After planning the design I’d use on either side of the house and charting the flowers, I changed my mind again. My first plan was to stitch one flower on the left side of the house and a dog that represents Oscar. On the right side of the house I was going to stitch two flowers, both in the urns.
I kept thinking about Oscar and how he loves to chase bugs and about the dragonflies he’s played with in the back yard so I stitched a little bug above him, then a dragonfly on the right side of the house which meant one of the two flowers had to be shorter. After deciding to stitch the dragonfly, I thought about stitching Rita beneath the dragonfly but then Boots would have been left out so I just left it with Oscar.
Hopefully I’ll decide on a verse to stitch beneath the house, get that charted and stitched by the end of the month. I’ll put this away at the end of August and stitch on Scarlett September during the month of September.
I think I’m going to leave Ellen Carr’s name off completely since I’ve gone so far from how her sampler was originally designed to be stitched.