Wednesday, 10 December 2008

*!~# Blooming Cottage !#~*....

I have officially hung up my hard hat and refuse to do anymore construction work!!! The air was blue here on Monday night as I tried to get the blooming roof on my cottage. The instructions said to lace around the plastic canvas like the side walls.... all well and good, but then you have to bend the roof piece to fit on the cottage walls. But when you do that the lacing becomes slack and hangs down!? So I thought I'll just try to stitch it anyway..... couldn't hold it straight, couldn't work out how to stitch it, nearly threw it out the window!! So eventually I stuck some felt over the laced back then glued it to the walls, left it over night then glued the base on too. And in the end it looks ok...... You can see the felt overhanging the roof a little but never mind. I love the bugle beads I bought to put on the edges. I don't think I'll be making another.... well not yet anyway!!


I only did a bit of stitching last night, some of the rose (nearly done) and some of a new little heart ornament that was in the latest Cross stitcher magazine... pictures to follow.
Tonight was our Stitching Club's Christmas meal out. We went to a local pub for a lovely carvery, there were 13 of us all together and we had a good laugh and a very nice time. I wore my new pink coat I bought last week, Stuart took a few photos of me and here is one of the half decent ones!!

I am really tired now though so no stitching just off to bed soon. Stuart has a meal out tomorrow with his teaching friends so I will hopefully get some stitching done then.
Ginnie x



26 comments:

Gaynor said...

I think your little house looks great, and well done for perservering.

love the pink coat as well...You look great and glad you had a good time.

Julie said...

Ginnie, you look lovely in the new pink coat.

Nice little house, it looks wonderful on the tree.

We have our stitchy club meal next Wednesday LOL

Tracy said...

I think your little house looks great and you look lovely in your pink coat. I wish I had a stitching group I could go out with!

Tammy said...

What a lovely little house! It looks perfect. You are so beautiful in your pink jacket!

Ranae said...

The little cottage looks perfect to me. You can always pass it this way, lol.
You look great in pink.
You are lucky to have a stitchy club.

Daffycat said...

Your little Christmas cottage looks super! You made a great general contractor!

That pink coat looks smashing on you!

Teresa S. said...

For us Americans, what is a carvery? :)

Tanja said...

The little house looks really cute Ginnie, I love it!
And you look very cute in your pink coat too! :-)

Tanja

Theresa said...

i love your little house Jayne. I also think the photo of you in your pink coat is a nice photo

Tracey said...

The cottage is looking wonderful, How heavey was the cottage,

Glad you had a wonderful time out with your stitching friends.

Take care

Joyus said...

Your house looks lovely and you certainly can't tell you didn't follow the instructions to the letter. :D

Srinity said...

House turned out really cute. Sorry to hear you had so much trouble with it.

The pink coat is gorgeous! It looks good on you.

Annie said...

The cottage looks perfect in the photo. I was waiting to read a post about sewing on the roof. That always looks like the tricky part of those things.

You look lovely in your pink outfit. Sounds like you had a great time.

Wendy said...

Hey Jayne! Woo wooo You look fab in your coat! Glad you had a lovely meal with your fellow stitchers!
The house is incredible! I'm so, so impressed!! Well done you!!!

Sally said...

What a lovely photo! You look fantastic in your pink coat.

For all the problems you had with it your cottage looks lovely. I'd have given up if it were me!

Lisa said...

You have way more patience than I do. ;) I love your house!

Margaret said...

Ginnie I love that pink coat. it really suits you.
The roofs on those little houses are infuriating aren't they. You did well to persevere - it looks great on your tree. I'm sure I'd have given up and showered buckets of tears. Well done

Lucy said...

The house is adorable....and I love the pink coat on you!!! Looks great!

Miss 376 said...

Well done on getting the roof on. Looks fantastic

Shellie said...

The new coat is gorgeous and the House is stunning welll done you
Happy Stitching
Shellie

Cindy F. said...

Sounds like the house was a struggle but you finished it! Congrats! It looks great!
Good pic of you Ginnie:) Love your new coat! You and your girls look so much alike!!

Angelcat said...

Your cottage is fantastic, well worth all the effort and the struggle at the end!

Mylene said...

Lovely pink coat!!

wow! your house looks wonderful, well done!!

stitcherw said...

Your cottage turned out so cute, sorry that the construction of it was such a pain. Love the new coat, what a fun color it is.
Sue

Jean said...

Your cottage looks lovely!! Unless you are the person making something with &*%$# frustration, you can't understand exactly how much the person went through getting to that point!! We've all been there! Now it's time for you to move on to something more fun. Happy stitching!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love our pink coat, and that is a super little house. I have never used plastic canvas before, I should give it a try.

Gill in Canada