Tuesday, February 19, 2008

13th Colony Bay

Yes, believe it or not I'm still around. Just getting over a horrible case of the crud that knocked me on my butt for over a week. But I'm back! With pictures too. Below you see my 13th Colony Bay, still not finished but it's displayed on a china cabinet that the spousal unit scored for exactly $0.00. Yes, nada, nothing, as in FREE. It's also got a matching table and six chairs that are currently in the garage and various points in the house until we figure out exactly what to do with this stuff. He wasn't thrilled when I told him we really needed a couch more. The response? 'They weren't giving away free couches." But now I have the perfect excuse to start acquiring pieces of Lenox British Colonial Tradewinds china. Here's a better picture of 13th Colony Bay:

Here is Part 1 and 2 and part of 3:




And here's a close-up of part 3:


I am still no where near finished but I am stitching as much as humanly possible. I would really love to have this finished by the end of the month.
Wish I had more exciting news to report but this is it for now.


11 comments:

Nancy said...

Melissa this is absolutely gorgeous! Framed and on the wall it will be stunning!

Espresso Girlie said...

Mellissa,
I have never seen this design before but it is absolutely lovely. Truly a labor of love. Congrats to your hubby for picking up such a deal!

Jacque said...

Love the progress on your colony, but if there is an abundant collection of free furniture as lovely as your cabinet hanging around, I'm relocating to Florida! OMG! You lucky thing!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa, you're rocking right along with 13th Colony Bay!!! I love the freebie furniture .....hubby did good! I wholeheartedly agree about needing the china, afterall now you have the perfect showcase thanks to hubby. LOL I can see it now.....The Colony beautifully framed and complimented by all those lovely pieces of china.

BTW What's with the change in signing messages. I don't have an open ID or a blog but I'm not anonymous either.

KsMaryLou

zoomcity said...

It's looking beautiful! And with that framed an hanging in your dining room, you will NEED the Colonial Tradewinds china.

Rebecca in TN said...

I just found your blog thanks to Mary Ann on the HDF forum. It is wonderful. You have some beautiful stitching and great stories!!
Love the 13th Colony Bay! Can't wait to see you start Shores....

Anonymous said...

You all may think this looks great online, but in person it looks fabulous!!!

Tanya said...

13th colony is stunning - what a project! I love it.

Tanya :)

Margie said...

It's beautiful!

Michelle said...

Wow! Your 13th Colony Bay is gorgeous! It is going to be so amazing when it is all finished and framed. And what a score with that china cabinet - go for the new china!!

Sharon said...

Amazing progress! I didn't realize how far you have gotten!