Saturday, May 25, 2013

And They Sinned Update

Happy Weekend Friends!

It has been raining here for days (off and on, mostly on!), so what better to do than stitch and watch sports, Game of Thrones, etc...  Getting in chores and exercise too - lol.  Today I am posting my first official update of And They Sinned...  Santa's Village has been my focus piece, but as I wait a few more days for part 7 to arrive, I figured I would put a few more stitches on this humungous sampler - which I truly love stitching on, and I pray it will not take 9 years as Houses of Hawk Run Hollow did!

Hope you are all well - Happy Memorial Day to all of my US friends!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Reindeer Stables

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends!
Last night, during another of DH's Game of Thrones marathons, I was able to finish out Reindeer Stables. I picked this chart up at Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH earlier this month... now when I look at this block, I will remember that fun event. This house took a little longer than usual to stitch.... it appears the next block has a big house too...
And here it is on the big Q-Snap.... really loving how this is coming out. It really is a fun stitch.
And, for some spring cheer... I picked up these beautiful Bachelors Buttons for my rock garden yesterday... just LOVE the color combo!!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Nine years in the making...

It took me nine years, but I finally did it. Last night, somewhere close to midnight, I put the last stitches into Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. I started this way back when the chart was first released in 2004. I naively ordered HDF's very first silk conversion pack for this sampler. I figured it would look a lot like the original... oh, so very not! I present to you what I call the "watercolor version" of Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. I have had a love/hate relationship with this sampler from its earliest stitches. But today, I am pleased. I now know better than to "assume" that silk conversions by other manufacturers can be relied upon to be close to the original. I know HDF changed the conversion at least one time since I bought my silk pack. After what I spent on this silk, there was absolutely no going back after I started. So, after languishing for long periods in my projects chest... here it need of a press, but at least two dear friends want to see this now, so...
Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
Carriage House Samplings
Lakeside Linens 40 ct Pearled Barley Linen, HDF silk conversion #1
Started mid 2004 - Finished 5/3/13

Thursday, May 02, 2013

LK Ornament from Mylene :-)

Let me tell you, I am just loving this LK Christmas Ornament from Mylene for the HoE LK Christmas Ornament Exchange - this sweet little thing was waiting for me when I got home yesterday. Adore it, will treasure it always! Thank you Mylene :-)