Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A cold holiday weekend

It was a holiday weekend for us with Victoria Day yesterday and as usual, our first weekend at the cottage....and as usual it was cold cold cold.....and rainy! It doesn't make for the most fun, although we did get in a lovely walk through the woods on Sunday morning. And hubby's Aunt's birthday party was a great time. There must have been 80 people who attended. It was wonderful to catch up with people we hadn't seen for quite a while.

It seems most of my stitching projects are on 40 ct linens and I can't stitch on these any more without a magnifier, so I took along LHN's Watermelon and got a nice start on that. Poor little blackbird - he is beakless at the moment!

Yesterday afternoon I got back to working on my latest RR, this one is Karen's and she requested a country feel for her neighbourhood. I decided to use The Prairie Schooler's A Farmer's Almanac. Its may be a little more woodsy looking but I thought this fit for me.
I'm in the process of stitching in some hens and chicks at the bottom before I fill in the grassy bits, but I'm still undecided what to do with the right hand side. Some more trees maybe?

Thanks for stopping by!


Carol said...

Awesome start to Karen's RR - I am sure she will love it!

Heather said...

It's looking great! What if you stitched some cows or horses behind that fence? That would look cute :)

Vonna said...

The RR looks GREAT! I used Farmer's Almanac on Heather's RR :) I stitched the horses (over 1) behind the fence.

Carla said...

lovely stitching, Wendy...your square for th rr looks great!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Wendy,

Congratulations on your finish for "A Stitcher's Prayer". I don't know where you made a mistake on it but to me it looks lovely.

And the wall hanging that you made for your DH's Aunt is beautiful. She's going to love it! Especially since she's a gardener. Such beautiful fabrics and colours. It looks like a painting.

The RR Quaker piece is very pretty too. And I really like the design that you chose for Karen's country RR. Especially the trees behind the house.

It was certainly not the most balmy of long weekends, was it? . Even my DH found it too cool to work much in the garden. Ah well. A holiday is a holiday, regardless of the weather. And much appreciated.


Oma said...

I love the quilt hanging, it's beautiful and I'm sure your aunt will love it. BTW I live in Scarborough, what part of TO do you live in?

Itching To Stitch said...

Karen's RR looks great. I love your start to LHN Watermelon.

I'm with you, any linen smaller than 32ct I have to have a magnifier ;)

Beatrice said...

Hens and chicks the perfect thing for the garden!!Beauty!!
The weekend was cold. I'm glad you were in doors having fun!

Carolien said...

Hello Wendy,

Your watermelon bird looks very nice, so does the country house! I would add a cow! :)

Have a great weekend & greetings,

Ruth said...

Ok, I'm envious. I want all your stitching. Al of it. :)

Happy belated 80th to Auntie!

marion said...

Very nice stitching!!

Your weather us much like ours here in Nova Scotia.

Take care

stitcherw said...

Glad you were able to have such a good time visiting with everyone at your Great Aunt's Birthday. What a huge crowd that must have been with all those people, glad the weather cooperated at least a little so people could get out and about a bit. Both pieces are looking lovely, and you got a nice start on Watermelons. Those Threadpacks make such lovely travel projects.

Hazel said...

Love the RR! Great pattern you chose. xx

Michele said...

sounds like you had a great time at your Aunt's birthday!

love watermelon .. even with the beekless crow :)

Karen's RR is looking lovely!

monique said...

I hope that bird has his beak on by now and has been enjoying the watermelon :) The party sounds like a good time-- that's a LOT of people :)

Lynn said...

I thought of all you poor people cottaging and camping on that cool weekend. Victoria Day weekend hasn't been great for the past few years has it?
You made a great start on Watermelon. I like your choice for the RR too. I agree that some horses behind that fence might look nice.