Monday, 6 July 2015

Candy Cane Cottage - Country Cottage Needleworks - 06.07.15 - FINISHED

I joined in an event in a Facebook group I am part of about stitching a Christmas ornament which began on 1st July.  I've decided to stitch the Santa's Village series from Country Cottage Needleworks as individual ornaments.  I am planning to hang them like bunting over the festive season.

I don't have a before photo to show you as I started stitching this on 1st July and finished it today 6th July.  The first one I have stitched is called Candy Cane Cottage.  I used all the recommended threads but I changed the snowflakes from being stitched in DMC white to Kreinik 032 as I wanted them to have a little sparkle.

I used the recommended Poblano Pepper from Crescent Colours and was slightly disappointed with the outcome.  It's not as variegated as it is in the picture and I think I could have got the same effect with the DMC alternative.  I suppose that's the chance you take with overdyed threads.

So here are my progress pictures:-

I've got one more day of my self-imposed stitching holiday before I get back to stitching on the models I have committed to and I think it may be a new start.

Keep stitching and smiling


Tina said...

This is so pretty!!! So Christmas-y!! It's been on my wish list for quite a time....seeing yours makes me want to get it now!

Justine said...

Such a lovely finish and what a great idea to make bunting from the series. I think the variegated thread looks great.

Delphyne said...

Beautiful ornament.I'm sorry you are disappointed in the thread. It looks great.

Irene said...

Bellissima, la sto ricamando anch'io