I am sad to say that development on the village got waylaid. In real life an unexpected move caused all stash to be packed, which was a blessing in disguise.
I had a hard time deciding on what type of castle complex I wanted and with the delay in construction I was able to obtain from eBayUK three castles, Disney Past Present Forever, Cinderella Castle and The Happiest Celebration on Earth for far less than what I had been able to find here even with international shipping. The reason, they are kits, partially done, damage to the fabric and some floss missing. The good news is the charts are great not even highlighted. A little trouble where they have been folded and stored, but nothing I can't handle.
On my next days off I'm finding my floss stash to start pulling them together to start stitching. My castle complex is the center of the village. I'm using the castle from Past Present Forever. Not sure yet how I want the rest of the village to come together. I'm leaning towards a very structured sampler type. Will need to wait and see.
Another blessing is this blog. I'm so glad I shared my notes here since I'm not sure in which box my North Village journal is in.
I have to say I've enjoyed looking at everyone work on this blog and blog 2. I can't wait till I can start stitching and sharing.