Monday, April 02, 2007

Can this be done by the end of 2007?

As you can see, I totally skipped over doing the personalization on House 1 tonight, and carefully counted down to the floral vine instead. I stitched on this for quite a while, and when I looked at it just now I thought, "Hmmm, that is not so much for one night." The long green roof looks like it is going to be a bit of a yawn-fest to stitch, but I will forge ahead. I was also wondering tonight if this can be finished by the end of 2007, even if I do stitch on it every Monday. My guess is that there are maybe about 40 Mondays left in 2007 (this is pure speculation, as I am ridiculously mathematically challenged). I have just over half of the sampler left to do... with the minimal progress showing tonight, I really am beginning to wonder.... and am therefore all the more impressed by those stitchers who have whipped this one up so quickly!

I heard from Sonya today that she has received a belated birthday gift that I sent off to her, and I am glad she likes it. I have mixed feelings about this fob. I wish I had stitched it over one, as it is a little larger than I like my fobs to be.... but, here it is - this was one of the freebies I stitched last month:
A Pitcher of Posies Fob
Brightneedle
Silkweaver 36 ct Forest Haven Edinburgh Linen
Gentle Art Sampler Threads
Stitched 3/8/07 - 3/11/07


Hi from Beau!! Just caught him peeking at me when I was putting my stitching away. I cannot believe my little guy will be 10 years old on Wednesday! He is sitting in my lap right now as I type this. I really hate thinking about the mortality of my cats.... Isabelle, that reminds me of what you recently wrote about Violette.... it is hard to imagine life without our babies...



Stitched on today: Started a gift, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

23 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Carol...
I love kitty pictures. Someday in your blog I would love to know the names of each of your feline children and their ages. Who's the baby. You may have already posted this and if you have....I must have missed it. They are so beautiful and so different in color and markings.
HOHRH is looking great! Don't get discouraged.
Blessings,
Julie

Lavender Rose said...

I think I'll stitch my HOHRH with you on Mondays, Carol. It's a good idea. I'll just think of you stitching away on yours for my incentive! :) I'm only on the first house, though. Can't wait to see the progress you've made. If you put all the smallies you do into one big pile...it would more than equal finishing your HOHRH in 2007!! :)) You're good!!
Deb in FL

Anne S said...

HOHRH is looking marvellous - but then again so are ALL your WIP's. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things this week and getting back to 'normality' ... that includes a bit of stitching on Bordeaux today - yippee! I just have all the over-one grapes left, which I'm seriously dreading :( I just may do one or two then do a bit of the next band, and keep working that way until they're all done hmmm. It's great to see you pick up your Mermaid again - that's such a beautiful piece, and you must be so close to finishing it :D Great also to hear you'll be having a new SAL partner with all those trees! :D

Isabelle said...

That fob is cute, but Beau totally steals the show! He is gorgeous.
Yes, losing Violette is one of my biggest fears. I'm especially scared by FIP. It's been 2 years this week since we adopted her!

Christine said...

Of course, it will be done before the end of 2007 !! You will make it !

Hazel said...

I think your HOHRH looks great and yes you can finish it this year!! Maybe if you're close to finishing you'll maybe need to cheat and just spend a week on it. It is looking so lovely. Are you stitching it in silks? I bet you are. Your cat is beautiful. Ours dont have birthdays as such but they turned 8 around feb/march

Hazel said...

Oh the fob! Yes the fob is stunning too. I'm going to try and find these lovely freebies you keep doing. -)

Barbara said...

I love that fob! It's adorable! And she can use it as an ornament, too, if she wants.

That's a lovely picture of Beau, too. 10 years old? Wow, I wouldn't guess it!

And I think you can finish HOHRH by the end of the year if you really want to. I wouldn't stress over it, though! ;)

stitcherw said...

Beau looks very comfy. All my kitties are getting up there in age now as well, I try not to think of how old that makes them in kitty years as can't imagine the house without them all.

I think your fob turned out cute, and it doesn't look to large to me. Houses just keeps growing, but while it is a huge project there is a lot of 2007 left, so you should be ok, just may need to give it an extra day here and there to help it along.
Sue

Katrina said...

HoHRH is gorgeous! You really are making good progress and you are getting so many other things done. All you can do is keep working :-). Love the little fob too.

Vonna said...

That is a fabulous little fob :) CUTE, cute, cute!! Beau is a pretty kitty...(hold on here's another kitty story from me) My grandma had a kitty that was the exact same color as Beau (not a persian however) and she called him "Little Red" I was a baby and could say L's, so I called him Diddle Red his name henceforth was "Diddle Red" by everyone. He passed away when I was about 10...He was old, but such a loving cat :)
I have every confidence in you that HoHRH will be completed in 2007 :)

Jenn said...

Beau looks so cute. I want to reach over and rub his tummy.

I hope working on HOHRH stitches up quickly for you so you can get it done before the end of the year. It seems kind of depressing at times when you realize how long it might take you to finish a piece. When I do that it makes me wonder if I'll ever finish the piece. I know you'll have yours done quickly with your smoking needle.

ollie1976 said...

Happy birthday to Beau! It is said to think about life without our little "kids." Scott and I have a 17-year old cat (Zeit) who we are just dreading the day when she passes over.

BeckySC said...

HOHRH is looking great! I am STILL working on house 4, but I had a very busy weekend and Monday with very little stitching time.
If anyone can finish this on 2007, I would havew to say YOU can!
Cute fob!!

Karoline said...

HoHRH is looking lovely Carol. Congratulations to Beau on reaching 10, he's a very handsome gentleman.

Jenna said...

Beau looks SO sweet! And I know what you and Isabelle mean. I worry about Phoebe all of the time and have no idea how to get along without her. Too tough to contemplate.

The Silver Thistle said...

I totally love it! Thank you! It's just perfect the way it is :)

It's the goodbyes we have to say to our little furry friends that puts me off finding another friend. The house is really empty without Puss Puss but I can't see us having another cat. My mum has said, 'you're the type that won't buy a ball in case you burst it', lol. I get what she means though, and she's probably right in this instance :(

Kathy said...

HOHRH is look great Carol and yes you can finish it by the end of the year hun. I am hoping to finish Fast Off for Karen in the next couple of weeks.

Awwww Beau looks soooo cute and cuddly lol.

Hugs n' Luvs xxxxxx

Lauren said...

You can do it! You just need a cheering section :) Beau is such a sweetheart... and the fob you stitched it lovely!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Good progress this week. I am starting to have some of those same questions about my own big pieces. i am sure you will be able to get a vast majority of it finished:)

Dawn said...

The fob is adorable! Love the picture of Beau :)

Meari said...

Beau is such a looker! :) HOHRH looks good. Good luck with finishing it in 2007. You can do it!

Sharon said...

Love the fob-I haven't ever seen that Brightneedle design-where did you find it? Your fur babies look great.