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Santa’s Village cross stitch progress and first pictures of my craft room

Country Cottage Needlework Santa
Hi everyone, here is an update on Santa’s Village, I have just finished the second cottage and have begun to stitch the next one. I have not had chance to do much stitching because I have been overseeing the craft room installation, I was hoping to have finished the third cottage by now, however, it just means I need to stitch the next one a little faster! I love the way it looks on this grey fabric, it is quite soft on the eye.  
Craft room update 
My craft room is now installed, I have had a few plug sockets moved which means I need to paint over the walls in some areas, once I have done that I will be choosing new curtains and a new chair. 
It did not take me long to empty the room because everything was already in boxes, however, it did take me much longer to fill it again and I have still a bit more to do, once everything is in its place and the room has been repainted I should be ready to show photos and, hopefully, a video! That may take some time, so, I have taken photos of the display cupboard with the LED lights inside for you to take a peek at. (photos below)
I have organised all my craft things into their own drawers and cupboards, it is so much easier to access my things now and be able to create in this lovely room.  I have a number of things I am looking forward to designing over the next few weeks and then showing on my blog.     
Stitching news
When I was sorting through all of my craft room boxes I found some unfinished projects that I forgot I had, one design only needs  a few more stitches and quite  a bit of back stitch to finish it. The design is a Noah’s Ark scene stitched on Aida over a small count so it looks quite lovely, hopefully I should be showing that soon. 
I also found a fully finished cross stitch that I forget to frame, it is  a Mirabillia Fairy design, I can’t believe I actually forgot to get it framed!  
Poinsettia Place by Country Cottage Needlework
Country Cottage Needleworks www.happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com
Country Cottage Needlework
Some of these projects were exchange pieces, therefore not everything in the photographs has been stitched by me, if you ever did an exchange with me you just may see it below – can you spot any of your stitching?     
My craft room display cupboard www.happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com
Cross stitch finishes in my craft room
My craft room
Cross stitch finishes
Cross Stitch finishes
Cross Stitch finishes
Cross Stitch finishes
A big welcome to all of my new followers, until next time – Happy Stitching! 

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Lynn – your craft room display is so gorgeous! It really shows off your work to the max.

  2. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    wow, such beautiful pictures =)
    a real window shop with so many cute and beautiful things
    I'm jealous already of your craft room, I want one =D
    Beautiful stitching also
    This design is lovely

  3. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Your blog is absolutely awesome! Your work is just so pretty and the variety of finishes are amazing! Love the way your blog is organized. Will spend a few more HOURS looking through. What an inspiration to stitchers!

  4. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    What a really, really great display cupboard! And how wonder to have a lot of exchange pieces.

  5. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Santa's Village looks great Lynn.
    There are lots of gorgeous things on display in your new cabinet.
    I'm looking forward to the final reveal of your craft room.
    It's been a long time coming but I'm sure it has all been well worth it.

  6. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Great progress on Santa's Village. Somehow they do seem to get quicker. Think it maybe that you want to get to the next and the next and …
    The cabinets are lovely and display your finishes and gifts wonderfully well. Looking forward to seeing your room complete.

  7. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Your craft room is coming along beautifully–I love those lighted display shelves, Lynn!! Really showcases your work and your gifts from other stitchers…

    Santa's Village is looking wonderful–love the fabric you're using for it!!

    Happy April to you 🙂

  8. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    oooo can't wait to see the photos of the room … the display cabinet looks fab 🙂
    well done on the Santa's village too 🙂 love mouse xxxxx

  9. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Santa's Village looks great. Your display cabinet is awesome.


  10. Anonymous
    April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Your display cupboard is gorgeous.

  11. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Wow! I love how you've set up your display cupboard!

    Loving the Santa Village, too… 🙂

  12. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Lovely progress on your Christmas Village. Can't wait to see more of your craft room – the display shelves are lovely!

  13. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Lynn your finishes are beautiful and I envy you that you have a craft room.
    Happy Easter!

  14. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Lovely photos.x

  15. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Your village looks gore at. Your display case is fabulous!! Love the look with glass shelves!

  16. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    really pretty. I like the display cupboard. Happy Easter.

  17. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Un trabajo muy bonito

  18. Anonymous
    April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Really love your Santas Village.
    Impressive display cupboard in your new craft room. Some really pretty stitching in there.

  19. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Love your stitching and your display in your craft room beautiful, Hugs and Happy Easter.

  20. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Your CCN is looking so cute. Your display cupboard is very pretty.

  21. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Adorable stitched works, congratulation!
    Hugs from Hungary,

  22. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Your display cabinet looks lovely, I need something like that to display all the wonderful things my stitchy friends have stitched me in the past few months.

    Santa's village is looking great, I have bought all the charts which are available so far but have yet to start stitching them.

  23. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    What a lovely, lovely craft room so far. Can't wait to see the rest. Easter Blessings to you. He is risen!

  24. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    all very lovely Lynn and I do envy you having a craft room. Santas village is looking so pretty.

  25. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Beautiful work 🙂

  26. April 6, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    I love your craft room.
    Happy Easter!

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  28. April 8, 2013 / 6:33 am

    What a great idea for your craft room!!!

  29. April 8, 2013 / 6:33 am

    I love your craft room, stitching…

    Your blog is gorgeous! Your work is just so pretty!

  30. April 8, 2013 / 6:33 am

    I LOVE your displays… just beautiful and the Christmas Cross stitch is a beauty!

  31. April 10, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    Santa's Village is looking beautiful!

  32. April 10, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    Wow..I love it all!

  33. April 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Santa's village is growing nicely. Your display cabinet looks great. Really looking forward to seeing your finished craft room.

  34. August 30, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    Your display cupboard is fabulous with so many lovely items!!!
    By the way, I noticed that the link to my blog in your French blog list on the left side is no longer working. The new address is http://lepetitmondedanu.wordpress.com. Thank you.
    Kind wishes,