Friday, December 2, 2011

Weekend and Small Stitchery


A small stitchery to share today and some snapshots.  This was a free design offered by Primitive Betty that I whipped up a couple of months back while on a long weekend to Asheville, NC.  It was quick and easy on the eyes and hand so it was perfect for the relaxing weekend we had planned.  I used a scrap of what I think is natural raw linen by Zweigart Belfast in 32ct.  Used DMC threads in browns, yellow gold, pumpkin and medium green.  Wished I could remember the exact threads.  Plan on finishing this as a little pillow sometime.  

Here are a few snapshots of the where we spent most of our time.  It was the first of October which was still a little too early to see any great fall color.  The temperatures were perfect though; cool crisp fall mornings and evenings with warmer temps mid to late afternoon.  Great for walking around the estate. (click images to enlarge photo)

The gardens were designed from insiration taken from Tiffany Lamps.  You can just make out the shape of a dragonfly around the pompass grass. 

View of the back of the house

The Conservatory

Another view of the back of the house with the lake in the forefront

It was such a fun and relaxing weekend.  Hope to go there again real soon.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures! I think it's been a million years since I've been there...


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