Monday, March 19, 2007

A village block finish and a short week

Here is my block five of the Village of Hawk Run Hollow. A quick block for sure. I even started on block six before I went to bed on Saturday - it's a biggy so I thought a head start on April's block was in order - it's the blacksmith block and a ton of stitching. Only four blocks to go! I'm going to work on the remaining four from the heaviest stitching to the lightest so it feels like I'm zooming along at the end. So the order will be, block six the blacksmith, block three the city hall, block two the church and then I'll end with block one, the beginning of the saying.
Here is my Topiary Ornament II from Hillside Samplings. I was hoping to finish off the piece this weekend but I ended up only stitching on Saturday so I only have progress from Friday's train ride home to show. I'll find time to finish it off sometime this week.
This morning I thought it would be best if I started back on Blackstone Fantasy Garden and the blackwork sections rather than toss something totally new into my bag. It was a little more slow going than I thought it would be (I did the center top left portion). I guess I need to find a rhythm for this part of the piece. I'm sure it will pick up a bit then. I'd like to work on this for the train rides through Wednesday. As for Thursday, Friday and Monday - I took vacation days so no train rides! It's a mini holiday from the day to day. :-) I'll have to make some plans on what I want to do while I'm off work for the five days. Work on my quilt in progress that is for sure plus Marquior and the Village. And maybe find time to toss Blackstone into the mix.... :-)

7 comments:

Libby said...

Your pieces are just beautiful - I admire all those tiny little stitches.

Karoline said...

They all look gorgeous Margie, I love how VoHRH is looking

Michelle said...

VOHRH is looking amazing! You are just zooming along with it. I like your plan for the order in which to stitch the blocks. It looks great. Great progress on the blackwork too.

xstitch.nl said...

Your Village is so impressive, Margie! 'Nearly' there!!

Katrina said...

Your village is gorgeous! You are so close. Love your plan to work most to least stitching :-).

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Margie, you have so many beautiful finishes and wips here, it is a treat stopping by your blog! VOHRH is looking so pretty.

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing block 5! I did a little work on mine, but not very much, I'm afraid...