Friday, March 30, 2012

Little Houses

Thank you everyone for your kind comments on my stitching.  As mentioned in my last post, the cherry blossoms are now gone; however, the walk around the Tidal Basin is still beautiful and you can take in three different memorials - Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr.  Now is the perfect time, not too hot and humid and much smaller crowds. Listen to me sounding like a tourist guide! 

The pines have joined the pollen parade as evidenced by my yellow-green colored car and my itchy, watery, puffy eyes I am hoping that all the plants have their grand spring celebration all at once and the allergy season is short.

I worked on Chatelaine's Hawaiian Garden this week and almost finished one hibiscus corner.  Here's a view of the entire section:

And here's a semi-close up:
Hawaiian Garden Mandala by Chatelaine
Stitched on 28-count Summer Sky Jobelan with recommended fibers and beads
I know nothing I have written so far has anything to do with little houses, but this does:
This all comes in that little package in the upper right corner.  It's the kit for Parma Violets from The Nutmeg Company's The Christmas House Collection, Gingerbread Houses and when it is finished it will be 6cms or a little more than 2-1/4"It's a very complete kit including pre-cut fabric and frame pieces the finished stitching is sewn to them to give them body so they will stand when stitched together.

Marsh Marigolds on Logan's Creek will go on the stand for this weekend.  This one is close enough to being done, that I may have a happy dance before the weekend is out. Of course now that I have voiced that possibility, something will come up to prevent it from happening. 


MarchAnn58 said...

Love the little house can't wait to see it done.
Your Chatelaine's beautiful, the stitching is very well done. I am way behind on the one's I am working on but hope to work on Herbie this weekend.
Happy Stitching

Rhona said...

Hawaiian Garden is looking great - such rich colours and the bits of metalic thread really make it pop.

Mouse said...

ooo well done on the hibisucs corner looks gorgeous ... sorry you have got the allergies no fun is it :(
and cooo seen these wee houses made up and they are really cute :)
love mouse xxxx

Veronica said...

Hawaiian Garden Mandala is gorgeous and those hibiscus are so lovely.

I've never seen the cottage designs before. They're adorable!


Giovanna said...

Very pretty flowers on Hawaii - great going!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! Hawiian Garden is stunning!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Joysze said...

Yanno, I've never liked Hawaiian much till I saw yours on the light fabbie. :D

That house is CUTE!!!! I can't wait to see it come together.