CCN July Cottage redesigned!

When I saw that the July cottage had a red white and blue theme I decided that I would do a bit of changing around on it and use it in my June spot to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. So – this is actually the July cottage, renamed as June and with a few changes to it.


So – the changes that I made are…

Top Border – I left out all of the middle flowers and added in the backstitched years and the crown. The crown is from one of this year's issues of CrossStitcher – either June or July.

Month – – I have changed from July to June

House – I left out the star and backstitched EIIR instead

Flag – I changed it from the Stars and Stripes to a Union flag – the flag was also from an issue of CrossStitcher

Bottom Border – again, I left out the middle flowers and backstitched the words in instead.

I was quite a bit nervous about making so many changes but I'm thrilled with the way it's turned out. Obviously I'm a bit behind – I'm trying to catch up though :) 

Here's a pic of the all of them together – I love the colours of every cottage, the thread choices are fabulous and the colours of the overdyed threads really are gorgeous.


Going to make a little start on the next one this evening but then it's back to work on the SKOW quilt. I'm really pleased to be excited about stitching the cottages again – it had worn off a little bit – I think mostly in part due to my fretting over making changes to the June one!

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3 Responses to CCN July Cottage redesigned!

  1. Karen says:

    Oh WOW Tree!! The changes you have made are fantastic! The cottage is super cute and fits in perfectly 😀

  2. Carole says:

    That’s worked out brilliantly Tree. I love all of your changes. It looks great 🙂

  3. Karla says:

    I love it. What a great idea!

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