Friday, January 14, 2011

"The House of the One Gable"

Snow days are vacation days here in Georgia. I may live in a higher elevation (the battering winds attest to that (We have moved to yet another Wuthering Heights!), but a few falling flakes unfit me for work let alone, snow on the ground for a week! That being said, I have stitched to my heart's content this week! It has been a good long while since I have done this much needlework. (Yes, Mom, your grandchildren have been fed, and I think they have had a bath or two.)
The above picture may not look like grand progress, but it was a pretty intense bit of stitching. It was more intense because I was listening to Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The House of the Seven Gables." Sometimes I laughed out loud, and sometimes my heart beat fast and my needle flew faster! Agnes' house has only one gable, but I think she is better off than the inhabitants of that well-gabled house.
I wanted to show you my coffee nook. I was so happy to find that this house had a butler's pantry! It looks a bit sparse because I share the space with my husband who is always on the look out for gratuitous bits of Frou, as in frou-frou, or is it froo-froo?
You may have noticed that I am not the type who rushes out and frames or otherwise finishes my work. I am sure there is some psychological name for that as well as a financial one! ;) One day, I want Paulette's coffee freebie to grace this space. (it is upstairs with a piece of foam board cut and ready for the stretching)
This ancient piece does hang in the pantry. I still love it.

I wish you could join me for a morning of stitching and coffee!

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Catherine said...

Very cute nook! I love Paulette's Coffee piece - it will look great there! I stitched that last year and gave it to a dear coffee drinking friend!

Catherine said...

Oopps.....I hit enter before saying that I love your WIP - great colors! And your finished piece is perfect for a pantry!

KarenV said...

What a pretty WIP, the colours are beautiful!

Froggie said...

Love the "pantry piece"!

Ellen said...


Your Agnes Scott sampler looks wonderful.

You had asked a question on mu blog about the satin stitches, but I didn't have an email address for you.

The individual satin stitches are drawn on the chart so that you can see the direction. Please let me know if you need any more clarification.

Hope you'll send me a photo of your Agnes Scott sampler when you are finished so that I can show it on my blog.