Sunday, March 11, 2007

Welcome to Mermaid Cove

Here is 7.5 hours worth of work today on Rachael's Neighborhood Round Robin. Unfortunately, I still have a long way to go. The blocks on this RR are HUGE. I decided to use a whole lot of ideas from you, my blogging friends. I put scrub pine trees between my block and the one to the right, and that is working out well. I added a couple to the left as well. I then dug out several Brightneedle charts, yet another suggestion, and added a chaise and umbrella, as well as a mermaid and a sailboat (the boat is still under construction). The beeskeps are at Rachael's request. I added three to really fill in the area, so my lighthouse keeper is working two jobs now - she is also a beekeeper! More sand as I try to figure out what to do next... and that is 7.5 hours! I don't think I will ever do a RR block again without consulting you here in my blog - what great ideas!! Now, to find time to finish this before the next mailing later this week! I will put HOHRH aside tomorrow and see how much more of this I can get done...

There are still several gorgeous hand dyed fabrics for sale... if you are interested, please scroll down to Saturday's entry - lots of blues and greys available - great, useable fabrics at good prices!

I heard from Missy today that she received her birthday gift in time and that she is enjoying it! I dug around for a bit, and then came across this freebie from The Sampler Girl that seemed to say "perfect for a Treehugger's Wife"!! Sorry my photo is blurry. I didn't catch that until the fob was already sealed up in its package for Missy.

Tree Farm Fob

The Sampler Girl

40 ct Lambswool Linen

DMC Floss

Stitched 2/25/07 - 2/28/07


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Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and Rachael's Neighborhood Round Robin

32 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh Carol, I just love it-your block just gets better and better everytime I see it. Great work. You also do the most gorgeous little fobs.

xstitch.nl said...

The neighbourhood is getting prettier with every stitch you cross! That garden gate is a stroke of genius!! Lovely fob, too!

Tannia said...

Your work on the RR is sensational - I really love how everythign is coming together :)

My Aunt and Uncle used to be lighthouse keepers in Tasmania - funny thing is when they left the lighthouse - the kept bees on their property!

Heidi said...

The Neighborhood is awesome. I have never seen one done with so much space! Their normally like 50 by 50 right?

KarenV said...

Lovely progress on Rachael's RR Carol! Also, the fob you made for Missy is so sweet :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your progress, it looks great! Ann.

Hazel said...

Wow this is stunning. I have never heard of this idea of doing a "neibourhood" before. It's really cool and I love the littel mermie!

Isabelle said...

Your block on Rachael's RR is awesome, Carol. The perspective is very convincing.
Lovely fob for Missy, too! :)

Wendy said...

I love what you are doing on the RR. I am so impressed that you are using elements from so many different patterns because they really all meld together so well. Great job, Carol!

And a very appropriate design for Missy! I'm sure she is thrilled with her gift.

ollie1976 said...

Your block for the RR is looking great!

Karoline said...

Both the RR and the fob are lovely Carol

Lelia said...

Oh My! Love the block. Your special motifs are perfectly placed. Awesome job.

Beautiful Fob Carol!

claudia said...

The Neighborhood is really coming along! Your block looks better every time you post a new picture! It has a lot of character.

The scissors fob is adorable!

BeckySC said...

Very cute, fob :)
THe NRR is looking fabulous!

monique said...

Nice birthday fob! So what did you make for Angus? Give him a HB kiss for me :)

Vonna said...

I think that is just gorgeous Carol...I'll admit I was more than a bit skeptical when I saw the size of your lighthouse compared to the cottage next door and the bay area...but it is truly awesome! And that is one busy lightkeeper, beehive attender and boatmaker....yikes I wonder if she has kids too? LOL!

Susimac said...

NRR is looking so pretty and what a great fob to stitch its really apt for Missy.

Barbara said...

Your block for Rachael is a lot of fun, Carol! And I love how you used Tanya's design as a fob! :)

Bonnie said...

The RR is looking wonderful. I love the pine trees and how they make a natural division between the blocks. And seeing the seagulls on the posts reminds me of the sounds and smells of the seaside.

Dianne said...

Your contribution to Rachael's RR is very creative! Are you adding water to the top too? That took a bit of time for me to do. My finished square for you is up on the blog. You should add this one there too.

lena-lou said...

Your block for this NRR is looking so good, I really think it is coming together so well :-))
Lovely fob as well!!

Tracy Baby said...

Wow Carol your RR is looking amazing and the little fob is really cute.

Jenna said...

Wow, Carol! You are really doing a gorgeous job with your addition to the neighborhood. You are blending in very nicely. Can't wait to see what you do next. :)

Katrina said...

another lovely little fob Carol, you are so clever in picking out designs that really suit the recipient's tastes.

The RR is looking great too.

Stitch Wizard said...

Your block is really beautiful Carol!! I love all of the beeskeps and pine trees that you added!! The little scissor fob is just darling as well. You amaze me at how much you get done in a day!!! Debby :)

Carla said...

the RR is wonderful!!

Karin said...

Your RR is looking fantastic - I love the trees and the gate.

Anita said...

I love your fobs and biscornu. They are just gorgeous. This RR is very cute and forest piece is beautiful.

stitcherw said...

Neighborhood is wonderful, I love the little beehives and things you've put in. She is going to be so happy with how great it looks over all when it is finished.
Sue

Nicki said...

Another gorgeous fob Carol :)

And the RR is looking great :)

Lauren said...

I love what you've done with your block! And the fob is lovely!

The Cabbage Rose said...

Mermaid Cove is so clever and believeable! I love it! Your perspective is just right and it fits just like you took a picture of Chatham on Cape Cod! :)) Good work, Carol!
Deb in FL
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