Kathy’s Neighborhood RR (Round 2)

Kathys RR 111107

I have lots of things to show you today! I was productive this weekend and not only managed to get the rest of my shredding done (the last of three boxes), but I also marked a few things off my to do list. Most importantly, I finished stitching my block on Kathy’s RR. Kathy asked for a beach theme, and requested that one block contain a lighthouse. I chose to stitch Bent Creek’s The Lighthouse on Snapper Island (from the Summer Snapperland series). I made some changes, including making the lighthouse red and white instead of dark brown and white. I took out the sailor, and replaced him with the crab from Whalehouse (of the same series). Isn’t the crab cute? Here’s the whole thing so far…

Kathys RR Round 2 111107

I hope she likes it!

I was able to get back to stitching on Baby Garden last night. I got a lot done on the row I’m working on, but I am really going to have to stitch fast to get it finished this month (which is my goal). I’ll have a progress photo next time. Over the weekend I received my Silkweaver Fabric of the Month. This month’s pieces are Dust Blue and Summer Meadow.

FOTM 111107

I also received my fabric and embellishments to stitch Bent Creek’s The Red Thread series. My friend Sherri and I are going to be SALing on this beginning in January. I ordered the first two charts as well. And since I am nearing the end of my Shepherd’s Bush ornaments, I needed to get the silver charm for the last one – it’s a moon, so pretty! I stopped in at my LNS on Saturday and picked up one of the two threads I need for my last two SB ornaments (one had to be ordered), and while I was at it, I picked up the threads I didn’t already have for the first two Red Thread charts. I hope that you all like seeing the stash photos. I’ve caught some flack about them, and hope that most of you (like I do on your blogs) enjoy seeing them. I think the person that mentioned it was more pointedly indicating that I spend too much money on stitching, but whatever. I guess if you’re offended by my “extravagance”, you don’t have to look. So, here’s your warning…look away now.

Stash 111107

And, since you haven’t had enough (or have you), here are more Philadelphia photos. I was asked if these were taken by me, and the answer is that some are by me, some from Eric. Eric is a wonderful photographer, and is much better at getting shots like the one of the Chihuly, which was in a dark room, with spotlights, and of course glass reflects. In this set, I took the photos at Elfreth’s Alley, the other two were Eric’s.

This is Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America, dates to 1702.

IMG 0487

Aren’t these the greatest houses? I love the colors.

IMG 6043

We also went over to Penn’s Landing, and sat and watched the boats and watched the sunset. It was such a great evening. On our walk back to the car, we stopped at this little soda fountain called The Franklin Fountain. We both decided to have Cherry Bombs (chocolate ice cream in cherry soda). MMMmmmmm!

IMG 6079

That’s all for today! Next time I’ll show you Valley Forge.

I am grateful for another productive weekend.

42 thoughts on “Kathy’s Neighborhood RR (Round 2)”

  1. I love the building with the red and door and shutters. Doesn’t vintage architecture give you the coziest feeling?

    I see you are starting the Red Thread series. I have been very tempted by this series. I think the designs are just wonderful!

    As for your amount of stash – the more the merrier I always say – ENJOY!

  2. I love the building with the red and door and shutters. Doesn’t vintage architecture give you the coziest feeling?

    I see you are starting the Red Thread series. I have been very tempted by this series. I think the designs are just wonderful!

    As for your amount of stash – the more the merrier I always say – ENJOY!

  3. That lighthouse is just perfect, tucked away in the top corner like that. Great choice making it red and white. It really stands out nicely! And that crab? Too, too cute!! I’ll add my vote for the picture of the red door and shutters! Very nice!

  4. That lighthouse is just perfect, tucked away in the top corner like that. Great choice making it red and white. It really stands out nicely! And that crab? Too, too cute!! I’ll add my vote for the picture of the red door and shutters! Very nice!

  5. I love the lighthouse, and especially the little crab. My husband and I are into lighthouses, so those are usually the first patterns that catch my eye.

    I’ve also been enjoying your photos of Philadelphia. I’ve lived in and around the Philadelphia area since college, so it’s always nice to see photos of familiar places.

