Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Santa's Village progress and new Valentine mini cat pattern.



Hi everyone, here is my latest progress on Santa's Village, I am hoping to get this cottage finished by the weekend. 
I only have two more houses to do and then it will be off to the framers, yay!!!

I have designed another mini cat pattern for Valentines Day (pattern below) and put together a tutorial for making these little necklaces as I have had a few requests for these, you can see the tutorial over at my cross stitch finishing blog 

Stitching news
I have been working on Santa's Village as you can see and also making these necklaces, I used 32 count linen stitched 2 over 2 using dmc thread.

I have noticed over blog land that there are a few random acts of kindness being sent so I thought I would join in the fun. Over the next twelve months I will be sending out randon acts of kindness to some of my readers, they will be pretty random and I never know when I will be doing them, probably just when the mood takes me! 
I have just put together two this week and the recipients have received an email saying they should expect a surprise from me over the next few weeks, so you never know if you leave a comment over the next twelve months it could be you!  I will, of course, be doing a blog giveaway sometime soon as I am long overdue, possibly when I get to 3000 followers, I think I have just less then a 100 more to get there!    
 

Free Pattern 

Until next time Happy Stitching!

30 comments:

Sherri said...

Thanks so much for posting the tutorial on making the necklaces. I have seen these all over the internet and I would love to know how to make them. Taa daa, here it is. Love your Santa's Village. I also made your fimo clay roses and teapot. Definitely loved those!

KimM said...

Lynn - you are amazing. I love Santa's Village - and the Valentine Cat is so cute. Can hardly wait to stitch it up.
Many thanks for all you share -
KimM

sew.darn.quilt said...

Santa's village looks wonderful. These patterns are so quaint and sweet.
Thank you for the Valentine chart.
Adorable :)

Escargopotte bordados said...

very nice progress !

Brigitte Peetermans said...

What a wonderful cosy village this is.

I just adore the house with the cookie guys in it (how do you call them in English?)

At this moment you can still join my giveaway;
http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/2014/02/giveaway-willie-whale-and-pocheke.html

Real nice handmade presents :)
(I sound like a shop keeper in the Moroccan souk)

Lisa T said...

Great progress on Santa's Village. It is such a feeling of accomplishment when you finish a large design such as this.
I love the necklaces and for some reason was not aware of your other blog. I am now following that one too and hope to try my hand at making a necklace :-) Thank you for the detailed tutorial.
Hugs,
Lisa

Ellen said...

Beautiful progress on Santa's Village! I am stitching this village also, hoping in time for this year's Christmas ha ha!

Thank you so much for your Valentine Cat, love him!

Hugs,

Cindy's Stitching said...

I really like the piece.

Vicky L said...

Your Santa Village is coming out great! I haven't start mine yet. The cat pattern is cute.

Deb said...

Gish Lynn, every time I see Santa's village I say I must do that, it is so gorgeous. How cute your wee necklaces are, great idea.

Thoeria said...

Your little kitty is so cute Lynn! Thanks for another great tutorial!

Marilyn said...

This project is looking so cute!
Marilyn

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

QUe bonitos trabajos, gracias por el gráfico para San Valentín, besos

Bruna Aguiar Melo said...

I wish my Santa's Village was like yours... No time to start stitching it...
Great progress, great stitching!
xoxo

Kate said...

Lynn, your Santa's Village is beautiful - just bet you can't wait to see it framed. Of course, I love your Valentine Cat - thanks for another delightful cat design. Thanks, too, for the tutorial on the necklaces.

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Christmas is always such a crunch time for me. I save up ideas all year long, then try to scramble to get it all done, with grading, with finals, with assessment....ugh. Needless to say, I don't get it all done. Thank you for posting Christmas in February...it's like permission to start early. :) Your blog is beautiful and your link in my feed gave me a smile this morning. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

myrica said...

Santa's village looks wonderful
Thank you so much for your Valentine Cat.
Have a nice Valentin day
Ingvor

Bonnie Brown said...

Village looks great!
I hope to start on my second one this month

butterfly said...

Your stitching looks wonderful.

Teresita said...

Muy bonito, me encantó!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your progress is great and thank you for the kitty freebie!

Carol said...

Your newest heart kitty is so cute, Lynn--thank you so much! I'm sure I'll stitch him one of these Valentine's Days :)

So happy that you are on the final two houses--what a big happy dance you'll be doing on that day! Can't wait to see the entire piece finished and framed!

Hope you're feeling all better by now!

Valma said...

3000 followers...hahaha...I was already happy to have 100 end of last year =D
I can't imagine 3000 !
your Santa's village is once again so beautiful
I stitched one only, and still haven't finish it ! I'll surely do a small pillow =)
really can't wait to see it finished and framed, it will be amazing !
I need to have a look at your tuto for the polymer clay roses, Hubby enjoys playing with fimo...he will soon have an order =D
xxx

Librarystitcher said...

Thank you for the cute kitty Valentine. I am sure I will be stitching him this year for my granddaughter.

annemarie said...

Santa's village is awesome - and the cat Valentine is so cute. Lynn - you are truly amazing with needle and thread!

Roberta said...

What a great idea, love the necklaces, very clever. Also, love the village, wished I had signed up for this.

Karen said...

Thanks for all the black cat freebies. My black cat and I love them! I'm always happy to see a post from you...very informative always.

Terri said...

I love your kitty patterns! thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

Thank you for the new Kitty. Very cute. Your village is looking so cute. Very pretty necklaces.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi Lynn, You are very generous to share your designs. Your work is lovely; I am completely smitten by Santa's Village. Happy Stitching!

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