Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I is for Inn


I picked up my Carriage House Alphabet series the other night and started in on "Inn". I finished it up the next night and then outlined a couple more borders. I am really hoping to get one of these done a week and then I could see a finish....later this year LOL! I'm using a mixture of DMC and GAST for this design, GAST threads where I think the variegation will show up and DMC in the little bits, where its hardly worth threading a needle.

And on the weekend, I mostly hibernated after a flu bug hit me on Friday. But I got a lot accomplished on LHN's Home of a Needleworker once I started to feel better.

Thank you so much for your comments on the crocheted/knitted blocks from the Cancer Centre. I didn't work on any of the actual blocks, these are all done by the patients themselves with donated materials. My only effort was in putting them together. I had hoped to start on one of the knitted afghans last weekend, but I'm going to try the whipped stitch as suggested by Marg on one set, and the mattress stitch suggested by Glenna on another. Thanks so much for the suggestions and the cool web link too!

And for anyone in the Southern Ontario region, there is a new Cash for Cancer commercial airing on CTV which shows the Durham Regional Cancer Centre. If you happen to catch the commercial look for the therapist who you see full face in the segment ~ its my daughter Carrie! That 30 second spot took them 8 hours to film!

20 comments:

Singular Stitches said...

Hi, Wendy! 'Inn' looks fabulous, congrats on its finish!

I'm glad you're recovering from your bug!

Vonna said...

Your alphabet is looking gorgeous Wendy...I smell a victory later this year! And HoaNW is looking so good too...heck your going to beat me on that one too...I started it this time last year...still not finished...YIKES!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Both of your WIP's look great. Finishing Carriage House Alphabet sounds very do-able for this year ;)

Bine said...

One more little finish on the way to the real big FINISH later...
And a nice progress on Home of a Needleworker as well.
Hope you're feeling well soon.vbw

Barbara said...

Wow, a CHS alphabet block per week?! That's ambitious! I for Inn looks great - the whole thing does!

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

Your alphabet is looking wonderful. I'm cheering for you to reach the finish line on this one. I know you can!!

Beatrice said...

Inns is very pretty .Good luck with your weekly goal!
I'll keep an eye out for your daughter!

stitcherw said...

They both are looking wonderful, you're making great headway on them Hope you;re feeling totally better now, there sure seems to be a lot of sickness around. Take care of yourself,
Sue

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

Your alphabet is looking fabulous. Just 17 letters to go! I am sure you'll make it.

Stephanie said...

Well done on I is for Inn - doing a WIP review has obviously paid off :)

Your progress on Home of a Needleworker is fantastic - I love this design, it is one of many waiting to be stitched in my exponentially expanding stash pile :)

The Silver Thistle said...

Your alphabet is fairly whizzing along! It'll be a definite finish this year if you keep going the way you are. It's looking great so far.

HOAN is looking super too. YOu've managed a lot since the last pic.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Great progress on your wips, Wendy!!

The Silver Thistle said...

THanks for stopping by to say 'Hi' :D

'Waiting for the mists to clear' is by character creations.

....And if I was in any doubt before, I'm not any more.......Because after all the confetti stitches in this one, I KNOW I wouldn't have the patience for a HAED. lol

Character Creations link - http://www.creations.co.nz/creations.pl?A=S&S=BC&CID=D&DID=CC56

Carla said...

Both are coming along beautifully Wendy!!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wonderful progress on both of your WIPs!

Kathy A. said...

Nice work on I for inn. Glad you are recovering from your flu bug
and --------- you've been tagged. Check my blog.

Carol said...

Your Inn looks fantastic - I am so tempted to start that project soon too :-)

Cheryl said...

Congrats on finishing I! Your progress is great on both pieces.
Hope you feel better :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on finishing Inn - it is beautiful. Your Needleworker piece is really coming along as well!

Marie-P said...

I just purchaced the Alphabet and am so anxixous to begin, your is gorgeous...what fabric are you stitching on?
I am stitching the VoHRH after that I would love to stitch HoHRH! Great job!