The reason for the title is the verse that runs around the inner edge of the tablecloth.
I have so many special friends, but they live so far apart
So I've gathered them together in a Village of My Heart
They all live on a shady street in perfect harmony
And flit from porch to porch just like a robin or a bee.
I found this verse when I was searching the internet for cottages and fell in love with it.
Here are a couple of pics just showing the start, though since taking these I have started on the first cottage and it is about a third of the way to completion.
I have also started on The Water Tiger (pre New Year) but not done enough to show a pic yet.
The Christmas Day baby arrived in the early hours of this morning - a boy weighing a whopping 10lbs and as soon as I know what they are going to call him then I will stop stitching on The Village and stitch my gift for him. Once that is done I am going to spend some time on I Still Do before going back to the tiger and the village. Unless of course the other baby arrives and upsets my plans lol. The other thing I want to fit in between my major stitching is the Tissue Box cover which is well on the way to being finished but I do not feel any pressure with that one (maybe why it has been such a joy to stitch).
I am slowly trying to catch up with my blog reading though in some cases I think it will only be the latest one I read as there are some very prolific writers out there - gosh Rachael you have about 20 for me to read lol. Please forgive me if I am slow getting to you but I do always try to leave a comment. I love to read the comments left on my blog and feel that if I am in too much of a rush or cannot be bothered to leave a comment for others then it would be selfish of me to expect them to leave a comment for me. Having said that in recent weeks I have not been visiting at all and quite a number of you have still been kind enough to leave me comments so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.
may your frogs stay in their ponds.