Sunday, September 7, 2008

Me Too

I know I'm not alone when I say I joined the Me, Myself, and I Round Robin that Vonna has opened. Not like I need another project, but this one was too enticing to resist! Like a lot of others who are participating, I've spent the past week thinking A LOT about my neighborhood. Last weekend I went through all of my cross stitch patterns thinking about the possibilities. Thank goodness it was a long holiday weekend! I finally decided to use design elements from reproductions of historical samplers.

Last night I sat down and started pulling out the houses to see what my options are and how large of a building lot I might need. I'm already concerned about size, but that's another issue altogether. So far, I have five house options out of the charts I pulled.

I'm so glad we have time to plan this project. Putting all the ideas together will be a challenge. I'm looking for a few specific elements from historical samplers that I don't have, such as a church, so I get to continue my research and see what else I can find. Seriously, this planning part is just downright fun!

On the stitching front, my "Olympic kitty" is still in training. I'll blame my early bedtime and too much Olympic event watching for my lack of stitching progress! My husband just asked me this morning if I was going to finish this cat before I start my next project. He always makes me smile. Bless his heart!


karenv said...

I've been planning mine this weekend too and really enjoying it :) Your plans so far look good - looking forward to seeing your neighbourhood develop.

Marianne said...

Teri this project is going to be a lot of fun. And what a wonderful challenge! You have such a great theme, I can't wait to see how you work it together.

samplerlover said...

Hi Teri, thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words on Elizabeth. Elizabeth is now finished but I just have to stop being lazy and post a new picture of her. Maybe later.
My you have a lovely collection of samplers in your stash. Some of them are really lovely. I also love your Hannah Lancaster from an earlier post. I think she is so beautiful and that she deserves another airing. With a surname like Lancaster and that old Amish say that "Only God is Perfect" I think it is fate to finish it.
Your plans for your next project sound wonderful and I look forward to seeing your progress.
I suppose I had better go and get the camera to take Elizabeths photo - Sandra.

"Magnolia" said...

Your plans sound very intriguing, Teri. Love the idea of historical elements in your town. Can't wait to see your progress!

Donna said...

Good job on the planning. I haven't put anything down on paper yet. It's still in my head(help, find me paper)I need to empty it. I have to find the right binder to keep my notes, sometimes I get organized. Well good luck