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!