Thursday, 14 June 2007

My neighborhood




Finally, I have something to share from my neighborhood. I have never done this type of round robin before so I am totally new at it. I am amazed at the amount of pre-planning that goes into one of these. First I had to decide what I wanted my neighborhood to look like, then deciding on fabric, ordering it and looking at patterns. It tooks hours, with much help from Dani and Ann, to get it all laid out in some kind of pattern. I can't count the number of days it took me to grid it all out. Next job was to find the alphabet I wanted to use and grid out all the writing. All of this, probably consumed the better part of 2 weeks before I was able to put a stitch in the fabric. Success at last. I have a very preliminary photo to share. I have chosen lighthouses as my theme and I found some really pretty patterns from Stoney Creek 1997 magazines. I remember the lighthouses as a child living on the east coast of Nova Scotia. We lived right on the ocean and some of my family were commercial fisherman and the lighthouses were so important to them. We woke up many a morning to fog and the horns from the lighthouses. My DH and I travelled full time in an RV for two years. In our 85,000 km. travels, we toured 30 or more lighthouses. Where we presently live, I can look out my window and see a lighthouse every day. They seem to call to me. So, without further fuss, here are the preliminary photos.

4 comments:

Beatrice said...

I took a close up look at your grid work... very impressive. You did a great job ! I love the lettering!
Yes you worked hard to get it where it is today.

Anonymous said...

Kathy Looks great. Should be interesting watching its progress around the world.

Judie

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Looks wonderful! I'm sure now your waiting will be to see what everyone decides to stitch for you!

tkdchick said...

Kathy... its going to be so awesome after spending all that time laying it out. It'll be worth it in the end!