by brae  

I am gearing up for the next project.  I am feeling motivated and still in the mind to mini, which means I didn't push myself too hard in that last week of Ye Olde Taxidermist like I did last year with Otter Cove.  :D  I have a few things in the hopper.

First, I am back to stitching on the Tribal Foxes rug.  I have two new patterns I want to stitch, so I am making myself finish the foxes.  Here's where that left off at 73.25 hours.  I am stitching full cross stitch with single thread over 32 count Jobelan.

I started the tiny 1:144 scale Hampton House for the 2013 Christmas display, but I had always intended to finish it.  So, there's that project.  This could easily be put on a small tray and worked on when I need a break from the main project on the work table.

Milo Valley Farm needs a bit more structural work, but the main thing left is the Datsun.  I need spray painting weather (yeah, it's currently in the negative temps today), so this will be put off some more.

Then there's Watson Mill with the motorized sails.  This is where I am leaning most.  The fox rug and either of the next stitching patterns would work well for this build.  This project has been barely started, so I could dive in anywhere.

Of course, those rugs would also work for The Brownstone.  Here's the color mockup I made using the original Sketchup image from Mike.

I have the walls stored flat, so there's no rush to get it into three-dimensional shape.  I have quite a bit already invested in this project, so if I don't work on it next, it will likely be done right after the next project.

Considering The Brownstone is at least a two-year project and Watson Mill could likely take just one year, if that, I will likely work on the mill.  Let's see where I end up after cleaning my workspace and rearranging my supplies for a fresh start.  :]  I did not even mention the kits and plans still in waiting.  :O


Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

I’m excited to see which direction you go next! I think it’s great you’re ready to get started on the next project right away…as usual, you’re inspiring all of us! :D

12/19/16 @ 09:01
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]

Curious to see what you pick. I love the mill and Gustav. I thought I remembered you saying that would be his home. He’s so dignified, he deserves a home.

I’m at that same point, working on one thing and trying to decide on the next big one. Of course if HBS comes out with another contest kit I like that might blow all my plans out of the water.

Are you going to do the next contest? Or having a break from them?

12/19/16 @ 11:50
Comment from: brae [Member]

Yes, Gustav is the resident in the mill. :yes:

I will make no statements about next year. :)) I know the minute I say no, it will be just the kit I’ve always longed for. The Heritage took longer because I built two contest houses in between

12/19/16 @ 11:56
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]

Oh, yay!

So, I take it, you’ll work on something already in progress…at least until the next HBS Creatin’ Contest is announced.

Most excellent plan!

12/19/16 @ 12:43
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

I have a rather grand 1/144 house that needs decorating - so far I have made a sofa and a chair. At this rate I will be about 100 by the time it’s fully furnished. I love all your projects in the works, but I am most anxious to see the progress of the mill.

12/19/16 @ 16:16
Comment from: A. Monterey Blair [Visitor]  

I vote for the Brownstone! If we’re voting that is…

I’m really intrigued by its structure and I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

12/19/16 @ 23:47
Comment from: Linda Ford [Visitor]

Well the 2017 is announced…sort of. At least they have the kit out. Let’s just get us all interested NOW…even though a year away :). I wanted to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and just say I do think of you and your projects. So are you going to work on one of them for a bit. ME? I am trying to gear up again as the COLD got me and slowed my progress on the 1/6 stackable Bay Window Condo….

12/20/16 @ 23:46
Comment from: Cheverly L [Visitor]

I look forward to seeing what you tackle next. Thanks for the helpful posts and always being such a source of inspiration throughout the years. Merry Christmas!

12/24/16 @ 08:34
Comment from: Julia [Visitor]

I wish you lots of inspiration! Personally I am a great admirer of The Brownstone.
Merry Christmas!

12/25/16 @ 05:04
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

I am digging out the mill mockup pieces and thinking, thinking, thinking. &#59;D

12/29/16 @ 16:33

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