Foxy

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Erin’s Neighborhood
Neighborhood Round Robin – Round 7
Prairie Schooler and Homespun Samplar
DMC on some gorgeous fabric
Finished 9/15/08

Last week I finished my block on Erin’s RR. I just love it! Erin requested a wilderness feel to her neighborhood with cozy cottages, rustic cabins and wildlife. I chose to stitch Prairie Schooler’s Log Cabin at Running Deer Farm from the JCS 2004 ornament issue. I added the trees from a Homespun Samplar freebie. The foxes were a must. I just love foxes, so when I received the new Prairie Schooler leaflet, November, I just had to add the foxes to Erin’s piece. I decided to echo the stars from the block on the bottom left corner, just for balance. I love how it turned out, and I think Erin’s neighborhood is one of the cutest I’ve seen!

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I believe I only have one more RR to stitch on, Judith’s, and then this RR is done. I’m anxious to see how mine is coming along.

Speaking of foxes, it’s making me want to pull out this one to stitch!

Anyway… I went back to stitching on my Red Thread after finishing up the RR, and I am close to being finished with the August block. I have a bird and a crab to stitch and that’s it. Not sure I’ll get that September block stitched before the end of the month, but I’ll give it a go.

Last week I had my certification exam for PowerPoint and I scored a 960 (out of 1000). Not too shabby! Another course done! I’m moving on to Microsoft Outlook and now I’m learning how to email (lol!).

Last week and this week have been crazy busy at work and I am quite frankly exhausted. Last night I came home after class and just sat on Eric’s lap for awhile just to be near him and tell him about my day. It was so nice to just come home and get to see him. Of course, then Romeo felt he needed to be on my lap while I was on Eric’s lap, so that didn’t last long!

A couple of people asked about hurricane Ike and if we were affected by it. We did get a bit of rain, but nothing like people were preparing for. A lot of people were cancelling their plans and hunkering down at home, but we are NO WHERE near the coast, so that was probably a little excessive. But then again, you never know in Texas. So, a little rain in the late afternoon and that was it.

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Oh, and thanks to Vonna’s suggestion, I do think I have a winner for the layout of my Town Square. This is really blurry, but you get the idea. I think this might work. I am going to try to figure out actual placements and such so that I can figure out how big a piece of fabric I need, but I think this one is a winner! Thanks for all your suggestions!

Oh and I do have some lamp posts, benches, flower pots, and a bicycle that I can use to populate the town (which is what those little tiny pieces are). Fun!

Ok, I think that’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping by – I appreciate you so much!

I am grateful for a little time to myself.

42 thoughts on “Foxy”

  1. Oh, I love your neighbourhood town square layout! It’s going to look wonderful 🙂

    Erin’s RR looks great too – great choice of designs!

  2. Oh, I love your neighbourhood town square layout! It’s going to look wonderful 🙂

    Erin’s RR looks great too – great choice of designs!

  3. Erin’s RR looks wonderful!

    Your neighbourhood looks brilliant! I’m still trying to plan mine but need to wait, I think, until I have all the charts!

  4. Erin’s RR looks wonderful!

    Your neighbourhood looks brilliant! I’m still trying to plan mine but need to wait, I think, until I have all the charts!

  5. That is an adorable neighborhood!! I love that fox forest one, did you know that the workbasket also has a rabbit forest, owl forest and deer forest that are the companions to fox forest. i would love to have all of those charts, right now I have a (ufo?) called phebe’s forest which is real cute too.

  6. That is an adorable neighborhood!! I love that fox forest one, did you know that the workbasket also has a rabbit forest, owl forest and deer forest that are the companions to fox forest. i would love to have all of those charts, right now I have a (ufo?) called phebe’s forest which is real cute too.

  7. Anna van Schurman

    That Vonna is so frickin’ clever. That layout is awesome. Of course, you’re very clever too for recognizing a good plan and putting it into action.

  8. Anna van Schurman

    That Vonna is so frickin’ clever. That layout is awesome. Of course, you’re very clever too for recognizing a good plan and putting it into action.

  9. Your MM&IRR lay-out looks fantastic! And the builders are hard at work on your Halloween neighbourhood :o)
    Love your addition to Erin’s!

  10. Your MM&IRR lay-out looks fantastic! And the builders are hard at work on your Halloween neighbourhood :o)
    Love your addition to Erin’s!

