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Santa’s Village – Yay it’s finished!

Hello everyone, I am pleased to say Santa’s Village is finished, yay!!!!!

I must admit I found this pattern to be a  bit little bit repetitive, hence it took me a while to get around to finishing it, however, I am very pleased with the result and I hope you like it too! 

It looks really nice and bright and will look even nicer when it is framed. I have seen this framed in white so I think that is the finish I am going for, watch this space! 
I have posted quite a few pictures below for you to get a feel for how it looks.
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Stitching news this week   

Quite a few of my readers have asked me for the little pillow cross stitch pattern in my last post, I have now redsigned the needlebook that matches it and sent it to each person that requested the pillow pattern. I used 25 count lugana fabric and stitched it over 1 thread.
I blogged about it in this previous post.

I am planning on reshowing some of my boxes and redoing some of the patterns as some of you had missed then the first time around.

I have been asked by a few people if I intend to make any polymer clay items and matching box sets again as quite a few of you liked them, well the answer is certainly a yes!
As most of you know I have been busy moving house and country so I have not had as much time as I would have liked to do stitching, also all of my stitching materials are still packed away at the moment, unfortunately the craft room will be the last thing I get sorted.

I have some gorgeous Paris fabric so there will definitely be a Paris theme, also you know I love my tea themed stitching so look out for that!

Special project in the making

There is also something else that has been taking my stitching time, in January 2015 I started a very special project for an unsuspecting blogger, it is very detailed and requires a lot of my attention, it is a secret project that I can’t wait to show you!
Hopefully I should have it finished over the next few months, the lady now knows she is going to receive the gift in the first half of this year and she is very happy about it!

Tea time mini cat is also finished, photo below!

Santa’s Village Photo’s 

I always like to show a many photograph’s so that you can see the detail of the pattern.
Here is the link to the Country Cottage Needlework designer of the pattern, I love all of Nikki’s designs.
I changed one small part of the design that I did not like, there were cups over the door of the last cottage, I thought they looked a bit silly so I removed them, it is only a small detail but I think it looked nicer without them.  

Tea Time Mini cat pattern here
Until next time, Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Santa's Village turned out so well! I love that piece and think each little house is adorable. Looking forward to seeing this framed. I'm thrilled that you'll be doing more polymer clay items and matching box sets! Yay! Will you have a craft room in your new home?

  2. February 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Hi Lynn – your Santa's Village is incredible!! Well done! I love all the colours on the fabric you used – it is a truly stunning piece to be proud of!
    I'm not at all surprised that the lady is very happy at the thought of your special gift!! I should imagine she will treasure it!
    Have a lovely week,

  3. February 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Wow! Your Santa's Village is BEAUTIFUL! I love the snowflakes and the colours and even the repetitive lines (though I understand truly it was a bit boring 🙂
    This will be a beautiful item on the wall at your french Xmas house! Compliments!
    I have missed the latest blog of the pillows and the boxes. They look really nice, I am looking corward to see your new messages about them.
    In the meantime I wish you fun and 'bon courage' by designing the house.
    See you

  4. February 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Santa's Village is AWESOME in its entirety like this! It will look amazing when it's all framed up. The snowflakes look so nice when you see the whole piece too.
    I have only stitched one cottage as a single and really enjoyed it.

  5. February 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Congratulations. This is just stunning. x

  6. February 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Congratulations on a fantastic finish!

  7. February 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Que diseño tan bonito!!! me encantan esas casitas, besos

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  9. February 21, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    It's very very cute. Compliments.

  10. February 21, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    What a massive, beautiful finish.

  11. February 21, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    I Like it so much! Congratulations!

  12. February 21, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Yayy it's beautiful x

  13. February 21, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Congratulations on your finish!!! It looks fantastic!!!

  14. February 21, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Congrats on the gorgeous finish Lynn.


  15. February 21, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Love all of the many things to see in your Santa's Village; the deer are so cute, congrats on a great finish. Also, kitty and tea is so cute! Can't wait to see the secret project. Love checking your blog. Blessings to you

    Pam in Kansas

  16. February 21, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Santa's Village is absolutely wonderful – and your work is beautiful!

