Monday, October 01, 2007

Rowyn's NRR Has Been Mailed

Yippee!! I put the finishing stitches into Rowyn's NRR last night.

Adapting Elizabeth's Designs "Old Stone Church" to fit the limitations of the square was a challenge, but gave me a great sense of accomplishment. I especially enjoyed stitching these trees in the rice stitch using WDW Scuppernong. . .

and the hedge in WDW Collards

The most difficult design challenge was this stained glass window. Instead of thinking of stitches over one or two, try three or four! Worked out pretty well, I think.


So now I must get right to work on the next one Debby's, which Heather mailed to me well before the mailing date! But there are a couple other things calling to me as well. I need to bead the "Fine Linens" piece, and several Christmas ornaments from the JCS ornament issue must be done. Then I really have to get the sewing machines running on Christmas projects, and a very special christening gown for my granddaughter who is scheduled to arrive around January 6, 2008!!

31 comments:

Sharon said...

Von, your RR stitching is amazing!It's beautiful and I love this. Rowyn is very lucky!

Coral said...

That is really beautiful!

Annemarie said...

Wow! Churches and graveyards on Neighbourhood RRs should be the next trend, I think. You did a wonderful job. Love the specialty stitches!

Isabelle said...

Oh, Von, that is absolutely stunning! Great textures.

Christine said...

I have to say, Von, I love how you photograph your stitching. I am going to have to learn to copycat that. Nice work!

Vonna said...

You have done a beautiful job on your square! I love it...supberb!!!
I have lots of things calling to me as well....YIKES :)

Barbara said...

Oh, Von! It's stunning! The details, the texture, the colors .... I just love it!!

Leena said...

Oh it's beautiful! I'm happy I found your blog :)

Dawn said...

Wow...it is fantastic! Great job, Von:)

Kath said...

Stitching is looking gorgeous as ever Von.

I think Fritz is growing too. He is cute.

Dianne said...

This is so beautifully stitched-a treasure. : )
And I did think you were going to have another grandchild, but hadn't heard lately-and a girl too! Great news!!

Connie said...

Hey Von!!! I realized today that my new granddaughter and your new granddaughter are going to be the same weeks apart as our first two daughters...7 weeks!!! Kinda weird huh?

AnneS said...

Oh wow, I think this is my favourite RR to date - your square is stunning! :D

The Silver Thistle said...

I lost you there for a bit, lol, but I've found you again and have made sure blogrolling has kept you on my sidebar this time.

Fab RR stitching!

Mindi said...

Von - the square you did for the RR is absolutely amazing. I love all of th specialty stitches you did.

Fitz looks like an adorable puppy, hpe you have fun with him.

Chelle said...

Beautiful job on this RR, Von! It's gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Wow, your church is truly stunning - all the special stitches and the obvious care and thought you've put into this - it's a truly spectacular result!

Nelapx said...

esa casita esta estupenda... me encanto desde que la vi en el blog de rr... Felicidades

June said...

Great work, Von, on this RR. Rowyn will be so pleased with it.

I love to read your post on Fritz and seeing pics of him. He's so cute!

Michelle said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations.

Stitch Wizard said...

What a beautiful job you have done Von!! That is just stunning!! Thank you for the nice comment in my blog!!! I am excited that you are doing mine!!

Debby

tkdchick said...

Ooooh! That's just amazing Von!

Yuko said...

Oh wow! what a beautiful stitching you have done!
It's absolutely beautiful and stunning!!
Congratulations!
Rowyn definitely will be so happy to receive it!!

By the way, I've got a small Hardanger kit, so will try in the near future!
I will tell you when it finished! :D

Andrea said...

A wonderful rr piece that you have stitched Von, I'm sure Rowyn will be over the moon with it.

Rachael said...

ohhh pretty! I am looking for something to put on my own RR in one of the empty spots when it returns- I think this mught be it.Its so .. charming and I adore the gravestones.

tintocktap said...

Wow - your stitching on Rowyn's RR is beautiful!

Aussie Stitcher said...

It looks awesome Von, well done.

Wendy said...

I love your church, Von, especially the stained glass window!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a lovely RR!!!! It turned out just beautiful.

Karen said...

Stone Church is gorgeous! I have this in my stash. Your pictures make me want to dig it out. :)

Susimac said...

Oh Von thats so lovely what a lovely addition to a NRR.