It`s time again for the People Choice SAL hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.
This month´s topic is houses and if I didn´t have many butterflies for last month´s topic, I certainly have quite a few houses to show.
Firstly, an easy to recognise design of Michael Powell´s cross stitch cottages. I finished the chart and then just went on adding more and more cottages until I got to the end of the fabric. That was about 10 years ago, so it would be nice to get the design made into something and take it out of the depths of the Dreaded Drawer.
Another cottage by Michael, this time made into a little scissor holder
An applique table runner made as a Christmas gift for a friend, I didn´t have a pattern for this but copied the idea from a Xmas display in a shop window.
A little tissue holder house made for a friend who only wanted me to use the colour brown, so I added a little bling to brighten things. Lots of beads and sequins.
I seem to have sewn more houses than embroidered them, more little tape measure houses as Christmas gifts.
and an unknown pattern of a snowy Christmas scene.
I have been more inspired to sew houses around December and one year made a Christmas tree skirt for the grandchildren.
I´ve left this post to be automatically published while I´m away soaking up the sun – well at least I hope to find the sun as in the north, we have had a rotten few weeks weatherwise. So see you all soon.