Here's the sampler before I finished the seventh house on it:
Here's the 7th house, finished:
After completing this house I realized I hadn't mapped out the rest of my houses on my graph paper 'blueprint'. I then had to think very hard to remember where I'd put my large taped together graph paper mess. Fortunately, I found it hiding in a drawer!
I spent a long time looking for other houses, and I finally decided upon a few. With one of the houses I had to erase two other plotted choices of mine before finally deciding on the house! Decisions, decisions.
Here is the end result of all those scribblings. Click on the photos for a better view, if you'd like. First, the entire taped up mess:
Here is a closer view of the two homes I'm going to add in the bottom row:
The house that will be in the middle of the bottom row is from the Prairie Schooler booklet "Farm Fresh". You can see it below, along with the home from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Family Register pattern (1986) that I'm adding in the bottom right lower corner of the sampler. I changed the windows in that house and added shutters, along with making the one story portion of it larger.
A better view of the Prairie Schooler pattern:
Below you'll see a closer view of the old CS and CC pattern. The house I modified and am stitching is the building in the lower left portion of the design. Coincidentally, I stitched this sampler up for my in-laws back in 1988. That was twenty years ago! Time sure does fly, doesn't it?
I need to start thinking about what garden elements I will add to the sampler after the houses are all done. That will be another large search, won't it?
Thanks for stopping by here today, and for looking at my sampler progress.