Friday, March 30, 2012

March Cottage

Country Cottage Needleworks
"March Cottage"
28ct Lambswool Linen
DMC Jewell Effects #E703, and 100% Lambswool by Broider Wul shade 090414

Recommended DMC and Weeks Dye Works
Ceramic Buttons - Pineapple Patch

I participate every month in "The Cottage Stitch-A-Long". So far every month I've stitched my cottages separately. They are displayed on a Calender that I had created using cardboard & covered it with fabric. By the way this was the pattern I used for making the cover of the needlebook with shamrocks inside I showed you in an earlier post. It's wonderful to see these samplers each month. Stitching these designs goes pretty quickly.
Just started "April Cottage" yesterday.
Usually I would have the cottage already completed but I spent time with my main project called "Ann Dale". My next post - I will tell and show you photos of that:)
The Sun here keeps making an appearance peaking in and out of the clouds. Just right now God turned up the dimmer switch outside:) Love it when he does that....
Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for visiting me. With love and Appreciation - Annette


gracie said...

Very nice idea for the calendar finish. Love the March colors.

Lee said...

I love lambswool linen, think its perfect for setting off the colours of the stitches.... and your March cottage just proves this it looks delightful

Carol said...

How cute your cottage looks with the little ceramic buttons, Annette!

Hetti said...

Such a lovely cottage and I love your creativ idea to finish the calendar Annette!

Nancy M said...

Very cute finishing. I had April's cottage all done (the house) and I didn't like the variegated purple I had used. It wasn't the recommended threads, so I spent all weekend frogging it. I was feeling too much self induced pressure to stitch and finish them before the month end, so I decided just to do them as I feel like working on them. Welcome to blogging!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I LOVE your calendar finish - what a great way to use those cottages. Ann Dale is a lovley sampler, can't wait to check out your progress!

Sharyn said...

What darling finishes, Annette! I enjoyed reading your blog, love the March needlebook! You are so creative! I just discovered your blog and will be joining as a follower.
Here's my blog address if you'd like to take a peek sometime: I've been a sporadic blogger lately tho! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!