To begin a 'house' I must begin with the colors, tints, shades and floss choices. Spreading this, that and the other across my work table is so much fun. Trying to blend light to medium to dark, to make a cohesive look -- that takes a lot of time.
And then the work begins - with these hands putting one stitch in at a time, moving slowly forward. "Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last create what you will." - George Bernard Shaw