Saturday, May 19, 2012

June Cottage Progress and a Giveaway!

I've been plugging along on the June Cottage making a few color changes to the original color palette. The house is now red instead of white and has different color frames as well. I think it's a nice change as now it reminds me of a chocolate covered strawberry!

Now if you like my dandy black polka dot q-snap cover and would like one of your own plus some other great stuff I'm having a giveaway! I'm including a pack of DMC Variegated thread, a Bent Creek chart "Harvest" and a hand made swarovski fob made by me! I also want to mention that the Q-snap cover (8x8) is made by a wonderful seller on Ebay trulyin2stitching (not affiliated or recieving anything from the seller just like their stuff!).

To enter please leave a comment including your email, link my giveaway to your blog if you have one and if you like my blog feel free to join up! The winner will be chosen by random number and another person will win just a q-snap cover as a runner up giveaway. Spread the word! You have till June 1st at midnight PST to enter. I'll post the winner June 2.

I wanted to add I've finished my June Cottage and that if I get 50 people to enter I'll add a cross stitch book to the Giveaway pack. You don't have to have your own blog to enter just leave a comment if you don't and you'll be entered. Spread the word and good luck!

Monday, May 14, 2012

June Cottage progress..

Going full speed ahead with a lot of color changes...more progress to come!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

June Cottage floss toss

Here is the floss toss for June Cottage, which came in the mail last week. This took a lot of deliberating as I didn't care for the white color of the house. The green window frames and the red to me made it look more like Christmas. I decided to change the house colors almost totally. I'm happy with what I think it'll look like but it might be too drastic! I want to change the house to red with a black roof in addition to changing the window frames. I'll race through this one to get started on the July Cottage. It has just been posted on the Country Cottage Needleworks blog and that one is just adorable. I was really hoping that there would be fireworks and seeing the design I immediatly ordered some blending filaments to make them sparkle. I'm also excited because I'll soon have a giveaway to announce next week. Stay tuned for more on that!

Original colors of the floss toss, DMC 434, 436, 726, 3031, 3033, white, Sampler Baby Spinach and Cresent Colors Ladybug.

Colors I'm using, DMC 436, 726, white, 3371, Sampler Baby Spinach and Crescent Colors Ruby Slippers.

The top red is Ruby Slippers as compared to Ladybug, I much preferred the deeper red, Ladybug had too much pink. I chose 3371 because it was near black instead of 3031 which is more chocolate.