Verandas of South Battery Progress

I have been working on Verandas of South Battery for the last week.  I am happy with my progress.  I finished the third house and am well into the fourth house.  The fourth house is blue.  After stitching two white houses I am excited to be stitching with another color.

I did a little research this week and found out that these houses actually exist in Charleston, South Carolina.  They are on South Battery Street, across the street from White Point Garden.  You can pull up Street View on Google Maps and see what they actually look like.  A couple of them also have Wikipedia entries.  It is kind of exciting to be able to see what I am actually stitching.


Our Family Tree One Week Later

I haven’t had a whole lot of time to stitch this week because of end-of-school-year concerts and a lesson that I had to teach in Sunday School yesterday.  Also, this design has turned out to be quite full of confetti, which has also slowed me down.  This is what Our Family Tree looks like after one week of stitching.


I am really happy with how it is looking.  Next time that I work on this I will be into the hear of the design working on the oak tree.

The Front of the House

Work on “A Perfect Setting” continues.  I have been working across the front of the house.  This has been an interesting experience because the top of the roof is slanting down, but the block that I am working on continues on horizontally.  Before I would stitch to the soffit and be finished.  Now I find that I need to stitch above it more and more.  This is how it looked as of last night:


Right now this piece is really starting to get to me.  I think that my least favorite colors to stitch with are white, cream, and light yellow, and these colors appear in abundance in this section of the chart.  All that I have to look forward to when I get to the end of the house is the green chaos of a huge tree.  I find that I am facing a rising temptation to set this aside for a little bit and start work on something else.