Probably you're not supposed to change methods mid stream but I ended up using my machine to do the embellishments that I'd previously been doing by hand. It started with the windows. There were 2 layers of fusible under them (ahemm...no forethought went into the construction) and there was no way I was going to get a needle thru that without hurting myself. Then I just kept going with the other stitches. I don't think it will really show in the overall finish. Seeing as I don't invite the Quilt Police to my house I think I'm good.
Since making it into a mouse house was out of the question I've been keeping my eye out for a squirrel. I found this RugSpun shape that was perfect.
Never heard of RagSpun? Check them out here. They're a pretty neat looking applique.
I have the next Great Pumpkin block under way. There is a mystery piece of fabric in this pack. I'll show you when it's done. Maybe I'll have figured out where it goes by then, but somehow I doubt it.