Neighborhood Round Robin - Round 7
Prairie Schooler and Homespun Samplar
DMC on some gorgeous fabric
Last week I finished my block on Erin's RR. I just love it! Erin requested a wilderness feel to her neighborhood with cozy cottages, rustic cabins and wildlife. I chose to stitch Prairie Schooler's Log Cabin at Running Deer Farm from the JCS 2004 ornament issue. I added the trees from a Homespun Samplar freebie. The foxes were a must. I just love foxes, so when I received the new Prairie Schooler leaflet, November, I just had to add the foxes to Erin's piece. I decided to echo the stars from the block on the bottom left corner, just for balance. I love how it turned out, and I think Erin's neighborhood is one of the cutest I've seen!
I believe I only have one more RR to stitch on, Judith's, and then this RR is done. I'm anxious to see how mine is coming along.
Speaking of foxes, it's making me want to pull out this one to stitch!
Anyway... I went back to stitching on my Red Thread after finishing up the RR, and I am close to being finished with the August block. I have a bird and a crab to stitch and that's it. Not sure I'll get that September block stitched before the end of the month, but I'll give it a go.
Last week I had my certification exam for PowerPoint and I scored a 960 (out of 1000). Not too shabby! Another course done! I'm moving on to Microsoft Outlook and now I'm learning how to email (lol!).
Last week and this week have been crazy busy at work and I am quite frankly exhausted. Last night I came home after class and just sat on Eric's lap for awhile just to be near him and tell him about my day. It was so nice to just come home and get to see him. Of course, then Romeo felt he needed to be on my lap while I was on Eric's lap, so that didn't last long!
A couple of people asked about hurricane Ike and if we were affected by it. We did get a bit of rain, but nothing like people were preparing for. A lot of people were cancelling their plans and hunkering down at home, but we are NO WHERE near the coast, so that was probably a little excessive. But then again, you never know in Texas. So, a little rain in the late afternoon and that was it.
Oh, and thanks to Vonna's suggestion, I do think I have a winner for the layout of my Town Square. This is really blurry, but you get the idea. I think this might work. I am going to try to figure out actual placements and such so that I can figure out how big a piece of fabric I need, but I think this one is a winner! Thanks for all your suggestions!
Oh and I do have some lamp posts, benches, flower pots, and a bicycle that I can use to populate the town (which is what those little tiny pieces are). Fun!
Ok, I think that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate you so much!
I am grateful for a little time to myself.