A Stitch in Time*

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Adding A Pattern of Our House

When I last posted a stitching update here on my House and Garden Sampler, here's how it looked:

House and Garden Sampler WIP
I didn't finish the previous house in the top right corner before going onto the next house. Here's that house now, and as you can see I've almost finished it!

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I just need to do a bit of backstitching, and finish the tree.

I decided to do as I originally planned, and I'm adding my own 'rough' rendition of our house. Here's my little drawing of our home:

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Keep in mind that it's just a semi-accurate portrayal of our home!

Finally, here's what I've stitched so far on the sampler view of our own home. I have decided to make the tree much smaller than it actually is. I've also left out the detached garage.
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A close-up of the newest house: (One can barely see the white gate to the left of the house, and only a bit of gray stucco shows from under that large tree. The black represents our house's shutters.)

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I have also been looking around the internet a lot lately at other similar samplers. There are so many beautiful ones out there! I will be adding a lot more elements to this sampler as at this point it is rather plain and a bit lackluster.


I would like you to look at a photo my husband took of the sky the other night. It was so beautiful outside, and the full moon shone so brightly. I love it when the moon is full.

Full Moon in April

Last of all, I want to share a photo of a sunset that was taken from our backyard. I played a bit with the colors on a photo program, so it's more intense than it actually was when it was taken:


This morning before I went to work I got a photo of a new bird in our backyard, but that will have to wait for another day.

Thanks so much for reading my blog, and thanks for your comments. Your words mean a lot to me!

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  • At April 22, 2008 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Brisa de Amor said...


    Your work is beatifull, a real house perfect!

    big kiss from Argentina

  • At April 22, 2008 at 10:01 PM , Blogger Windy said...

    I was going to call and ask " when are you going to update the BLOG??????The houses look good. That sampler would look nice in my kitchen!

  • At April 23, 2008 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Garden Girl said...

    I am really enjoying seeing the progress on your sampler. I am so glad someone got a photo of that spectacular moon! What a great shot! I love taking sunset/ sunrise photos with my backyard palms silhouetted against the beautiful sky ~ it's about the only thing those trees are good for, I think :~) Your photo is stunning.

  • At April 23, 2008 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Sampler Stitcher said...

    Wow, I think it's awesome that you're adding your own house to the sampler. It just keeps getting better and better. Please tell your husband that his photo of the moon is unbelievable! I can't believe how vivid it looks.

  • At April 24, 2008 at 4:56 AM , Anonymous Melissa said...

    I am so impressed with your house sampler. I am not creative and couldn't design something like that. It is coming along great!


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