Monday, July 09, 2007

First completed Neighbourhood

This is Veronica's stitching of the last 2 block on Su's NRR, it has been finished for a few weeks now but is only just on it's way to Su. We waited for the weather to brighten up a bit to do the photos seen as it was finished well ahead of time.

The block on the far right is a Pub in Su's neighbourhood and it looks very much like a real one in her actual village in Cumbria. The basis of the design is from a book by Jane Greenoff adapted by Veronica with little extas, it has a beer- garden to the front and a pond area outside.
The block to the left is a cumbrian house with railings made of wrought iron as this is something that Mark makes. This design idea was taken from a row of houses that were in a recent edition of Country Cross-Stitch magazine. All of the threads were DMC with colours Veronica chose, to make it look like where Susan lives and has added little details of things close to Su's heart like the greenhouse and bee hives and there is a little snail a robin and 2 blackbirds. There are ducks and sheep and a cat for Tasha the Pub has even got a name...The Cross Keys which used to be an old haunt of Susans when she still lived at home :)

Below you can see the whole Neighbourhood finished and I think you will all agree that it looks pretty amazing.
To re-cap on who has added what .....

Left corner is Barbara's Stitching
Middle is Carol's Stitching
Right Corner is Dianne's stitching

Left Annemarie's stitching
Middle & Right Su's own stitching

Left is Rachael's stitching
Middle & Right Veronica's stitching

Veronica has asked me to say that she has thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this RR and is a bit sad it is coming to an end as you have all been such a great bunch of ladies to do this with...saying that she is very much looking forward to seeing the finished result of her own and all of your other lovely neighbourhoods :)

Happy stitching!!

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At 5:32 PM, July 09, 2007, Blogger Susimac said...

Wooo Hooo its coming home - it looks gorgeous, thankyou so much everyone, when it comes home I will do more pics on my blog and more thankyou's.
Mum you've done a brill job on my NRR - Love the pub, wait til Mark sees it LOL!! Everything about it is wonderful and I love how there is a robin - Round Robin by any chance LOL!!

At 8:35 PM, July 09, 2007, Blogger Barbara said...

WOW!! Veronica, you are a seriously talented stitcher! I just love how you make each project personal to the RR owner - you're so gifted! :D And Su, I can only imagine how psyched you are!!

At 5:48 AM, July 10, 2007, Blogger Carol said...

It's beautiful!!!! You are so lucky yours is coming home Su!! I hope to see mine finished one day too.

At 9:28 PM, July 10, 2007, Blogger Dianne said...

What a treasure! So glad to see personal touches by your Mum. I think that would be special in itself to me. I'm glad it'll be home soon. I see we all are getting excited to see our finished ones too.

At 4:30 AM, July 11, 2007, Blogger Margaret said...

Congratulations Veronica on the wonderful additions to Su's neighbourhood. No wonder she is so excited to see it come home - this is a beautiful piece.

At 9:05 AM, July 19, 2007, Blogger Lillie said...

Congratulations!! Fabulous piece.


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