Thursday, October 4, 2007

VOHRH Block 2 Progress

The month started on Monday and therefore I was able to start Block 2 of VOHRH. It is hard to see my progress at the bottom. I thought this was the best picture of the ones I took. The fence is almost complete. The church name is in with part of the background. I found that on things like this if I put the lettering, etc. in first and then stitch around them it works better. This is especially true when using white. Seems like I have spent a lot of time, but it does not look like a whole lot of progress. If this design were stitched solid, it would contain over 105,000 stitches. Those of you that have finished it have achieved a great accomplishment.

Tomorrow looks like it might be a good stitching day. Not much on the agenda. Have to make a pan of brownies for the football tailgate on Saturday. It is a match between the arch-rivals in the state. It should be a real dog fight. The game takes up a lot of the day so there won't be much stitching on Saturday. Before the new month began, I spent time stitching on the Christmas presents and the design model for The Sunflower Seed. Need to do some ripping on the design model. Decided to make some color changes because the first ones chosen did not show up as expected. The second of 4 Christmas presents is a little over half done. Today I took the completed one to the framer.
With the news that Needle Necessities is going out of business, I have been try to find skeins of my favorite colors to add to my stash. Rumors had been flying for a couple of months that they were having problems. My local LNS had just started carrying some of the colors. I have been lucky enough to find quite a few of the colors I was wanting. However, I think the supply out there is dwindling.
Thanks to all for the comments regarding the completion of Block 1. I was pleased with the way it looks. In the last few days, I have found several new blogs. There are many wonderful stitchers out there. Both in what and how they stitch and the person they are. It is a wonderful world of stitching friends out there.
Keep on stitching.

10 comments:

Mindi said...

Nice progress on VoHRH. I'm feeling so guilty that I haven't even touched mine this month, and don't have any pans to this weekend. I want to get exchange stitching done first, plus I'm stil trying to figure out what I want to do to replace the church name.

Vonna said...

Wait til you get to those trees by the church...Aw YIKES...they stunk to stitch those!

Ranae said...

Block one is awesome and nice start on block two. I love to watch the progress on these.

Have a nice weekend!

wanda said...

Thanks for stopping by my site I am afraid that I do not even have my thread for the VoHRH. I would love to join the SAL but I would be so far behind. What size cloth and count size are you working on. Your blocks look great.

Jaimie said...

Nice work! I am looking forward to the finish!

Kajsa said...

Nice start on Block 2! Isn't it true about the football games, it feels like a good chunk of Saturday is always devoted to them.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Kathy, Thanks for stopping by my blog! So great to see yours and your work on VOHRH. I have it in my stash and am working on the other one, HOHRH. My progress is at a standstill with the things I've had going this Summer. I need to jumpstart myself again! LOL
Deb

Marie-P said...

Kathy...VoHRH block #2 is lookin' good! I am impressed! I did get some stitching done on that block, but not much~will try to find time to post pics soon.
Hey, I did not know NN was going out of business! I like their threads :-(

Carol said...

Awesome start on block 2!!! I like Kasey Kahne too - but Ryan is my favorite, I just love husky, college educated men like him! LOL! Yep, it is a full on crush!

Michelle said...

Kathy,

So nice to have you visit me again:) I actually just placed an order last week for some fabric and it arrived fast as can be (like everything I order). I have some photos of my last visit to the Sunflower Seed.. maybe I need to post one for you! :)