Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year and a New Project

Happy New Year! I must say I love having a couple of days off work!! I'm catching up with blogs, and this post will make my 3rd post in two days. Truly amazing. I guarantee all will be back to "normal" soon! In the meantime, it's been so nice to relax and focus on a few creative endeavors.

Many of you already know that New Year's eve marked the official groundbreaking for the Me, Myself, and I Neighborhood Round Robins. I've not broken ground yet - will be doing so this evening - but I spent part of yesterday finalizing my plans. I'll not repeat my initial plans I wrote about here. Instead, consider this post my first "progress" report!

I had a frame in mind that I purchased earlier this year that I thought would be perfect for my neighborhood. It has an opening of 21" x 24". However, when I sat down to place my designs and pick a starting point, it didn't take long for me to realize that I didn't have near enough room for the neighborhood I envisioned. So...I've placed the "big" project on hold, and instead I'm taking a very pragmatic approach to my neighborhood: I'll be finishing and framing each of my historical houses, so the end result will be a repositionable wall community.

Please meet the first residents: the local clergy and his dog, a female neighbor, and another neighbor's cow.

This scene is from Jenny Bean's 1794 sampler.

The pattern is from the Scarlet Letter, an excellent source of sampler reproductions and adaptations.

The floss and 29 count linen in the first picture make up the construction materials. Design size is 10" x 6". The history lessons will begin soon!


Ranae said...

oohh!! I like the new residents you will be stitching
Good Luck!

Vonna said...

That's gonna be stupendous on your MM&I RR :)

karenv said...

It's going to look wonderful - can't wait to see your progress!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, what an EXCELLENT choice! I love it! I also love browsing The Scarlett Letter website. Awfully tempting, though! :)

Vee said...

Very nice choice. Your MM&I will be fabulous!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

This is going to be awesome. I can't wait to see it.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What great colors and ideas... can't wait to see you get started, Teri!

Nancy said...

I love this!