Monday, January 20, 2014

Good things come to he who waits

Remember the photo at left from 2011?  I had blog-stitched a Baltimore rowhouse based on plans DH had made for his model railroad.  Finally--over the holidays, he finished this section of his layout, with not one but three rowhouses!

Mind you, DH is an old-world craftsman, scratch-building all his structures, then creating roads and a backdrop in which to place them.  Cars of the period (circa 1950), people, lamp posts and trees are added.  Finally--argh--he "weathers" them to make them dirty so they look real.  Certainly this isn't something needlepointers would ascribe to, but hey, this is model railroading at its best!

I've been working on a bunch of things since I last blogged, and hope to be able to show something for myself soon.  But I promised to show his finished magnum opus when it was finished, and I think you'll agree the wait was worth it!  See why the two of us rub along so well?

1 comment:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

It is wonderful! I know you must be so proud!