July 15, 2007

Churches

This will be a short post; lots to do yet. I did manage to get some more work done on Whale Hunting. Everything on the church is done except for some back-stitching and the dome and cross on the steeple.

Here's something interesting that I spotted on the way to work. My bus drops me off at the corner of 20th and G, and I walk three blocks, to my office on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC, across the street from the White House. This brick building is an old Methodist church, which notes on their board that they do some services in German. This planter is between the church and the loading dock of the building next door, growing smack in the middle of the city--or at least smack in the middle of Foggy Bottom. It's corn--see the nice tassels? It's no accident either--there's a small pepper plant growing beneath the stalks of corn. The funny thing is that I didn't plant corn in my own garden because I'd always heard you had to have quite a lot of it to be pollinated and produce ears. Guess that's wrong--there are only about 3 stalks here. So nice to see in a city full of cars and irritating politicians!

9 comments:

Kathy said...

I still love this piece. It might have to go on my "to do" list.

Barbara said...

I love that picture with the corn tassles! I also thought that you needed a fair amount of corn in order for it to ripen, but I guess we're never too old to learn! ;)

Jennifer said...

Whale Hunting looks great! How neat that you've found a little slice of country in your city. :)

Lauren said...

Oh, I love the whales!

Wendy said...

Great work on WH! And I love the picture of the corn stalks...in the middle of the city LOL!

Michelle said...

Whale Hunting is really coming along. Love the corn tassels too!!

Annemarie said...

So maybe now you can grow some corn alongside of your banana plant :o)
WH is still looking lovely. Still looks awfully big, too...

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Glenna:

Thank you for your blog in my blog! I just love Whale Hunting and may have to add that to my wish list. I want you to know that on Harbour Village, the recommended fabric is a Rue Green but after looking at some other websites and talking to ABC Stitch Therapy, I have decided it looks best on Model stitched on smokey pearl. The Rue Green is a bit dark, but if you like it, then it would be ok but I wanted to share what I have seen. Yes the companion piece of Christmas Village as well. Thank you for your advice about the conversion too! Sure does save a lot of money and I know it will be pretty as well!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Your stitching is coming along great!