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SAL – Pumpkin Cottage – 04

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

This is how it looked last time.

I didn’t have too much left to do. The tree on the left needed to be finished, then pumpkins, flowers, birds and a fence on the right. Then all I needed to do was pull out the gridlines and take a photo πŸ™‚ It needs a press but as it’s just gone into the box with lots of other projects waiting to be framed in some way, I didn’t bother with that just yet. Honestly, if I did get around to framing them all, I don’t have enough wall to hang them up. I’d have to set up a rotation πŸ˜‰

I’ve no idea what I’m going to stitch next. I’m torn between fishing another kit out of the box or printing out one of the many digital charts that I have. I’ll have to have a rummage and see what leaps out at me.

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

Avis, Claire, Gun, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy,Β Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah,Β Mary Margaret, Renee,Β Carmela,Β Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ,Jenny,Β 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.

35 thoughts on “SAL – Pumpkin Cottage – 04

  1. Lovely feeling to finish a project and this is beautiful – also so smooth!

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  2. One Happy Dance for you!!!! Well done!

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  3. Congratulations on your finish! I also have many unframed pieces.

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  4. Such a sweetie! Congratulations on finishing it, although I will miss seeing it ☺️. I wonder what your next choice will be….

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  5. I tend to rotate out my seasonal projects so that I get to enjoy them all. I have also found that finishing some of the projects into pillows allows me to have more of them around.

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    • I have thought of making pillows up, but again, I lack places to put them and I worry that the cats would play with them. Still, it’s the stitching part that I enjoy. I tend to lose interest once they’re finished πŸ˜‰

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  6. Pumpkin Cottage is charming – well done on the finish! There’s a certain delicious pleasure in deciding what to stitch next. Don’t rush that process on our account. πŸ˜‰

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚
      Oh yes, the deciding part is great fun. It took some narrowing down but I’ve settled on printing out a digital chart, which I’m really looking forward to stitching.

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  7. Happy Dancing time. Your project is absolutely adorable. I love everything about it. Your cloth coloring is absolutely what I should have been

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  8. Delightful! Congrats on yet another finish this year!

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  9. Yay! Congrats on your happy dance Carole, it’s a beautiful finish for you! I am the same, I was looking through my stack of finished but not framed projects and thinking I’ll need to do something about them in 2021! I’m so glad I’m not alone! xx

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  10. It’s beautiful! Enjoy your Happy Dance. Ask you other half to fish out a kit. Depending on his choice you’ll soon know which one you really want to stitch next (or not, depending what he chooses LOL).

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  11. a lovely happy dance there Carole ^^
    Fishing a kit ouf the stash will mean you can just dive in for next time, whereas choosing a chart will mean also sorting threads . . . I’m sometimes very lazy and prefer a kit ^^

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚
      I know what you mean, although I do usually change the fabric in kits as I dislike Aida. I’ve picked a digital chart this time which only takes five colours so didn’t take long to kit up. The fabric is rinsed, pressed and hanging up to dry so I just need to grid it and I can get started.
      *whispers – it’s a chart that I mentioned to you recently πŸ˜‰

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  12. What a fun piece! I too have many finished projects that are stored in a box – I am seeing a theme here! Congratulations on your finish!

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  13. It looks gorgeous ! Congratulations on the finish. Im the same when it comes to finishing something, I have this growing drawer of finished projects where I have no idea what kind of finish I’ll do. I’ve only ever framed one piece and with an ill fitting frame to boot, leaving me unwilling to try again.

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  14. First well done one a happy dance Carole. You made me laugh with the toss it in a box comment, as that is so me. I have recently been trying to get some of the older ones framed but though I have dozens of frames – rarely do i find something that will fit one lol. xx

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚
      That made me laugh too. I also have lots of frames. I made a few trips out to charity shops just to search for frames but of course none of them are just the right size for the stuff that needs framing LOL

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  15. Such a darling finish!

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