in May - not so very young). She and Mike have spent much of the evening playing XBOX 360 while I stitched.... :-)

I owe a large number of emails right now - I am so sorry about that - if you are one of the ladies waiting for an email from me, I do plan to work on that tomorrow. My time management has not been well controlled this week :-(

Stitched on today: Gardener's Cottage
**Ann, the bottom of the house is not filled in, as per the chart - that is a bit of a trademark for Elizabeth's Designs - I am leaving it that way :-)

17 comments:

Judith said...

It looks great Carol. I would always be willing to stitch on yours if you want.

Anonymous said...

You are making a very detailed piece there. Well done Carol. Are you planning on filling in the whole house or will you leave it as it is? Ann.

Heather said...

Very nice Carol.

Can I ask what size of a piece of linen you purchased for PC Mystery, from silkweaver? I have emailed you this morning, but I'm not sure if my emails are getting through to you.

Margo's Musings said...

Hi, Carol, your block for your neighborhood RR is just charming! I can't wait to see how the whole project turns out. It turned spring here overnight - YEA! Margaret in Maryland

Karen's Blog said...

Carol, your RR house is gorgeous. I am so sorry to hear that someone's piece has gone missing. How disappointing. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to email you today but I ended up being in the shop on my own today and I didn't get any time to myself.

Also, sorry about the problems you are having with my Blog Template. Bren is going to back my Blog up tomorrow and see if we can change the template:)

Susimac said...

It looks great Carol, really nice, love the cats too. I get your last of all to stitch:-(, so it'll be a while til I see it for real.

Annemarie said...

Yippeee! Can't wait till it gets here and I get to see it in person! The more I look at it, the more ideas I get. And, please remind me, did you want to keep informed about my progress in pictures? I hope I can deliver!

zoeandcooper said...

It is beautiful Carol. You have done a lovely job on it.

I too was glad to see Spring yesterday. It was almost 80 degrees here which made staying at work very difficult:)

BeckySC said...

Beautiful, Carol! What a great start to your RR!! I really like your choice! Also, I would be willing to stitch too-I am sure you have someone now-but wanted to let you know that I would do so if you needed me.

Have a great weekend!

Jenna said...

Wow, look at that wonderful garden, with the beautiful grape arbor. I love it!

andrea said...

Your RR house is looking stunning. I have been eagerly waiting for your progress pictures each time I visit. Congrats!

Barbara said...

Hi Carol! I love your house. I knew I would. You will have people knocking the doors down to take Novia's spot.

You mentioned on the neighborhood blog that no one had answered your emails - I am really sorry, but I haven't gotten any from you. If I had, I'd have answered immediately. So sorry you felt stranded and frustrated.

Bastet said...

the house looks great Carol! Like Red I can trace my line back to the Mayflower as well. Through William Bradford and William Brewster.

Kiwi Jo said...

Super cute cottage Carol :) Hope you have a fun weekend with Erin. They grow up so fast don't they.

Von said...

Carol, your house and garden are more beautiful each time I see them!
We're having a nice day here, but it's nowhere near 70 degrees! Hope you enjoyed it. :D

Rowyn said...

What a beautiful RR piece. Sorry to hear you are having RR problems. I personally think it is unfair to everybody that one person plans to bow out just because their piece is probably stuck in transit somewhere. Here's hoping it turns up soon.

tkdchick said...

Carol if you ever need someone to fill in a spot on an RR for you feel free to ask I'd be more than happy to step in!