Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Whew!

Finally! My Neighborhood RR is finished and in the mail. I do so appreciate all your kindness and enthusiasm shown for my little house and garden. My square is based on Victoria Sampler's Cottage Garden Sampler. Here I stitched the arbor, then extended the fence using Trebizond silk.
As charted the cottage was too small, so I doubled the size and went from there. The wonderful roof is done in a gobelin stitch in Waterlilies Cafe au Lait. I added the window over the door.
Last, I added the trees, which were adapted from VS Heirloom Homecoming Sampler.
This is only the beginning of many more neighborhoods to stitch over the coming months. After enjoying watching the progress of Our Neighborhood of Make Believe, I can get in on some of the fun myself!

Now, I'm flying out the door to catch a few airplanes. Puerto Rico is our destination this time! What a spring for travel we're having. :)

21 comments:

Vonna said...

All I can say is: I am humbled at the gorgeousness of this beauty...I don't think my stitching is going to be near up to snuff...

Concetta said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for taking such great close up photos too. :) Have a wonderful holiday - lucky you!

Katrina said...

It's really gorgeous, the roof is amazing :-).

Rob said...

It is beautiful! I love the roof -- I would love something like that on my RR (HINT HINT).

Have a great time on your trip!

ollie1976 said...

It looks great!
-Jen

Lili said...

Stunning job, Von! Congratulations!
Enjoy Puerto Rico!
Lili

Carol said...

There wasn't a contest, but I decided you win! That is the most charming, elegant NRR square I have yet seen! I adore it!

Susimac said...

Its stunning Von what a lovely house and garden.

Karoline said...

The RR is gorgeous Von, congratulations

Sharon said...

Von, I am speechless, your house is just incredible! Beautiful work.

Mylene said...

Have a great time, Von.

Lavender Rose said...

Von, You are up to your usual tricks as a stitching perfectionato! :)) I love your house and all the sweet stitches.
Hugs,
Deb

Barb said...

Both pieces are cute. I love that cat one. The house is beautiful. Great job on both.

lena-lou said...

Von I absolutely love your block, your stitching is beautiful on this :-)) I hope you have a great time away !

Singular Stitches said...

What a beautiful finish!!

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely lovely!

Annemarie said...

Puerto Rico, woman? Wow. I hope you're having a wonderful time, is all I can say :o)
It's absolutely clear to everyone that you had a wonderful time stitching your Neighbourhood RR. Your cottage looks superb. It's a real stunner! Are you going to stitch paths in between the squares?

Barb said...

Very pretty piece and great job on it.

Jenna said...

Von, that is such a gorgeous square! I think I could eat it, it's so yummy. You did a fabulous job. :)

tkdchick said...

Von your house is so pretty!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your RR looks wonderful, congratulations.

Joanne