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Another Santa’s Village update and a Prairie Schooler work in progress

Hi everyone, here is another update of my latest village finish, I am just waiting for the delivery of the next pattern but I have finally caught up, at last!
I have also been stitching a Prairie Schooler pattern, I started this a while ago, it is Rain, Rain, Go Away, one of my favourite designs, it is so appropriate for me as I hate going out in the rain!  

I made a mistake on the Santa’s Village house, if you look to the bottom of the stable doors there are two lines of red cross stitching but there should only be one, it does not make much difference to the design so I left it in as I did not like the idea of starting all over again just for the sake of one tiny mistake.   
More stitching news.

I have just joined Squidoo and posted my first cross stitching lens all about cross stitch ideas, you can see it here if you  wish. 
For those of you that have never heard of Squidoo ( I hadn’t until recently ) it is a website where you can write about anything you like, of course my subject is cross stitch but I will be writing about other things too.
Thankyou for all of your comments and visits, until next time – Happy Stitching! 
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    I love the Santas Village. Too cute, even with the mistake. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Your Christmas village is so cute. I'm enjoying the pics as it's growing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Anonymous
    July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    beautiful street

  4. July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Your village is looking great. Nice starts on your PS.

  5. July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Lovely stitching !! Looks very sweet:)
    I too made a tiny mistake ( in fact, I always make ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) in my recent finish but based on the type of design, I just let it go.

  6. July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    you know I'm in love with this stitching =)
    and seeing it on your blog…I know …I'm weak…I ordered 3 houses this morning =D
    you contaminated me =D
    very beautiful stitches you are showing us again. and the mistake…we really can't see !
    happy stitching

  7. July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Wonderful progress! Isn't it great to be caught up on an SAL?

  8. July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Lovely update on your stitchery

  9. July 10, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    great progress, they both are lovely designs.

  10. July 12, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Stitching in progress really looking wonderful good.

  11. July 12, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Your village is just too darn cute! And I like that Rain Rain Go Away pattern too!


  12. July 12, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Hi There, I am a new visitor to your blog, and what a gorgeous blog it is!
    I do love the look of the Santa Village & would love to stitch it, but I think The Husband might not like the wintery theme of it, in our summer Christmas in Australia!
    I look forward to visiting here again.

  13. July 12, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Great projects!! I never would have known about the "mistake" if you hadn't pointed it out! I prefer to call things like that "personalizations" ~ lol!

  14. July 12, 2013 / 8:12 am

    congrats on getting caught up with Santa's Village! The PS is looking good too!

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  16. July 12, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Toutes ces maisons sont trรจs belles, bravo et bonne continuation.
    A bientรดt

  17. July 12, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Lovely work Lynn, its coming together nicely, i had not noticed the mistake.
    Julie.C x

  18. July 12, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Great progress on both pieces Lynn.


  19. July 18, 2013 / 10:18 am

    Santa's village is great – and what mistake!! No mistake that I can see ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love your little Prairie Schooler houses ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. July 18, 2013 / 10:18 am

    Love the santa's village! Looks great ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. July 18, 2013 / 10:18 am

    Oh my word, I just started cross stitching and had so many questions and wanted some ideas, your blog is AMAZEBALLS! Thank you so much for taking the time to post it all for us to learn from x

  22. July 18, 2013 / 10:18 am

    Love your progress. My next instalement came a couple of days ago so I'm back to my village.
    The PS piece is lovely too. Not very appropriate just at the moment!
    Have a great weekend.

  23. July 21, 2013 / 10:52 am

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I am back blogging again, and you were one of my followers. I am Sue from country-blossoms.blogspot.com I am looking forward to catching up with you again, and trading craft and other stories. Hugs from Sue x

  24. July 21, 2013 / 10:52 am

    Precioso bordado que bien que se ve y muy avanzado, besosss

  25. July 21, 2013 / 10:52 am

    Your Santa's Village looks gorgeous!

    Lovely new start.

  26. August 3, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Your Santa's village is looking stunning – I just love the vibrant colours and I think the extra line of stitching looks just fine.
    Love your new PS start as well.

  27. August 3, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Really lovely progress Lynn.I would never have noticed your mistake if you hadn't pointed it out. It definitely wasn't worth frogging or starting over.
    I like your PS start too!

  28. August 3, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Muy bonito! muy bonito!!!!

  29. August 3, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    I have seen a number of bloggers working on Santa's Village, your is beautiful!

  30. August 7, 2013 / 9:19 am

    Hi from new fan Jo at Crafty Gifts & Cards. Just discovered your beautiful cross stitch work – brill… I 'dabble' in cross stitch too, but yours is superb.
    Pop over & visit my blog – craftylas.blogspot.com.
    Take care…
    Jo. x