    And I love the Baby Garden Pattern – I was dropping something off at our LNS and saw it hanging on the wall. I knew I had to buy it, which is unusual because I don’t usually purchase things like that ahead of time – I like to pick things for specific themes and occasions, but I could NOT resist that pattern.

  6. I love the lighthouse, and especially the little crab. My husband and I are into lighthouses, so those are usually the first patterns that catch my eye.

    I’ve also been enjoying your photos of Philadelphia. I’ve lived in and around the Philadelphia area since college, so it’s always nice to see photos of familiar places.

    And I love the Baby Garden Pattern – I was dropping something off at our LNS and saw it hanging on the wall. I knew I had to buy it, which is unusual because I don’t usually purchase things like that ahead of time – I like to pick things for specific themes and occasions, but I could NOT resist that pattern.

  7. Love the RR…and that wee little crab..HOW CUTE!

    Love the stash…and who that is a stitcher doesn’t have stash and a lot of it?! My husband *gasps* at my monthly shipments too…too bad, I work hard and it all is used! 🙂
    Love those silkweaver colors especially the brownish one! Beautiful!

  8. Love the RR…and that wee little crab..HOW CUTE!

    Love the stash…and who that is a stitcher doesn’t have stash and a lot of it?! My husband *gasps* at my monthly shipments too…too bad, I work hard and it all is used! 🙂
    Love those silkweaver colors especially the brownish one! Beautiful!

  9. Anna van Schurman

    The first thing I thought when I saw your RR was how cute! the crab was. Love it. You’ll have to visit Philadelphia in June or December. The people who live in Elfreth’s Alley open their houses so you can see inside. A lot of them have original cabinetry and the places are so cute. The half house (9 ft. wide) was a real trip to walk through. I’m going to miss seeing them this December, but next year for sure!

  10. Anna van Schurman

    The first thing I thought when I saw your RR was how cute! the crab was. Love it. You’ll have to visit Philadelphia in June or December. The people who live in Elfreth’s Alley open their houses so you can see inside. A lot of them have original cabinetry and the places are so cute. The half house (9 ft. wide) was a real trip to walk through. I’m going to miss seeing them this December, but next year for sure!

  11. Very cute lighthouse! I love it 😀 The stash is great, I like seeing pictures of stash *drools* The photos you took of Philadelphia are very nice too 🙂 (btw you’ve been tagged on my blog girlie!)

  12. Very cute lighthouse! I love it 😀 The stash is great, I like seeing pictures of stash *drools* The photos you took of Philadelphia are very nice too 🙂 (btw you’ve been tagged on my blog girlie!)

  13. Love it all.

    Why would anyone complain about seeing someone’s stash? I throughly enjoy seeing someone’s stash. I too drool over it. If they don’t want to see it they can either not look or read someone else’s blog.

  14. Love it all.

    Why would anyone complain about seeing someone’s stash? I throughly enjoy seeing someone’s stash. I too drool over it. If they don’t want to see it they can either not look or read someone else’s blog.

  15. That crab is so cute…I love it!

    And goodness…what stitcher doesn’t love seeing stash, even if it’s someone else’s?? I’ve put myself on a strict stash diet, so I’m having to live vicariously through everyone else’s stash hauls. The more I see everyone else buy, the less I want to buy for myself…in theory, anyway! 🙂

  16. That crab is so cute…I love it!

    And goodness…what stitcher doesn’t love seeing stash, even if it’s someone else’s?? I’ve put myself on a strict stash diet, so I’m having to live vicariously through everyone else’s stash hauls. The more I see everyone else buy, the less I want to buy for myself…in theory, anyway! 🙂

  17. I love the finish – I’m doing a video project on lighthouses myself at the moment, glad I’m not the only one into them :o)

    As for your stash – you just go ahead! I’m not buying stash myself at the moment, but I enjoy looking at what other people get, why be jealous (which is what this other person sounds like) – everyone has different circumstances, and I already have more than I can possibly stitch in this lifetime!

    Actually, I think buying stash is very reasonable (even at UK prices!) compared to a lot of other hobbies. If I went to the cinema, I’d easily spend £10 for a ticket, popcorn etc and it would all be over in an hour and a half – for that money, I could spend at least 15 hours with a little project, plus I’d have the finished item to admire for ever – or to give as a gift, saving money on purchasing something. How is that extravagant?

