Sunday, April 28, 2013

Some slow stitching on a rainy Sunday

It is gray. It is rainy. It is a good day to stay indoors and stitch. And that is my plan! Last night I got another house finishes from my Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart.



That was a big house to "paint". It took longer than I expected (but then they all take longer than I expected - LOL) to fill in all the gray green. I changed the design a bit here and there. I only put in 3 birds - one for me and one for each of my boys. And since I don't have any family birthdays in this month. I left out the initials and added more hearts. I love hearts on a piece!

And then I started the first block on the LAST row!!!



I LOVE LOVE LOVE that big pumpkin. It is going to be one of those white pumpkins - isnt' that cool? I'm hoping to get the house framed out today so I'll be left with the mindless fill in part for later in the week.

Here is a wide shot of the entire piece.



I feel like I'm in the home stretch. And right now I'm jazzed about getting this one DONE! I pawed through my stash of UFOs the other day and found several other BIG projects that I would like to release from their ziploc bag repositories. I will NEVER EVER EVER EVER run out of projects.....and I think that is a VERY GOOD thing!

Today is my youngest son's 23rd birthday - Happy Birthday Nick! He requested one of his favorite meals for dinner tonight. Marinated grilled chicken over penne pasta with alfredo -yummy! I got the chicken chilling and marinating and we have a cake all ready to go. Just gotta find the candles.

Hope there is some stitching in your Sunday!

carol fun

14 comments:

  1. It is rainy and grey here today too Carol - I decided to stay in my PJ's all day. :o) Whoo hoo - you are coming down the home stretch on AofTH now. Happy Birthday to Nick from rainy NC!

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  2. Don't let the UFO's run about causing havoc!!!! LOL
    Glad you have some time for hand stitching...thanks
    for linking up!

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  3. Oh my goodness... This is wonderful. I have not seen this all together like this... Oh wow... I love it. I have several of these and might have to try to aquire the rest. This is WONDERFUL!

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  4. Oh my goodness... This is wonderful. I have not seen this all together like this... Oh wow... I love it. I have several of these and might have to try to aquire the rest. This is WONDERFUL!

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  5. Love everything Blackbird designs designs! You are so right, that is a lot of stitching, but isn't it so enjoyable.

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  6. Your houses are wonderful. This is a project I've looked at long and hard but knew I'd never complete it. It's a pleasure to admire your work. I like your pooling socks too.

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  7. I love all your Anniversaries of the Heart houses. That is a huge project! Hope you and your son have a great evening and he has a Happy birthday!

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  8. Awesome progress Carol - your newest house looks strongly constructed. Congrats you've made it to 3rd base and are rounding 'round to Home Plate!

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  9. This is looking so good! Nice progress and enjoy stitching the next one!

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  10. Beautiful progress! You are getting closer to a finish.
    Happy Birthday to Nick!

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  11. Happy Birthday to Nick! Sounds like a yummy bday dinner! Congrats on your completed block on AotH. The pumpkin block is one of my favorites in this piece!

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday to you Nick :0) I'm so in love with this project. Every time I see it it makes my fingers itch to cross stitch! Love it that the pumpkin will be white, you never see them that color.

    Crispy

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  13. Beautiful project! I love this and am still trying to decide if I want to stitch it all on one piece or separately. Time will tell!!
    Happy Birthday to your son!

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