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:

Vicki said...

Awesome finish, Edgar!

cucki said...

Wow it's so beautiful
Well done dear x

Kristen said...

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. :)

Heritage Hall said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Margie said...

That is so pretty! I love it.

needlenurse said...

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

Paula

Shelly said...

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

Sandye said...

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

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful Edgar!

Amy said...

That looks fantastic!!

Lynette said...

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

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Edgar.

Linda

Ariadne said...

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

Paisley said...

It looks fabulous! Congratulations, Edgar!

Justine said...

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

Julie said...

**round of applause** its fabulous.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

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?

Minnie said...

Great finish!

graycat said...

That is a great finish dgar - love it !

Tricia B said...

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

Margaret said...

Congratulations, Edgar. It's marvelous!

Wanda said...

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!!

Claudette497 said...

Beautiful work!

Jan said...

So very pretty. Love the change with the border.

Frances N said...

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

Barb said...

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.

Christine said...

Congratulations Edgar, it's stunning!

jeffsrose35 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Edgar!!!!! Great finish

Arlene Grimm said...

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

riona said...

I have enjoyed watching this one grow.

Stitchinowl said...

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

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

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

Ana said...

I love that sampler, beautiful version, congratulations!

MaryO said...

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

Mary said...

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

CathieJ said...

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

Karen said...

Congratulations on this fabulous finish!

Kaisievic said...

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!).

diamondc said...

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

Blessings
Catherine

Kate said...

beautiful!! congratulations!!

Sherri said...

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!

KDono62139 said...

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