Monday, May 13, 2019

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, still stitching away on Swan Pond... here's a snap...

... finally got a roof on this sucker, and I really like the decorative nature of the herringbone stitch to replicate... shingles??  Looking around I finally found a floor plan for the house online.  It drives me crazy when I can't figure out - or am not 100% sure about the room placement.  So, the rooms are...  looking at the house the ground floor has a parlour/living room on the left and dining room on the right with three bedrooms above the centre room is the smallest of the three with a stair hall in the back in the middle. To the right is the kitchen wing with a bedroom above.  The central door on the second floor, I'm guessing, must have led onto a small flat-roofed porch of some sort now long gone.  That door now has a small gate in front of it to keep anyone from falling from the second floor.  I tried calling the house but couldn't get anyone to answer the phone to ask so I'll stick to my guess.

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!

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  1. Awesome progress, Edgar! Well done on getting the main body of the house and the roof constructed!

  2. Perhaps the roof is slate tiles?

  3. I like the textured look of the roof, the entire piece is coming along nicely. Still in love with the colors!

  4. Love it! Beautiful project! And yes, that roof looks really cool.

  5. That is great info on the house! Very interesting. That roof looks just right!

  6. I grew up in East Tennessee and saw these doors on old farmhouses all the time. You could go out onto the front porch, but they were really for throwing open and getting a cross breeze going through the 2nd story of the house. Otherwise you couldn't breath up there, forget sleeping. Up until just before the Civil War, window glass panes were expensive and heavily taxed; doors were easy to build. By the time I came along, most of them had screen doors added to them. How post is that?

  7. Beautiful, love the roof. Looks like those mediterranean orange tiles to me.

  8. Dearest Edgar: That roof is amazing, I have never seen that stitched used before on a roof.
    You are so close to finish line.


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