Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Gazebo stitching

Our new gazebo is now furnished and I've been spending my mornings out there, coffee by my side, stitching. I've spent most of this past week on my exchange piece which I'm not able to show but I've also spent some quality time with LHN America (Canadian version). I'm really pleased with how the flag turned out but not as pleased with the vine placement. I'm hoping it will look alright when finished. I had to move the vine over some because otherwise it was going to end up trailing right down the centre and cover the maple leaf.
I'm also still playing around with different colours for the roof of the house. Not having the blue in our flag I thought that I might use it for the roof. I just haven't settled on the right shade yet. Without the blue, the design didn't seem to have enough colour with only the brown, white and red.
That's about all I have time to show you for now. My sister is here visiting this week from Michigan. Since my DH is tied up in a conference most of the week we have a lot of time to ourselves to shop and do some daytrips. Today we are off to the village of Merrickville to check out all its quaint shops. I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week. Happy Stitching!

16 comments:

Gabi said...

That must be lovely to sit in the Gazebo and stitch. Love your Canadian version. :)

Jane said...

Your progress looks great Lynn and what a lovely idea to have a Gazebo to stitch in ~ the weather we have here in England at the moment I think it would blow away!!!
Have a lovely week with your sister, sounds great fun xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

I bet you're really enjoying that gazebo!!!

Julie said...

Great progress. Your gazebo sounds like a perfect stitching spot too!

Nancy said...

Lovely progress! Enjoy that new gazebo!

Karen said...

Your gazebo must be a great place to stitch! Love your progress, and the vine placement looks good to me. Have fun in Merrickville with your sister! :)

Carol said...

Oh, I've always wanted a gazebo! I can just picture you sitting there stitching, Lynn!

Your LHN Canadian piece is lovely. Did you design the flag yourself? I did the American version and it's one of my favorites :)

Enjoy your sister's visit!

Beatrice said...

Good for you isn't retirement wonderful.
Prett little stitch! See you Sat.

Bekca said...

I hope you had a brilliant time shopping Lynn. Do show us any goodies you found. Great stitching so far on LHN Americana. I think a blue roof sounds like a good idea. I've started on an exchange piece too and loving it! Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Elaine said...

Lovely progress Lynn. Wishing you many happy days and hours relaxing in your new gazebo. Enjoy your time with your sister.

Beth said...

What a lovely stitching spot! Sounds just perfect to me. It wouldn't work where I live though because it is just to hot and humid to stitch outside most of the summer. I like the way your Canadian flag piece is working up.

Siobhan said...

Oh, it sounds so nice to sit out in a gazebo and stitch! I love your WIP--it looks great! It's hard to wing things when you're changing stuff, isn't it??

Have a great weekend!

Bonnie Brown said...

Sounds like you are enjoying retirement!
great job on the cdn version.
Hope to see you tomorrow :)

Suzanne said...

Really nice work with all your stitching.

I hope we get to see a photo of your gazebo.

Kathy Ellen said...

Good Morning Lynn,

I am sitting here thinking of you sitting in your lovely gazebo this morning, with your cup of coffee an stitching. What a lovely thing to do...must be such a peaceful retreat place for doing your favorite past time, stitching, of course:) Your LHN Canada looks great...I love your Canadian flag and the lovely vine draping over it. Have a special week with your sister.

RuthB said...

Well, I for one think you vine looks great. And I have to say gazebo stitching sounds absolutely grand. Enjoy yourself!

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