Monday, April 18, 2016

A Christmas Finish

Gentle Friends, over the weekend I finished up "Santa's Village"...  here's a snap...


....  I stitched this on 36ct Natural linen, using most of the DMC and over dyed floss that were recommended.  I did however make quite a few substitutions where I thought my colour choices worked better on the linen.  The last Cottage was stitched using GAST "Apple Cider" and not the called for "Baked Clay."  It was a fun piece to work on!!!!  One of the biggest changes I made was to not break the rows with the red and white stripe bars but to wrap the piece in a red and white frame and then add the hearts in each corner.  

There are a couple of ideas about finishing I am thinking about -  and I still need to acquire some tiny beads to add for Santa, Mrs Claus and Buddy's eyes and the for the gingerbread boys.
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That's about it for today, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

43 comments:

  1. Wow it's so beautiful
    Well done dear x

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  2. Congrats on a wonderful finish, Edgar! I think my favorite parts are the reindeer and the candy flowers. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the finish-finish. :)

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  3. A tour de force, Edgar.... Love your well calculated changes...
    Enjoyed watching the whole process....As always, thank you for sharing....

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  4. So cute! This was a huge project, but the results are outstanding.

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  5. That is so pretty! I love it.

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  6. Love it! Such happy colors. Please let us know how you finish it.

    Paula

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  7. Ah, great finish Edgar! The hearts and red and white frame was a super idea.

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  8. What a lovely finish! I really like the hearts you put in the corners. This will be so fun to decorate with at Christmas.

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  9. That's beautiful Edgar!

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  10. I love this Edgar - you did a great job! Looking forward to seeing how you finish it!

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  11. Congrats on the gorgeous finish Edgar.

    Linda

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  12. It's really lovely!Congrats!I wonder how you will finish it!AriadnefromGreece!

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  13. It looks fabulous! Congratulations, Edgar!

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  14. What a fabulous finish! I'm looking forward to seeing how you decide to display it.

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  15. **round of applause** its fabulous.

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  16. Beautiful changes--like the over red and white frame instead of breaking the rows makes for a more unified village. What finishing ideas are you tossing around?

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  17. That is a great finish dgar - love it !

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  18. A thing of beauty! Another heirloom completed! What's next?

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  19. Congratulations, Edgar. It's marvelous!

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  20. What a gorgeous finish Edgar! I love your idea of framing in the red/white border versus in between each row! It just sings Christmas!!

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  21. So very pretty. Love the change with the border.

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  22. What a bright and happy finish!
    Can't wait to see what you do with it!!!

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  23. What a wonderful piece!! You made some good changes. I love the red and white border with the little hearts. I'm looking forward to seeing how you decide to finish it.

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  24. Congratulations Edgar, it's stunning!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous Edgar!!!!! Great finish

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  26. So glad to see the finished project Edgar and I just LOVE it.

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  27. I have enjoyed watching this one grow.

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  28. Wow! I love everything about your finish - the beautiful fabric, little hearts in the corner, basically everything! Well done.
    Carolyn

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  29. Wow! It looks totally awesome! You did a wonderful job. :)

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  30. I love that sampler, beautiful version, congratulations!

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  31. So fantastic! It's on my to-do list!

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  32. It is lovely, congratulation on the finish. Now what next?

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  33. Yay! What a beautiful piece. Your changes work beautifully as usual. No one could point to a color that doesn't work.

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  34. Congratulations on this fabulous finish!

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  35. Edgar, what an absolutely gorgeous finish and I love your idea of having the outer border with the hearts - with your permission I may "steal" that concept (if I ever get around to starting my series - lol!).

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  36. Dearest Edgar: Congratulations on your finish, it is beautiful.
    I hope you will post soon what your next project is.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  37. beautiful!! congratulations!!

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  38. Love your Christmas piece! The running boarder with the hearts on the corners was a perfect change. It all looks great...and oh so festive!

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  39. Love it!! The border and hearts are perfect for the design :)

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