Friday, October 7, 2016

New Link to My Road home to Baltimore Pattern

With the changes to Craftsy I'm providing a new link to my pattern.  Click the picture below to download the pattern.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Please send me a picture when you make the row.   Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Row Along: The Road Home to Baltimore

Whew.... It's Finally here my day to show The Road Home to Baltimore.  It's been a road getting here.  But, I want to thank Marian at Seams to be Sew for letting me, a first timer, participate. Also, thank you to Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for making all the behind the scenes work and taking care of all our freebies.   Please check them out.

I grew up in Baltimore, MD.   Baltimore is filled with so many things to see and I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to express on my row.   So I decided to focus on the HOME and then some of the favorite things that I enjoy seeing when I go home.

Baltimore hosts a variety of row homes which vary in style and class. Matter of fact Baltimore has more row houses then any state in the US.  In my row the red row houses represent the smaller red brick homes that often housed Baltimore's large African American population which included freemen and slaves during the 1790 - 1800.

iron spot row

The second set of homes represent the colorful homes you may find in the Mt Vernon neighborhoods of the city.  Here home owners paint their homes to match their own character.  No homeowner association here.

Two of our favorite treats in Baltimore our snowballs and crabs.  During the summer you can find a snowball stand all over the city.   My favorite flavor is Red Raspberry & Pineapple & Vanilla (yep three flavors).  In case you didn't know "Baltimore is for Crabs".  Baltimoreans are very particular about crabs.  Put a bushel of crabs on some brown paper and they will be gone in less then an hour.

The last part of my row are the shadows of some of the most popular Baltimore buildings. I put them in purple instead of black because purple is Baltimore Raven's color.  These buildings, in no particular order, Washington Monument, Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore Aquarium, Baltimore World Trade Center and USS Constellation (in grey) light the Baltimore skyline at night. My favorite building is the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower. Always providing the correct time for onlookers.  

Image result for Bromo Seltzer Tower

Here is the full row.

Thanks for visiting me.  You can download the free pattern for My Row Home to Baltimore at my Craftsy Pattern shop until December 2016.  Click here.

Now to the giveaways:

Thermoweb Fusibles Bundle 

Please check out the others revealing their rows today:

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