So, if you’d like to take a look at my curtains I made (that I talked about in my last post), you can take a look here. I’ve been making some other changes around the house, which I hope to have photos of soon. With regard to school, I took my final for PowerPoint on Thursday and am scheduled to take my certification exam this Thursday – yay!
In stitching news, I’ve been working on August’s Red Thread block, Ocean Voyage. I’ve got almost all the water stitched, but still a little ways to go on this one.
I’ve also been stitching away on Erin’s Neighborhood RR. This photo was taken earlier in the weekend. I’ll post details when I show you the finished product.
And finally, I’ve decided to jump in and join Vonna’s Me, Myself and I RR. I love the idea of this being more of a SAL than an RR as I won’t be sending anything around for anyone else to stitch on (since we all know what luck I’ve had with that!). So, when I was looking around Vonna’s blogs she’s set up for this, I decided that back in 2006 (I think), I got all those Town Square freebies that were offered at one of the markets. I really wanted to stitch those all together somehow, and even proceeded to purchase some of the charms and embellishments for some of the designs, but it never got farther than that. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to work on that piece. The RR has a start date of December 31st, so I better get busy planning so that I can order fabric, etc.
So, this is where you come in…I need help planning a layout. When I originally saw the designs, I thought I would lay them out like a town square…
But, that leaves a whole lot of blank space, and I don’t know if I like the side buildings being sideways, if you know what I mean.
So, here are some other options…
Still keeping that town square feel, while losing some of the blank space and turning the side buildings to orient up and down rather than sideways.
Randomly spaced, with less of a town square feel.
Laying them out in rows, more or less.
Any thoughts? I think I like the less blank space town square and also the random one.
Here’s a close up of some of the designs, if you’re curious. They are not to scale, most of them are pretty close to the same size although my “cut outs” don’t reflect that.
And here are some of my charms and embellishments that I already have on hand.
I appreciate any input you have on these. Also, here are a few of these stitched up.
Anyway, it looks to be the start of another busy week here, but I should be mailing out Erin’s RR today or tomorrow if I can make it out to the post office, and then I’ll be getting back to Ocean Voyage!
I am grateful for a good friend, and being over food poisoning…blech!