Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Cottage Finish

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you for all your kind comments for yesterdays post - I really do appreciate them all!!
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I finished up February Cottage last night and got some less than great snaps of it.  I did make quite a few changes in floss as I went along.  When I first saw the colour palette I was not very enthused to say the least....  I got on my high horse and picked some much less bright shades of pink to stitch with....  then.. when it actually came to stitching the house my lightest shde of pink just faded into the linen and was sort of blah - so I went back to the stash heap and found some other choices to stitch with.  I eventually landed with a brighter over dyed pink - WDW "Camellia" and kept one of my pink changes CC "Sea Shelley" - I also added a blue - WDW "Cadet" and another brownish/red WDW "Chrysanthemum."  I did away with most of the white stitching (there was enough of that in January) and kind of did my own thing with this block....  here's a snap - 

and here is a snap of both blocks....

I ordered the March Block  - but the only over dyed floss called for is WDW "Pecan" the rest are DMC choices....  That makes me sad... i love stitching with over dyed floss.... I may just have to shift some of those floss' to bright green over dyed...  I do like green!!
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

48 comments:

Carol R said...

Beautiful houses Edgar. Love your colour changes!

Stitchinowl said...

Your February Cottage looks so pretty! I like the color changes you made. I can understand your decision to cut out the white - not one of my favorite colors to stitch with. I like the result without the white. The piece looks more striking and vibrant without that color.

beaquilter said...

these look adorable? is it for a wall hanging? how big will it be at the end?

Loretta said...

Your cottages are looking great!!!

Krista said...

Love the new cottage. Your change ups are awesome, love the orange and blue! Enjoy your day!

Cole said...

A great stitch! I love your color selections too.

Kristen said...

Belated congratulations on your finish, Edgar. (Tried to comment yesterday, but the page just wouldn't load for some reason.) I just love the colors you chose. I'd have never thought to put those floss colors together on Havana linen - it looks wonderful!

I also like your choices for the February cottage piece. :)

Joy said...

They look great. Love your interpretation!

Nancy said...

Your cottages look beautiful Edgar! You chose some wonderful colors for February.

Rachel S-H said...

Very pretty!

riona said...

Love the cottages ... but I am being very good and restraining myself from making new purchases at least until I have finished all my class projects from the various retreats and festivals I have attended since 2005. As a result, reading blogs like yours is rather bittersweet ... you are a born enabler and I refuse to be enabled! But I quite agree with your comment about substituting overdyes for plain old reliable DMC ... some designs just cry out for substitutions.

Rita said...

They're both beautiful!

robindefender said...

I don't know what it is about those overdyed fibers, but they are a joy to stitch with, aren't they? Your February house looks great!

Susan said...

Great finish. I really like the changes you made - the original was just too pink. This one goes very well with January one

Margaret said...

Love your cottages so far! I'm not like you -- I don't like stitching with overdyed floss. lol! But I deal with it when I have to.

dixiesamplar said...

Love, love, love your conversion as usual, Edgar...gorgeous finish!!

Tracey said...

Love the finish and the color choices! I love stitching with overdyed floss too and sometimes change from DMC to overdyes if I can find shades that are close.

Shebafudge said...

I love the colours, you have made a lovely job of converting them.

geeky Heather said...

Nice color changes...of course BLUE makes everything better! =D

Margie said...

me likie :-)

Fee said...

Hi Edgar,
this is only my second time of commenting! I love your colour changes, maybe you could be employed as a consultant for LHN etc! How much fun would that be!
Take care and have a good day

Mary said...

February is just gorgeous! You did a great job picking the colors!

Christine said...

Wonderful finish on the cottage, your colour conversions are beautiful

natalyK said...

A beautiful finish once again! I love your color choices on this one.

Catherine said...

Love how you made this one your own!! Can't wait to see what you do with March!

Shirlee said...

Looks great! Blessings, Shirlee

Beth said...

Edgar - you've personalized February and made it your own - I can't wait to see what you do with March.

Carolyn said...

LOOOOOOVEEEEE your houses, Edgar! You picked great colors, too. :) Sending you some Texas hugs. :0)

Mouse said...

oooooooooooooooooo looks Fab Edgar ... and love the choices you made tooo ... over dyes are fab aren't they.... sort of hooked on them myself ..lol :) love mouse xxxx

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, love the cottages! Great colors change!

Hugs,

Stitching Cat said...

Edgar, gorgeous finish! I need to start mine but I am definitely going to do the blue birds. I have changed the colors so more berry like and think I am going to do a gray roof and door. Need to get started as February is just around the corner. I finally picked up my January cottage from the framer tonight.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love the colors you did. The both are looking good.

Annie said...

Hi

Just found your blog.

Your cottages are lovely. Great idea to stitch them on one piece of fabric.

Chris said...

It's looking great, I love the colors that you are using.

Ginger said...

Your cottages look great!!!

Lynn said...

Well done Edgar! I love the choices you made with the changes. Many others who are stitching these have also complained that the pinks are just too bright.

Paisley said...

Your cottages are looking great! I love the color changes you made for February. Can't wait to see what you come up with for March.

Denise said...

Love your choices for the cottage. It looks fabulous! Way to make it your own!

Mary Joan said...

I think the colours you have chosen look really great. The cottages look beautiful together. I'm now looking forward to seeing your March cottage to see what other changes you will make. Keep up the good work.

Linda said...

Love your blog. I'm one of your new followers. Enjoyed going through your blog and seeing your work :)

Linda

Edgar said...

Welcome - and thanks for stopping by - if you ever have a question about something please feel free to ask.

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Jody said...

I love your floors Edgar! Beautiful stitching :)

Jody said...

Great work!

Kate said...

Wonderful finish. Your cottages look lovely together.

Joy said...

The February looks nice. I am getting tempted to order it myself....

Julie said...

Looks super next to the Jan block

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

Holy cow, Edgar - it's absolutely GORGEOUS! You are so talented.

Sherry :o) said...

beautiful progress (today's post and the next)... I agree and I too change fibers/line periodically - heck, I sometimes change a part of a sampler to suit my name/saying, etc. - afterall, we are stitching for us (of if gifting, someone else), not the designer! What a cool gifty/box you did up - love the local idea... I make cabbage rolls every fall for deer camp - always do up an extra pan or two for the freezer and take out when it's blustery and super cold here in Michigan - YUM!