Monday, November 12, 2012

Monthly Cottage SAL Finish

Gentle Friends... happy Monday morning!!  I wanted to thank you for all the kind comments about ATS and my little start on "December."  I finished up the Cottage and with this last monthly finish it also finishes up the whole SAL!! It was a super happy dance Saturday Afternoon!!!  I got a couple of snaps...

The first snap of "December is very crooked - sorry....


For this month I made a couple of small changes, with the floss I switched out "Swiss Chocolate" and used "Brandied Pears" and for "Seagull" I used "Pelican."  These colour changes are not dramatic and suit me and the piece.  I also stitched some extra white on the red flowers in the border around the yellow centers.  Another change I made was to leave off the straight stitched lines for the window mullions, they looked odd, to my eye, and  I had also left them off of March and August cottages, so I had already set a precedent.

Here is an overall shot of the piece....


I think knowing what I know now about this piece.....  it would have looked better doing this four across and three down. With a 4 x 3 configuration I wouldn't have the three cottages using so much red lined up one on top of the other (June, September and December).  I am, also really glad I used yellow for the August house to break up the light blue's used - but that's neither here nor there at this point, it was a fun piece to work on and I wanted to send a big big thank you out to Nikki!!!!!  Now, I can't wait to get going on next years CCN SAL ... Santa's Village!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

54 comments:

Shirlee said...

Bravo! Bravo! Congratulations on a lovely finish!

Mary said...

A perfect finish, your thread changes are always right on!!! I see what you mean about 4 over 3 but....still a great piece. What's next ,I am always thinking ahead to the next project. That being said I usually do a small quick piece next how about you?

Kay said...

This is just gorgeous and I really like how you have done it as you have the seasons together. Do you have a favourite house?

Angela said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish! I love the 3 across 4 down :)

ariadne said...

Gorgeous, Congrats!AriadnefromGreece!

stitcheranon said...

I think it looks just wonderful. What colour fabric did you use..never mind, I will just scroll back. Looking forward to santa's village too xxx

Vicki said...

I love it, great job Edgar! I agree with Kay's comment - I like the seasons grouped together. Can't wait for Santa's Village!

Nicola said...

Fantastic finish Edgar.

cucki said...

Wonderful finish ..well done dear xxx

DonnaTN said...

It is just super! Love your color changes throughout. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

THAT IS SUPER FANTASTICO!!! :)
You are the first one done :)

Manuela said...

Congratulation.
A perfect finish.

Best wishes Manuela

missy said...

Lovely finish. Why can't I commit to a monthly SAL? lol

Yana Hanim said...

congrats', they look awesome!

Dawn said...

Very beautiful!

Krista said...

Awesome finish, Edgar!

Christie said...

It's wonderful Edgar. Great job. ~~ Christie

Catherine said...

Looks fantastic!! Love how you made it yours with all of your special changes!

Tracey said...

Your finished piece is just gorgeous, Edgar... can't wait to see it all framed up!!

melodyr said...

Beautiful! I am also going to stitch Santa's Village. Are you going to stitch them as one piece too. I think that I will, I really like the look of yours all stitched as one piece.

Melody

Margaret said...

It's wonderful! Love how December came out, and the whole piece looks great! I think the layout you used looks fine, but I think I see what you're saying about it. Congrats on the finish!

Laura said...

Another great finish. What are your plans for framing?

geeky Heather said...

Woo hoo!! Congratulations on the finish! I do love the way the piece progresses from the light to the more grounded colors almost diagonally from top-left to bottom-right (if that makes sense). I understand what you mean about wanting it 4x3 instead, but it is a very gorgeous piece as-is. =)

MarchAnn said...

I Loce it too Edgar it looks great but I see what you mean about the placement. Now that said how about sending some of you stitching Mojo back here to Florida. I am finding so much to do in retirement that my stitching mojo is very very low and I have a wedding sampler I need to stat. :-)

Joy said...

I love it!

Jan said...

Wow! That's awesome. Yours is the first I've seen all finished, and I really like the color changes you did.

Jan

Julie said...

FABULOUS!

Kay said...

Very cute finish! I would have never noticed the "red" issue until you mentioned it, lol. Seems that we see things on our own pieces that nobody else really notices. For a future blog topic, could you possibly share how you became a stitcher, and how you got so good at it? It's always interesting to hear about the path people have taken on their stitching journey. Thanks and love your blog!

Gabi said...

Lovely finish. Congrats. I like the way it turned out. But I see what you're talking about. Still I like it as it turned out, which is gorgeous.
Looking forward to next years CCN Santa village too. I'll join in this time :)

Lana said...

Awesome finish!!! I really have enjoyed watching everyone's progress working on this one through out the year!

Kielrain said...

What a lovely finish.

Lisa V said...

I think its marvellous Edgar, fantastic job and I love your colour conversions. Cant wait to see it all framed up.
Congratulations!

Nancy said...

Your December cottage is very pretty Edgar, and I think the entire piece looks fine just the way you stitched it!

Jodi S said...

It looks beautiful Edgar! You must be glad it turned out so well. I too am looking forward to the Santa's Village SAL!

Myra said...

It looks fabulous Edgar!

anniebeez said...

Wow! So gorgeous! What fabric did you use? On my monitor it looks green.~Annie

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous Edgar - absolutely lovely. I do agree with your ideas on placement but I still think it's wonderful.

Gillie said...

Looks lovely

Gillie said...

Hmm, didn't mean to be so terse! Hi Edgar! Hit publish too soon, lol!

Sherry said...

This turned out so lovely. I've really enjoyed seeing your progress and now finish on this one!

Sherry said...

This turned out so lovely. I've really enjoyed seeing your progress and now finish on this one!

Deborah said...

Great finish! Love all your changes.

Christine said...

That is just lovely

Chris said...

Congratulations on your wonderful cottage finish!

Cole said...

Beautiful!

marly said...

Third time I'm trying to say.......great finish!

Carol said...

Wow! You did it, Edgar--they all look so wonderful!! Congratulations :)

Lisa M said...

Congratualtions! Not only on completing a wonderful piece but sticking with it the whole year. My favourites are November followed by October - yeah I love autumn colours!

Lisa M said...

Congratualtions! Not only on completing a wonderful piece but sticking with it the whole year. My favourites are November followed by October - yeah I love autumn colours!

Lisa M said...

Congratulations! Not only with finishing the project but sticking with it the whole year. I like November the best followed by October - I love autumn colours :)

Susan said...

I am sooo far behind on my reading and commenting, but could not let this finish go by without a huge Congratulations!

Akila said...

Wow, I guess you probably are the first to finish the SAL!!! It looks gorgeous. Do you plan to frame it up?

Ann said...

Congrats on finishing this beautifull piece! I'm doing them seperately but only have untill April :-).
Looking forward to seeing the new "Santa Village" (am also going to do that one :-).
Have a nice weekend!
Ann

Michele said...

Edgar, this is absolutely fantastic. Appeals to my liking of the quirky and the large. Is it available at all as a pattern to purchase, for those of us who didn't know you when the SAL began?

Love Michele from Stitching, Cats and Chickens x