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Country Cottage Needlework Santas Village

Hi everyone, thankyou for all of your lovely comments on my previous post, I see there are a lot of Country Cottage Needlework fans out there!
I have made quite a bit of progress on the repeat stitching on the first Santa’s House, since taking this photo I have done quite a bit more stitching. I am glad I decided to change the fabric, it is so much easier to handle than the Permin Linen and I particularly love this soft grey colour.
I will soon have this one finished, then I can start the second house, it is a lovely design and I am really looking forward to stitching it.

Craft Room news   
I have now got a date set for my craft room to be fitted out – Yay!!! The plans have been drawn up and I am just choosing the cabinets and the door fronts, some will have glass doors with lighting to display some of my finished stitching. Look out for the posts on this as I will be showing pictures on its progress and I may even show you a video tour!
Happy Stitching until next time!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 7, 2013 / 9:29 am

    Love this on the new fabric. Can't wait to see the new room take shape. CJ in OK

  2. February 7, 2013 / 9:29 am

    Lovely to see the second Santa House. I opted for natural linen and didnt think of using grey.What a good choice. I did decide to make them tree ornaments so mine are stitched one over one on 35 count making them small enough to be on our christmas tree in December 2013. Well that's the plan lol………….
    Bye for now Carol

  3. February 7, 2013 / 9:29 am

    Your stitching is so perfect! Can't wait to see the craft room evolve online! Hugs!

  4. February 7, 2013 / 9:29 am

    looking good 🙂 I'm enjoying watching everyone's stitching this project.

  5. February 7, 2013 / 9:29 am

    You're steaming along with Santa's village! And it must be so exciting to be getting your craft room sorted! Can't wait to see pics of the room 🙂

  6. February 7, 2013 / 9:29 am

    Your cottage is coming on nicely! I can't wait to see the photos of your craft room as you get it kitted out… I can only dream of a craft room in our small flat, so I'll have to just be jealous of yours 🙂

  7. February 7, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Such a sweet design. I am so jealous of your craft room already! I would love one.

  8. February 9, 2013 / 10:27 am

    Your stitching is lloking awesome – so neat, and bright too. Looking forward to seeing your craft room – I dream of having one at some point in the very distant future 😉

  9. February 9, 2013 / 10:27 am

    You are progressing beautifully.
    Loved this chart, the colors are so chrismassy.

    Have a good weekend

  10. February 9, 2013 / 10:27 am

    Love this one on the soft gray, Lynn–it reminds me of a winter day.

    Anxious to see those first few craft room photos–you are so lucky 🙂

  11. February 12, 2013 / 8:27 am

    I love your progress pic of Santas Village, its coming along very nicely. It looks awesome on the blue, can't wait to see more.

  12. February 12, 2013 / 8:27 am

    Great progress on Santa's cottage. Looking forward to seeing the progress on your craft room.

  13. February 12, 2013 / 8:27 am

    Santas Village is looking lovely on this colour of fabric.
    Oh I can't wait for you to show us the craft room. I do have a bit of noseiness about me. 🙂 You Tube seems to be on a permanent search for "craft room tours"!

  14. February 13, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    Your Santa's Village is looking really lovely. I really like the fabric which you have chosen.