Sunday, September 28, 2008

Neighborhood update...

I finally made enough progress on this piece to share a photo with you all. My first house is almost completed and I'm really enjoying it. I substituted DMC 3032 with Wood Smoke by GAST and DMC 3790 with Maple Syrup also by GAST. Now to plan the colors for my other homes.

Happy stitching,

Saturday, September 27, 2008

LHN Progress

So far, this is my progress on my Little House Neighborhood. I am happy with the way it seems to be moving along so easily. Excuse the shadow but I had to take the picture indoors.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

First Progress Pic

In my previous post, I had said I hope for some progress pics soon. Well, as luck would have it, I did get some stitching done on Little House Neighbourhood.
Nothing much to show yet. Only the middle tree is done but as promised...

Nina had asked for some close up pictures. Who am I not to comply? ^.^

As you can see, I stitched my sheep's coat with a different floss - silk chenille. Vikki's Silk Chenille to be exact. I love the woolly effect. It's perfect for it, don't ya think? :D

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cherry - first progress - September 21

Not too much, unfortunately, but in this manner in a September heavy to reconcile with the other ones. I am glad that there are others yet in an early phase like this. :)
And I see it gladly, and congratulate it was ready to works!
Happy stitching!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Susan's progress - September 21

I finished the final house today! Now, I just have to do the landscaping, add some critters, finish the border, and add the verse. Wow, when I say it like that, I guess I still do have a way to go!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I started

I finally got started on my L.H. Neighborhood! Yea for me! I know there are a few things I want to change around but I haven't made any solid decisions yet.

I am working on 18 count Aida that I coffee dyed.


Little House Neighborhood Framed!

I was so happy when I got a text message from my framer this morning saying that my Little House Neighborhood was ready for me to pick it up. So, as soon as I finished work I drove there and got it. I love love love it! It is now hanging on my well, next to my stitching spot :)

Little House Neighborhood Framed

I just love the look of this frame. The minute I saw it I just knew it would be right for the piece. I thought about some mats but when I tried them with the piece I just saw that the piece didn't need any. It is just so pretty that it didn't need any more 'decoration'. I think it is perfect like this. Here is a closer look of the frame.

Close up of the frame

Well. Back to stitching I guess!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Finally Started

I finally started on my Little House Neighborhood SAL. I don't have much done but I am thoroughly enjoying it. I am having doubts about the fabric choice, perhaps it will look better the more I stitch...


Hoping to get done before the next SAL :-)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I finally started

I finally got a chance to start my LHN Neighborhood. I don't have much done so I will wait a bit to post a picture. I am stitching mine on 25 ct. mint lugana using some DMC floss and a few overdyes.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

My First Post!

I've been with this SAL since the start but have yet to post. Reason? I've got nothing to post... until now >.<
My fabric has finally arrived so I now have all the necessary materials to start this SAL. I'm so late that Nicole and Linda has both finished stitching it. Sigh!
I guess an introduction is in order. I'm Veronica from Malaysia. I've been stitching on and off for more than 10 years. Besides cross stitching, I love reading and playing computer games too.
Anyway, here's a picture of my fabric and floss. I'll be stitching it with Vikki Clayton silk on Picture This Plus 28 count Legacy Cashel Linen.

I've stitched a little on it but not enough to warrant a picture. Hopefully, more pics will be on their way soon.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Yeah! I finally did it! I got it finished last night! I stayed up way too late stitching! I ended up leaving the hearts off by the words. I was going to put crows there, but I decided to just leave it plain. The only other changes I made was putting the bunnies on the hill instead of the squirrels. Everything else is as charted.

LHN Little House Neighborhood Finished!!



I've had so much fun stitching along with you all! Thank you all for the inspiration you gave me every day! I will continue to check on you all and cheer you on as you stitch your neighborhoods. They are all looking great! :) Maybe we will be able to SAL again in the future on another of Diane's great designs!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Debby's LHN - WIP

I have been stitching on my Little House Neighborhood and I finally got all the leaves stitched on the tree! Hip Hip Horray! There are many many of them but I love the tree. Now I can do the birds and the other sheep and then on to the red house! I kept thinking I should take a photo but I just kept stitching so before I get to stitching today, I got this picture taken first thing.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Nickys 2nd Monday update

I had hoped to have the whole second row finished today but it wasn't to be. It is growing however and I am inspired by the finishes (and near finishers) who have posted to the blog already.

Did anybody else have trouble with the dark, roof stitches showing through to the the fabric. Do you think this is because I have a slightly too tight tension? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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