Tuesday, September 25, 2007

TA-DA!!!!! Village-Block 1

I finished Block 1 of VOHRH earlier this evening. What a relief to get this first one done. Even though there may be more stitching in the next few blocks, I think it will go faster than this one. Too many color changes and tie-offs between letters and leaves. I really like the way it looks and stitching with Vikki Clayton silks is wonderful. Better than any other silks I have stitched with.

Since I am done with Block 1 before the 1st of October, I will spend some extra time on other stitching. including the Sunflower Seed design model, Christmas present #2 and other WIPs. I picked of "Best of Blessing" by Hands to Work and put in several stitches. Have not done anything on it for several weeks. Tomorrow is my Wednesday afternoon stitch therapy session at the LNS. Probably will stitch on my Quaker Odds and Evens Sampler. I am on the last motif for this design. Would like to count it as a completed project soon.


Monday night was my other stitch therapy session. We had a few good laughs. We always have such a good time stitching together. I recently heard an advertisement on TV showing little kids laughing saying that laughter adds 8 years to your life. We decided we need to laugh a lot to add all the extra years we can, in order to get all the stitching done that we want to in our lifetime. Went to the shop early, on Monday afternoon to help out some. Had worked on Saturday and was busy the entire time and did not get everything done that I usually get done. Business has been especially good the last week or so, that we needed to order a lot of stuff to restock. That is a good thing. I love being able to help out.

It is getting late and I have a couple blogs to read before I head off to bed. Carol, I always have to read yours everyday or the day is not complete. I got behind in reading blogs when I was gone to NY and I hate to get behind. I love to travel, but don't like to be in catch up mode when I get back.

Later, Stitching Friends.

14 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on finishing block 1--it looks great!!

Carolyn said...

Your Village-Block 1 is excellent. I love how the silks look on the fabric. Can't wait to see your progress on your other WIP's. You have nice stitching.

Anita said...

Your village block is so pretty. Looking forward to see more.

Carol said...

Yay Kathy! Congratulations!!

Hazel said...

Great village block! Your stitch therapy sess sounds just wonderful. I could do with a few laughs too. xx

jane said...

Looking good! I finally posted what I have done on my Village. I started in the middle, and I don't think I can work on just one block at a time. Anyway, there it is.

Michelle said...

Kathy,

Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm having so much fun! This is such a small world - The Sunflower Seed is my FAVORITE needle shop (especially since I'm from Topeka). I was just there shopping in June and had a great time! You are so lucky to have a LNS in your town.

I will visit your blog again. Your work is stunning.

Michelle

Julie said...

Congrats on finishing block #1, it looks great Kathy!
How did the church dinner go?

Marie-P said...

Kathy...Congratulations on the completion of block 1~doesn't it feel good? :-)
I have done very little on block 2...too busy on other things. I look forward to seeing your progress on this next block.

Novice Stitcher said...

The colors in your block look so vivid! Makes me want to try silks soon. You do beautiful work and it's fun to read about your stitch therapy sessions. Stitching really is therapy, isn't it?

Teejay said...

Hi, Kathy. Thanks for visiting my blog. I believe this is my first visit to your blog, I will put you in my reader now that I know about you. The photo on this blog is a really cute design, is it from by the bay needleworks, it looks kind of like one of hers.

Linen Stitcher said...

Every time I see VOHRH, I feel drawn to join in and stitch it myself. You've made great progress on yours!! I'll look forward to seeing your Hands to Work project eventually, too. Love those designs!!

Kajsa said...

I love block 1! It's so pretty!

I just started VOHRH to last week.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Love the look of your block, Kathy. It's just beautiful with Vikki's silks!!
Deb