Saturday, February 5, 2011

If You're Looking for Something Totally Cool...

...then this is it! I've been participating in a small RR between friends for the past year. Nancy's RR is a Mill Hill Christmas selection of her own layout design. She chose nine of her MH kits, found a border freebie that she liked and adapted it, and each person stitched a house.
May I say that this piece is just gorgeous? The picture doesn't do it justice.

And the house I stitched...Victorian.

I also received my own RR back - Blue Ribbon Designs' Alphabet Zoo. Love it! Only a little more than five blocks to finish and it'll be done. I sent it off with one block stitched. Thanks to all!

Remodeling is still going on, though we're at a lull at a moment - waiting for some items to come in and then we go again.
It seems that everyone is having these horrendous winters with snow and ice. We actually had snow on Christmas Day here and Montana was as happy as a lark!


Aahh..back in the warmth with my best buddy, Mya!

It's good to be stitching once again and somewhat back online. Thanks to those that have asked about my mom. She's doing ok - hanging in there. She had her 90th BD and I got a good picture of her. Good thing she's not on the computer - she'd probably kill me for posting it...LOL

I'll say it again...Lord, please let me have my mother's genes.

And from my house to yours, everyone take care. :)

55 comments:

Raven/Missy said...

That house round robin is gorgeous! Very very pretty!

Your alphabet zoo looks fantastic as well. All the stitchers did well. :)

Cindy F. said...

Carolyn! Your mother is so pretty! Hope we're all that blessed!!
Happy belated birthday to her and I hope she keeps feeling better each day!
The Christmas RR is gorgeous!! Wow!
What a beautiful idea! and your Zoo RR is just SWEET!!
Have a good weekend and stay warm:)

Beth said...

I remember that RR from MB, I thought it was the coolest then! Your zoo alphabet it really pretty too. I have become quite a fan of those kind of designs. I am in the process of collecting several JBW Designs.

Your Mom is beautiful, and I think you did get her genes - lucky you!

Karen.rife@viasat.com said...

Nancy's RR looks great - I so enjoyed that one, and can't wait to do my Halloween version :) I loved working on yours, too - the thread you chose is GORGEOUS! And it's a fun design :)

Your mom is 90? She does not look it!! Good for her!

Jackie said...

Your mother doesn't look like she's 90!

I've never done a RR before. The one's you've showcased in this post are really pretty. I do like the idea of a select group of friends stitching together on a project. It would make it all the more special!

Lyne Blodgett said...

Great update Carolyn, but I knew that before you even posted it ;-)

Hazel said...

Both those RRs are just gorgeous. I am taking part in my first ever RR and it is pretty exciting. Lovely pics of your family. x

Kay said...

The house is so very beautiful! You really did a masterpiece! Happy belated birthday to your mom.

KathyEllen said...

I just discovered your blog! Your friend, Nancy's RR "Houses" is wonderful and the Victorian House is particularly beautiful!
Love your BRD alphabet RR too!
Congratulations to your Mother upon her 90th birthday....she is so pretty!

Nancy M said...

Since I got it back in the mail today.....the photo really doesn't do it justice!! Thank you for doing a whole square!!! The beading is so cool and really something you can appreciate in person. I hope I started a tend with them!!! Your RR looks great from the time I had on it...you should have that one done in no time. Maybe we should have a contest to see who finishes their RR first?? LOL Your mom looks great for 90, my Dad doesn't look half as good at 85 and I did get a photo of him the last time I was there.

Anonymous said...

Both of your RR are beautiful.

Your Mom looks terrific.

Marl

Parsley said...

GORGEOUS stitching work! Really beautiful!

Love the pups.

Cindy's Stitching said...

They are all so pretty. What beautiful pieces. You mom looks amazing. Happy birthday to her.

Daffycat said...

OMG Nancy's RR is freakin' awesome! Love the house you stitched for it!

Your mother is beautiful and there's no way she could be 90! Really?

omashee aka Barb said...

So glad you're back Carolyn. You have been missed.

Karen said...

Well...happy birthday to your mother! She looks a very young 90!

The RR are so pretty. Love yours in the red. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Hope you have a good weekend... stay warm.

Hopblogger said...

Just had to comment on that gorgeous victorian beaded house & it has beads in the snow!
I saw your red alphabet. That is going to be some kind of awsome when its finished.
If I ever reach that age I hope I look as good as her!
Happy BD

Lenka said...

The house and the alphabet are beautiful.
Your mom looks happy at the photo :)

COUSON said...

I love your houses,the victorian one is gorgeous!kisses

Shelleen said...

OMG I LOVE that house RR. I saw those MH kits and loved them. What an idea to finish them.

Carol said...

The Victorian House you stitched for Nancy is just gorgeous, Carolyn... What a wonderful project!

Love your own RR--you're so close to finishing--can't wait to see it!

Happy 90th to your mom--I'd say you got her genes, too! You look great :)

too_busy_to_stitch said...

That's lovely - what a good way of stitching those houses - have a couple in my stash, and might stitch them on linen...

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such beautiful stitching, as always! You've been busy with stitching and EVERYTHING else, as always, too! I don't think you need to worry about the genes...they're already there! Glad to hear she's doing well.

Mare said...

