Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hit the ground running...


As I was starting to get concerned about getting started on the next Neighborhood Round Robin (Group 3), and having it finished in time for the first mailing on July 15, I decided to get started tonight. I was able to grid my fabric and stitch quite a lot of my design. After getting this much done tonight, I am no longer worried about meeting the deadline. And, I hope that when stitchers receive my RR, they may feel a sense of relief, as I chose to make my blocks only 60 x 60 stitches. I am using 36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh linen, and am stitching part of Geranium House by Country Cottage Needleworks to start it off. I am asking each stitcher to stitch a house of any style they choose, as long as it is the house she would like to live in in my neighborhood :-)
It is also Christmas Ornament SAL weekend, and I stitched this one up today. It is Merry Christmastide by Shepherd's Bush. I plan to finish this off into a small needleroll with a little ribbon on the top to hang on the tree. I will do that as soon as I can find the time.

For those who asked, Mike loves his new iPhone. He found it does have a couple of glitches (all related to photos and transferring them, or some such thing), but apparently nothing major. He has it with him all the time, that is for sure - LOL

I am not sure how I got all of this done today. I did a lot of other things today, yet also got this stitching done... very strange. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Stitched on today: Stitched ornament for Christmas Ornament SAL, and started my Hello Neighbor Round Robin, Group 3

24 comments:

Barbara said...

A super productive day, Carol! I could use one of those!! ;)

KarenV said...

Lovely ornament Carol!

Barbara said...

It's call organization! :D Nice Christmas ornament!

Cheryl said...

Lovely Christmas ornie! Great start on your RR...if another round ever starts please let me know!!

Sharon said...

Pretty ornament Carol! How many houses will you have in your neighborhood?

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love the ornament, and LHN have such lovely houses. Great start for your RR.

cathymk said...

What a beautiful ornament! Lovely work Carol.

I'm glad you are stitching Geranium house for your RR - it's already looking lovely.

ollie1976 said...

Great job with all the stitching!
-Jen

S said...

Your 1st house looks great, cant wait to see who moves in!!
I had to order my iphone =o(, but glad to hear not many glitches.

Karoline said...

Nice start on the RR and the ornie is lovely

Katrina said...

Love your round robin! I am still trying to figure my layout and get it basted so I can start :-).

Annemarie said...

Fabulous start, Carol! I'll start thinking about what to stitch for you now, 'cause I'm next! 60 x 60, though. That IS a relief, but quite difficult to find such a small house...

Margaret said...

You certainly were a very busy girl Carol - wonderful results.
Great start to your neighborhood RR. These neighborhoods always fasinate me as I find the stitchers are so inspired and creative.

stitcherw said...

Your RR looks like it will be off to a great start, Geranium House is such a fun one. Also, your new ornament turned out lovely, it will look great hanging on the tree.
Sue

Vonna said...

I just say you've been very productive! WOW!

anniebeez said...

Love your ornament, and your neighborhood RR start looks wonderful!

Lana said...

I had to laugh at the comment about your hubby and his iphone...boys and their toys!!! Mine got a Mustang convertible this week, so there yah go!
Happy stitching! Your stitching looks perfect and beautiful as always!

~Lana~

Carla said...

Great start on your Neighborhood RR...the design you are stitching is lovely

Ranae said...

I love the house for the RR. The xmas will make a beautiful needleroll for the tree.

Katrina in NZ said...

great choice for your ornament Carol, its going to make a lovely mini needleroll :)

Lauren said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day! I love the start on your RR, and I love your ornie! Glad Mike likes the iPhone!

tkdchick said...

Great start on your RR and lovely ornie!!!

Michelle said...

Your RR is looking lovely. I love the colors in Geranium House! I have two of my three tombstones stitched, just need to get that third one done and some bats!!

Leena said...

What a pretty ornament!