Saturday, 3 January 2009

The Village of My Heart

My Neighbourhood has been started. I have the verse on two sides and the first cottage has walls, door and windows though no roof as yet.

The reason for the title is the verse that runs around the inner edge of the tablecloth.

I have so many special friends, but they live so far apart
So I've gathered them together in a Village of My Heart
They all live on a shady street in perfect harmony
And flit from porch to porch just like a robin or a bee.

I found this verse when I was searching the internet for cottages and fell in love with it.
Here are a couple of pics just showing the start, though since taking these I have started on the first cottage and it is about a third of the way to completion.

I have also started on The Water Tiger (pre New Year) but not done enough to show a pic yet.
The Christmas Day baby arrived in the early hours of this morning - a boy weighing a whopping 10lbs and as soon as I know what they are going to call him then I will stop stitching on The Village and stitch my gift for him. Once that is done I am going to spend some time on I Still Do before going back to the tiger and the village. Unless of course the other baby arrives and upsets my plans lol. The other thing I want to fit in between my major stitching is the Tissue Box cover which is well on the way to being finished but I do not feel any pressure with that one (maybe why it has been such a joy to stitch).
I am slowly trying to catch up with my blog reading though in some cases I think it will only be the latest one I read as there are some very prolific writers out there - gosh Rachael you have about 20 for me to read lol. Please forgive me if I am slow getting to you but I do always try to leave a comment. I love to read the comments left on my blog and feel that if I am in too much of a rush or cannot be bothered to leave a comment for others then it would be selfish of me to expect them to leave a comment for me. Having said that in recent weeks I have not been visiting at all and quite a number of you have still been kind enough to leave me comments so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.
may your frogs stay in their ponds.


Laura said...

Your village sounds like it will be wonderful. I love the Village of My Heart verse.

Erica said...

That is such a charming verse! I will watch your progress with great interest!

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely village. I would love to live there!- maybe in a house beside the water. I will enjoy watching it come together.

Mary said...

Your village is going to be wonderful! That's such a sweet verse and I can't wait to see all of the houses, flowers, etc. and all of the lovely colors. Congratulations on the new baby! How excited you must be!

staci said...

I LOVE that verse, it's wonderful! Looking forward to seeing your village progress ;)

Brigitte said...

I love the name of your village and I'm already very curious to see the first house. The name of my village is not as creative as yours, it's just Prairie Schooler Village and I haven't started it yet. This "RR" is a wonderful project!

Angela said...

What a lovely verse. I'm planning on starting my village later in the year.

I too find myself sometimes having to just comment on the latest post so don't stress about it. We all get times when we can't do everything we want to, it's the thought that counts.

icelandmom said...

What a beautiful verse you have chosen. I am looking forward to seeing your village grow. I wanted to wish a Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope 2009 will bring you everything you wish for and more. Congratulations on the new baby - A Christmas Baby - it's wonderful. Have a lovely day, dear friend!

Christine said...

What a lovely idea for your village. Looking forward to seeing the buildings appaer!

brokenfairy said...

A lovely verse you found,
I still haven't started my MM&I RR yet I will get around to it soon!
LOL 20 is that all!! LOL

stitcherw said...

I love the phrase you picked for your village, can't wait to see a bit more of what you have planned your start looks great. Congrats on your earlier finish of Off to Plough too, it looked wonderful.

Ann t said...

Lovely start! I shall enjoy watching the construction work on this one.

Julie said...

A lovely verse.
Congrats on the new arrival, hope mum and baby are doing well.

Chiasmata said...

Happy New Year! That's such a sweet poem, it will look brilliant on your WIP.

Lelia said...

Wonderful start to the new year -- I like it so far. Congrats on the new baby!

Happy New Year

Beatrice said...

That is definitely a lovely place to live by the sounds of it!
It's a great start!

I have the water tiger started as well in my UFO bag. Must look at it again!

jane said...

what a lovely verse Helen - I am really looking forward to seeing your village grow. A Christmas baby is lovely - we have one in our family too but she is in Australia,I am currently planning something to stitch for her.

Karan said...

Great start on your village Helen, love the verse.
Wow, what a whopper of a baby! Hope the Mum is recovering & both are doing well.
Having a catch up on my own - have so far read loads of posts but only got round about half a dozen blogs. Still, it's great to start catching up with all the news I missed. :0)