Sunday, 31 March 2013

Santa's Village cross stitch progress and first pictures of my craft room

Country Cottage Needlework Santa's Village

Hi everyone, here is an update on Santa's Village, I have just finished the second cottage and have begun to stitch the next one. I have not had chance to do much stitching because I have been overseeing the craft room installation, I was hoping to have finished the third cottage by now, however, it just means I need to stitch the next one a little faster! I love the way it looks on this grey fabric, it is quite soft on the eye.  

Craft room update 
My craft room is now installed, I have had a few plug sockets moved which means I need to paint over the walls in some areas, once I have done that I will be choosing new curtains and a new chair. 

It did not take me long to empty the room because everything was already in boxes, however, it did take me much longer to fill it again and I have still a bit more to do, once everything is in its place and the room has been repainted I should be ready to show photos and, hopefully, a video! That may take some time, so, I have taken photos of the display cupboard with the LED lights inside for you to take a peek at. (photos below)

I have organised all my craft things into their own drawers and cupboards, it is so much easier to access my things now and be able to create in this lovely room.  I have a number of things I am looking forward to designing over the next few weeks and then showing on my blog.     

Stitching news

When I was sorting through all of my craft room boxes I found some unfinished projects that I forgot I had, one design only needs  a few more stitches and quite  a bit of back stitch to finish it. The design is a Noah's Ark scene stitched on Aida over a small count so it looks quite lovely, hopefully I should be showing that soon. 
I also found a fully finished cross stitch that I forget to frame, it is  a Mirabillia Fairy design, I can't believe I actually forgot to get it framed!  

Poinsettia Place by Country Cottage Needlework
Country Cottage Needleworks www.happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com


Country Cottage Needlework

Some of these projects were exchange pieces, therefore not everything in the photographs has been stitched by me, if you ever did an exchange with me you just may see it below - can you spot any of your stitching?     
My craft room display cupboard www.happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com

Cross stitch finishes in my craft room

My craft room

Cross stitch finishes

Cross Stitch finishes


Cross Stitch finishes

Cross Stitch finishes

A big welcome to all of my new followers, until next time - Happy Stitching! 




37 comments:

Alens said...

Beauty!

La Comtesse said...

I love your craft room.
Happy Easter!
Loredana

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful work :)

Barb said...

all very lovely Lynn and I do envy you having a craft room. Santas village is looking so pretty.

Vickie said...

What a lovely, lovely craft room so far. Can't wait to see the rest. Easter Blessings to you. He is risen!

Emma/Itzy said...

Your display cabinet looks lovely, I need something like that to display all the wonderful things my stitchy friends have stitched me in the past few months.

Santa's village is looking great, I have bought all the charts which are available so far but have yet to start stitching them.

Judesign(by Judd25) said...

Adorable stitched works, congratulation!
Hugs from Hungary,
Jucus

Christina said...

Your CCN is looking so cute. Your display cupboard is very pretty.

butterfly said...

Love your stitching and your display in your craft room beautiful, Hugs and Happy Easter.

lisagillies said...

Really love your Santas Village.
Impressive display cupboard in your new craft room. Some really pretty stitching in there.

M. Santos said...

Un trabajo muy bonito
Besos

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty. I like the display cupboard. Happy Easter.

Catherine said...

Your village looks gore at. Your display case is fabulous!! Love the look with glass shelves!

Claire said...

Lovely photos.x

Marie Smith said...

Lynn your finishes are beautiful and I envy you that you have a craft room.
Happy Easter!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Lovely progress on your Christmas Village. Can't wait to see more of your craft room - the display shelves are lovely!

Lynn Bourke said...

Wow! I love how you've set up your display cupboard!

Loving the Santa Village, too... :-)

zoomcity said...

Your display cupboard is gorgeous.

Linda said...

Santa's Village looks great. Your display cabinet is awesome.

Linda

Mouse said...

oooo can't wait to see the photos of the room ... the display cabinet looks fab :)
well done on the Santa's village too :) love mouse xxxxx

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosos bordados!!!!

Carol said...

Your craft room is coming along beautifully--I love those lighted display shelves, Lynn!! Really showcases your work and your gifts from other stitchers...

Santa's Village is looking wonderful--love the fabric you're using for it!!

Happy April to you :)

Andrea said...

Great progress on Santa's Village. Somehow they do seem to get quicker. Think it maybe that you want to get to the next and the next and ...
The cabinets are lovely and display your finishes and gifts wonderfully well. Looking forward to seeing your room complete.

Rocio Limones said...

WOOOOW! I'm in love with Santa's Village Village. So nice!


Rocío,

http://castillosdecanela.blogspot.com.es/

Solstitches said...

Santa's Village looks great Lynn.
There are lots of gorgeous things on display in your new cabinet.
I'm looking forward to the final reveal of your craft room.
It's been a long time coming but I'm sure it has all been well worth it.
Margaret

Silverlotus said...

What a really, really great display cupboard! And how wonder to have a lot of exchange pieces.

Deb said...

Your blog is absolutely awesome! Your work is just so pretty and the variety of finishes are amazing! Love the way your blog is organized. Will spend a few more HOURS looking through. What an inspiration to stitchers!

Valma said...

wow, such beautiful pictures =)
a real window shop with so many cute and beautiful things
I'm jealous already of your craft room, I want one =D
Beautiful stitching also
This design is lovely
xxx

carmen gutierrez said...

Que perfeccion parece que no lo han tocado manos, es precioso. te dejo mi blog `por si te quieres pasar.

http://cosasdecosturadecarmele.blogspot.com

besosss desde Melilla España.

KimM said...

Lynn - your craft room display is so gorgeous! It really shows off your work to the max.
Best,
Kim

Lisa D said...

I LOVE your displays... just beautiful and the Christmas Cross stitch is a beauty!

Bety said...

I love your craft room, stitching...

Your blog is gorgeous! Your work is just so pretty!

Bonnie Brown said...

What a great idea for your craft room!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow..I love it all!

Shebafudge said...

Santa's Village is looking beautiful!

Fiona said...

Santa's village is growing nicely. Your display cabinet looks great. Really looking forward to seeing your finished craft room.

Anu said...

Your display cupboard is fabulous with so many lovely items!!!
By the way, I noticed that the link to my blog in your French blog list on the left side is no longer working. The new address is http://lepetitmondedanu.wordpress.com. Thank you.
Kind wishes,
Anu

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