Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A Finish and almost finished

I finished my section on Carol's RR! I did the little cottage on the upper left side. Sorry I don't have a picture of the full piece ~ there are now 5 homes that have been built in this neighbourhood, but I don't have my camera at hand. This section of the RR is getting quite a forestry-feel to it, I hope Carol likes it.

I've also slowly been working at LHN's Sampler Lady in the past month. I've just picked it up randomly and put in some stitching here and there when I don't feel like working on the smaller counts of fabric, which so many of my WIP's seem to be in these days. I think its a good idea for me to have these smaller projects on the go, so I can see some real progress being made on them. I've used a mixture of DMC and GAST threads on her and she has come along so nicely.

I ordered Love with a Capital L from Papillon Creations, directly from their website. Its pretty cool that you can order directly from a designer, pay through Paypal, and then receive an e-mail with the pattern attached. So its done, all printed out and ready to go. We decided on Gloriana silk in Cranberry for the fibre and the only thing left to decide is the fabric. I have 2 different fat 1/4's in my stash: one is a 40 ct Lambswool Linen and the other a 36 ct Raw Linen. I drift from one to the other and can't decide which one to use!

And we have yet more snow this morning, cleaning off the car this morning to take the kids to school was not fun because there was a layer of ice under the 10 cm of snow. The streets have yet been plowed so that meant I got stuck once I backed out of our driveway, which was a challenge, and another challenge when I got stuck again, trying to get onto the main road. Winter...enough already....yuck! Spring can't come soon enough for me!

21 comments:

Vonna said...

WOW! You've just been stitching gangbusters of late! I love the RR finish...sweet! and fits right in ;)
and Well...the sampler lady...well LHN so there's a no brainer on how I feel about it!
GORGEOUS Wendy!
:)

Michelle said...

Carol's RR looks fabulous - congrats on finishing your block! Can't wait to see your start on Love!

Barbara said...

Your Sampler Lady is looking great! :D Love the NRR, too!

Lelia said...

Awesome RR : ) And your Sampler Lady looks Great! Enjoy the day : )

Carol said...

I love it Wendy!! Thank you so much!!

Michele said...

love the square you did for Carol's RR .. it's looking like a wonderful RR :)

Sampler Lady is sooo cute :)

I had to scrap my windows this morning too .. but now it's sunny and lovely outside :)

Lynn said...

I hear ya, we had a horrible commute here today.
The sampler lady is adorable! You've made great strides on it. I'm sure Carol will love her RR. Your house is so cute.
I'm anxious to see your start on Love.

DaisyGirl said...

Sorry about too much snow! Your rr is looking great! Sampler girl is lovely too. I want to stitch that one also!
Donna

Christine said...

I bought my chart for Love off the Papillon Creations website, too. Talk about instant gratification!! Are you going to stitch over one or over two on the 36 or 40ct?

Von said...

What a charming addition to the neighborhood, Wendy!! :)

Laura said...

The RR finish looks so very pretty. I'd live in that foresty neighborhood in a heartbeat. I also really like the LHN Sampler Lady. It is so true about mixing in some of these smaller projects to keep our motivation going strong.

staci said...

Carol's RR looks wonderful, love your cottage!

monique said...

Great RR square! I've not ordered form Yvonne directly yet, but I think you just enabled me...

Beatrice said...

The RR is wonderful!
I look forward to see the progress of L. Sampler lady is lovely!

Kathy A. said...

Nice job on Carol's block in her neighborhood. How cool to be able to order a pattern that way. Look forward to your new start.
PL is coming along nicely. Don't get discouraged. There are lots of little motifs to keep you stitching after you work your way through one of the big ones.

tkdchick said...

Carol's RR looks great! I LOVE having smaller proejcts on hand too! A great way to feel like you've accomplished something.

Annemarie said...

Ugh, good luck with all that snow, Wendy! Sniff the fabric, I'm sure it will make you feel all warm inside :o) Hope that helps.

Isn't it wonderful to have a project or two just for yourself? It really helped me to enjoy stitching more...

Your block on Carol's RR is lovely. I bet she will just love that forest-y feel!

Itching To Stitch said...

This RR looks great. Your block is lovely ;)

stitcherw said...

Your square turned out great, and you're right it does have a foresty feeling when you look at it, a peaceful feeling. Sampler Lady is looking lovely too. I also like to have smaller ones to work on so that I can see quicker progress. Love will be so pretty, and the color you've selected sounds lovely. I'll look forward to watching that one grow.
Sue

Carla said...

All three block of the RR look great, I'm sure Carol will love it!
Great progress on The Sampler Lady, she's so pretty!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Wonder little cottage on Carol's RR, Wendy! And, darling finished stitching on the LHN, too.
Hugs,
Deb