I finally just sat down and got started on my square. I am using a modified "Peace an Plenty." It had so many things that I like including, houses, trees, and a fall reference with the apples. I think that I have "tacked" out the squares and have been calling it "griding." Let me ask this question...is "griding" when actual cross stitch's enclose the square and not a removable thread? I am just asking so that I can call things by there right name. But, I have just tacked out the squares so that each stitcher can add their own border to their individual needle worked square. I think that the stitched frame/border is so often an integral part of the finished piece that I did not want to inhibit the creative flow of the needle.... :)
Sorry about the wonky way it looks. I was running around like a crazy person this morning and when I took the picture I thought it was straight. I did change the colours of the houses. In fact I changed them twice. I tried the cream that was recommended and that was just too lite on the fabric, then I tried a light blue and that was not right. So after trying and then picking these two tries out I chose and went with this darker blue.