Wednesday, January 18, 2012

February's Cottage...

Happy Hump Day to all my blogging buddies and stitching pals!
I had a finish over the weekend and thought I'd share with you:

"February Cottage"
Designed by: Country Cottage Needleworks ~ Nikki Leeman
Copyright 2011
Stitched with Crescent Colours and DMC

Here is how...
both of my cottages look on my big piece of 32 ct. Toasted Almond linen:


CCN_Jan_Feb_Cottages Jan_Feb side shot

I'm really pleased...
with how they are turning out so far. I've stitched them over two linen threads, and put two stitches in between the months. But since now I'm looking at my picture....I see that I've made a big faux pas....look at my bottom row, I'm off one stitch - I put it too close to my January cottage, so guess what?! Ribbit...I guess out comes the seam ripper!

Until next time...
whilst I rip and re-stitch, I'll definitely be keeping my hands to work and heart to God!

Hugs and Love from your resident dimwit,
Vonna

84 comments:

  1. Lovely finish and I love the contrast between both January and February..what a pity its one row out but that would bug me to and I'd have to frog also lol. Love how both look together, looking forward to seeing more of the cottages.

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  2. Looking at the picture, I had Eliza Doolitle singing in my head imediatly "Lovely, lovely...". Can't wait to see the others! "lovely, lovely...."
    Hugs

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  3. When you say ribbit, you do mean only the bottom border don't you?!! They are beautiful. On a side note, the children are just beautiful. Little Ellie isn't so little any more. Still too cute for her own good though.

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  4. Your house is so cute and the two of them together so wonderful! This is going to make a great piece when it's completely finished. Love the colors in it!

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  5. Looking good. I haven't received the February cottage yet, but I can hardly wait.

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  6. I never noticed the oopsy until you mentioned it. These cottages are looking wonderful together.

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  7. Wow they both are looking so sweet..well done
    Hugs cucki xxx

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  8. Your cottages look stunning together! I never would have noticed your oopsy if you hadn't said

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  9. Your choice of linen is FABULOUS! Wonderful job!

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  10. Vonna they are great. No one would have noticed the slight deviation. LOL

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  11. It's beautiful, I cant wait to start my cottages, I have been trying to finish up LHN 2011 ornaments and don't want to start anything until that is finished

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  12. It looks beautiful, Vonna!

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  13. Vonna, your houses are just lovely! I'm looking forward to seeing each addition.

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  14. Your cottages are gorgeous Vonna. Just love those colours in them.

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  15. I love your choice of Toasted Almond linen ... the Jan & Feb cottages look lovely stitched against that background, as I am sure the rest of the cottages will, as well. I wouldn't beat myself up over that small error on the bottom line ... it is frustrating when an accomplished stitcher like yourself lets her attention wander for a split second and makes a rookie error ... but the difference is the experienced stitcher sees the error almost immediately and fixes it ... which is a good thing!

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  16. The cottages are lovely! Can't wait to see March's next to Feb! I love the colors in the March design!

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  17. Your cottages are so pretty! I can't wait to see more!

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  18. I love the fabby you chose! And the contrasting color of Jan & Feb is a treat for the eyes...can't wait to see what's next! Sorry you have a frog infestation :o)

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  19. They look beautiful next each other. I'm stitching on one piece too so was glad to read and see how many stitches you're leaving between each cottage. Hope your frogging goes quickly.

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  20. Beautiful! I didn't notice you were off until you pointed it out.

    I know when I do that, I usually rip b/c it always bothers me even if nobody else notices.

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  21. They are both lovely. I really like the colors they call for!

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  22. Beautiful work. I call it "unsewing," a term I got from my mother. I do a lot of it. Sometimes it seems like I rip out more than I put in. But I'm a perfectionist and it bugs me if it's not exactly right.

    Very nice together and I love the fabric choice. I'm still waiting to receive my January one and haven't started February yet. So many projects, so little time!

    Chelle
    www.lifeonthedomesticfront.blogspot.com

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  23. These cottages are really lovely and look gorgeous stitched up:) Looking forward to seeing number three.

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  24. What a beautiful finish. Both cottages look lovely. Great choice of fabric. What a pity that you are a row out. Hopefully you don't have to rip too much. Crossing fingers here

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  25. I've said, repeatedly, that I'm a dork and my friends concur, lol. So don't feel bad for being the resident dimwit!!! We've all been there, I think. Your Feb looks lovely. I love the pinks and greens in it. Beautiful colors. You must have a very large piece of fabby as I'm gonna assume you're doing all twelve of them on it, Vonna. Grats on the almost finish (and may the frogging go quickly). Happy hump day to you too!

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  26. Vonna - the first two cottages are gorgeous and I can't wait to see the rest. What size linen are you using for the entire piece?

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  27. ohhh dear .... hope you don't have to take too much out ... they look gorgeous together :) did you use the recommended pinks for this one ??? love mouse xxxx

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  28. I hope there's not too much ripping involved. It looks great -- I love how the whole piece is coming out! Beautiful!

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  29. Nice work, Vonna, despite the little boo boo.

    Your comment reminds me of many years ago when I took my first quilting class. We were making a sampler quilt of different blocks and made the first two or three by hand. Then we made the next three on machine. Boy, did they go fast...but sometimes not exactly where they belonged. I remember learning to be patient while using the trusty seam ripper. The pay off was points that were points.

    March will really be pretty added to the mix. I think my patterns are finally in the mail...maybe tomorrow?? More patience!

    Bobbi

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  30. They look lovely side by side like that. Hope you don't have to take too much back out

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  31. Congrats on your weekend finish. The houses look very sweet together and the entire sampler of houses will look fabulous.

