Here is what I did off and on today... I got a decent start on Su's Neighborhood RR. I am the first to receive it from Su. I am starting with stitching much of the birdhouse from Prairie Schooler's Garden Samplers leaflet, c. 1994. Su specifically asked if someone would stitch this for her, so I am happy to oblige since I do own the chart. She admired it on the original Dijon RR that has inspired this group. It has been a bit of a challenge. The two houses Su stitched to start off her RR are really quite petite. This birdhouse looks like a towering Redwood tree in comparison. So, using my minor in art and my heritage as the daughter of an artist, I put some thought into this and decided to place the birdhouse down in the lower corner of my block. This should result in giving it the appearance of being in the foreground of the block. I then plan to stitch my house, maybe a tree, and surely some flowers/probably at least one animal, a bit higher up in the block so that they do appear to be distant behind the HUGE birdhouse... This birdhouse does still need the centers of the flowers filled in.... and two big birds still to be stitched on it. I really hope that Su will like how this comes out!!
Stitched on today: Su's Neighborhood RR