  18. I love the finish – I’m doing a video project on lighthouses myself at the moment, glad I’m not the only one into them :o)

    As for your stash – you just go ahead! I’m not buying stash myself at the moment, but I enjoy looking at what other people get, why be jealous (which is what this other person sounds like) – everyone has different circumstances, and I already have more than I can possibly stitch in this lifetime!

    Actually, I think buying stash is very reasonable (even at UK prices!) compared to a lot of other hobbies. If I went to the cinema, I’d easily spend £10 for a ticket, popcorn etc and it would all be over in an hour and a half – for that money, I could spend at least 15 hours with a little project, plus I’d have the finished item to admire for ever – or to give as a gift, saving money on purchasing something. How is that extravagant?

  19. I nearly stitched from the same BC snapperland series on one of our NRR blocks – it’s such a cheery series! 🙂

    Love your new stash. Mmmm!!

    And those pictures from Philly are gorgeous. What a treat for the eyes!

  20. I nearly stitched from the same BC snapperland series on one of our NRR blocks – it’s such a cheery series! 🙂

    Love your new stash. Mmmm!!

    And those pictures from Philly are gorgeous. What a treat for the eyes!

  21. Love the RR!
    Who doesn’t like to see stash?!! I love seeing what people have bought (and then i end up buying it myself LOL)

  22. Love the RR!
    Who doesn’t like to see stash?!! I love seeing what people have bought (and then i end up buying it myself LOL)

  23. Kathy’s RR looks great-the crab is too cute. Gorgeous photo’s-I really love the one of Elfreth’s Alley and the bridge.

    Unbelieveable, that you have caught flack over buying stash. If I ever posted all I ever bought-I would probably get it too-LOL
    Enjoy your stash and keep showing it-I love to see it.

  24. Kathy’s RR looks great-the crab is too cute. Gorgeous photo’s-I really love the one of Elfreth’s Alley and the bridge.

    Unbelieveable, that you have caught flack over buying stash. If I ever posted all I ever bought-I would probably get it too-LOL
    Enjoy your stash and keep showing it-I love to see it.

  25. Great addition to Kathy’s RR!
    And thank you for buying stash for us to look at! Sorry you got into some trouble over it but we do appreciate what you went through 😀

  26. Great addition to Kathy’s RR!
    And thank you for buying stash for us to look at! Sorry you got into some trouble over it but we do appreciate what you went through 😀

  27. I love the Elfreth’s Alley picture–that would be a perfect little house for a sampler. As for the stash–I love seeing everyone’s stash. LOL about the stash commenter who feels the need to evaluate your scandalous purchases! I got a kick out of the lighthouse block–I have those snappers also.

  28. I love the Elfreth’s Alley picture–that would be a perfect little house for a sampler. As for the stash–I love seeing everyone’s stash. LOL about the stash commenter who feels the need to evaluate your scandalous purchases! I got a kick out of the lighthouse block–I have those snappers also.

  29. how cute is that!! you block looks fantastic and the crab is cuuute!!!
    Great stash! I like a lot BC Red Thread series…I don’t see it very often in blogs so I’m looking forward to seeing your progress 🙂

  30. how cute is that!! you block looks fantastic and the crab is cuuute!!!
    Great stash! I like a lot BC Red Thread series…I don’t see it very often in blogs so I’m looking forward to seeing your progress 🙂

  31. Kathy is going to love your addition to her RR. I know how she likes lighthouses!
    The red shuttered house is gorgeous. I would love to see inside of it!
    Don’t apologize for showing off stash… I love to see what other people are buying and using!

  32. Kathy is going to love your addition to her RR. I know how she likes lighthouses!
    The red shuttered house is gorgeous. I would love to see inside of it!
    Don’t apologize for showing off stash… I love to see what other people are buying and using!

  33. I love what you did with Kathy’s RR!

    I love your stash photos – please don’t stop! And if someone thinks that’s extravagant, obviously they don’t read the blogs I do… and they haven’t seen my stash either!

  34. I love what you did with Kathy’s RR!

    I love your stash photos – please don’t stop! And if someone thinks that’s extravagant, obviously they don’t read the blogs I do… and they haven’t seen my stash either!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.