Sunday, March 02, 2008

Rowyn's Neighborhood Round Robin

Here is the block I stitched for Rowyn's Neighborhood RR. It is part of the G is for Garden chart by Prairie Schooler using the recommended fibers. This is the first Prairie Schooler design that I've ever stitched - and I loved it so much that I promptly ordered their new charts!!!! I hope Rowyn likes this park/garden for her village. The second picture is her whole piece - the photo is poor, and I did not iron the piece (why iron when it is just going to get folded and put in the mail in a month?????? is that a good enough reason not to iron?) Well, maybe a compromise with the iron is needed - next time if DH is doing the photography I will iron the piece first so he has something good to work with.
Despite the wrinkles and the shadows, I hope you can tell that this is really a charming piece. The little chapel with the gravestones that Von stitched is just the most charming thing in the world!
This picture is my new STASH! The background is one of my new fabrics from Sassy's. I ordered the sampler pack - I have never tried her fabric before - but many bloggers rave about it - I love the colors; so I will put in a few stitches tonight and try it out. (Reason enough to start something new)
The fibers are Vikki Clayton silks - the Spools of the Month, the fibers to the left of the spools are for the Spanish Mystery Sampler, and the blue skeins on the right are Paua Abalone.
Oh, and before I forget, I got up at the crack of doom on Saturday (getting up early is really normal for me, but usually I just chug coffee for half an hour) - but March 1 I had to get up to send in my registration for Celebrations in NH. I still really want to attend the one in KY also. I'll have to keep an eye out for sale airline fares.
Happy stitching, everybody! Margaret


Heather said...

It looks great! This is what I wanted to add to YOUR NRR LOL! So now you can enjoy it on your end too :D I love the PS charts as well, they look so nice.

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful job you have done on Rowyn's RR. It is just gorgeous. Mmmm - new threads - does that mean a new start LOL.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

You did great on Rowyn's RR...LOVE IT! :)
And I really love Sassy's and got the sampler pack myself a couple of weeks ago...she never disappoints!

Carol said...

I love your choice for Rowyn's RR! I just ordered some Sassy's aida - I know, aida!! It's not for me - my Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club gal requested hand dyed aida - what was sent to me is quite pretty!!

Von said...

Aw, shucks, Margaret - thanks for your kind words. :) Your little garden square is quite charming and a lovely addition to the village!

Rowyn said...

I love it Margaret, thanks so much! I never bother ironing the RRs either, I always just assume the owner will wash and iron when they're all finished and returned (that's what I plan to do).