Friday, August 28, 2015

Map of Hawk Run Hollow Contest

The Map of Hawk Run Hollow pulls together many of the fun places that you stitched in the other Hawk Runs. Announcing: The Map of Hawk Run Hollow Contest! The person who can correctly guess as many of the place-names (streets, buildings, etc.) shown on the Map of Hawk Run Hollow by September 12th will win a free copy of the chart! Look to the other seven HRHs for clues. Here's one to get you started: Bailey Bridge — inspired by "A Bailey" from Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. Email your guesses to chsamplings@gmail.com  One email per participant please and no more than 24 guesses each. Tie breaker: first person to have the most correct. Good luck! Marty

(Contest not open to Harvest Market Hop participants please.)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Where in the world is Hawk Run Hollow?


It started within my sister Kathy’s imagination but after multiple super-friendly bird incidents around my house, I’m starting to feel like I LIVE in Hawk Run Hollow. This turkey vulture recently paid my deck a visit, I’ve seen a red-tailed hawk swoop down towards Tim’s head and Anna had a bird flutter on top of her straw-colored hair when she got off the school bus last year. I imagine Hawk Run Hollow to be where animals and people happily mingle.

I see this toad almost everyday in my garden:


And this guy and his 25 friends surround our house:


Anyway, it’s time to present a new Hawk Run Hollow. 
Sneak peeks coming soon!

Friday, July 3, 2015

New Design From Carriage House

Quaker Quilts will be ready to ship in just a few days! 


Thanks to Sherri Berkman for stitching our model ... Cucki Imran for the idea ... Lakeside Linens for the beautiful Autumn Gold linen ... and Needlepoint Silk for gorgeous shades ...



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Design Coming Soon!

I'm happy to report that I tried Cucki Imran's suggestion of using "Air Dry" as a theme for a cross stitch design. The CHS follower from South Africa wrote: "It's so cute and so nostalgic design ... so natural and so prim ... I always love old washing lines and clothes flying in air ... such a sweet sight and simple pleasure." Cucki says that she loves to stitch and her heart is fed by stitching. She started stitching few years ago and is now hooked with her crosses! I added a Quaker twist plus a few animals and Sherri Berkman, of Virginia, stitched it to perfection. It will be ready to ship by July 10th.