August 29, 2010

Wyfdom

Final weekend of the summer. The temperatures have finally moderated, and I'm out of here in a few minutes to head outdoors. I've been busily working on Ann Smith this week.


And I got outdoors at lunch in Richmond on Friday, and took a photo of this old building. There are lots of such buildings in Richmond--it's a city with a huge stock of unrestored structures with good bones or at least interesting details. See the "Horses Horses" faded paint on the bricks? Wonder if it was a feed store, and if so, how recently. Sixties? Earlier? Wonder how long it takes for paint to fade to this extent.


Off I go. In the meantime, Elvis counsels a good luxurious scratching session.


Happy week ahead!

25 comments:

Dianne said...

that sampler is absolutely gorgeous! the colors are beautiful.

Cari said...

Wow Glenna....your Ann Smith is coming right along...and she is beautiful. And Elvis...so handsome!! Have a great week!!

Margaret said...

Your Ann Smith is so beautiful! I'm enjoying watching your progress -- and wishing I were stitching her myself!

bunnygirl said...

I love those old buildings with the faded advertising. So interesting.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I have seen buildings nearly 100 years old you can still just see the painted writing.

Faye said...

I love the Ann Smith piece...You are getting alot done on it! Faye

valerie said...

Your Ann Smith is looking great...gorgeous colors!

Deborah said...

Your ann smith is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Ann Smith is gorgeous. Love the snap of the old Richmond building.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous Sampler, the colors are so pretty.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice old building!

BigFoot Elvis ...

Melissa said...

Gosh that Ann Smith gets prettier every time you post! And Elvis looks as spiffy as ever!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Love the progress on AS!

Love that old building, too... It's too bad no one has restored more of Rishmond, but at the same time... it's pretty great to be able to see the patina of time, isn't it?

Have a great week!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely stitching, Glenna. I love finding buildings with old lettering on them, so much history. Elvis is as ever adorable

Le blog de marylin said...

that sampler in beautiful !
have a great day
marylin

Brigitte said...

These old buildings are beautiful in some way and they hide a lot of history. Sometimes I'd like to travel back an time and see them like they were in old times.
Nice progress on Ann.

Anonymous said...

Ciao,
my name is Antonietta and i write from Italia.
I like Sarah McPhail by The
Essemplaire.
In Italy is not, can you help me?
I follow you every day.
Thank you very much
Excuse me for bad english
My e-mail is:
giovanni.saponaro1@tin.it

Alice said...

Richmond is a very picturesque city, and I love your photos. Your sampler is really coming along! The colours are so striking.

Dona said...

I am so enjoying seeing your progress on Ann Smith - those colors are gorgeous! Great building picture, too. It would interesting to know its original use!

Littlebit said...

Oh my, I love that sampler!! Beautiful work..those bunnies are just too cute!!

Michelle said...

Loving Ann Smith. Wouldn't that building look cool on a sampler with the "Horses Horses" writing on it. Fun!

Siobhan said...

Your WIP is SOOOOO pretty, Glenna! I love the pic of the old building, too. I always wonder at the history those buildings have seen. Elvis is very handsome. ;)

mainely stitching said...

Watching paint fade sounds like such a peaceful, quiet hobby. ;)

FrecklesandDeb said...

Beautiful work, as usual! Elvis looks like he's taking it in stride.

Thank you for your good thoughts. Freckles is much perkier today and happy to be home. We're hopeful that all is well.

Roni said...

Where are the rest of your rabbits? In their Rabbit hutches?