A friend and I both had this house pattern book, and so we both started our houses at the same time and each motivated the other to keep going. This was before I started quilting; I believe the date on the bottom step of the house says 1985.This one hangs in my laundry room and when the laundry basket seems it will never empty, this cross stitch makes me smile. Now that I am posting this, I am not sure whether I made this one or if my friend, Sharon, from Michigan made it. Sharon is a friend from back in grade school, and for many years she and I would cross stitch projects for each other for our birthdays and Christmas.
I did this one ages ago. I know the 1980s don't seem all that long ago, but it was 30 years ago.
Another small one that hung in my kitchen for years.
This one is enclosed in glass in a breadboard that comes out at Christmas time. It sits on my countertop for display, but we don't use it. I know in my cross stitch box there is a leaflet called Williamsburg Christmas that has 3 cross stitched houses decorated for Christmas. I guess since I can still remember the name there is still hope that I might get it done someday.
Hope you are all finding some time to take a few stitches today.