2.23.2011

Pumpkin Cottage Finished!


I so wanted to finish this yesterday, so I set aside 15 minutes of every hour to stitch.  For 45 minutes I would clean, do paperwork, run errands, etc., and then for 15 minutes I would stitch.  It worked beautifully!  Not only did I get a lot of stitching done, but I got a *lot* of other work done, too!!

I just love this design!  I made a number of counting errors, but everything came together at the end, and now I know that it's "mine".  {smiles}  By the way, the colors are much more pastel in real life.  It's gorgeous.  Sigh.  I think I'll get a frame from Crescent Colors for it... when I have a little money to spend.

Next up I plan to finish Woodland Sampling - hopefully by Friday, and then I need to start something new - a Roly Poly Cherished Teddy for a Charity Quilt.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I'm always happy to see you!

Blessings,

26 comments:

Valda said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's so pretty!

blueladie said...

Tricia, it IS beautiful! No wonder you are so happy with it. :) Cathryn

Carin said...

I love it, it is so beautiful. Love those colors !

Alisa said...

Wonderful finish! I absolutely love that Pumpkin Cottage design and am going to have to stitch that one myself for sure. :) I like your 15 minutes for every hour strategy...kind of pulls everything together.

gracie said...

Pumpkin Cottage looks beautiful....

Vonna said...

It is beautiful Tricia! Congratulations :)

Friendship Crossing said...

It turned out beautifully Tricia! Very pretty colors!
I need to get my mo~jo back in full swing like you have! :))

Tanya

Blu said...

Lovely finish! And you changes definitely make it your own!

Milly~ said...

Congrats on the lovely finish!

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Gorgeous Tricia ! Colors are really beautiful.
Bisxxx / Love
Françoise

Mouse said...

OOOO Tricia it is lovely :) I got this one for my birthday and I am itching to start it but being good as can be to get some of the other stuff finished etc ;)
love mouse xxxx

BrendaS said...

Great finish! Yeah for you for getting it done:)))

Rita said...

Beautiful finish, Tricia!

Teresa S. said...

I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one who has trouble counting past 2 (ok-I admit sometimes even 2 is a challenge :) This one turned out great! Congrats!

Carol said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish, Tricia! I'll have to try that stitching plan of yours--sounds like it really might help me accomplish more around the house along with getting my stitching time in :)

Parsley said...

This is such a beautiful project!

I love the idea of alloting time to stitch, work, and stitch. I'll attempt this and maybe I'll get more done with this reward system.

Karen said...

Very nice!!! Love the pumpkins!

bamagirlkathy said...

Your finish is beautiful! Love the colors and you are right...it is your own!!

Marsha said...

I love the Pumpkin Cottage, but then, I am partial to LHD. The fabric I used for my monthly series was 18 ct. Davosa, two thread over one. There is a reason that I used that fabric and I'll reveal that whenever I finish the months into pillows. thanks for visiting my blog!

Sally said...

Your finish is so pretty. Beautiful colours.

Colleen said...

Kick you heels up & dance up a storm...Super finish! The colors are so warm & inviting. Can't wait to see Woodland Sampling

Joy said...

It's perfect Tricia!! Congrats on your finish!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

Vicky L said...

Pumpkin Cottage is beautiful. Congratulations!

Theresa said...

It's beautiful, congratulations Tricia. The colours remind me a bit of Bunny Hop which I'm just about to begin :D

DJ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations on your finish...and you get to start something new, wonderful!! I like your idea of working then stitching, I may have to borrow your "system" and get some work done around here! *wink* *Hugs*