I didn't put a lot in the square, and I hope that's OK with Kathy. I also didn't have a whole of lot of patterns in my stash to choose from that fit the bill! But the little hut and hammock are from "Sue Cook's Wonderful Cross Stitch Collection," a book I picked up on the bargain shelves at Barnes & Noble ages ago. The sun is from A Whimsical Element's "Sensational Summer" -- the heart design that I stitched up last year as a wedding gift. Oh, and I obviously used some hand-dyed flosses: The Dye is Cast's "Marigold" for the sun and Dinky Dyes' "Airlie" for the hammock.
This was so much fun to stitch....with the cold and gloomy weather this time of year brings to the northeast US, thinking about the beach was just what I needed! And as for the house...would I live in it?? Hmmmm. I think so....although I don't know how much wall space it would have to hang my cross stitch!! LOL
After dropping that off at the post office, I spent the rest of the weekend doing a bit of cleaning and laundry, playing Guitar Hero with DH, and stitching on the freebie design I posted last week. It is coming along nicely, and I'll try to have a picture of it finished soon. Oh, and I picked up a pattern or 2 on eBay...I'll share when they arrive!