Thursday, August 4, 2016

August cottage

I recently finished the August cottage in the cottage of the month series from Country Cottage Needleworks. I'm so happy with how it turned out.

I made a few changes to the original pattern:
- I flipped the clouds
- I used DMC 3022 instead of 3023 for the shutters (I liked the subtle green better)
- I used DMC Variations 4230 for the waves
- I came up with my own sand castle design to use in place of the seashells. Here's a better close up of the sand castle:
If you remember, I'm doing all 12 cottages on one fabric starting in the middle and working my way outward. I'm doing 3 across and 4 down. Here's a look at the two middle cottages all finished.
I've already started working on the September cottage and there will definitely be some changes to that cottage. It's going to be cute!

Pattern: Cottages of the Month by Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 14 count Aida in Vintage Country Mocha found at
Threads: all DMC

You can see my progress through the cottage of the month series here