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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Doing a happy Dance

I have really enjoyed stitching my cottages and would like to thank Nikki for designing such a lovely series and thank Karla from The Patchwork Rabbit for supplying me with the charts. The only one that went missing was July and that got lost three times. I hope to stitch some of them again maybe even over one. Lol
Thank you Vonna for organising this blog and keeping me focused.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Trying to catch up

In my haste to post about my July and August finishes I forgot to take a photo of August. Lol.
I changed July quite a bit I kept the colours the same but I changed the star on the house to a heart , the fireworks to clouds and the flagpole to a rose covered arch. My oldest daughter several years ago got married on 4th July.

Monday, September 17, 2012

March & April Cottages

 Hi!!! Finally my March and April cottages are done! I finished them a few months ago and I love the results (more photos on my blog).

I'm already stitching May cottage so... see you soon! 
Hugs from Brazil
Monica Moura

Thursday, July 12, 2012

May and June just a little late

I have finished May and June cottages both on time but seem to have gotten behind on blogging about them.
I hope to start July cottage soon in fact the chart is hopefully on a plane tonight. My first copy of the chart seems to have gotten lost in the mail so I had another sent to my daughter who was on holiday in the uk and she hopefully returns tonight.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

January & February Cottages

Hi!! I'm new here!! My name is Monica, I'm from Brazil and I love cross stitch. I started my cottages last month and here are January & February Cottages.

You can see more pics on my blog! Now I'm waiting for March Cottage... It takes a little longer for my patterns & threads arrive to me. Thanks for letting me join the group!!!
Hugs from Brazil!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Finish just in time

I finished stitching my April cottage at about 15 minutes after midnight and would have finished earlier if I had not had to frog one of my flowers.
I have even pressed my piece and I must say it does make the stitches pop out better even the white looks better.

All I altered was my clouds I made them round and hopefully fluffier.