Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sunflower House Finish! and lots of other stuff.

We are back from vacation, we took a trip to West Virginia and Colorado, and are now back home, talk about cross country :) On our trip I finished Blackbird Design: Sunflower House. I love it!!



and a close up...

I changed out several colors to use what I had in my stash... I didn't realize I had so much threads LOL! So I had to use them up. The yellow of the house was threads that Leena sent me from a birthday exchange last year, it looked so pretty :) Thanks Leena!


Also, I finished Cindy's NRR before I left, just didn't get photos of it up, so here it is. It's a freebie chart by Barbara Ana. It turned out nice and I think matches well with her neighborhood. Only one house left! I'll be mailing this to Von in a few weeks.
And I have a progress picture of Old McMary's. I haven't put up a picture since the end of April. I finally got that big barn and roof all filled in, it is huge I tell you. I am glad that part is done, the rest should go fairly quickly, if I can find the time to work on it :D
I have started a Christmas gift for my sister, and will have to start the SBEBB Fall House Exchange too, I can't wait to get that one started. While I was in Colorado, I was lucky to be able to meet up with Katrina, who is absolutely AWESOME. She picked me up and we drove to FanciMats in Littleton, CO, and then went to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, and then to a quilt shop in Colorado Springs. We had a great time together! Thanks again for everything Katrina. She was so sweet and made me this beautiful fob, complete with matching scissors. What more could a girl want??
I am glad to be home after 12 days away, that was sure a long trip. Now I have to get my act together and start getting school supplies and whatnot. It just never ends *sigh*

21 comments:

staci said...

Sounds like you had a great trip, love Fancimats ;) I love, love, love your Sunflower house finish~~I've got to stitch that one!!! And Cindy's RR looks terrific!

Virpi said...

You have such a beautiful colors in your sunflower house. It is really pretty.

Nic said...

I love your Sunflower House - the colours are so cheerful!

Karol said...

Great finishes! Sounds like a nice vacation.

Heather said...

Sounds like a great vacation.
Well done on you finishes

Heather

Barbara said...

Welcome home! Great pictures, and what a fabulous finish!

Vonna said...

The pictures of Cindy's Neighborhood is fabulous...only one left on hers, how nice for her. She'll get hers back finished in no time.

Your MacMary's is looking beautiful! And your day with Katrina sounded like a blast! I've always wanted to eat at a Cheesecake factory :)

Kendra said...

Wow, you did cross the country! Did you drive it or fly?

Great finish on the Sunflower House! So colorful.

Stitch Wizard said...

Heather you did such a beautiful job on all of your stitching here! I have looked at MacMary's Farm for a long time because I just love it and wonder if I could ever get that all stitched as it is so big but I am like you in that I love barns, farmyards and country things! I am finally living in the country and we have 6 chickens and 4 dogs. I love it here. I still may have to get MacMary's farm chart after seeing how pretty yours it!

Debby

Katrina said...

Love the round robin!

I had a great time too. I am so glad we could get together and play for the day :-).

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Kathy A. said...

Hi Heather. Just checking things out after being away for a while. Wow, your sunflower house is gorgeous. What a beautiful job. The house you did on Cindy's RR and sent is wonderful and so suits her neighborhood. What amazing neighborhood's they are all turning out to be.
That barn does look large. Congrats on sticking to it.
And meeting Katrina - lucky you. We stop in Denver every fall and spring on our way to and from Yuma. I love that city and the surrounding area. The scenery just takes your breath away!

Ginnie said...

Your Sunflower House looks great, lovely sunny colours!

Teri said...

Colorado and West Virginia in one trip? My goodness! I love both states, though, so I know you must have had a wonderful time. The Sunflower House finish is gorgeous!

Cathy B said...

Hey Heather - dropping by to say hello. Congrats on your Blackbird finish - it looks great!

The round robin that you worked on is beautiful too - one more square to go!

How great that you could meet Katrina - she is special lady. What a thoughtful gift from her!

Hope you are enjoying a great weekend!

Lennu said...

Hi Heather! It's great to see you posting again and it sounds like you had a great time. Oh how wonderful that you were able to meet with Katrina and the fob is so lovely!

Your Sunflower house looks awesome, I love those colours you chose! I'm happy you also could use the thread I sent :) It's a wonderful design! Your RR square is really pretty too, I love seeing these Neighborhood Round Robins, I'd love to participate one day. Have a happy Sunday! {hugs} :)

Sonda in OR said...

Glad you had a lovely trip. Love the Sunflower House! Is that a gift or for yourself???

The fob is lovely...what a treat!

Can you believe the heat we've had??? It's Oregon, not NC.

Marie-P said...

Welcome home! Glad that you had a safe journey. It must have been so exciting to meet up with Katrina; what a wonderful fob and beautiful scissors.
Your Sunflower House is beautiful, how will you finish it?
Nice addition to Cindy's NRR.

Jennifer said...

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Teah said...

Beautiful job on your sunflowe house. Would you be willing to sell the pattern, since it is no longer available? Pleases email me if so. Thanka for sharing with us!

MysteryKnitter said...

The yellow house on the gray or brown background is lovely.