Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cottage Constructed

The cottage that gives this design its name is finished, snow and all. However, I think I have to frog the pink and white stitching to the left of the door. I stitched it all going upwards and the stitches look so uneven compared to the right side, which was stitched going down. I'm trying to live with it for awhile to see if I stop seeing the flaws , but so far they really stand out to me. I haven't been railroading this piece and I think it may have been a mistake.

I wasn't sure the brown checkerboard for the roof was going to stand out, but I like how it looks. This really is a pretty little design. Though I kind of wish I was stitching something springy. It seems a little odd to be working on snow when March is coming in like a lamb here - I hope the lion doesn't show up anytime soon!

15 comments:

staci said...

The cottage looks really cute, I think your stitching looks great :)

Ranae said...

The cottage is adorable. I think it looks o.k. but I know sometimes in person it just doesnt look right. It is hand made. so it doesnt have to be perfect :)

Paisley said...

Your cottage looks yummy!

Linen Stitcher said...

You're really clipping along on your stitching these days. The cottage is very sweet. I'll look forward to seeing your progress on this one.

Nicki said...

I think it looks lovely :)

A tip for you - I stitch more neatly going down too, so if I find I'm going to have to stitch up I turn the fabric round by 190 degrees. The crosses lie the same way but I can then stitch down :)

We have the March lion here - would be nice to have the lamb!

Sally said...

I think your cottage is beautiful:)

Vonna said...

I think it looks lovely! I stitch side to side so I understand what your saying...Nicki had a good resolution though! I'll have to give that a try as well!

Carol R said...

Great cottage - I can almost smell the gingerbread!

Teri said...

The cottage and the color changes look great! I really like the way the roof looks.

Kathy said...

Check out my blog "Purple Wildcat" where I have made an award to you as my Blogging Buddy.

Sharon said...

Very pretty progress!

Kim said...

Michele it looks amazing! I love how the checkerboard roof turned out! I don't see anything un-even with the stitches around the door. But I definitely know the little things stand out to the stitcher. I am so loving watching you do this design, though.

Lelia said...

Oh, i don't know, the stitching looks fine in the photograph. What a cute cottage!!!

K in NY said...

The cottage is really pretty! And you have some Spring in there too - the flowers.

Michele said...

your cottage looks great! love watching your progress :)