While I say this is my first attempt, I really mean these are my first successful ones and this is the first month - August trying to work this out. I wanted to throw these out, too but decided I can live with the result and change the design along the way.
The 2nd photo is for Sandy who just moved from near Syracuse, to Fairport, NY. It will be a house warming present so I hope she likes the black frame.
The 1st photo will be framed tomorrow, after the sun comes up...it is already tomorrow as it is 1am. Yikes, I better get some sleep.
I hope you like my S's. I want to add books and lots of other tiny things when I design my next alpha letter.