Friday, January 9, 2009

Slow but steady.....

I’m so enthused watching everyone’s progress and posts. Wish I had time to comment on each of them but all the villages look great and I’d like to stitch them all! I have only worked on the border of my Pride & Prejudice neighborhood so far – wanted to get the bottom and left side in place so I have some baseline for positioning my little venues. I took the border from Drawn Thread’s Good Neighbor chart.

Below is a photo of my blueprint. It’s huge – many pieces of graph paper taped together. I created rough blocks of my buildings to tape onto the background for sizing & placement – being that published charts are not all printed on the same size graph paper it makes it a bit tricky for the architect to combine everything. I spent a lot of time on the internet finding pictures of the houses used in the filming of the Pride and Prejudice movie, then I dug through my stash and made a few chart purchases to match the houses I needed. A few patterns need some slight alterations but the builder seems experienced and should be able to manage it! (Let’s just hope the builder hires good sub-contractors to do the work.) Plans are in place for all the houses and big items and the landscapers will fill in with trees and flowers as the building progresses. The size is about 325 X 300 stitches. I’m using 36-ct cream linen and silks of all sorts and brands – whatever colors work from my stash. I did purchase some lovely Gumnuts silks for a few of the buildings – love the Gumnuts but they are a bit hard to get here in the U.S. I hope to start a tree soon - getting tired of stitching on the border.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Jeanne, that blueprint is impressive! The border is looking very pretty!

Sherry said...

Oh my gosh! This looks like a wonderful neighborhood. I can not wait to see the progress. The border is lovely too.

Trina said...

Wow.. this is going to be quite a town. I can't wait to see the next update!

tammie said...

what a wonderful wonderful chart you have done really impressive you have really gone to town in doing your homework pardon the pun lol

Teri said...

The border is so pretty, and your plans are awesome!

Stitchingranny said...

A Good Neighbours border sounds an excellent choice for your neighbourhood and I am looking forward to seeing the construction start.

Georgie said...

I love this idea! It is soooo gorgeous