Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March Cottage~Take Three

 I have tired of working on the perforated paper.  Big shocker there, huh?  LOL.

As I kept working on March Cottage the greens did not look so good on the Antique Brown paper.  Plus I am very picky with my stitching and you cannot carry threads at all on perforated paper. Everything shows through. 

So, I restarted March Cottage for the third time last night on 32 count Lambswool Jobelan.  I had started stitching it the first time on 32 count Sage Jobelan, and then the second time on the perforated paper.

I actually stretched and pinned my fabric onto stretcher bars, much like you would do to frame it.  And much lighter than a Q-snap.  I saw it done on someone's blog and said, hey, I have to try that, as I abhor rolling up fabric on a Q-snap and them having to move it and move it again to get to the next part of the pattern.  I like to have full access to the entire piece and using the mini stretcher bars, which are very light, allows me to do this.

The Shepherd's Bush Eve's Garden kit has caught my eye, but it's $70!!!  At first I did not care so much for it, but I saw a WIP on someone's blog, and it's just gorgeous.  Darn blogs!  LOL.

I have started reading House at Riverton by Kate Morton.  Love it so far!  It has been a while since I have found a good book to read.

I also recently purchased another snap tray and these great red scissors.


SoCal Debbie said...

March cottage looks very pretty so far! Good for you for changing your mind if you weren't happy. Those red scissors are adorable!

valerie said...

I saw the SB A&E on Glenna's blog and now I like it. I wasn't into it at all when I first saw it come out. Darn blogs indeed! I'm still going to wait it out. Cute ort tray!

Beth Pearce said...

Gosh, I was going to try perf paper from what you had said in the past, but now I might not. I do like your idea of using the needlepoint frames though. I think I might try something small on the perf paper and see how it goes.

milly said...


Your March Cottage is looking great.

I love your red scissors!

Jenny said...

Oh, that snap-tray is so pretty! I love the scissors silhouette print in the bootm.

I fell in love with Eve's Garden too, but just like you, I saw the price and thought "maybe not"... Plus, if I would stitch it, I would probably have to invest in the mat-board too and them I guess we are talking about $100 or so.

Your third start of Cottage, that can only menan that it is bound to look fabulous and perfect when done. Can't wait to see your progress!

Stitchinowl said...

Nice progress on March Cottage. It looks great on the Lambswool fabric. You are really zipping through the monthly cottages.

Denise said...

Good luck on your third try, hopefully you will like it. I know how you feel, its no fun to stitch it if something doesn't feel right to you. I love Eve's Garden too but I've been a long time Shepard's Bush fan. The book sounds like a good read, will have to put that on my wish list! We all need to get together again soon!

Sally said...

Love your restart of the March cottage. Those lambs are so sweet!

$70 is a huge amount isn't it. The last big SB kit I bought was Family Sampler and it cost me £30 and it's gone up since then.

weustygirl said...

oh wow, totally in love with your red scissors, how awesome are they, and your tray is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing

Veronica said...

Lovely progress on March Cottage. Those sheep are so cute. Eve's Garden is indeed a pretty design but man it sure is expensive.


Joysze said...

March is looking good. :)

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