Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Some catching up



I was stitching up a frenzy over this Victoria Day Holiday weekend! After realizing I didn't have any suitable 40 ct fabric for my Hello Neighbour Round Robin, I had to scurry about trying to find a place that could ship some to me quickly and Drema from Needlecraft Corner came through for me. Wednesday my fabric came and I quickly started sectioning off my areas. I settled on blocks of 80x80 and after 2 nights of going cross-eyed, finally got all my threads to line up. Its amazing how many times I miscounted by just one fabric thread. So 4 days later, I'm well on my way to getting my block finished. And I realize a bird is just missing his head! I'm still undecided about where to put my initials/country.....

So we were off to the cottage for our first long weekend of the season. Its was wonderfully sunny all weekend, if a little on the chilly side, even though the kids braved the water and went swimming - well quick dips was more like it!



The forest is usually awash with our provincial flower - trilliums - and they were still a few left. Hubby managed to get a picture of this brilliant looking one.

16 comments:

Vonna said...

Your RR looks simply FABULOUS Wendy :)
I'm not even close yet on mine :(

Cheryl said...

Your block looks great!

BeckySC said...

WOW, I love your block! It looks great!

Michelle said...

Love your block - that tree is great!

Annemarie said...

What a great start to your Neighbourhood. Lovely colours. And great size, too. Most of us are stitching 100 x 100 blocks, and that's just too big, I think. Can't wait to follow your progress!

Carol said...

Oh Wendy! What a fantastic choice to start off your RR!! And gee, Drema sure did get your fabric to you quickly!!!

Cathy said...

I love Trilliums - thank you for posting that picture! It brought back memories of my childhood when I'd go to the cabin with my favorite aunt and uncle!

Your Neighborhood is off to a great start!

Barbara said...

I agree with everyone else - your NRR block is STUPENDOUS! I just love it! :D

And thanks for the picture of the trillium. I love seeing different plants. :)

Cheryl said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog about LNS in your area! I will definitely try and get to those. Thanks again!

tkdchick said...

That looks great! Glad you found fabbie!!!

Katrina in NZ said...

looking good so far Wendy :)

quiltorstitch said...

Trilliums are so cool, I love those flowers. I think I heard somewhere they take a long time to be able to bloom as well, which makes them more special :) Your RR looks so cute! I really like it :D I need to finish mine up EEP!

Von said...

You are kidding me! Your block is finished? Way to go, kiddo! :D

Glad you enjoyed your weekend away.

stitcherw said...

Your RR piece looks great, glad that you were able to get the fabric you needed so quickly.
Sue

Lelia said...

very nice RR -- and the PIF [other post] gift is lovely, too!

Lavender Rose said...

Wendy, Your RR for the Neighborhood looks so great! Love the colors and the blackbirds!
Hugs,
Deb