Monday, March 12, 2007

Gardening in the Cove

I didn't have as much time as I had hoped to stitch on Rachael's RR tonight, but here is what I have added now: I finished the sailboat - and, I added irises from Barnabee's Quest, a birdhouse from Brightneedle's Nine-Patch Village, several clumps of marigolds, and a pair of Sand Hill Cranes from Drawn Thread's Moon Hill School Sampler. OK, now what to do???? I will likely add some of the beach sand near the cranes so they don't look like they are floating around on the ground. Then what? Oh, yes, I do plan to stitch water! More than one person has asked that! I will do that soon, and will likely use a half stitch, possibly with one strand of floss... not sure about that. You see, the objects in the water are all stitched over one, and I fear too thick of a stitch for the water will make them look odd. Then the whale tails will be added. I have a cute bunny and a cute hedgehog that I can stitch over one and add... Rachael, your thoughts??
And, here is a big treat for me today - Dianne has finished her block on my RR (the bottom center, isn't it gorgeous?? Wow, Dianne!! Thank you!!) and is going to post it off to Veronica soon! It has been such a long time since I have had a peek at my RR, and I love it!
Also, I heard from Kendra today, and she received my little birthday gift for her (there is a much better photo of this fob in her blog) - it arrived a day after her birthday, but I guess an extended birthday is a good thing! Kendra, I am glad you like it! Happy Belated Birthday! (This is completed freebie #2 for the Freebie Challenge on the Friends Gather BB).

Bloom Fob
Lizzie Kate
Silkweaver 32 ct Jobelan Solo
Gentle Art Sampler Threads
Stitched 3/5/07 - 3/6/07
Stitched on today: Stitched a gift (start to finish), and Rachael's Neighborhood Round Robin


Mary said...

Very nice stitching. I love the LK fob. The colors are sooo springy!
Happy Stitching!
Mary :-)

Anonymous said...

Ah-hope Angus had a nice birthday-you should see if he likes James Taylor music since they have that bd connection!
You are having fun with Rachael's RR-terrific. I left a lot of blank areas as I ran out of time, and I stitched up to the last week. You are correct, your RR is all packaged in it's heart decorated mailer to go off to Veronica maybe tomorrow or Thursday. Sean is off for spring break and we need to go to Lancaster tomorrow and do birthday shopping for his dad too.

Anonymous said...

Your RR block looks wonderful Carol.

And Happy Birtday Angus :-)

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to Angus! It's really special after all he has to go through and you too. Dianne did a fantastic job on your RR-very pretty. Love the fob.

mainely stitching said...

Meow!! Happy birthday Angus!!

Your stitching on Rachael's NRR is amazing, Carol! And that fob is so cute.

Dianne did a knock-out job on your NRR, didn't she?! WOW!

Jenn said...

Wow your RR is beautiful! Dianne's square is beautiful! Happy Birthday to Angus.

ollie1976 said...

Happy Belated to Angus!

Unknown said...

Your work on Rachael's RR is great. And your own RR isn't looing bad either!! Wow!
The fob is adorable :) Do you ever stop making gifts? :)
Happy birthday, little Angus! :=)

Kajsa said...

This looks so good! I love the birdhouse and the irises. Your RR is turning out the be so pretty too.

What nice gift for Kendra! Happy Birthday to Angus, give him a behind the ear scratch from me. He's a tough one

Anonymous said...

Both RRs look wonderful! Love the fob too, so sweet. Happy (belated) Birthday to Angus :)

Karoline said...

The RR's look lovely as does the fob. Happy birthday Angus :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Angus! Love how the RR is turning out!

Elizabeth MacGregor-Kirkcaldy said...

Your stitching on Rachel's NRR is gorgeous, Carol! I love the idea of The Mermaid Cove... The entire NRR is so lovely and Diane's cottage for your NRR is beautiful. I Love the way they are taking shape. :-)

I absolutely love Neighbourhood RR's and would dearly love to join in on one somewhere. If you know of any openings anywhere, please let me know.

The Bloom fob is adorable... lovely finish. :-)

And Happy Meowy Belated Birthday Wishes to Angus... :-) Give him a kiss from me.

BeckySC said...

CUTE fob :)
Both RR's are great!

Susimac said...

It all looks really wonderful - I like the fob too LK designs are such fun!

Rachael said...

I love it, love it, love it. I hate to make any suggestions as I think you are doing a great job.

Happy Birthday to Angus!

Hazel said...

Great stitching there Carol. Love the RR piece.

Katrina said...

Both of the RR's look fabulous Carol, must be very interesting trying to figure out which "bits" to stitch where, lol. Happy birthday to your sweet kitty.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

You have done some great gardening on Rachael's RR! I bet you are looking forward to doing some real gardening now that it seems the weather is finally warming up:)

Cooper and Zoe say: "Meowy Birthday, Angus!"

Patricia Lessell said...

I love what you have done on Rachel's round robin. I know you don't know me but I found your blog whilst looking for any Au Fil des Reves charts/kits to buy and instead I found your wonderful blog which I shall add to mine immediately if not sooner. I am just about to start my piece for the round robin I'm in from the Legacy EGBB and hope somebody like you works on it because your stitching sure is imaginative and really terrific.

Patti the displaced Yank

Nicki said...

Both the RRs look lovely and that's such a pretty fob! :)

Anne S said...

Wow, the NRR's are looking awesome - and your latest fob giftie is a real treat, as always :D