  17. February 21, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Congrats Lynn it's beautiful!

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  19. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    I'm happy dancing with you! It's a great finish. I'll miss seeing your progress on it, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next!

  20. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Congrats on your finish! I finished mine in November of last year. And you're right, it is repetitive in parts. I love mine, but I'd never do another. I planned to frame mine in white, but ended up with a brown frame with a tiny white mat. Looking forward to seeing yours framed!

  21. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Santa's Village is beautiful and will look stunning when you frame it. Look forward to seeing it done Lynn. Very much look forward to your "French" theme designs when you do them and the teatime ones. Hope your settling in is going to plan for you and you are enjoying your new life so far.

  22. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Hi Lynn,am looking forward to stitching Time for Tea, having visited your store:) and will also be taking a look at CCN's Santa's Village,it really is lovely with all the designs completed

  23. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Congratulations on a large finish. It looks like it was a lot of work but worth it. Great job on it.

  24. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    A truly beautiful finish Lynn. Love it.

  25. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Hi Lynn – I stitched Santa's Village as one large piece just as you have here when it first came out. I had it framed with a red mat and a white frame and it is so pretty. I just love it. I hung it up and it's been up ever since!! even though it's for Christmas, I just can't put it away yet.

    Yours is beautiful and I know you absolutely love it after it's framed. Be sure to show us the framed piece too.

  26. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Santa's Village looks wonderful.

  27. February 22, 2016 / 7:02 am

    What a wonderful finish – a white frame will be perfect. You are truly an amazing stitcher!

  28. February 22, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Congrats on the HUGE finish. I really love the Santa's Village. The whole thing framed in white will be a stunning piece to hang. Hopefully not just for Christmas as it's too pretty.

  29. February 22, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Lynn, Santa's Village is so beautiful and such a lot of work!! Tea Time mini cat is a beauty, too.

  30. February 22, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Your Santa's Village is beautiful – I've always wanted to do it.
    A great finish – looking forward to photos the framing.

  31. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    What a beautiful accomplishment! Congrats!

  32. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    One word : FANTABULOUS !!
    Congrats on your finish.

  33. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Oh, Lynn….your Santa's Village is beautiful. Congratulations on another beautiful finished project.

  34. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Santa's Village is beautiful. In fact, I now have the 'should I take the plunge?'

  35. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Que preciosidadddd es una maravilla y una lindura, es una creación muy fina y delicada besosss

  36. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    What a HUGE accomplishment, Lynn!! It looks so darling and I know how happy you are to be done with all those houses 🙂 Hope spring is coming to the French countryside!

  37. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    superbe broderie, bonne soirée

  38. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Oh, my! If that were my finish, you could feel my happy dance all the way to your house–halfway around the world! Love it, love it, love it.

  39. February 23, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Wow, Lynn! That turned out just great! It is absolutely fabulous. Congratulations on a huge finish. I can't wait to see it framed.

  40. February 24, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Congrats on the finish, it is gorgeous!

  41. February 24, 2016 / 6:13 am

    What a lovable finish? Congratulations! 🙂

  42. February 24, 2016 / 6:13 am

    What a beautiful design and wonderful stitching. Just so gorgeous, it will be perfect with a white frame. Congrats on the finish

  43. February 24, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Amazing wrork on your village! Congrats!

  44. February 24, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Your village looks so good! Congratulations!

    And I can't wait to see what else you get up to on your blog. Your creations are always wonderful.

  45. February 24, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Wow, so beautiful!!! Congrats. I love all the wonderful close up shots, the colors and stitching are perfect:)

  46. February 25, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Congrats on your wonderful finish!! Your tea time kitty is cute too.

  47. February 25, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    I'm so happy you finished Santa's Village – congratulations! I wonder if you'll go with a white frame or change your mind. I can't wait to see it framed now. 🙂

  48. February 26, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Santa's village is gorgeous.congratulations.

  49. March 10, 2016 / 9:29 am

    That looks amazing, fantastic job!