Thursday, November 8, 2012

"and they Sinned" and CCN December Cottage

Gentle Friends thanks for stopping by and for the great comments on Monday's post!!  Sorry to miss a post yesterday but I was catching up on emails and they just took a bit more time to answer than I had expected.
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This morning I wanted to show the two most recent things (excluding my exchange piece) that I have been stitching on.... first up has to be ATS...  still working on the different bits in the sixth section....


If you look closely you can see the I have run a single thread along the sides so that I can make sure I stay within the narrow confines of the stitch.  For some reason it has worried me, so to put my mind at rest I got some orange thread and just put them in.  I'll pull them out later.

The other piece is the last Cottage on the year long SAL - I got my December chart a few days ago and thought about any changes I wanted to make.  The only Major change was to switch "Swiss Chocolate" for "Brandied Pears"... and why you may ask did I do that...  basically I had no "Swiss Chocolate" floss in my stash - and BP is very close to the DMC conversion so I just went with it.  I was also going to change "Spinach" for "English Ivy" but after stitching some with EI I found that floss to be just too dark so I frogged it out and went back to the recommended "Spinach"....  here is the little bit I have done...


I love the "Ribbon Red" and will probable stick to the hand full of DMC "browns" - This last part should be finished up in a day or two.

That's about it for today.  I'll not be posting tomorrow as I am taking a 1/2 day - but I'll be back on Monday.  Thanks again for stopping by and for your comments!!  Do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

22 comments:

missy said...

As always beautiful stitching. Will you and Edgar be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? I ask because I love your recipes and hope you share more. My DH always says THANKS EDGAR when I bake him something you featured. lol

hugs
-missy-

stitcheranon said...

I love Brandied Pears; it is one of my favourite browns. It looks lovely and They Sinned is just wonderful. I love the colours!

Shirlee said...

Great progress on ATS & I'm sure the December cottage will be as lovely as all the others you have done : ) Have a great weekend!

Jodi S said...

ATS is looking great! Almost there! I will be anxious to see your completed cottages. Have a great day off!

Carolyn said...

Edgar,
Both ATS and Cottage are beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

ATS...stunning!
And you win the prize with the cottages! :)

cucki said...

wow i really love the stunning ATS..it is so sweet..
the december cottage is a cute stitching project..
hugs xxx

Lelia said...

Your ATS sampler is stunning. Beautiful stitching!

Kielrain said...

I enjoy watching your progress on your stitching.

Gabi said...

Your ATS always gets me drooling . So beautiful. Love your wip too? Are you going to stitch next years CCN project too?

Mary said...

You're re really hitting the home stretch now on your ATS. Hang in there, the end is in sight! Mine comes hom from the framer next week - can't wait!

Christine said...

ATS is looking fantastic. Lovely Christmassy colours on the December cottage too

Angela said...

Love both projects Edgar. You'll soon have the Cottages finished, I look forward to seeing them :)

Susan said...

Great progress on ATS! I am always amazed when I see that piece stitched. I know it's just one cross after another but there are a *lot* of crosses!! Nice start on December. I agree "Ribbon Red" is a great color. Looking forward to seeing your finish.

Peggy Lee said...

That is going to be a stunning finish! Beautiful work.
Running the thread along the edge is an excellent idea. I might borrow that one!

MartyG said...

Edgar, you are making great progress on and they sinned. I will be here for you when you get to the grass. I have provided moral support to three of my friends. I can't wait to see your finished cottages. MartyG

Wanda said...

ATS is so amazing! I have enjoyed your updates. Your Cottages are gorgeous!

Susan said...

ATS is gorgeous, Edgar!!

Nice start on your December cottage!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wanda said...

ATS is so amazing! I have enjoyed your updates. Your Cottages are gorgeous!

Julie said...

Its wonderful to see this progressing, such a lovely design. Your cottages will be missed whn they are finished, I've loved every sitch and your changes.

Catherine said...

Both projects are looking good!

Judesign(by Judd25) said...

Lovely works, congratulation:)