Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Playing "Catch Up" - F&S from Hannah - VoHRH

I just returned from Vermont where I spent 12 days house hunting and stitching, more stitching than house hunting...that is always nice. I had the opportunity to play “catch up” especially on my VoHRH. Having missed the January 1st deadline for block #3 I was finally able to complete it on Jan. 20th. I wanted to try to complete a second block before February 1st so I started on block #5 and will finish that tonight. After stitching and re-stitching this brick house I could not bring myself to start on the house in block 4! Not sure what the problem was but I struggled with all of those bricks!

VoHRH Block #3



VoHRH Block #5



VoHRH as of January 29, 2008


Hannah, my Fair & Square partner for round #4, sent this wonderful exchange a few weeks ago. I was in Vermont thus unable to post pictures. I just love this block, I have all four charts of this Bent Creek Wonderland and have wanted to stitch them. I was treated to two fantastic Workbasket leaflets; I love all of their designs and happen to be stitching one for an exchange right now. Hannah used the instructional link that I posted for the “tissue holder” and did a great job making one for me. She also included some adorable snowman buttons and some piecemakers needles. Thanks Hannah, you made this such a special exchange!




I was also able to complete my "Hello Neighbor" Round Robin and will be sending it off tomorrow. I am anxious to see this neighborhood grow, and thankful that I was able to join this group!




I will leave you with a few picture of winter/summer in Vermont…




Vermont - Pond in the winter and summer






Vermont -Apple Orchard in the winter and summer


Many thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by and visit. It is always so nice to read your comments!



Until next time...

20 comments:

Kathy said...

You were true to your word. You did finish 4th block by February 1st. I was not as smart as you to skip Block #4. I am working in that house. It really does get boring doing those houses sometimes.

Great exchange from Hannah.

Enjoyed the winter/summer pictures.

Becky K in OK said...

Vermont is very pretty. Great stitching also.

Suzanne said...

Your VoHRH is really looking beautiful, all those brick would drive me insane as well. I love the exchange you received from Hannah.

The "Hello Neighbour" piece is fantastic. What a great idea to have it all blend into each other.

Barbara said...

What wonderful pictures - I love the contrast between summer and winter!!

Your VOHRH looks great - good for you, sticking with those bricks!! One wonders if it would've been any more challenging to actually assemble a wall of real bricks...!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous! I need to get back to working on this piece. What a wonderful exchange too. Love all the VT pictures.

staci said...

Blocks 3 and 5 look great. Love the squares you received for F&S. Your RR is just amazing!!! Looking forward to seeing what others add to it for you! And those pictures of Vermont...why they're just gorgeous! I think it would be hard to get any stitching done with a view like that :)

Jaimie said...

Wow I love your pics! Both the stitching and Vermont! I really like the projects you are working on. My taste exactly!

Vonna said...

I am in AWE *still* of your Halloween Neighborhood...my, my, my it is GORGEOUS! And you go girl on the village...now your officially ahead of me... :(
It's all beautiful Marie!
And congrats on those beautiful squares too!

Jen said...

The progress picture is great. It feels so nice to finish things. I love the exchange from Hannah also. Nice work.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Marie, so many prettys on your blog right now. Great exchanges and beautiful stitching on VoHRH! Love the pictures of Vermont - my dream retirement state, lol! :)

Julianne said...

Hey Marie, you've been a busy lady! Congratulations on all the progress with your VoHRH. It's looking grand! The squares you've received are really nice and those Workbasket patterns - well I'm turning green with envy. You know I love that designer.

Wawanna said...

Love your VoHRH! You are doing a superb job of stitching it plus quickly as well. It is wonderful you had so much time to stitch. That is really great. Your RR projects are looking so very nice.

Wanda said...

Super exchange, your blocks look fantastic very smart about skipping, I will keep that in mind.

lena-lou said...

Your stitched pictures are lovely , well done for catching up .
Loved the pictures of the contrasting seasons in Vermont, that really is something to see, Wow !!

Have a nice week to come Marie with happy stitching.

Carol said...

Hi Marie - I hope your trip to Vermont was productive, house wise? Your stitching catch up is fantastic, and I cannot wait to stitch on your adorable RR!!!?

monique said...

Beautiful pictures of Vermont... I have a secret longing to live there :)

Sue said...

Village HRH looks awesome! Love the pictures of Vermont too!

Sharon said...

Nice progress on VoHRH! I love the RR and you received a wonderful F & S exchange!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Everything looks fantastic. I just love your houses.

Georgie said...

G'day Marie! I have been admiring your RR for quite some time! I can't post on the RR blog, so thought I would post here....Where are the patterns from for your halloween theme? Love that fence and the kids are just divine! You are a girl after my own heart!