Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cottage CQ...Buttonhole Leaves Completed

These took an amazingly long time!
I went through two 5 yard skeins of silk floss using them single strand for the darker leaves and double strand for the lighter ones.
I outlined the tree trunk and honestly don't think I need to add anything more to it.

Now I get to embroider the flower border along the front of the porch. I've been looking forward to this part for weeks and weeks..... You know me and flowers.......
Then I'll do the flag....but I think I will skip that satellite dish. ;-)

Happy 2009 everyone! Thanks so much for your interest in the blog and your comments over the last year...here's to many millions more stitches amongst us all in the new year.....
*CLINK!*

16 comments :

Magpie's Mumblings said...

*CLINK* right back at you! Happy New Year to you and yours.

Vicki W said...

Cheers!

sharonb said...

I looked at this and thought that must have taken a long time ... then read your post
It is effective however so worth it
I also wanted to wish you and yours the best for the new year

rianammerman said...

*CLINK* back atcha! I didn't even notice the satellite dish.

It's been great fun in 2008, I look forward to more great things this year.

Plays with Needles said...

I couldn't see the satellite dish for the leaves! Good job you little hard worker you. So what about those other trees? Are they leafless? I noticed the outline of the tree right away and totally agree that the one line was perfect.

*Clink* I hope we're drinking something good...

Marg said...

L'chaim! Happy new year to you and yours. As for this project...what an heirloom you are creating!

Sharon said...

Allie I discovered you on Stitchen fingers and have been following your cottage landscape with great interest. Your work is wonderful. I have tagged you on my blog. You can play if you like or not. It's up to you. Instructions are on my blog. I wish a very creative and happy New Year. Thanks for leting us follow your progress.Sharon

Deb H said...

With every stitch you add, it's looking more life-like. Really beautiful Allie!

Happy New Year to you too!

Debra said...

Happy New Year! Life wouldn't be so grand without you and your fabulous stitches!

Marty52 said...

Happy New Year, Miss Allie! Your CQ just gets better and better... can't wait to see it all done. And you are right, the tree needs nothing else.

Mary said...

Cheers to you, seester

Threadspider said...

And a very Happy New Year to you.Cheers!

Kay said...

It was worth it, Allie. They're beautifully dimensional.

Summerset said...

Yes, the tree looks complete, any less, and you wouldn't rest until it was "just right". LOL about the satellite dish!

Happy New Year, to you, too!

Lisa said...

Love how the leaves add so much dimension and depth to this! Thanks also for the mention!

Happy New Year!

Esther Gregory said...

Your foreground tree was bothering me a little bit and I finally decided it was because the dark leaves are so evenly spaced. I feel like the sunlight through leaves affect is more clumped.

The leaves themselves look lovely. It would be nice to see an overall pic. I'd bet the embroidery helps tie the cottage into the rest of the quilt.