Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sunflower House WIP & Rose Garden :D

This past week was pretty busy for me, Mark was gone to be with his family. His mom is doing much better now, she’s still in the hospital, but improving every day. Thank you for your well wishes!!

I signed up on the SBEBB for the specific designer exchange. They gave us our exchange partner’s name a week ago, I was able to actually stitch and finish it in a couple of days. I could not put it down :) So now I have to wait for a month to mail it. I am excited about it :D The designer is Shepherd’s Bush, and they are one of my favorites.

I’ve also been working on Blackbird Designs: Sunflower House. It is turning out so pretty. I read on Wendy’s blog she is stitching on it now too. Here’s my progress, it’s the one I’ve been focusing on the most recently.
I’ve also picked up Old McMary’s again at work. Still filling in the barn and the roof, it’s so big, but it will be a neat one to finish for sure. I mentioned I bought the fabric to start Shores of Hawk Run Hollow… I haven’t started it yet, I am a chicken! It’s so BIG, and after finishing The Four Seasons, another big one scares me LOL! I will be working on it soon I hope, I need to pull the threads for it first. Anybody else scared to start such a huge project? :D For fear you won’t finish??? Or it’ll take you 7 years to finish it??? :D

I started a quilt for my mother in law, I am not sure how quick I can get it done, but it’s started :) Pictures to come soon…

I’ll leave you with photos I took at the International Rose Test Gardens here in Portland last Thursday. We are the Rose City after all, I must share!

Here is the view from the gardens overlooking Portland and Mt. Hood.

11 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Your sunflower house is looking lovely. I have SOHRH all kitted up too. Maybe a mini SAL in the future?
Oh, I love all those roses. Stunning photos. Do I see snow on Mount Hood? Do I need to start packing for Arizona already!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Wow, the view is lovely. We share favorite hobbies. Stitching and quilting!! (and some nature photography!)

We are coming to the Oregon Coast for a vacation in August so if you have any tips on quilt shops to visit please do share.

Barbara said...

I swear I could touch those roses, the pictures were so real!

Karan said...

So glad your MIL's condition is improving.
Good progress on SH. Stunning roses & scenery. :0)

Sonda in OR said...

Sunflower house looks great. I am so tempted to get and start SOHRH. Are you doing it in silks??

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Heather, what pretty roses! Sunflower House looks loverly.

Marie-P said...

Great progress Heather, Sunflower House is looking good!
Wow, your pictures are so nice. The view of the mountain makes me miss VT.

Bliss said...

Great progress on the stitching. We have roses like that blooming in our garden at the moment. Oh how I love this time of year (we are in Winter - our days are about 25C). Any dog pics coming soon? Lucy & Harry are growing madly. Harry (at 15 weeks) has no front teeth at the moment.

Wendy said...

Your Sunflower House looks fantastic! I think the fabric I'm using is not what was called for, but its what came with the chart. Its such a fun piece to work on though and now that the house is done, its moving along so quickly.

Gorgeous rose pics! I almost feel like I could smell them!

Jenna said...

Sunflower House is so bright and beautiful... and coming along nicely! Thank you for the pictures, they were such a pick-me-up this morning. Just gorgeous.

MysteryKnitter said...

The SH is beautiful! You sure know how to stitch! I am glad the MIL's situation improves.