Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Leslie's Neighbourhood


I finished my house in Leslie's neighbourhood...and a little early too! I hate deadlines, I hate the pressure, so I couldn't wait to get this one done before the October 1st mail-out date. The house came from a Jeremiah Junction special edition magazine and I loved the picture of it. I was merrily stitching away when I suddenly realized that it was starting to not look like the picture at all. It was much more orange than the red that I remembered the picture looking like. I guess it was originally stitched in Anchor floss and I used the DMC conversion so it really drastically changed what I working with. So quite a bit of brick frogging later, I reworked the colours and came up with something that suited me much better. I hope Leslie likes it!



My poor Nick has been suffering with his third day of headaches. I really have no idea what to do for him at this point. We have his new glasses on order and Advil do not seem to be working for him. It doesn't seem to be his allergies and he is cringing at the thought of going to the walk-in clinic, but I'm at a loss as to what to do next. And hubby and I have tickets for the Blue Jay ball game in Toronto tonight. I hate the thought of leaving him and Kris on their own tonight when he's like this. Ah, the joys of motherhood!

26 comments:

Vanessa said...

Love your work! What is the key to making the grid????
Can you email me?
butterflyjones03@yahoo.com

www.butterflyjo.blogspot.com
Thanks
Vanessa

Me said...

Very pretty Wendy.

The YANKEES???!!!!! I'm soooo jealous!! Just for the record, if you happen to catch a flyout of ARod's I just might hafta stop reading this. Just saying.

Have fun!!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, your house looks very warm & inviting! Hope Nick's headaches pass soon!

Munners said...

This is really beautiful Wendy! I hope Nick is feeling better - my mum is a long-time Blue Jays sufferer, sorry, FAN, so hoping you guys have a great time tonight :)

Cheryl said...

Love what you have stitched on this RR! Im exactly the same with deadlines.
Hope Nick feels better soon

Barbara said...

Your bricks look very brick-ish - great job re-working the colors. :) Good luck to your Nick; I hope the headaches will be a thing of the past soon. Sounds weird, but has he seen a dentist? My migraines turned out to be triggered by impacted wisdom teeth ...

Barbara said...

Lovely work on the RR! Nice rustic colour too :)

Vonna said...

I love the NRR :) Your square is beautiful!
I do hope your Nick is feeling better soon :( How worrisome for you...

Julianne said...

Wendy,

Oh, how pretty that house is! I'd love to live in it. LOL

I hope your son feels better very soon. Headaches are awful.

Annemarie said...

I hope Nicky feels better soon, Wendy. Do you think the headaches are caused by a lack of proper face furniture? I hope the solution is that simple!
I love your addition to the neighbourhood. The colours you chose work very well. Don't you just love JJ designs?

Sylvie said...

Lovely square. The RR is beautiful!

Michele said...

I love that house! nice rework of color .. it's perfect!

Enjoy the game!! and sure hope Nick's headache goes away soon!

Carol said...

Great job Wendy - Leslie's neighborhood already looks fantastic!

Michelle said...

Love your block! It turned out so cute and those trees are great. Hope Nick is feeling better soon!

Carla said...

Love the brick house your "builded" for your block!
Hope Nick feels better soon.

Anne S said...

Your latest NRR block looks wonderful! Hope Nick feels better soon :)

Kathy said...

Love the RR Wendy. I wish I was taking part, but thing do get in the way sometimes. Maybe next time.

hugs xxxxx

monique said...

Oh no :( I sure hope NIck's headaches clear up soon... I get that "headache that won't go away" once in a while and it is NO fun.

Love your RR portion!

Lelia said...

wonderful addition to the neighborhood!! job well done : )

Hazel said...

So sweet!! Love it. xx

Kathy A. said...

lovely job on your neighborhood Wendy! Hope DS is feeling better soon. I hope you enjoyed the game even though the Jays are not playing well these days.

Von said...

Love your RR block, Wendy!

Hope Nick was better today. Do try to give us an update soon - three day headaches are very worrisome!

Lauren said...

That's just beautiful! I hope Nick is feeling better today!

Kathy A. said...

just stopped by Carol's blog. Your Fair and Square piece is beautiful!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

I love the house you did on this one! I don't think I'd be very good on a RR. The pressure to finish on time would make me rush. I like to try some when I'm finished work and have more time.

Hope your son is feeling much better now.

tkdchick said...

Wonderful RR Wendy!