  11. Your RR looks great – wow, you guys are almost at the end now, that’s awesome 🙂 Even though I’m not ‘into’ foxes myself, I have to admit I LOVE the chart you have there, it’s awesome 🙂 And your town square layout looks great … look forward to seeing the buildings starting to fill in 🙂

  12. Your RR looks great – wow, you guys are almost at the end now, that’s awesome 🙂 Even though I’m not ‘into’ foxes myself, I have to admit I LOVE the chart you have there, it’s awesome 🙂 And your town square layout looks great … look forward to seeing the buildings starting to fill in 🙂

  13. Would you believe I just bought Fox Forest by The Workbasket – it’s a great chart! I’m looking forward to working it.
    Erin’s RR looks lovely – nice finish.

    And I just LOVE your layout for the MM&I RR. It’s wonderful!

  14. Would you believe I just bought Fox Forest by The Workbasket – it’s a great chart! I’m looking forward to working it.
    Erin’s RR looks lovely – nice finish.

    And I just LOVE your layout for the MM&I RR. It’s wonderful!

  15. I’m a quilter and needleworker from waaaay back, but new to the cross-stitch blog world 🙂

    Your foxes — and the entire ‘wilderness’ — are just charming!

    I am enrolled in the Me Myself RR, a first for me. Your Town Square looks like it’s going to be awesome. Ha, my neighborhood will probably have about two houses — but I have to start somewhere 🙂

    Thanks for the inspirations!
    Jeanne

  16. I’m a quilter and needleworker from waaaay back, but new to the cross-stitch blog world 🙂

    Your foxes — and the entire ‘wilderness’ — are just charming!

    I am enrolled in the Me Myself RR, a first for me. Your Town Square looks like it’s going to be awesome. Ha, my neighborhood will probably have about two houses — but I have to start somewhere 🙂

    Thanks for the inspirations!
    Jeanne

  17. Thank you again for the lovely square!! I’m so excited to get my piece back – everyone has done such lovely stitching on it.

    That fox sampler is wonderful – I may need to add it to my wish list! I’m actually going to be starting a fox pattern of my own here soon, since my friend is pregnant and refers to her unborn child (sex unknown!) as “Kit.” I think I’ll be using a Stoney Creek pattern.

    Your MMIRR layout looks great! I’m still planning mine…

  18. Thank you again for the lovely square!! I’m so excited to get my piece back – everyone has done such lovely stitching on it.

    That fox sampler is wonderful – I may need to add it to my wish list! I’m actually going to be starting a fox pattern of my own here soon, since my friend is pregnant and refers to her unborn child (sex unknown!) as “Kit.” I think I’ll be using a Stoney Creek pattern.

    Your MMIRR layout looks great! I’m still planning mine…

  19. “Wow” to all the pictures in your post! Everyone has done a great job with Erin’s RR. I like the new layout for your MMIRR!

  20. “Wow” to all the pictures in your post! Everyone has done a great job with Erin’s RR. I like the new layout for your MMIRR!

  21. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Hi, Michelle! Love the layout for your Neighborhood! I think it’s going to be darling. And, your current block for Erin’s is so sweet. Don’t you love these things!? I’ll see you over at the MM&IRRs!!
    Love and hugs,
    Deb

  22. Deborah/LavenderRose

    Hi, Michelle! Love the layout for your Neighborhood! I think it’s going to be darling. And, your current block for Erin’s is so sweet. Don’t you love these things!? I’ll see you over at the MM&IRRs!!
    Love and hugs,
    Deb

  23. I must say that layout looks incredible. What an amazing amount of work that has been put into this project so far! It is going to be stunning!

  24. I must say that layout looks incredible. What an amazing amount of work that has been put into this project so far! It is going to be stunning!

  25. Yoru town square is going to be spectaular! I stitched the Zwiegart piece for Vonna’s RR it was fun and colourful!

  26. Yoru town square is going to be spectaular! I stitched the Zwiegart piece for Vonna’s RR it was fun and colourful!

  27. Leslie aka zoeandcooper

    Great addition to Erin’s RR. I love how you have laid out your town square. I can’t wait to see you start it.

  28. Leslie aka zoeandcooper

    Great addition to Erin’s RR. I love how you have laid out your town square. I can’t wait to see you start it.

  29. Einschies stitching blog

    Oh this RR is wonderful, everything fits together;-))
    And your new neighborhood will be a very large one:-))

    Gaby

  30. Einschies stitching blog

    Oh this RR is wonderful, everything fits together;-))
    And your new neighborhood will be a very large one:-))

    Gaby

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