Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Come & Share

I managed to get the cottage picture done this time and I am so glad as I cannot say I enjoyed that bit of it. That done it is now going away until next time when hopefully I will enjoy this stitching a bit more.

Next in the rota is Blackwork house so I am going to do a couple of days on that.

Saturday I would like to play some catch up with either Gigi or EMS Roses both of which will soon be lagging well behind but as it is both our wedding anniversary and the day we go to meet Nicola and hubby so I am not sure anything will get done at all. Never mind I do at least feel as though some progress is beginning to be made and I am back on track.

I must tell you I am really excited about a new impending start - well not until the new year but I am having really good fun at the planning stage. I have joined the "Me, Myself and I" blog. It is a sort of square robin - similar to a round robin but it doesn't go round LOL. I know I am not making myself very clear - but basically if you have seen the neighbourhood RR's and would love to do one but do not want the commitment then this is for you. We are each going to design our own neighbourhood and then after the 31st December (the only rule as far as I can see is that you are not allowed to start actually stitching before this date) we will start. We will work on our own Neighbourhoods and at our own pace - no set day - no set time - no set anything but we will have the fun of taking part with others as if it was a real RR. If anyone has any charts with houses or cottages on that they no longer want then they will receive a very big welcome at my house. So far I have the LHN ones - Home of a Needleworker, The Counting House and Over the River and through the woods. I have an Elizabeth Designs called Garden of My Heart and I have ordered another one called My Country House. On top of that I downloaded a load of freebies from a french blog but the trouble so far it they are all different sizes and getting a dozen or so houses that are all a similar size looks to be impossible. Sure it wont be but just at the moment it feels that way. I shall start trowling through all my mags shortly.

Hope everyone is busy stitching and that you are all keeping well.

Thank you for once again visiting me.



May your frogs stay in their pond

23 comments:

Angela said...

Your cottage looks lovely! I joined the Neighbourhood blog as well and am also having a difficult time deciding on houses. I look forward to watching your progress next year.

brokenfairy said...

LOL I have joined the Me,Myself and I RR as well, I just had to!! and it is not until the new year so plenty of time. Come and share looks great,I do love that cottage.

Vonna said...

Look at that lovely Cottage there :)
And the MM&IRR is gonna be fabulous!

Christine said...

Hi Helen, have you tried here:- http://www.leschroniquesdefrimousse.com/

Scroll down to near the bottom and you'll find a little village. They are designed to be 3D, but you copuld just choose whichever face worked

Teejay said...

What a sweet stitch!

Angela said...

You've done it now, thanks to your link I've just joined the Neighbourhood RR. Just the excuse I was looking for to design my own project.

I can imagine the cottage was quite fiddly but it dies look great. Well done for sticking with it.

staci said...

Isn't it fun to read everyone's ideas for the MM&IRR? It's going to be even more fun to see everyone's neighborhood grow!

Kathy A. said...

I love your little cottage. It is so colorful. Love that you joined the MM&I RR. You will enjoy it. Your pattern went out in the mail today.

Kendra said...

I joined the MM&IRR as well. I started planning my neighborhood over the weekend, and now it's taking up a lot of my time! I keep getting ideas and making notes on my idea page...then I get another idea and run off to look for a pattern...then think of something else and make a note. I'm not getting much else done right now!

vEr0n!c@ said...

That's a pretty little cottage. Too bad you didn't enjoy stitching it much.

Oh cool! You joined the MMIRR as well. I did too. Look forward to 'SAL'-ing together ^.^

Nicola said...

I shall watch your "building" with interest Helen. I have thought about joining this group but have so much else I want to do, that I'm not sure I really have time just now, after all I do have my Yorkshire village to "build". LOL However, I might do an English village at a later stage.

Looking fowrward very much to Saturday!

Your EMS in your previous post is coming on beautifully.

becca said...

Your cottage looks great. Very awesome stitching.

Karan said...

C&S is looking lovely.
The Neighbourhood RR sounds interesting - looking forward to seeing what your piece looks like. :0)

Andrea said...

Busy again Helen. A lot of lovely WIPs. I'm looking forward to seeing all of these MM&I projects in 2009.

Julie said...

This one looks lovely. I decided to pass on the MM&I RR, too many other plans for next year LOL

Lisa said...

The neighbourhood RR sounds like a great idea Helen.
I have all the CCN Cottage Garden charts so if you want to borrow any of those just ask.

Mylene said...

Your little cottage looks lovely.

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

I haven't had a chance to visit for a while. I see that you've been busy with several new posts.

I'm enjoying seeing the progress on your different projects. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Sally said...

The cottage in COme and Share looks so cosy and welcoming. Wish I lived somewhere like that!

Looking forward to seeing your neighbourhood. I thought about joining but there's too many other things I want to do.

otoƱo said...

Very very nice,the fabric is beautiful and threads preciosous.
Kisses.Olga.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's an adorable cottage with great colours!

Shell said...

love reading your blog and watching all your projects grow.I too used to love the patchwork shop in Bakewell,as far as I know it is still trading but now in Darley Dale
http://www.patchworkdirect.com

Elisa said...

I love your cottage peice...so pretty.
Good luck on your Square Robin...