Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Houses of Hawk Run Hollow - Block #1

Thank you all so much for your kind words of encouragement. You have no idea how much they mean to me! I printed out your comments so I can read them over again when I start to feel down. It's so funny because I feel like I'm a very strong person. But I've just been a weepy mess for the last few days. I think it's worse at night. He worked nights and I'd wait up for him and listen for the sound of the gate opening. Well, I catch myself still listening. And I mean I really need to put things in perspective here. There are so many soldiers who are fighting in Iraq, who are losing their lives everyday. Wives are losing their husbands. I'm not losing my husband, he's just in another state. He'll be home this weekend. I guess I just had no idea it would be this hard. I'm doing better each day though. It will be worth it in the long run.

Ok, enough about that! I am grateful to have my stitching. Man if I didn't have a hobby I think I would go nuts!! I decided to get my Houses of Hawk Run Hollow back out after finding this blog - Ribbip Ribbip.

I started HoHRH three years ago after it first came out. I started it on 36 ct. Pearled Barley using two strands of DMC. I regreted doing that so I put it away for awhile. While browsing her blog I noticed she was using DMC and it looked like two strands and I really liked the way it was turning out. So I got mine back out and I'm enjoying it again! I'm not 100% positive that she's using 36 ct., but it looks like it. I tried to comment to ask, but I'm not a member and didn't have a password.

So anyway, that's what I've been doing today. Thank you all again! I'm so glad I have such wonderful stitching friends! Write later!


  1. Yeah, on enjoying HOHRH again. It's looking wonderful. I hope things get a little easier for you.

    {{{big hugs}}}

  2. HoHRH is looking great, Nicole :)
    Wish I lived closer just to give you a REAL hug :) You know my email addy if you need an ear :) :)


  3. I think your houses looks great! I think we sometimes get all intimidated that we should be using expensive silks, etc. I love silks too, but DMC is still a wonderful fiber and look how great houses looks worked in it!

  4. Your piece is looking great Nicole. It looks like it will be alot of work and I'm looking forward to seeing some more proress piccies. The green section at the bottom looks lovely.

  5. Yay, I'm happy that your hubby will be home for the weekend! I really like your HOHRH, looks beautiful :)

  6. That is really nice looking so far! I am glad you got it back out :D You can do it!! I am glad you are feeling a bit better. It'll be okay in time I promise *hugs*

  7. Sorry to hear that things have been tough for you. HOHRH is looking great, glad you are enjoying it again.