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Country Cottage Needlework Santa’s Village progress.

Santas Village
Hi everyone, here is my latest progress on Country Cottage Needlework Santa’s Village, I am hoping to adhere to stitching one cottage a month, however I do seem to keep making mistakes and having to unpick my stitches on this one! I noticed that the bottom scroll had a gap between the first and the second house and I had to re-do the stitches, but I am loving the way it is coming along, the colours are so bright.
I am loving my Photoshop Elements 11 software, I have been designing  another free digital gift tag,  my latest is a corset/floral designed gift tag using old images and recolouring them, these will be available this week on Freebie Friday, so don’t forget to pop back to download your freebie!   
Until next time – Happy Stitching! 
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Love it! It just looks fantastic and working backwards is also my thing, but just going on will make it a finished project! Enjoy your stitches, greetings

  2. April 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    This is so cute! I think I am going to have to add these to my wish list 🙂

  3. April 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Wow, it's beautiful! Lovely pattern!

  4. April 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Your village is really looking good, Lynn! The colors are wonderful and cheery and I love the way the snowflakes actually pop! Great job!

  5. April 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Very pretty! The more I see this one the more I think I might have to make it myself;)

  6. April 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Beautiful !

  7. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    It looks gorgeous Can't wait to see your next item. I managed to pickup some beautiful fabrics & swarovski crystal elements on sale for $1.66 a pack. I am doing the Sajou 4 Alphabet Pattern you did on a box. I hope it comes out good at the end with the fabric. Fabric was expensive.

  8. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    If I hadn't decided to stitch from my stash this year I surely would have added these designs to my stash. Your village looks great and the population is growing.

  9. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    I am really liking how that looks all stitched on one piece of fabric.

  10. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    It's beautiful, Lynn! Your latest design sounds exciting and I'm looking forward to it. 🙂

  11. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    Beautiful stitching Lynn, it's coming along nicely! I love the colours too, no time to get bored 😀

  12. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    It looks great Lynn.
    I like the fabric color also, it seems to "pop" on that color.

  13. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    Love your Santa's Village – Beautiful. Now you are ahead of me:)
    i got as far as the first 2 done.
    love Annette

  14. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    Beautiful stitching! Love this series too!


  15. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    Very nice, I liked your cottages. I stick it too, but all individually.
    Have a nice time.

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  17. April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    Really beautiful. I am thoroughly enjoying cross-stitching this piece, which I am doing vicariously through you!

  18. April 20, 2013 / 6:25 am

    Its wonderful! The owner of our LNS is also stitching this and I can't wait to see it finished.

  19. April 20, 2013 / 6:25 am

    Your village is coming along wonderfully despite what you say about the mistakes you make.

  20. August 3, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    This is so pretty. I just ordered 4 of the patterns and can't wait to start. What color fabric did you use?