Wednesday, February 7, 2007
This one is really kind of sweet and cute for me. I actually surprise myself how much I like Bent Creek. I don't usually go in the the cutsie stuff, but I really like so many of BC designs. I finished this one off for my little dowel tree. It was fun to finish it, and I actually figured out how to do it all by myself. I have 2 sheets of card stock inside there, which keeps it really flat and smooth. It is backed with wool felt, which doesn't need it's edges turned under, so no bulk.
Yesterday I spent the whole day cleaning the house from top to bottom. It always feels so good when everything is clean.The kids messed it up again in no time, but once clean it is a lot easier to put back in order. I rewarded myself by spending the evening stitching and doing the never-ending mountain of laundry. In fact, I even struck floor down there in the laundry room!
Here is my progress on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. I simply adore this project. The colors are so primitive and bold. Kathy really has a wonderful sense of color, and it is fun to explore her pallette. For instance, on the second house, that yellow that outlines the windows I would never have touched with a 10 foot pole. I mean it is the yuckiest yellow ever! But paired with everything else, the end result is just fantastic! I am stitching this exactly as charted. I never feel the need to change anything Kathy has done, I really trust her design sense.