Sunday, June 10, 2007

Ready for the post!

Earlier today, I managed to finish Barbara's Neighborhood Round Robin. I stitched the right hand side of Hopeful by Carriage House Samplings for her (although, I deleted the words "two sheep farm" from the hill as they did not suit her RR). CHS is Barbara's favorite designer, and she is a New Englander - this design remained me of a New England farm house :-)
And, here is how her RR looks now. Mike will post this to Annemarie tomorrow, and Annemarie will stitch the final block in the bottom center. Barbara put a note in her package letting us know she will use the top two corners to stitch our names. Wow, Barbara, it is almost home now!!

Then, I grabbed a little bit of time before bed to work on 18th Century Band Sampler (aka Long Dog Samplers Mystery Sampler) for a little bit. I was gently reminded today that I had not worked on it for a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it tonight. The roses are really a nice change to stitch.

I really need to spend some time tomorrow afternoon finally settling on what I plan to stitch for the Summer Quaker Exchange on the SBEBB. I have changed my mind three times already - enough is enough!! LOL

Stitched on today: Finished Barbara's Neighborhood Round Robin, and 18th C. Band Sampler

34 comments:

quiltorstitch said...

Barbara's RR looks awesome! Great job getting it finished in time. Your band sampler is looking great. I like the bright colors in this one.

claudia said...

Barbara's RR is great! I love your house addition to it. Thank you for showing your progress on the 18th Century Sampler. I have kind of let my stuff slip by and not work on it. Seeing your progress may make me pick it up tomorrow and get some stitching done. That is if I can find my kitchen counters first...seems I am running a boarding house here and I am the chief cook and bottle washer! Dang kids!

Marika said...

It´s wonderfull RR !!!
Sometimes is difficult decide what to stitch to these exchange. I am stitching Celtic Mail Art but I had to change the pattern last week because that freebie was propably never stitched before. It had such a odd stitches. And now I´m in hurry !!!
I like your Long Dog Sampler !

Marita said...

You have a done a fantastic job on Barbara's RR and finished on time too! Congratulations.

Lisa said...

Congratulations you did a wonderful job, Barbara's RR looks great :)

Barbara said...

I am so utterly thrilled, Carol!!!! :D Oh my gosh, I can't believe that there is only one more round to go.... Your square is absolutely perfect for me. You've done an amazing job!!

Tannia said...

That's just gorgeous Carol - another fabulous job by you!

It's no wonder Barbara is thrilled :)

Nicola said...

Lovely work on the RR Carol. The whole RR looks great.

ollie1976 said...

Great job on Barbara's RR.
-Jen

KarenV said...

I love what you did with Barbara's RR! The block you stitched fits in perfectly with the other houses and I'm not surprised Barbara is thrilled with it!

cathymk said...

Ooh so nice to see the long dog mystery back in the mix! The roses look gorgeous.

Barbara's RR is looking wonderful! Your contribution is just lovely.

Jenn said...

Barbara's RR looks great! You did a wonderful job on her square.

Sally said...

Barbara's RR looks fantastic as does your 18th Century Sampler.

Maria S. said...

Another wonderful piece of work by you! I'm trying to find the dog or cat in this picture. You have hidden them well.

Anita said...

Wow the RR piece is so pretty. All your other WIP are looking great. Looking forward to see what you will come up with the exchange.

Vonna said...

Barbara's RR is beautiful and your house really is great :)
I can't wait to see the new neighborhoods grow...after seeing Barbara's....I just want to dance! :)

Michelle said...

Barbara's RR turned out so cute - I love the block you stitched for her. Great progress on your 18th Century sampler too - such a pretty piece!

stitcherw said...

The RR piece turned out great. The Long Dog piece is so pretty, I love seeing this one turn up in your rotation, the new band does look like it would be enjoyable to work on.
Sue

Lavender Rose said...

Carol, Fabulous look to Barb's RR. I saw "Hopeful" and didn't think it was as charming as you've made it. I really love it! And, your Long Dog looks beautiful, too. Good work!!
Hugs,
Deb

Wendy said...

Wow - Barbara's RR looks awesome! And your addition is wonderful, Carol!!

Sam said...

Wow - the RR looks absolutely wonderful!! I'm enjoying your progress on the Long Dog sampler too.

Margaret said...

What a great addition to Barbara's RR. You have done such a lovely job Carol. There is something so special about these neighborhoods. I love them.

Annemarie said...

Yikes, Carol: the bottom square is for me??? Well, there goes my little plan for the house I had in mind. Your square looks superb!
Also love the Mystery sampler.

BeckySC said...

What you chose for Barbara's RR is just perfect! It looks fabulous!

Nice seeing the LD Sampler again!!

Lauren said...

The RR is looking lovely! I know what you mean about exchanges - I'm still waffling on choices over something I wanted to start this weekend!

Chiara said...

Congrats on you finishing on Barbara's RR...her RR is great!!

Stitch Wizard said...

Barbara's round robin is just beautiful Carol!! That just looks like such a pretty place to live!! Great job on it! Debby:)

KaLu said...

barbara's rr looks great, i really enjoy looking at everything you are stitching
long dog mystery sampler is looking good too!

lena-lou said...

Lovely block you have done for Barbara, the whole thing looks great :-)

Meari said...

Barbara's RR is very quaint. Love the colors. Your band sampler is neat, too.

Lelia said...

Carol you rock. What a very kewl RR block. Awesome.

Plus, the 18c bands are looking great. Bet those flowers are fun for you to stitch : )

tkdchick said...

Oooh Carol your contribution is just perfect!!!

Glad to see your Long Dog Mystery back@

xstitch.nl said...

I love what you've done with Barbara's NRR, Carol!! And I can't believe the progress you've made on HoHRH since I've been away!! Looking good!

Lizzy said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous NRR!!! And I love your *Hopeful* addition to the Neighbourhood... It's perfect! :-)

Your 18th Century Band Sampler is coming along beautifully! I love the Roses! :-)