Here’s part of a comment I just received from my friend, Bunny, at When Life Hands You Scraps:
“about the wood grain on the door, you’re right, it does look busy but I think that is because the house is so plain other than the door, windows and roof. Maybe some light horizontal lines across the house would make it look more balanced? I love the thread.”
After looking at the block again, I realized this was a great idea and could tone down all the detail on the door and windows. There was just enough thread left to add a little siding to my house and now I think it looks just right.