Evolution of a Hedgehog

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Hi Everyone —

Sorry to miss so many days of posting, but I had a monthly report due for work and a myriad of still on-going computer issues.

Sue has already filled you in on some of our adventures.  Here is the largest home in America — the Biltmore.

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Sue figured out that the formal dining room was larger than most good-sized houses at 2800 square feet.

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I could have sat on the loge all day long — so cool and breezy on a hot day.  So I made Sue sit for a spell too!

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In the Ming dynasty, this would have been your fishbowl!

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About halfway through our audio tour, Sue and I dropped off our audio set for a chit to return later.  So we went to the Stable Café for lunch — we had a stall all to ourselves!

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After lunch, we resumed our tour and saw the bowling alley, swimming pool, gym, changing rooms, and staff lodging and work rooms.

Alas, on Thursday, we had to get back to work on our stitching!  😉

Here’s the evolution of my Happy Hedgie from pre-work to the first day of class and then to the first day of studio time.  Sue already posted what Hedgie looked like at the end of the second day.

He is beginning to look like a rat!  Thanks to Tina F for providing this stitching inspiration!

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I had hoped to work on Lombard Street during studio time, but we are stitching in a dark sleeping room and there really wasn’t enough space for such a big piece.   However, I got some wonderful suggestions and will be anxious to resume working on it — time permitting.

Cheers, Rosie

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  1. How ironic that last weekend John and I visited the Vanderbilt mansion in NY, which was the home of the poorer brother and is the smallest of the Vanderbilt “houses”. We were at Biltmore many years ago and your photos brought back memories, especially of eating in the Stable Cafe.

    Amazing progress on Hedgie, Rosie. It’s a shame you couldn’t work on Lombard Street but your Hedgie may entice me to pop mine higher on my list of in-progress projects!

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