Gentle Readers and Dear Friends another weekend come and gone - it was lovely here in the City by the Bay. I made it to a couple of Estate sales and the regular Thrift/Consignment Shops, did some cleaning around the house, a couple of loads of laundry..... you know the usual stuff you do on the weekends.
I also stitched/worked exclusively on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow.... and finished that sucker up!! I was determined to get'er done and so I could move on to another project...
Here are some snaperoos...
close up of Blocks 2 & 3
The large center Block 6/7 and a close up of Block 10
and the entire piece....
"Shores of Hawk Run Hollow" by Carriage House Samplings
August 14, 2010 - April 29, 2012
36ct Vintage Autumn Gold, NPI Silks
I stitched this in spurts and it did sit in my WIP's basket for long periods of time. I think that's due to complete burn out at some points - where I just had to take a break from this piece. I made two major changes from the original as charted directions. The First change came in Block 8 - I personalized it with an ancestor from my Family Tree - and the Second change is I used NPI 928 Atlantic Blue instead of 993 Black for the Box outlines - and I am so happy I did. The black, to my eye, did not set off all the blue's in the piece. Even with taking breaks and a bit of gripping along the way - it is a great stitch.... but you do need perseverance in some of the fill stitching areas!!!
Here are my "treasures" I found out and about on Saturday....
It is really hard to tell the size from this snap.. the rolling pin is a half size one, the Longaberger Basket is small and called tan "Herb Gathering" basket... I think, and is dated 2003 (for 80 cents how could I pass it up??) The little Belleek is from the 1960's, the Icon is on a piece of turned wood the size of a goose egg - the picture is the Veil of St Veronica - it is hand painted and gilded with some Cyrillic writing on it..... and the great transfer ware bowl everything is in dates to about 1900 - not a bad haul.
That's about it for today sports fans - don't forget to sign up for my 5th Blogaversary Drawing. Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!