Saturday, September 8, 2007

So Far, So Good

Finally Small House Sampler seems to be making its way past the dreaded frog visits. I'm enjoying working on the border, and everything is lining up the way it should. I'm leaning towards keeping the windows as they are, instead of redoing them in the called-for gray color. I've looked at the light brown so long I think anything else will look odd to me. Plus, the lighter color makes the house look like someone is home, where the darker color makes it look like the inside of the house is, well, dark.
So I'm starting to think about what to move on to next. I still have about a third of Where There is Life to do (still have to post a picture), but I'd kind of like to start a new project. I was thinking about the Prairie Schooler Autumn Pinkeep in the new Gift of Stitching; I also have the Prairie Schooler Autumn Leaves (can you tell I'm in a fallish mood?) but I'm not sure I'm ready to take that on yet. I was thinking of trying the little freebie from The Sampler Girl called Tea With Jane, but I noticed it's not charted on a grid and I don't think I would be able to get the spacing correctly, even though the chart itself looks very easy to follow. It's not that I don't want to try new things, but I'd like to stay in my comfort zone at least till I get a few more projects under my belt.

Speaking of Tea With Jane, I love the way Mary Kathryn made hers up, and the way she mounted and framed it. It looks especially nice with the text stitched over three lines instead of two. I love seeing how creative people get!

8 comments:

Little Grey Cat said...

Your project is coming along really fast now. It's cute :o)

Have you got an online photo album of your stitching?

Nicki said...

I think your house looks lovely as it is. If you like it, don't worry about changing it. It'll be amore personal piece too! :)

Jenn said...

I'm glad you were able to send the fron on his way pretty quickly. This piece is coming along nicely.

Mary Kathryn said...

Thank you for the lovely compliment, your Small House Sampler is very sweet and a favorite design of mine! I think your blog is very cozy, keep posting!!

:0)

staci said...

Small house is looking great! Keep up the good work :)

Sally said...

Small House Sampler is coming along beautifully.

Sharon said...

Oh, your are coming along wonderfully! Looks great.

Mindi said...

Your house looks darling exactly like it is. You're very close to being done with it.