Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"Living the Good Life"


That is the title of the design that I adapted for dear Heather's Neighborhood RR. She requested a farm related theme and when I ran across this design in the Jan/Feb 1990 (ancient!) issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts, I knew it would be a delightful addition to this rr. I do hope Heather likes it as much as I do.

Originally, I wasn't going to include so much of the design, but as I went along I wanted to add the pond, the goat, and especially the boy flying the kite, and last of all that hill behind the field. Then there was all that backstitching, which can be a pain, but wasn't for me as it just made the whole scene come alive. With the extra time Cindy gave me, since she was on vacation, I kinda went crazy, lol. But now it's finished and on it's way to Cindy, and I can begin on Rowyn's!


32 comments:

sylvie said...

That's beautiful, Von!

xstitch.nl said...

That's beautiful, Von!! I love how you've really filled out the block. There's so much to see!

Singular Stitches said...

I love that design!! Was that part of a three pane design in CSCC? I think between me and my Mum, we have about 10 years worth!

Very pretty finish!

Vonna said...

Stunning! totally gorgeous :)

Myrna said...

That is wonderful! I'm sure she will love it!

Connie said...

Very Sweet Von!!

Life is crazy here at our house. Details when I can find time.

Carol said...

What a beautiful block Von!! Amazing, really!!

Dawn said...

That is such a cute design. Great job on it, Von:)

quiltorstitch said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love it Von, it is so perfect :D :D :D Thank you!

Mindi said...

There's so much going on in that block! Great job!

Sharon said...

Looks amazing Von!

Jenna said...

Gorgeous work, Von! I have two old issues of CS&CC and the designs are still good!

bunnyhead said...

Oh wow! You did an amazing job :) I have to get my thinking cap on and watch my mailbox!

ollie1976 said...

You did a great job!
-Jen

Coral said...

This is the nicest NRR I have seen! Well done!!

Rachael said...

Beautiful! I too, always have to force myself to do the backstitching and then am always glad i did. It brings out so much detail.
We'll have to mentaly hold hands and support each other throuogh this drivers ed thing. I am not sure I can stand it alone.

Red said...

Oh my Goodness! That's fabulous!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a super RR Square!!! Well done.

Margaret said...

What a gorgeous RR square Von - you did an amazing job and I'm sure Heather will be thrilled.

Gégé (Géraldine) said...

Hello,
It's a very nice block, for a very lovely RR you will haveat the end.
Friendly from France.
Gégé

AnneS said...

That has to be one of the best RR blocks I've seen to date - what a stunner!! :D

Annemarie said...

Oh, that's lovely Von! Do you normally dislike backstitching? I love backstitching!

Dianne said...

It's perfectly stitched! Awesome Von.

tkdchick said...

Wow Von that looks awesome!

Barb said...

That is a beautiful square. You did a great job on it.

Lavender Rose said...

Really a spectacular block, Von. You're such a thoughtful and dear friend to care so much and to stitch so beautifully.
Hugs,
Deb

Isabelle said...

What a delightful piece, Von! Makes me smile :)
Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

Nancy in IL said...

Von, this is above and beyond! What a beautiful block of work. Your work is just wonderful! How happy this is going to make Heather! Love all those old CS&CC ancient designs, and I have all the issues from the premier issue on (I'm an ancient XS'er).

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your RR block is gorgeous Von, congratulations.

Joanne

lena-lou said...

Oh Von, I love what you have chosen to do on Heathers RR what a great choice :-))

Linda litlaskvis said...

It is absolutely stunning Von! I love all the little details, they do so much for it :)

Lelia said...

WOW! This is quite lovely. Job well done : )