"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The End is Near

Our year-long house front swap on Textile Challenges comes to an end this month. I just completed my last house front for Pam in the UK. Her theme was "In Need of Repair".
Turn down any country road in central North Carolina and you will see bits of the old south ... simple homes, once painted white, with tin roofs and wayward vines still in glorious bloom. These homes have always intrigued me. They are quite modest, but always boast an inviting front porch and I'm sure these homes saw many a summer day with rockers creaking and neighbors stopping by to sit a spell with some sweet tea and biscuits. I am sending a bit of the old south across the pond, to sit a spell with Pam.

4 comments:

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I love it!!! Looks like the house next door. LOL Rog has been working on it. The downspout had fallen like this one.

morningDove said...

i love the old homes along the roadways too. love tin roof,reminds me of my FILs home with the tin roof. loved listening to the rain while i slept. your little bead embellishments add to an already fantastic piece of art. Pam will love it.

Threadhead said...

great interpretation Michelle!

Karen said...

This is perfect and the title says it all.