Sunday, April 02, 2006

Su's Neighborhood RR has its official start here...

Here is what I did off and on today... I got a decent start on Su's Neighborhood RR. I am the first to receive it from Su. I am starting with stitching much of the birdhouse from Prairie Schooler's Garden Samplers leaflet, c. 1994. Su specifically asked if someone would stitch this for her, so I am happy to oblige since I do own the chart. She admired it on the original Dijon RR that has inspired this group. It has been a bit of a challenge. The two houses Su stitched to start off her RR are really quite petite. This birdhouse looks like a towering Redwood tree in comparison. So, using my minor in art and my heritage as the daughter of an artist, I put some thought into this and decided to place the birdhouse down in the lower corner of my block. This should result in giving it the appearance of being in the foreground of the block. I then plan to stitch my house, maybe a tree, and surely some flowers/probably at least one animal, a bit higher up in the block so that they do appear to be distant behind the HUGE birdhouse... This birdhouse does still need the centers of the flowers filled in.... and two big birds still to be stitched on it. I really hope that Su will like how this comes out!!

Stitched on today: Su's Neighborhood RR

11 comments:

Dianne said...

I forgot to mention over at the RR blog that I am doing something like you are doing in the perspective dept. Rachael is getting a little lighthouse up in the right corner of my square. I plan to stitch another building further down and more to the left, so it will be larger.
Aren't we clever stitchers?

Pam said...

That birdhouse looks familar! I can't wait to see what else you put on there. I am awaiting my 2nd piece for the Neighborhood RR I'm in. I can't wait to get started on it. Aren't they fun to work on? Can't wait to get my piece back, but it will be awhile ;)

Isabelle said...

Carol, you are being so thoughtful for Su's RR! It seems you are a wonderful RR partner :) Can't wait to see your progress on this.

Since I was away for 3 days, I just saw your contest and I can't believe how creative you've been! This was such fun. Oh, and what an honor to be first on the list ;o)
What I love most about this contest is that it shows how our lives are interconnected through our blogs!

(BTW, could you remove the link to my blog? I'm truly, really honoured that you included me! But I try to keep my stitching and professional life separate, and I wouldn't like anyone googling "Sorbonne" on the net to come across my blog! I hope you understand... :o) )

Your Mermaids are awesome! And I really understand your wish to always keep a Mirabilia in your rotation. I know I've only stitched one, and I stitched it mainly thanks to your inspiration - but aren't they pure bliss to stitch? :) I've chosen Celtic Summer for my next large project though!

Hope you have a great day! :)

Karen's Blog said...

Carol I love this birdhouse as well. I wondered who it was by. I have that PS chart as well so I will have to stitch it one day:)This is going to loook wonderful. Your mermaids are stunning:)

Heather said...

What a lovely birdhouse Carol, your stitching is stunning.

Barbara said...

You (and Dianne) are a clever stitcher! Annemarie & I were wondering about the 'smallness' of the houses in Su's RR because our own houses are sort of gigantic by comparison. Thanks for the helpful tip!!

Nicole said...

Hi Carol! Looks like you had a good stitching weekend :) I'm so honored that I was included in your contest and it was a pleasure to read through it this morning :)

Susimac said...

I really love it Carol, its wonderful, it will give depth and perspective to my RR, I know whatever else you do it will be wonderful too. Thankyou for stitching this one for me, I'm sorry its given you problems :-)

BeckySC said...

OOh, it looks beautiful, Carol :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

I'm sure your plan will work great on the RR and I really like that PS design too. Happy Stitching, CJ

KarenV said...

Love your start on Su's RR Carol! You're so clever, I probably wouldn't have come up with the perspective thing. I'm sure the rest of the block is going to look fabulous!