Saturday, January 20, 2007

Neighbourhood RR

I put the last few stitches into Anita's RR last night and here is my offering. Its a Homespun Elegance design called Summer House Sampler. I accommodated it slightly and it fit in perfectly with the 70x50 block.

And after that I was in a baking mood, so I made up a batch of Everything But the Kitchen Sink cookies. These cookies have, well, a little bit of everything in them: chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts, coconut, oats, and so on. 6 dozen were made and I think there are still 3 dozen today. I have a hungry family!

Today is bright and sunny but cold and Nick has plans for snowboarding today, his second time this week. Luckily the ski hills are only a 20 minute drive away but I am hoping to get there with the camera to take some pictures of him. Its such a pretty area and the only place that is completely snow-covered. Although our backyard was looking nice until the dogs hit it this morning.

Oh and one more pic:

These are one we made at the guild meeting on Wednesday night - the first one is a scissor point fob ~ the blue thingy is what will go on the pointed ends of scissors and the lobster claw clips on the scissor handles. The smaller one is a needle threader fob. I think I'll look for a few larger, prettier beads to put on and redo the top one, especially since I messed up a little with the end. Cute things though and its nice to play around with beads too.

14 comments:

Carol said...

Gorgeous work on that RR! Now I can't wait to see what you stitch on mine in our new group :-)

Leah said...

The house looks wonderful!

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

Your RR piece looks great! It's nice when things work out so well when stitching in a set amount of space. You did a great job with it.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The Summer House finish is great, congrats. Your friend will be thrilled, I'm sure. The bead work is interesting too. Happy Stitching, CJ

Anne S said...

Your NRR block looks wonderful - I love the little rabbit and bird! And the fobs you made are great - I've got some all stranded ready to be finished that's been sitting in the top of my beading container for over a year ... just waiting for the ends to be finished hmmm ;)

Sue said...

Your piece for Anita's RR looks great. Nice job.

Barbara said...

That's a beautiful block for your NRR! :) And your beading is lovely, too. :)

Cindy said...

Great RR piece! I like your beaded fobs as well...have never seen a fob for a threader before, but that's a great idea!

Susimac said...

Great NRR - Love what you have stitched.

Mary Ann said...

The Summer House finish is lovely! I know the person will be thrilled with it on her RR piece. And lovely beaded finishes, too!

catandturtle said...

I love the HE house, it's so pretty. That is my favorite style. Ann.

Lili said...

This is a lovely house!!!
I have read your rant about Michael's and I'm astonished at the cashier's reaction! Fine that you were able to give the book back and buy it from Amazon!
I hope Nick had a great time snowboarding!
Have a nice week!

Katrina said...

Your fobs are wonderful Wendy, what a great idea to attach the needle threader to one :)

Love the sound of your cookies, no wonder they went fast!

Von said...

I guess cookies are just meant to be gobbled, lol!

Love your beaded fobs! What a great project for a guild; I may have to borrow it. :D