Sunday, March 04, 2007

Finally Finished Part 1

It was a quiet Sunday around here, and I had the chance to get quite a few stitching things done. Not the least of which, I was able to finally finish Part 1 of the Long Dog Mystery Sampler.And, I made some more progress on Rachael's Neighborhood Round Robin. The lighthouse and keeper's house are backstitched now and I began adding some of Liz Turner Diehl's fencing... I love it, and now my plans for the entire block are starting to gel a little bit in my mind. That odd shape in the bottom center will be a gate with an anchor motif on it - very cute. I look forward to picking this up again soon. My only dilemma is how to add water of some sort to this and not run into the block to the right, which has very different looking water. So, I left some space to the right of the upper fence to add a tree or something to break up the horizon line... we'll see what happens :-)

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Stitched on today: Finished a gift, Rachael's Neighborhood Round Robin, and 18th Century Band Sampler

21 comments:

Rowyn said...

Congrats on finishing Part 1! It looks super. Love the 17th Century Dutch Garden chart which has taken your fancy - I've been to the Keukenhof Gardens too (it was like wandering around in a vividly coloured dream!).

Rachael said...

I love it Carol. Just as I imagined it. Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Thanks!

Barbara said...

I love that fencing, Carol - it is so very "New England" that it makes me homesick! I'm really curious to see how you incorporate the water. Great work so far!

And your mystery sampler is lovely. The colors in this are just so cheerful.

Anonymous said...

You are doing great with all your progresses. Congratulations! Ann.

Katrina said...

Part one is gorgeous. Didn't you do your own thread conversion? Love the round robin too! Glad you had such a productive Sunday.

Jenn said...

Your lighthouse looks bigger with the backstitching complete on it. It looks good next to the house. The colors in the sampler are so pretty. I can't wait to see the rest of it come to life.

Wendy said...

Part I looks wonderful! And great work on your latest RR.

Michelle said...

Congrats on finishing part 1! It looks great. Your lighthouse and fence are looking good too. What a fun piece to stitch on!

ollie1976 said...

Both pieces are looking great!

Isabelle said...

I love what you're doing on Rachael's RR. So creative, once again! :)

Stitch Wizard said...

Your Long Dog sampler is really pretty!! The round robin you are doing is really cute too and I love the lighthouse in it!! Thank you so much for your kind words in my blog!! You are making such great progress on all of your projects!! Debby :))

Vonna said...

Your band sampler is looking great as always! The RR looks spectacular!

Meari said...

Both look good, Carol. Well done.

Jenna said...

Congratulations on finishing up Part 1. It's beautiful! :)

Tannia said...

I liked the look of your mystery sampler so much I ordered the back subscritpion to A Gift of Stitching :)

It's very pretty and your RR is looking great too :)

Patti said...

Love your progress on the Long Dog Mystery piece. I'm so tempted to start this one! Are you going to be at Celebrations on Friday? I'm planning to take the day off and meet Red.....

stitcherw said...

The lighthouse and keepers cottage look very cute, and the Long Dog is lovely. I looked at the recent issue of the magazine, and really like the new part with the little mice on it, this will be gorgeous when done.
Sue

Von said...

Love the anchor on the gate idea, Carol! Can't wait to see more. :D

Sharon said...

I love that light house-looks great Carol!

Lelia said...

Ok, now that I've looked at this picture of your rr ... you know, you could always put in some water & then a coastline w/another small house

sigh. I'm sure you will select the perfect motif(s)

Deanne J said...

Congrats on finishing part 1 it looks beautiful