Friday, May 3, 2013

Another Cottage and Sarah Loves Tigger

I sure love embroidering cottages!  This one was just as fun as the other ones I have done.  I used a wide assortment of threads as usual, including DMC, Cosmo Seasons and Valdani.  Every thread used is a variegated or over-dyed except the bright yellow one in the center of some of the flowers and the French knots over toward the right side, that is a DMC Craft Thread.  
I decided to cover the house with vines, I hadn't thought of that idea before, it reminds me of pictures of vine covered English cottages that I've seen.  
A couple of close ups of the flowers.  What cottage scene doesn't have a lot of flowers?  You can't have too many, I think!
Now, a couple of kitty pictures:
This is Sarah and Tigger.  In case you don't remember, Sarah is one of our newest kitties.  We adopted her and her baby, Pepper, last spring.  Well, Sarah has decided that she's in love with Tigger.  She wants to snuggle with him as much as possible and loves it when he gives her a bath.  She thinks he's just the best thing ever and I think maybe he loves her a little bit, too.
It's so sweet to see these two together, I think they are going to be Best Friends Forever!
Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!


Aurelia Eglantine said...

I've said it before, but I honestly can't say it too much - I love your little cottage! The way you use variegated threads and mix brands in your stitchery is so inspiring!

The vines are a lovely touch, they remind me of English Ivy too, and along with the thatched roof and shuttered lattice windows lend your cottage a beautiful old-world charm, like something found down the end of an enchanted lane in a fairytale :)

I also really like the thread and the stitch (split?) that you used on your fence and posts, they have the look of well-weathered old wood, and are very realistic!

A big "hello" to your cute kitties too, both Sarah and Tigger are adorable, it's so sweet that they've become cuddle friends :) Definitely BFFs Forever, LOL!

Annie said...

Your cottage is wonderful! Such an explosion of color and stitches. Very cheery.

Your kitty friends photo is just made to go viral on the 'net!

Nancy said...

Your embroidered cottage is absolutely beautiful Karen! I always enjoy looking at your embroidery to see your color choices and what stitches you use. Your kitties are adorable!

Nurdan Kanber said...

I am so sorry for late comment Karen!
How have I missed this post, I don't understand?

Truly, I love your little cottages! Each of them is more beautiful than the others! Additionally I admire your magic needle - each time it creates another beauty!

Well done, well done and again a big well done!

From Istanbul with love,

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Karen, your embroidery is just so beautiful and vibrant! I always love to come and see what you are stitching on! Such sweet kitties!

Solstitches said...

Awwwwww, I love the story of Sarah and Tigger :) How sweet to see that.
Your cottage is absolutely delightful Karen.
So vintage looking and beautifully stitched. I love it.

L'Aiguille au Fil du Temps said...

Chats et broderie, tout ce que j'aime...
Magnifique !
Merci beaucoup pour la visite

Rene Sears said...

Wow, the cottage is beautiful! I love the vines on it. Beautiful work.