Friday, July 21, 2006

Morbid Verse

A few people have mentioned that they think the verse on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow is morbid and creepy - LOL. I like the verse. Such a verse has been so common on older samplers, and I think gives the piece a bit of character :-) I can see, though, how some folks wouldn't like it. I did finish this block's border and this line of verse tonight... and the smoke has chimneys now too. The little tan birds on the roof will look better when the roof is filled in with black... next time, though.

OK, time to put it away for at least a couple of days. I want to make productive use of the rest of the month on several other projects too - I will peek at my July goals and coordinate that tomorrow. I think there is time to get quite a bit done still this month.

Stitched on today: Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

PS....I miss Becky :-(

13 comments:

Annemarie said...

Carol, I, too, like the morbid verse on HoHRH. In fact, yours is looking so good that I'm fantasizing about starting it myself. Either HoHRH or Good Things. Another one of your favourites? I miss Becky too...

Kiwi Jo said...

I miss Becky too

Sue said...

The piece looks great. When I first read the verse I too thought it was a bit on the creepy side, but I like the piece so much that I overcame the creepiness.

Thanks for being an encouragement during my "mail incident" yesterday.

zoeandcooper said...

Your house looks wonderful as it grows. Although the verse is morbid, I too like that it gives the piece a more traditional piece.

Missing Becky too!

deletethisaccount said...

I LOVE the morbid verse on HOHRH! We had a verse a month read at our Sampler Guild meetings and the lady that does it loves everything morbid, black etc ... really lovely lady! Anyways, she ALWAYS has a morbid verse for us :) she's asked if we want something lighter and everytime, everyone says NO WAY! *lol* I should start posting the verses on my blog ....
Anyways, love HOHRH! I'm continuing with mine ... now that I found out that there are 3 colors wrong in the first block! mine's looking nice again :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Nicki said...

I miss Becky too...

I'm one of those who'll never stitch HoHRH because of the verse! Good thing we're not all the same with the same tastes though - how boring would that be?!

Patti said...

Hi Carol, I heard from Barbara tonight - can't wait to get together next Saturday - do you want me to pick you up?

I love your HOHRH and I too like the verse.

And I do miss Becky as well. I hope she is able to get back into the swing of things soon.

Lelia said...
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Lelia said...

sorry re.previous post (which I deleted)

What I thought creepy was in the village piece - the grave markers. Then, after I took a better look at houses & villages of hawk run hollow, I took a shine to both of them.

IMO, they'd look charming displayed close to each other.

Bear said...

Another hobby I have is exploring old cemetaries. This verse is very well suited to this piece. It was a quite common ephitaph around the turn of the century.

Von said...

I don't mind the verse either seeing it as an authentic part of a reproduction sampler. I hope to be remembered too after I'm gone, and I hope my stitching will be a part of my legacy. :)

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tkdchick said...

I like it! I think on the antique samplers death was just a fact of life. You were born, you lived, you die. Its in this modern soceity that we try to extend youth and life for as long as possible!