Monday, October 22, 2012

Some Stitching Stuff

Gentle Friends thanks again for stopping by my little Blog.  The weekend was quite nice, as it continued to get cooler Friday and Saturday...  after our couple of days of warm weather.  And, last night it started to rain!!  WooHoo!!  I love the cold and rain and now the Fall has set in - I think our winter has begun a bit early, I can enjoy the Autumnal weather!!  As you know I am a bit off my nut and odd, but I do love the cold wet weather we have out here.
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After running our regular errands Saturday morning and Thrifting/Estate Saleing - then getting some chores around the house done I settled in to finish up November Cottage.  I eventually completed it but not after changing my mind about a dozen time on some of the colours.....  here's a snap....


As you can tell I did away with all the pink and shades of pink settling on a gold and yellow theme.  Since October was all shades of orange I thought it would be nice to have the golds represented.  The floss conversion was as follows...

I did end up using some of the recommended DMC 436 for the acorn bodies and the Turkey body, for the ground I used my lightest skein of GAST Brandy.  I used 3031 for the acorn caps and the other recommended places, I used DMC B5200 as the white.  For Harvest Moon my conversion was to CC Sassy Brass - the leaves I used Sassy Brass and CC Amber Waves.  I kept the WDW Mocha and WDW Kudzu and converted WDW Grapefruit to WDW Indian Summer.  Over all I am very happy with the results.  Here's an overall shot of the piece.....


Now on to December Cottage, lots of snow and fir trees!!!
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I heard from Carol, that my HOE "Hometown Ornament" arrived.  Here's a snap...


I could have chosen California or one of these... Mississippi, Maryland or even North Carolina... as they have all been my scenes of my hometown at one time in the past!!  But, I ended up choosing a Florida themed ornament.  The design is from Nouveau Encore Designs and was a great piece to work on!!  Worked into the design are a palm tree, flamingo and "Star Fish:"  - as little symbols of Florida.  I used the recommended floss and stitched it on a piece of mystery 32ct linen.
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That's about it for today!!  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

33 comments:

Черничка said...

I really liked your embroidery! Very nice!

Vicki said...

The cottages look fantastic! Love the Florida ornament...

riona said...

I like your conversions ... it makes for a more harmonious whole when you personalize the palette in a monthly series like your cottages.

Shelly said...

Out of all your cottages, I think November looks the best! Your choice of colors is right on IMO. Very nice exchange piece you stitched too. I think we caught some of your rain early this morning. Thanks for sending it our way as it's always good to get rain! Have a super day Edgar!

Cole said...

Great stitching! Great exchange piece for Carol too!

Jodi S said...

Love the November cottage finish! Almost completely done and December is a very nice design as well. I also like the Florida ornament. Very unique!

Deb said...

I think that your changes to the cottage were perfect! It really balanced the whole piece out!! And what a wonderful exchange piece you stitched. I know that Carol had to love it!

Nicola said...

Edgar, I just love your November cottage, the colours you've used are gorgeous! Great ornament for Carol too.

Mary said...

Well done, I love the color changes....but then again orange is a favorite with me. looking forward to the December house. Nice exchange from Carol.

SewAmy said...

That tiny turkey in 'November' is adorable.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh Edgar, I love your cottages...I'm pulling my sucker out and blowing the dust off this weekend. Finger's crossed... :)
Yours is stunning! A true work of art!
I love your hometown ornament that you sent to Carol. How cute! (and perfectly finished too)!!

Gabriele said...

The November house ist simply beautiful. The colors are perfect!
Greetings from Germany

Katherine said...

I cannot imagine November in "pink". Carol is very lucky - that ornament is cool.

Minnie said...

Your over all shot of the cottage piece is gorgeous and the ornament really represents Florida.

Denise said...

I absolutely LOVE the November cottage! It's beautiful.

Berit said...

Best cottage yet--adore your changes! And the ornament you chose is also so clever. :)

diamondc said...

Edgar: I love the color changes, I really look forward to seeing what you do with the finished sampler.
Your ornament is adorable.

Blessings
Catherine

Margaret said...

Wow, your November cottage is gorgeous! The colors you chose are so subtle and beautiful and fall-like! Love the HOE exchange piece too!

Carol said...

I think that November cottage my be my favorite one of the year, Edgar--such great color choices :)

geeky Heather said...

I think this is my favorite color change you've done so far. The composition's just great. Weren't you hoping for snowy fir trees for December??? Excellent! Love the ornament...it's a homage to your hometown and a rap star! =D

Loraine said...

your cottage sampler is looking amazing! I can't wait to see it all finished.
Love your Florida ornament too. What a cleaver idea, I'm sure she love it!
Enjoy your Fall weather. I am whining about it a bit, because I do love summer. However sitting by a fire and stitching is nice too, so I'll guess I'll try be happy about it.
Hope all is well. I was sitting on Daytona beach last week, and thought of you. I enjoyed seeing all of your pictures from your recent visit. What a great place it is!
Take Care!

gracie said...

Your Cottage Sampler is looking beautiful.

melodyr said...

I love the cottages, they look so great all stitched together. I was at a retreat this past weekend and Stephanie from Nouveau Encore Designs. She has some really great designs.

Barb said...

I do love both the cottage and the ornament! Great color choices. I think that to enjoy living on the west coast, the Northern part anyway, you have to like cool weather and rain!! Our rain is thankfully back after over 81 days with only 6/100 inch of rain!

Bianca said...

I just love the way your finishing came out on the ornament. If you don't mind, I would love to know how you did the black back part. Is that a piece of felt? I ask because I want to do something similar, but in a horizontal orientation.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, love your cottages! October and November cottages are my favorite!

Hugs,

Shirlee said...

What a work of beauty that cottage collage is going to be! I like your November color choices much better than those used by the designer. Cute Florida ornament : )

Christine said...

I love the November Cottage, and your choice of colours looks very Novembery to me (not really a word, I know)

Denise said...

Your Cottage's look awesome!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Kathy A. said...

Your houses are looking amazing. Love them.
Your ornament is perfect. I have stitched a couple of the Nouveau Encore designs and they are such fun!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love what you did with the November house..makes so much more sense to have gold and orange than pink...I don't think I have seen anything pink this fall...ok, maybe my painted toe nails, but I digress! :)

Hey, I love the Florida ornament...I'm gonna have to hit the streets and locate that one. I grew up there, so anything Florida always makes me happy.

Hope you have a great day. :)

Cindy said...

I'm jealous! I love your cottages! I just started November. I am also stitching them all in one. Yours looks GREAT! Happy stitching! Love the posts! Cindy

Akila said...

I love your version of November Edgar, just lovely. Very cute ornament too :)