This was such a simple and quick to stitch project – of course it’s not very large. I think it will go in a 5″ x 12″ frame. I started the stitching on August 1 and finished the cross stitch on August 2 – see I said it was quick. It’s on 14 count aida stitched with 2 strands of floss.
I ordered the felt from CountryStitchesOnline.com. I knew I wanted a green house with the dark blue windows and room but you never know when ordered things on a computer screen if it’s really showing up a true color. I also ordered a really pretty red piece. I like to live dangerously and decided to start the stitching before the wool arrived. I picked a green floss I liked and hoped the green wool wouldn’t clash too bad with it.
The wool arrived in today’s mail and as you can see it could not have been more of a perfect match and I got that house appliqued right away.
This is a small project – it will likely fit in a 5 x 12″ frame with room around it to spare. The door is 3/8″ x 5/8″ so I definitely only needed tiny pieces of wool but I had to order it in 1/4 yard pieces so I have plenty to use for the backs of smalls and to make some needle books. A cart for a most beautiful needle book happened to accompany the wool so I can’t wait to start on that.
In the meantime, I’m working along on In HIS Image and decided I don’t really love the shades of red DMC called for – or maybe it’s too much red. I don’t know but I’m working on that house in the lower right.
I think I’m going to change the color of that house from red to something else. My fabric is a light blue so maybe a pretty blue house. or I’m also partial to green or gold. Who knows – don’t have to make the decision quite yet. I’m working on outlining windows and getting roofs on and only had two small rows of the red in that I will need to rip out.
I really like Nightingale’s Garden with the felt house. That green felt is the perfect match.
Thank you. I really lucked out it matching so well.
Very nice finish, I love it! I hadn’t thought of changing the house color. Great idea!
Nightengale’s Garden is evocative on many levels; thank you.