May 19, 2016

A Bit of Progress- Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

I am slowly stitching away at Carriage House Samplings "Houses of Hawk Run Hollow".  I have been stunned at the size of this piece.  It is utterly amazing, truly.

I am stitching this on 32 count Belfast Linen. I now wish I had gone with a higher count, but I am not about to start over.  This is the only piece I am working on at the present time.

After about a month's work I am still not quite done with the first square.  There are twelve squares total! This may end up being an abbreviated version of the twelve square piece. We will see.

I do not stitch every day, but I am keeping track of stitching hours on this one.  This first square has taken many, many hours.

I am using DMC threads, and the colors are looking great to me. Here it is:

Last week I cooked minestrone for dinner one evening.  It was so delicious! If you're interested in cooking up some, here's the recipe.  It's been nice and cool around here lately, which is unusual this time of year. I'm enjoying the cool air immensely.

Finally, a photo of some flowers from Mother's Day.  It was a tough day--the first Mother's Day without my mom.  And so it goes...

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I have got to start this piece. I want to do the entire Hawk Run Hollow series. Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks really good. :0)

    1. Thanks for commenting. Yes, the whole Hawk Run series is so excellent. :)

  2. I love your pitcher with the sunflower.

    1. Thanks, Dianne. It actually broke a few days ago. I purchased it at Ross.

  3. I have this pattern myself but I have not done this one yet. You are making great progress on this. Keep it up....

    Happy Stitching


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