It was a gorgeous day here in New Hampshire, and with the day off, Mike and I went out and enjoyed it with a foray up to our capital, Concord. We did some shopping and went out to lunch. It was a nice leisurely day. Then tonight, I finally started my round robin for the Hello Neighbor RR (Group One). Our first mailing date is June 1st - had to get going! I am off and running now! It took me absolutely forever and some eye strain to grid out/baste my fabric.
My theme is for each stitcher to stitch a house that she would feel comfortable living in in my neighborhood. My only request is that nobody stitch a cartoony house. However, I know everyone in this group quite well, and I don't think any of the other 8 stitchers would even consider stitching a cartoony house - all of us have quite similar tastes. My fabric is Silkweaver 40 ct Sand Castle, and my blocks are 80 x 80 stitches. I chose The Stitching House by The Goode Huswife for my block (omitting the border and the top tree branches that are detached from trunks from the original chart) - I am excited, as this is one of my favorite charts by one of my favorite designers (I sure do miss The Goode Huswife).
I was going to start the Spring Ride SAL tonight, but my SAL mates prefer to stitch on Sundays, so I will start on Sunday too - which is very good, since it felt great to get this good start on my RR tonight!!
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for the wonderful comments of late on my WIPS and on the Freebie Gallery Blog - and I want to acknowledge the many new commenters who have been visiting my blog - it is so nice to meet you all!
Stitched on today: Started my Hello Neighbor RR (Group One)