I have been able to make some progress on the Shoo Fly quilt-like project I have been working on. The second red block on the right hand side isn't quite done. I took it with me on Friday to work on while Robert was getting his hair cut and left the red floss at home, therefore I couldn't finish it...so that is why the second green block has been started instead. For the bottom row, I am thinking about doing purple, green, blue, purple...interchanging green and blue, but keeping purple on the corners. Thought that would give it some balance. I decided not to repeat orange and yellow any where, leaving them as a center point. I have come up with an idea for the little squares the pattern has been leaving...thinking about doing a design using black. Not sure what the design will be yet, but thought by using black it would offset the colors.
A couple of weeks ago, when Matthew and I made the field trip to my favorite needlework store in Alameda, I found this book. It contains a lot of great ideas of stitches and designs to do within a 12x12 box. I thought that this would give me some great inspiration for the above project I am working on. Maybe even give me some ideas of what to stitch in those boxes. If not, this is something that I can definitely savior in my stash for another project that I will dream up one day. That is the fun about adding to ones' stash - to have ideas available at all times for new and different projects.