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:

  1. Bravo! Bravo! Congratulations on a lovely finish!

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  2. 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?

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  3. 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?

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

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  5. Gorgeous, Congrats!AriadnefromGreece!

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  6. 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

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  7. 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!

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  8. Wonderful finish ..well done dear xxx

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

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

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  11. Congratulation.
    A perfect finish.

    Best wishes Manuela

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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!

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  18. Another great finish. What are your plans for framing?

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  19. 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. =)

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  20. 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. :-)

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

    Jan

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  33. Great finish! Love all your changes.

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  34. Congratulations on your wonderful cottage finish!

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

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

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  37. 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!

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  38. 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!

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  39. 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 :)

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

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

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  42. 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

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  43. 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

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