Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hollyhock House: Roof added

April assignement has been completed with the addition of the roof on Hollyhock House. A good thing that the wallpapers and furniture have not yet been added as we have been having lots and lots of rain recently with a few tornadoes here and there just to keep us on our toes. The last tornado, an F4 touched down about 25 miles from where I live. Lots of hurt people and also a mother and her new born babies have died. I think the baby was only 7 weeks old. What a tragedy.
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I have told my husband that this one is my own house and if he is really really good he can come to visit me at times (grinning). He won't have to pay property taxes on it, nor do any painting and gardening. It is all on me. He can just come to visit and relax. Seems to me like he is getting a great deal here.
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Thinking of it, why not have this beautiful house on an island with great weather year round. Have been to Hawaii and just loved it, so I think that this will be Hollyhock House new setting. Flowers all year round, surrounded by oceans. Can you imagine me sitting on my porch, looking at the ocean in front of me and just stitching away? What a life! Can't ask for much more than that.


Just added a close-up photo of the roof.
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I have stitched 38 pages of instructions so far and there are 145 pages total, so there is still a long long way to go before this piece can go to the framer. Next assignment will be about stitching the two angels that will be protecting my house. Can't wait to get going on that.
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Pierrette =^..^=

9 comments:

Terry said...

Delighted to see that the bad weather has not stopped you from climbing the ladder and adding your roofing shingles ROFL

Keep up the good work and I would love to join you on your porch stitching away together in beautiful surroundings with clement weather

Phil said...

Wow! You are making great progress...145 pages! That is awesome!

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

So sorry to hear about the bad weather in your area!

You've made great progress and you have lot's more fun to look forward to!!! :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Terry,

That would be lovely, wouldn't it?

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

It is a lovely project to work on and I can't wait to start working inside my home :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Anne Stradal said...

Your roof is solid, and the chimneys are darling! Glad you put your own initials on this house--every woman needs a room of her own!

Terry said...

I hope that you do not mean that Pierrette is banished to the attic like the mad woman in Jane Eyre, I think that Pirrette should have the whole of the second floor with a special balcony where she can sit and get the balmy breeze when its just too hot to sit inside and stitch and at the same time look upon a lush green garden full of beautiful shrubs and flowers with her little gazebo at the end of it

Beth in IL said...

Very nice! Your stitching is wonderful.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Anne & Terry,

This Hollyhock house is all mine. Everyone else will be guests (lol).

It is fun to dream, isn't it?

Pierrette =^..^=