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  32. (This is my second attempt at a comment. I think my first is floating in internet space somewhere.)

    I love both the cottages. The colors are so pretty and I really like how you are doing them on one large piece of fabric. very nice. :)

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  33. Waouh! just perfect...
    Bisxxx

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  34. I love your stitching ...
    have a good time my friend

    marylin


    FGRANCE

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  35. This is going to look wonderful so pretty.

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  36. That Toasted Almond is really setting off the cottages perfectly! Love them both. So sorry you have to frog though. Hope you have a nice day!

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  37. Such a pretty big ol' piece of linen! The cottages are right at home there. Guess it's nice to know that we ALL do it once in a while, but sorry you have to spend time with the rippit frogs!

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  38. Both of those are beauties!! You are such a talent!! Have a great day!!

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  39. OMGosh Vonna - I hope you just mean you are frogging just the bottom border - AAACCKK - I'm not *THAT* much of a perfectionist to pull the whole block out. It looks lovely to me - Melody

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  40. Oooooo~~~ These cottages are adorable!!!!!! Love them!!

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  41. Both of your cottages are beautiful. Lovely colours.

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  42. both look so lovely! congrats on the finish!

    I'm looking foward to seeing all the other cottages in the series!

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  43. I'm sorry that you'll have to frog a row :( - I like the idea of doing them all on one large piece of linen - they will be lovely when finished!

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  44. Very pretty and shame on that old frog for messing with you.

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  45. Lovely stitches. I think frogging comes into play to teach us patience - lots and lots of patience sometimes. Lol

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  46. ooooh-weeeee! I can tell this is going to look fabulous!

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  47. so PINK and romantic, love it! :)

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  48. Beautiful stitching! They are looking so pretty together. :)

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  49. Vonna - they're looking so beautiful on the Toasted Almond linen! I'm so sorry about the frogging you'll have to do on the bottom. Stitching them all together on once piece of fabric is going to be great.

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  50. The cottages are beautiful! Sorry you and the frog have to spend some time together, but you will be much happier if you do!!

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  51. So fresh and pretty, Vonna--and to see all the cottages on one piece of fabric will be spectacular. Hope you can fix the "faux pas" without too much of a problem...

    Looking forward to seeing the March cottage :)

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  52. Your cottages are beautiful... it's going to be one amazing piece when they're all stitched up together!

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  53. They do look fab all on one piece and such a bumhug about the bottom row - that damn frog does get about doesn't he!!

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  54. I am loving your piece thus far. Very pretty. I am certainly a fan of the pink.
    Beautiful.

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  55. Beautiful cottages Vonna! I look forward to watching you stitch these!

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  56. Vonna, It looks absolutely beautiful. You are a better woman than I am. Your children are blessed to have a mother with such patience and persistence. :) TFS this Vonna. Cathryn

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  57. Your cottages look great. Pity about the visit from the frog.

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  58. Cute, cute, cute!!!! The colors are so pretty :-).

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  59. Sorry about the froggin'
    It is looking lovely so far. !!!!!

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  60. Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!!! Can't wait to see March. :D

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  61. Ah, Vonna, that really stinks (to be off just one stitch like that). But it looks lovely all the same!

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  62. Those cottages are so cute!

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  63. gorgeous stitching, they look wonderful together.

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  64. Such a sweet and charming cottage! They both looks great together!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  65. LOVELY handwork! Oh, to live in one of your cozy cottages...**sigh**
    Wishing you peaceful stitching...

    Warmly,
    Judy

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  66. Looking good, Vonna! Such prety, sweet colors. Sorry about the frogging - hope it goes/went quickly!

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  67. Absolutely beautiful!! I love watching this piece grow...

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  68. Sorry you have to rip it. I've had a bad case of them here lately myself. Regardless, it looks beautiful!

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  69. Oh Vonna, these are going to look fantastic stitched all together on that lovely fabric! I would never have noticed your error if you hadn't said anything. I know, I know, it would bother any of us if we were the ones stitching it.
    I'm looking forward to seeing next month's offering!

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  70. These look great together. I can't wait to see how all 12 months look on one piece. :)

    Jen

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  71. Great to see the cottages on one piece of linen. And I think the linen colour is perfect for them. I also have a big piece of Toasted Almond, I should use it more often.

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  72. I really like these patterns and yours looks great on that piece of fabric.

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  73. Cute finish - it looks so great on that fabric! You are going to have a stunning piece by the end of the year!

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  74. The colour of this piece of fabric looks absolutly great !
    Beautiful process!!!

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  75. Beautiful work! Sorry you have to frog.

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  76. They look great! Love the colors. Can't wait to see the rest.

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  77. I just saw some very similar photos on Edgar's blog ... but with color variations. I love the way different stitchers can take the same design and come up with entirely different interpretations. Beautiful work. The final project is bound to be spectacular.

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  78. Vonna, that is absolutely beautiful. Love the fabric choice and I'm Happy Dancing with you big time! Congratulations on your finish. (Can't wait to see March!!) :)

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  79. I love how this is looking on the fabric. I may have to add these to my list! I feel your pain - I have frogged my current stitchy project twice (maybe I need a remedial math class?) and today I sewed both sides of a quilt border to the wrong side - at least they matched!

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  80. Beautiful stitching on your cottages.

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  81. What's wrong with me? I don't see the error. :D
    Beautiful job Vonna...even if there is an error.

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  82. Your cottages look great Vonna cant wait to see March :)

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  83. After a lot of looking I finally saw what you mean but it is not noticable, they are beautiful. Well done, don't uinpick, it looks great

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  84. The cottages look completely fabulous. Is the Amber/Toasted Almond linen good for white floss showing up well? It looks like it.

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