Monday, May 14, 2007

Irises

It's Monday, so it's Houses of Hawk Run Hollow time again... and I am still doing all those bricks on House 1. I finished the orangey ones, and now I have lots of the ecru to do to fill them in. I had seen that there was a page of corrections on CHS' website for this pattern... I saw it many times, but forgot all about it as I was stitching along. Sue thoughtfully emailed me that correction page over the weekend (thank you Sue - with all of the events of the past weekend, I had not yet had a chance to email you to thank you). And I looked at it tonight as I picked this up again to stitch... well, too late! My roof is Pond Pine, but should be Walnut. The green under the house is Hunter, but should be Leaf (I am using a Vikki Clayton conversion)... but I am not going to pull them out. It took far too long to put those stitches in there. And yet, I like it how it is! LOL!

Harmien has received her little birthday gift from me, so I can share that tonight too. She recieved it only one day after her birthday, so kudos to the postal service once again! I stitched a Prairie Schooler fob with carnations on it as Harmien and I share a strong love for gardening. And, Harmien has proven to be such a lovely, stable person who has been a sweet influence in my life in recent weeks (amongst a few others). I am glad you like it Harmien! And, thank you to Kajsa for the chart too :-)

Carnations Fob
Prairie Schooler
40 ct lambswool linen, DMC floss
Stitched 5/5/07 - 5/7/07



And, here are a couple of dwarf standard irises blooming in my garden today :-)





Thanks for all the well wishes for Lily. She is still limping a bit, but we cannot keep her off of her feet. She sleeps (along with Gig and Ava) between Mike and I on our heated mattress pad at night, and I am sure that helps her. She is grateful, I am sure, for all the well wishes.

It looks like Grandpa's funeral will be Friday morning. My uncle's funeral was over the weekend in California. It was a small service, as he had been divorced out of the family for some several years now. My cousins just got back in from the trip.

I almost forgot! I found this link for a super cute biscornu freebie - here - enjoy!!

Stitched on today: Started Michelle's Just Nan RR (I am a fill in stitcher to help her fill her fabric), and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

28 comments:

Annemarie said...

Harmien will be over the moon with your sweet fob, Carol! It's gorgeous. Your Houses looks great too. I wouldn't frog anything for the world!

Barbara said...

That's a gorgeous fob for Harmien - makes me look at the design in a totally new light! And I think HOHRH is looking fab. Thanks for the link to Helga's freebies, too!

Lavender Rose said...

Carol, I am so jealous of you HOHRH!!! I can hardly pick mine up these days! :( Maybe I spend too much time blogging???
Deb

Heidi said...

HOHRH is looking good. And what a cute fob you mada for Harmien, glad it arrived safely and in a timly manner. Thanks for the link to the cute biscournu. :o)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link. It's a really cute biscornu. well done on the fob and HOHRH. Ann.

Rowyn said...

You make such beautiful fobs Carol. Do you finish them by hand?

I was really sorry to read about Mike's Grandfather. Hope you are all bearing up OK.

P.S. You've been tagged... check my blog to see.

Christine said...

Great progress for your houses !
I didn't know there was corrections. I'm going now to CHS's site to check if it too late for me too.

xstitch.nl said...

Lucky, lucky me!!! I will treasure it, as I'm sure you know!
The irises are looking splendid!

Kajsa said...

Looks like you are making progress on HOHRH. That green shade does really work out well for the roof.

I can't believe that you already stitched that freebie up, it looks great.

Isabelle said...

The fob you made for Harmien is very pretty. So are the irises!
I do hope Lily's limp will get better.

Jenn said...

Don't worry about the colors being wrong in HoHRH that's what makes it YOUR piece. :) I always say a piece is never 'mine' till I make some kind of mistake on it that has to stay.

What a lovely fob for Harmien. Very Pretty.

ollie1976 said...

the irises look so beautiful! thanks for sharing!

Karoline said...

Harmien's fob is gorgeous Carol and HoHRH is looking gorgeous.

BeckySC said...

HOHRH is looking great! I guess that means my first house is all wrong too-BUT, it will stay that way!!
Love the fob-congratulations!

Lauren said...

HoHRH looks lovely - I like the colors just the way they are, too! Thank you for the link to the freebies, too!

lena-lou said...

Gorgeous fob for Harmien and it sounds very fitting for her ( I do love all of your fobs and biscornus). So sorry to hear about Mike's Grandfather. Nice to see your garden flowers again, spring really is here!

I think the colours of your house look just fine how they are and it will make it a little more individual :-)

Hope your cats leg is better today.

Stitch Wizard said...

I just love the little fob that you made! The colors look like spring is here. Your HOHRH is really pretty as well! I love the colors you have chosen! I hope Lily is feeling better! Debby :)

claudia said...

Love the irises!
Thanks for the link to the cute biscornu.

Dolci Fusa said...

Dear Carol,
I wish to invite you, and all are interested, to visite the new Pure Variation blog (http://purevariations.blogspot.com/). If you interested, email me and I'll send the invitation.
Hugs,
Veronica

Michelle said...

Love the fob - the colors are beautiful. You are the sweetest one doing so much for others - especially when you have so much going on in your own life. HOHRH looks great - and I like your colors too.

Flo said...

Your HoHRH looks so lovely :-).
I've just bought this design and I'll follow your progress week after week. Thanks a lot for sharing the VC's silk conversion.

KarenV said...

Houses looks great Carol! I think the colours look fine - definitely no need to change anything.

Hope Lily's leg is better soon.

Sharon said...

Harmien's scissor fob is gorgeous and your Irises are too!

sugardoll said...

Hi Carol,

What beautiful flowers! You shure have a green thumb. =)

I got the fabby today. Thank you so much. It seemed like the post office was really curious about it, they delivered it opened. Phew! I'm glad they don't cross stitch. lol

Dawn said...

The fob is gorgeous! I loved the biscornu so much I had to stitch it up today :)Thanks!

Jenna said...

Oooooh, beautiful irises! Your houses are looking lovely and you made up a beautiful fob for Harmien. You're such a sweetheart, always thinking of so many other people. :) *hug*

Von said...

You are a gifting machine, Carol! And each one just right. :D

Love seeing your irises! I'm afraid there will be no blooms this year on the set you sent me. I'm thinking that they were planted a bit too late last fall and didn't have enough time to root in. But they are alive and I'm full of hope for some iris beauty next year! :D

tkdchick said...

Carol keep plodding along with HOHRH you'll get it done!

Lovely irises, my first one is in bloom!