Colonial Gatherings Club Kit #2
The Strawberry House
Designed by Tanya Brockmeyer
35 ct Mink Linen by R & R
Gentle Arts Fibers
One of the items on my annual letter to
AppleJack Santa was a membership to a stitching club. AppleJack Santa was very generous and gifted me with a membership to the Colonial Gatherings Club.
This is the first time I have participated in a club and I promised Santa and myself I would commit to stitching the projects and not let them become a part of my stash never to see daylight again. Strawberry House was the second kit and I am two for two. Whoo Who!!!!It is almost time for the third kit to be shipped and I desperately wanted to be finished with the second kit before the third kit arrives.
While I am waiting the arrival of kit #3, I am going to start stitching Harry Tyler's lion. I am so enjoying the colonial them, I decided to add some projects of my own.
This coverlet design by The Sampler House was stitched between kit one and kit two.
Tanya had finished The Strawberry House into a pin keep. I have seen a couple of finishes and someone from the Prim Sisters society had finished theirs on a box top. I really liked her finish and I had a box and have decided to finish mine the same way. The box will be lined with the Jo Morton backing fabric included in the kit.
My color consultant aka AppleJack was very struck with the colors used in The Strawberry House. He especially liked the Piney Woods color used for the strawberry vine. When I asked him to critique my work he said: "the house has a lot of windows." Yes, the house does have many windows which started my mind and imagination thinking. I think the big house with lots of windows was a female academy. Girls in Colonial America would have attended Strawberry House Academy to learn the skills necessary to run a household.
The third kit will be a second design by Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers, am hoping she will give a sneak peek of the kit before it is shipped. While waiting for the third kit, I will be stitching on Harry Tyler's lion and weed the dianthus where a wild strawberry vine is growing rampid.