Monday, January 5, 2015

A Christmas Start for the New Year!!!

Gentle friends, I kitted up and was just chomping at the bit to get a move on this project.  It's been building in my work basket ever since it first reared it's darling head monthly.......   I was ready to make a start a few times, but I put it off and put it off until I found a SAL called " Gifted Gorgeousness 2015" click HERE to go there.  I had collected most of the charts with GC's.  I knew it was time to get it together and make a start.  We post on the 15th of each month with progress, but I wanted to post a bit early as I usually show stitching on Mondays.......
 so here's my little start on a new piece......


....  it's "Santa's Village" by Country Cottage Needlework's.  I'm stitching it as a single large sampler on a piece of 36ct "Natural" linen.  I am using mostly the suggested floss, but will be switching out some of the DMC for over dyed's to make it a bit more interesting to the eye and to stitch.  I'm also going to leave off some of the candy cane stripping between the rows and encircle the entire "Village" with the red and white candy cane.  At this point I made the decision to not put any of the buttons on, but I may add some beads and other bits and pieces........  I'll make those calls as I stitch along.  Other than that not too much was going on at my house but some lazy dayz.....  and a Downton Abby marathon yesterday leading up to the premier of Season 5 last night!!!  
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

13 comments:

Katy said...

I love this series! It's on my wish list to do someday! Great start!

Barb said...

It will be fun watching your sampler grow!

Lisa said...

I did a Downton Abby Marathon over the holidays - re downloaded seasons 1-4 on my iPad and watched them all (while stitching of course...or napping). I'll down load each episode now and wait to watch them on the plane when I travel with my son's hockey team. We have a couple of trips coming up this month and next. Take care! And Happy New Year.

Emma/Itzy said...

I still have this waiting in my stash to be stitched one day! Enjoy Downton :)

CathieJ said...

This looks so pretty already. Have fun stitching this.

Caitlin D said...

What a lovely design you've chosen. This may be added to my wish list!!

Linda said...

Great start Edgar. I have the whole set but haven't stitched it yet.

Linda

EvalinaMaria said...

It is looking good! I'm glad you've decided to join our SAL. Happy stitching!

Rita said...

Great progress!

I saw where someone stitched and quilted this series in with log cabin style quilting. She used Christmas fabrics of course. If (WHEN!) I stitch these, I'll consider finishing like that.

thegreytail said...

Downton Abbey marathon is playing here as well! :D I'm at season 4 (never seen it before) and got them all on DVD 'till this year's special! WOOHOO!
I've had Santa's Village all kitted up for a year now, I'll start it as part of my few allowed starts this year, but not just yet since I'm starting a literature inspired piece next week. I look forward to seeing your changes on the chart arrangement, I'll do this as an entire piece too but on 40ct. - have fun!

Wanda said...

What a beautiful series to stitch Edgar! I have them all ready to go but have committed to BBD Anniversaries of the Heart this year.

Julie said...

Stitching and Downton... the perfect way to relax.
Nice start on your Santa Village. I stitched mine individually and made them into Christmas bunting, finally got them made up and hung this December (pics on my blog).

Barb said...

Oh I, too, love Santas Village. I stitched it all as one piece, used the recommended threads and all the buttons and had it framed just before Christmas 2013. I hung it up and it's been up all year! LOL!

It's a great piece - I'm sure you will really enjoy working on it.

Best wishes to you