Wednesday night when I first decided I was going to make changes in the Ellen Carr project, I went through Brenda Keyes’ Ultimate Sampler Motifs Source Book and found a design I like that can be stitched on both sides of the house.
I printed the graph paper to chart the design. I found pencil colors to color the design. I keep saying “I need to chart that design so I can get on with this project but so far, I sit and stare at the walls and haven’t done it. Really, not so much staring at the walls – we made three trips to town yesterday trying to get the cell phone issue resolved.
Today, before this day ends, I am going to chart that little design. I may or may not start stitching it.
Here’s another “issue” that I could have resolved and didn’t. The house isn’t totally centered. It had to be positioned so that the chimneys would fun under the “peak” in the border above it. Had I been thinking about re-doing the rest of the design, I could have moved the house down a few stitches and centered it, but I didn’t. I’m not re-stitching the house.
The left side of the house is 8 stitches closer to the border.
I think how I’m going to resolve that and make it look not so off center is to add a dog to the right side of the house. Then, for the trees . . say I start the left tree 6 spaces from the house, I can start the right tree 14 spaces from the house and the dog may be under the shade of the tree but at least the tree will be closer to lining up on the edges.
I haven’t even searched for a verse I want to use to replace what’s there. I’m going to hopefully decide on a verse today and get it charted too.
We’ll see . .