I finally finished my first house square on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow tonight (well, actually it is called House 7). I feel like it is an accomplishment, since I started this sampler back in January!! I really realized tonight why I had allowed this project to go on the back burner. I am using the Victoria Clayton silk conversion, and when I first started this house block I was not at all convinced that I liked this conversion. The first little house I stitched used the creamsicle silk and I was dreading how this would look. I have completely changed my mind on this one now. I love the original colors - they are very bright. But, I now realize I did truly do the right thing by opting to use the VC conversion - it matches my home and decor much better - and as this block grew I really fell in love with it! And, I am excited to see that there is more interest in the blogging world to stitch this along with me next year. Thank you! I really hope to get this done in the foreseeable future. If I stick with the rate I had with it this year, it would take me 12 years to stitch this sampler LOL!!
I got in a little more stash in the mail today, and then I remembered to take a photo of the items that had arrived on Wednesday as well - my FOTM from Silkweaver (Golden Promise belfast Expressions), as well as a fat quarter of Sugar Maple Fabric Golden Turret Cashel (the same fabric I am using for Angel of Love) - two Mirabilia charts (Villa Mirabilia and Winter Queen), Chantal la Fee kit, and two Carriage House Samplings charts (Matter's Choice and Bedtime Prayer Sampler) - so many nice things to look through :-)
Stitched on today: Houses of Hawk Run Hollow ****I got so caught up in wanting to see the first house block done, that I did not pick up Convent's Herbal Garden tonight... and I realize I neglected that one all month :-( I hope to do better with that one in December!