Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by kingfisher68(2) » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:11 pm

Thank you for suggesting French knots Poppy, it is kind of you. There are supposed to be lots of French knots on greenery around the middle cottage door, also on mauve flowers & the greenery up the wall of the right hand cottage. When I did them to me it made the picture look lumpy & I wasn't happy with what I'd done so undid them & used ordinary stitches! I am doing this on 14 hpi Aida & the chart was for linen but maybe it's just me & the way I see it :lol:

Always glad of suggestions though Poppy :D

Will hang this on the lightest of our lounge walls as our hall is too dark. We face west & get good light afternoons & evenings :)
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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by rcperryls » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:54 pm

Can I move into one of those wonderful cottages when all the construction (stitching) is done? It is so lovely and I really think the inside of the cottages must be quaint and cozy! :applesauce: :applesauce:

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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by poppy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:28 pm

kingfisher68(2) wrote:Will hang this on the lightest of our lounge walls as our hall is too dark. We face west & get good light afternoons & evenings


It will be so calming to see this lovely row of cottages and flowers, as you sit down in the lounge. Lovely project! :D
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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by Squirrel » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:10 pm

and here it is - how lovely it looks and you have made great progress with it. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:10 am

Such a pretty project! Looking forward to seeing what you will do with the roses.

By the way, to change the date go into the first post of the thread, and edit its title - that will change the title of the thread.
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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by kingfisher68(2) » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:53 am

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I did wonder if it was possible to get previous name back but I am not good with PC things, just know the things I use.

Thank for the advice Mabel, that is how I have changed date on first heading before, but this time although I can add a post I am unable to change anything on the first post like I could before. The symbols on top right hand corner of the first post shows just 2 - the diamond with 'x' in it for reporting a post & the other one is the quote marks. It does show how good the security is on here though - as I am not kingfisher68 any more but kingfisher68(2) I cannot alter previous posts.

Now I am almost at the very top of the lane I am wondering where it leads to? Does it lead to a wooden stile & onto a footpath along the side of a field with bluebell woods on the left, through a few small fields leading to a duck pond, eventually meeting up with the trees which you can see behind the cottages? Or, does the lane lead directly to a duck pond with ducks, coots & moorhens in the reeds? If only I could find out! :lol:
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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:07 am

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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by Lulu22 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:16 pm

Wonderful update and so close to a finish I'm really looking forward to seeing the finish, this is definitely somewhere I could imagine living :applesauce:
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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by kingfisher68(2) » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:27 am

Wise words Mabel. Thank you Lulu. Am getting towards the end now & I must say I have even more admiration for those members who do HEADs that take over a year. No wonder you need to switch from one to another to ease things . Chapeau to you all :D

I think next time I stitch a large project I will make some cards halfway through to have a break. I know it did not sit right with me to have 2 projects on the go which needed a lot of concentration but after seeing Sally Squirrel's batch of cards the other week I think that is a good idea. Thanks for the inspiration Sally :D
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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by AlwaysGoofy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:05 pm

Each and every update has me wanting to visit this little row of cottages more and more. The spring flowers have finally started blooming here the last week. They reminded me of your project. I will be anxiously awaiting your next update to see what now flowers have started to bloom by your cottages.
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Re: Pleasant Row Cottages - Update 12th MArch

by kingfisher68(2) » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:54 pm

Thank you Always Goofy. Funnily enough after saying I did not like the French knots in the dark green & the blue/mauves on the cottages & undid them I have done some on the third cottage front garden flowers & they look fine. These are in yellow, on the light green half cross stitch part. Done with thread wrapped round 3 times but will try just 2 wraps when I do the other garden bit. I don't know why this lot is OK when I did not like the other 2 places they should have been. But, they did not add to the picture which I think French knots should do, they were just not decorative in my eyes & in fact I felt they detracted from the picture. Maybe it was because they are not bright colours, anyway the flowers up the wall look OK as they are so I will leave well alone. May try the roses in Fr. knots now though as they are bright red & golden yellow & will be done last of all.
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