June 03, 2007

Out the Door

We're having a much-needed steady rain/drizzle, so I can't go out and play (or plant). I should be relieved, since I've spent so much time puttering in the garden, but I'm sort of depressed about it. I wanted to plant these--sugar baby watermelons. The BF predicts they won't grow (for some reason, melons never would grow in his dad's garden), but my canteloupes are coming along, so I'm going to try these.

The banana leaf is unfurling, and since it unwound a bit, it has grown about an inch a day, even in the rain! Maybe that two feet a week growth is not an exaggeration.

I got my RR out the door to Wendy. While I think the house turned out well (although it photographs much lighter than IRL), I'm not completely pleased with it; I'd like to find some more critters for the grounds, expand the lawn a bit and would like to pick out and re-do the lettering. Maybe when I get it back.

This is what I'm working on now. This is my 2nd attempt. The first time, I had decided to do over-one on 36 count fabric, which didn't work well for my eyes. Too bad-I'd seen the finished product done over one on a high-thread-count fabric, and it was beautiful To tell you the truth, this sampler is a tad boring--too many solid blocks of color. That makes it a speedier stitch, but only if you pick it up to work on it.

12 comments:

Vonna said...

Love your house in your RR :)
That new WIP is going to be beautiful! You do have an eye for beautiful samplers :)
And that banana plant is really growing.

Barbara said...

I'm not so great with those large, solid blocks of color. Just set aside my current project (also a NRR) because I was getting kind of bored with it. Your house looks great. :D

Itching To Stitch said...

I like your RR house, it could use a little kitty or something in the yard though. I love your new start, that's a great pattern.

Wendy said...

I'm looking forwards to starting your RR, Glenna! Watermelons in your garden, I hope they grow. The Amish farmers near us have great success, and yumm, they are delicious.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love the stitching dear! Those watermelons will be soo good!

prajantr said...

I love your RR house - I agree that it would look even better with a little critter somewhere on the grounds though.

Your banana tree is coming along great too!

Thimbleanna said...

Hey there! Thanks for your visit to my blog. Funny you should ask about Indy shops -- I'm planning on telling about knitting/quilting shops this week. Your projects are beautiful. Seeing your samplers makes me want to get mine out -- too many projects, too little -- you know the drill. Interestingly, last time I was in Indy, I found a needlework shop on 86th street right across from Keystone Mall. Needlework shops are pretty few and far between these days -- made me wonder if they're coming back in vogue. BTW, you're in one of my favorite places. Occasionally, I'm lucky enough to get a business trip there, but it's been a few years now.

Swarovski beads said...

Beautiful stitch work, the house is great.

June said...

The RR house looks great! Happy to see the banana plant decided to start growing. ;)

Annemarie said...

I love your house for the RR. Your new sampler is beautiful! I used to be like you, and dread any solid block of colour, just because it's so boring. But lately, my tastes have changed, so maybe I should try this one :o)

Michelle said...

That banana leaf is really going! Your new start is going to be beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for the LYS tips! Especially for the Cascade220 tip -- my friend will be needing some very soon!