Love both the round robin pieces! Glad to hear that your Mom is doing ok.

Cathy said...

Wow Nancy's RR is beautiful! I like your zoo alphabet one also. You are lucky your mom is doing so well at 90.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its so awesome to see you blogging again I've soo missed you. From those photos I say you do have your Mom's genes you both look alike!

Nancy's RR is amazing and yours is gorgeous too! If you need help getting a block stitched up on your RR I'd be happy to oblige, just dorp me a line!

Lisa said...

Love your RR stitching Carolyn, very pretty.

Terri said...

Great stitching.

Carol said...

Oh wow, that house RR is jaw dropping. Very impressive.

Mel said...

Those RR's are fantastic!!!

Carol's Stitching said...

Carolyn all I can say is if you don't have your Mom's genes you sure look like her! She is a very pretty lady and you'll have to tell her your stitching friends from all over the world is wishing her many more years of happiness and health. I love both RR pieces and I think I might try one of these maybe this coming fall or next year. Have fun and happy stitching!

Meari said...

The MH houses look great, as does your RR. Your Mom looks awesome for 90. Happy Bday to her!!

P.S. I say the same thing about my Mom's genes!

Kathy said...

Wonderful post Carolyn! I just love the photo of you and DH. And your Mom. She looks just great! I hope she has many more healthy and happy years with you.

Love, love, love that RR of nancys. OMG it is GORGEOUS! Something I am sure she will treasure for many years.

Your RR is adorable. I love the color. :)

And Montana is looking wonderful. What a handsome boy. How did he like the snow? I can't keep Rory in. He adores it. :)

vEr0n!c@ said...

Gosh, that RR is indeed gorgeous! I bet it must look really sparkly in real life with all the beads. Alphabet Zoo looks great too. Montana sure looks like he's having tons of fun in the snow :)

Michele said...

Love both RR's, they look great!

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom .. she's adorable!

Katrien said...

The RR is gorgeous, you did fantastic on your piece. Your own RR is beautiful too!

DJ said...

Oh!! I do LOVE what she's done with the Mill Hill houses...the brain is in full gear now...thanks for enabling! What a great picture of your Mom too! The alphabet zoo is beautiful! Hope the remodeling goes smoothly and that things will be settled soon! *Hugs*

Sherry said...

So glad to see your post! Both pieces are lovely but I have say those houses are totally breath taking.

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeous projects!! Both of the RRs are fantastic.

Your mom looks great. Happy belated birthday wishes to her!

Cyndi said...

The round robin is so pretty! I am working on the same one you did but on paper. Happy Birthday to your Mom! Mom's are special.
Good luck in the renovating, that's the business I am in so I know it can be trying!

Nancy in IL said...

Carolyn, you definitely have your mother's genes. You look just like her!

Love, love, love the MH houses, and I love that they're together on fabric. Your pink Victorian is awesome! Great RR!

nima said...

wow..gorgeous RR...i love your victorian house

Kathy A. said...

Oh my goodness - that is a stunning RR. It must have been a pure joy to stitch on. Your RR is absolutely lovely. If you would like a volunteer to stitch a block I would love to!

Shelleen said...

I love that house RR and plan on stitching one that way. Your RR is lovely as well.

Brigitte said...

Both RRs are gorgeous. I have never seen those Mill Hill Victorian Houses before, they are just wonderful assembled on this RR. And also the Blue Ribbon Alphabet Zoo is new to me. A very cool design. I can see that it's ages that I have been looking at new charts, because I want to stitch from my stash.

Scattered Threads said...

Carolyn,
What an awesome pic of your moma. I'll pray you get her genes. LOL.
Love both of the RR's and the end result of remodeling. Looks beautiful.

marylin said...

very beautiful !
marylin France

Sharon said...

Your mom looks awesome, I hope I can look that good-though it's highly doubtful-LOL The RR are just gorgeous!

Shelley said...

The Mill Hill houses on fabric looks fabulous. What a clever idea.

Your stithcing looks wonderful.

Love the pic of your Mom. I wish my Grandma looked that good. She is 94 but doesn't take good care of herself and she swears everyone her age is as bad off as her. NOT TRUE!!!

Vinniey said...

Your mom looks great for 90 and she is beautiful. you did get her genes, Carolyn. :) How fun to stitch this beautiful big piece of work together with friends! The SAL piece is too gorgeous. The zoo alphabet is pretty too. Have a nice day. :)

EvalinaMaria said...

I am pretty sure you the you have some of your Mom's genes. She looks like a very lovely person.

Nancy's RR... I have no words to express my opinion, I just love it, I love it, I love it! Yours RR is beautiful also and I would love to be part of it if you let me. Can I stitch one block for you? I never participated in RR before.

Gretchen said...

The Christmas RR is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie said...

Those are beautiful!

trillium said...

Your mom looks great! She doesn't look 90 at all.

The house RR is a great piece of stitching that will be wonderful when displayed.

I hope your mom likes living with your family.

Cait said...

Carolyn,
You and your Mom both have the same drop dead gorgeous smiles. As to the rr's both are just gorgeous. There is a samll abc sampler from Rovaris that I really am drooling over. All in red, and all her designs are done in red. Go there and see if you can find something to your liking.
And Here's to YOUR 90th +
Huggs, Cait