Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dare to dream...

Well, at least I'll own a stitched Beach Cottage!! I love this design - it's been in my pile of "to-do's" for a few years now and I decided it was time to stitch it up. I love the fabric, the colors and I love the waves!!! I can't wait to stitch them - they look so fun and inviting. I have to pick up the Weeks Dye Work for the trees from my local cross stitch store later today. It's more of a needlepoint store but she does sell some charts, DMC, some over-dyed thread and linen and is able to order me what she doesn't have so I really appreciate that!

Country Cottage Needleworks "Beach House" * 32 count Light Mocha Linen
Recommended DMC, Crescent Colors and Weeks Dye Works

The last time I was up at the needlepoint store I also picked up these two chart. I am looking forward to getting started on them. I have admired MANY Blackbird Design projects for a while now but have never stitched any. I also want to continue with adding to my stitched Christmas Ornaments. I haven't stitched any this year yet so I need to get to it in March!

In other cross stitch news I am very excited to be teaching the twelve 9 year olds in my daughter's Brownie Troop how to cross stitch in April. I will be leading them in a sewing Try-it and have decided that a bookmark will be a good place for them to start. If anyone knows of any free bookmark charts or motifs that 9 year olds girls would enjoy stitching please let me know. I want to keep it pretty simple since, with the exception of my daugher, none of them have stitched before. Thanks!

I am also (finally!) taking my first sewing (machine) class this Friday! I am SO excited as I have been wanting to do this for sew (ha, ha) long! My husband and kids gave me the lessons for Christmas and I signed up for the 1st one for this week. After this very introductory class I can then take classes for clothing, drapery or quilting!! I'm thinking clothing first but we'll see :-)

Thank you for visiting and for inspiring my stitching and soon-to-be sewing in MANY ways!!

XO, Meredith


  1. Too funny... a stitched cottage is as close to owning one I will ever get too!

    I can't believe you haven't stitched a BBD... prepare yourself to become hooked. you picked a very pretty one to start with.

    Good luck with your sewing lessons.... and happy stitching...

  2. Gorgeous cottage - a stitched one is better than no ottage :)