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SAL – Pumpkin Cottage – 02


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and I’ve done a bit more on Pumpkin Cottage.

This is how it looked last time I’ve now added the flowers to the borders and done most of the text strip. I had hoped to finish that bit for this update but I didn’t quite get there. I’m still quite happy with my progress though and I’m really enjoying stitching this. It’s such a contrast to my last project!

I’d forgotten how much I love using variegated threads. I love the roof of the cottage. It’s so textured because of the variegation.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, CindyHeidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, DeborahMary Margaret, ReneeCarmelaSharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ,Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, Helen

Do allow for people being in different time zones, so not posting all at the same time, but it’s well worth doing a bit of blog hopping to see all the lovely projects that are being worked on.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

25 thoughts on “SAL – Pumpkin Cottage – 02

  1. This looks like fun! And easier than the previous project. 😉 I enjoy using variegated threads too.


  2. Beautiful Carole, I have a few of these cottage type ones – though not this one. They are all beautiful and like all there designs are relaxing and easy to stitch. xx


  3. How sweet!! I like little pumpkins!
    Hugs, Carmela


  4. Just lovely. The variegated thread is perfect for a rooftop.


  5. I love the look of the variegated roof!


  6. So pretty — and the roof looks great with those variegated threads. I look forward to seeing this charming piece grow!


  7. So beautiful Carole, you are doing such a beautiful job of this, looking great xx


  8. The roof was the first thing I noticed, it is way cool! Pumpkin Cottage sounds so sweet, excellent progress Carole.


  9. This one reminds me of the 12 lovely little cottages you stitched a while back. I’m still going to buy those charts one day but they’re in a queue.


  10. Those white flowers add so much to the top and bottom. I love using variegated threads and the roof is the perfect place to use them. You got loads done this time!


  11. You have gotten a lot stitched in the last three weeks. I love those floral borders.


  12. that’s a lovely bright project to be working on, Carole, and yes a total contrast to your fishy one on black!


  13. Impressive progress, Carole! The white flowers make an impact, and I agree with you about the great texture on the roof.


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