Monday, August 6, 2012

A Change . . .

Hello everyone!  There is a change that I would like to let you all know about.  I will no longer be using this blog to give updates and unveil new designs.  I have decided to personally take over the Country Cottage Needleworks Facebook page, and so all new pattern pictures and updates will be available there from now on.  I am really excited about this change and hope that you will make the transition with me over to the CCN Facebook page:

The website: will still continue to function in the same fashion - providing complete pattern listings, materials lists and detailed information about each design.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cookies & Milk

I hope you like our take on a real classic this month, Cookies & Milk.  They are truly one of life's best pairs, don't you think?  The model was stitched on Weeks' 30 count Cocoa Linen and uses DMC, along with Crescent Colours' Toasted Marshmallow and Brown Sugar and Weeks' Moss.

Have fun stitching and maybe dunking a few cookies too!

Monday, July 9, 2012

September Cottage

September Cottage is here!  The model was stitched with 28 count Lambswool Linen from Wichelt.  You will also need DMC 349, 351, 728, 3031 and White, along with Weeks' Pecan and Grasshopper.

Check back on Wednesday for a picture of our other new design Cookies & Milk.  Both designs will be available in shops later this month or early August.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sweetest Home

Our other new design this month is a take on the ever popular Home Sweet Home, but we've called this one the "Sweetest Home" since these bees' little homes are filled with sweet honey!  The model was stitched on Lakeside Linens' 28 count Patina and uses a couple of DMC threads along with Crescent Colours' Blushing Beauty, Ginger Snap, Honey Comb and Caterpillar and Sampler Threads' Chives.

Both this and "August Cottage" will be shipping to distributor's on Friday, so you can look for them in your shops in the weeks to follow.

Monday, June 11, 2012

August Cottage

I know that in the hot month of August there's no place that I'd rather be than at the beach, so for this month we have a beach cottage!  The model was stitched on Wichelt's 28 count Lambswool and you will need DMC 352, 420, 422, 744, 3022, 3023, 3031, 3755, and White, along with Sampler Threads' Morning Glory and Shutter Green to complete the model as shown.  Check back here on Wednesday for a look at our other new design, "Sweetest Home."

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Red, White and Blue!

This month's new designs are all about the Red, White and Blue!  First is July Cottage.  For this design you will need DMC 435, 744, 3031 and White.  You will also need Sampler Threads' Geranium and Aged Pewter and Crescent Colours' Betty Bluebell, Chopped Chives and Blue Beatrice.

Secondly, we have Star Spangled Garden, which was stitched on Wichelt's 28 count Country French Blue linen.  You will need DMC White along with Crescent Colours' Ladybug and Blue Beatrice and Weeks' Ivy and Dirt Road.

Both designs will be shipping to distributors at the end of next week so you should look for them in your shops towards the end of this month or early June.  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cherries and Berries

Cherries and Berries - what a perfect combo, right? The design was stitched entirely in overdyed floss, but a DMC conversion is provided. You will need Crescent Colours' Wavy Navy, Toasted Marshmallow, Bramble Bush, Hazelnut and Finley Gold as well as Sampler Threads' Baby Spinach and School House Red to stitch the design as shown.

You can look for this design to arrive in your shops later this month or early next month, along with June Cottage. Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 9, 2012

June Cottage

Ladybugs and strawberries abound in June Cottage this month. Stitched on 28 count Lambswool Linen, the model uses DMC 434, 436, 726, 3031, 3033 and White. It also uses Crescent Colours' Ladybug and Sampler Threads' Baby Spinach.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday for a picture of our other new design this month, Cherries and Berries. Both of the designs will ship to distributors in a week and then onto the shops after that.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Walk Before You Fly

Four little bluebirds all perched and ready for their first flight! This model was stitched on Wichelt's 28 count Lambswool Linen and uses DMC, along with Crescent Colours' Blueberry Tart, Deep Blue Sea and Pebble Beach and Sampler Threads' Burlap and Shutter Green.

These patterns will ship on Friday to distributors along with May Cottage so you can expect them in your shop later this month to early next month.

Monday, March 12, 2012

May Cottage

Here's the new one for all you Cottage of the Month fans out there - it's May Cottage! This design is just buzzing with bees, flowers and birds. It is of course stitched on Wichelt's 28 count Lambswool Linen, like all the other cottages. You will need DMC 676, 959, 964, 3031, 3806 and White along with Crescent Colours' Frog Legs and Weeks Dye Works' Bright Leaf to complete the design as shown.
These patterns will be shipped to distributors on Friday. Also be sure to check back here on Wednesday for a picture of our other new design, Walk Before You Fly.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Juliet's Ice Cream Social Party

My daughter Juliet turned 10 this month, and we had an Ice Cream Social Party to celebrate!
My hubby made a couple of life sized ice cream cones (not pictured) and this ice cream truck. So cute for pictures!
We had a cake and sundae stand, with ice cream toppings and this adorable cake.
Here is the milk bar, complete with white, strawberry and chocolate milk. You may also notice the design "Ice Cream Sundae" on the shelf - I couldn't resist adding it to the party. It fit the theme perfectly!

And here I am with my birthday girl :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Party Cakes

Anxiously awaiting their debut, here are the Party Cakes! I have to say I just love this one! You have to all know that I'm a dessert lover by now right?!
And here is a side view since it has been finished into the most adorable cube by Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher. You will be able to see more pictures of the finishing here at her blog:
I think this is a great design for dessert lovers (like me!) or also maybe to celebrate a special birthday perhaps. You could replace the words "cakes" with a name or date or even the words "happy birthday." Several different options, but it's cute anyway you slice it ;)
These charts will be shipping to distributor's next week along with the new April Cottages, so keep an eye out for them later this month to early next month in your shops.