Wednesday, March 28, 2012

April Cottage Finish

This one went too fast! I struggled through March being sick for most of the time I was stitching. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you aren't coughing all the time.
I had a lot of fun with this one. I changed the border and did a one over egg in place of the pink flowers. I used Weeks Dye Works Celebration, one strand for the eggs.

I also changed the roof and used Weeks Dye Works Cocoa for the browns throughout. I flipped the clouds because I felt like they look like they were upside down. The shadow on the house is DMC 210, and the window frames I changed from brown to DMC 208. The darkest purple is Weeks Dye Works Purple Majesty. I'm really looking forward to getting May Cottage which I'm not changing anything!

My husband took this shot this morning as he was heading for work. We've had dark and rainy days and this was so pretty as the sun was shining through the trees as it came up.


Nancy M said...

Congrats on finishing and all your lovely changes. I have given up the cottages for now. I wasn't enjoying the kitting and pressure to finish before the month started. I know it's all self inflicted, but it is supposed to be a stress reliever and not add to it! I'll look forward to your future finishes and changes you make.

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching. Congratulations! I love the changes you've made. It looks wonderful.


Minnie said...

I love your April cottage and especially the eggs. Good choice in threads.