After posting my last photo of my SDW Sampler progress I felt compelled to backtrack to the church band and get that completed before going forward.
I have veered off from the pattern and made some of my own architectural details..... I made the doors brown and I used a 3 x 2 cross stitch on the roof which I think gives it features that are reminiscent of old European churches... dark, wooden doors and a tiled roof. I also picked up the pattern in the berry trees to the right and left of the church and used it to give the windows a stained-glass effect....
So now I can keep marching forward....I feel a finish is not so far away now!
I also just finished reading a wonderful book.... The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. It came recommended by Marsha on the Scarlet Letter Year Blog, so when I saw it on the shelf at my library it was my new pick! A wonderful story about an English Quaker girl who travels to America to live in Ohio in 1850. It is a perfect book for a quilter, there is so much detail about the craft. I found it so interesting to learn more about Quaker life and religion. What I also enjoyed was the letters throughout the book that the main character writes back to her parents and friend in England. Definitely two thumbs up!
I did get to a concert a few weeks ago.... I saw Lyle Lovett with his Acoustic Group. Do any of you know Lyle Lovett's music? Most know him from being married to Julia Roberts, lol! I have seen him many times. He is one of my favorites so when he is in town I am there! He has a wonderful voice that I could listen to all day long. He is great at storytelling and the stories are reflected in his music, kind of folksy, jazzy, country, a bit of everything.. with a pinch of humor too!
|Lyle Lovett and Acoustic Group|
I hope you are having a fun summer too!
Have a great week! Happy Stitching!! xxxx