I finished up part 5 of Frosty Forest yesterday. I can't wait until I have them all completed, this is such a cute series.
I've had a few questions about this series, so here are the details for curious minds -
I'm stitching this with the recommended threads and fabric. I'm on auto ship from Cynthia at Beach Cottage Stitchers (she charges actual postage, which is great if you live overseas!). The auto ship includes the fabric (first month only obviously), chart, DMC threads, specialty threads and the button. I think I might stop with the DMC threads for the final parts though as I am ending up with a DMC overload. Also, if you're thinking of stitching this I don't think you necessarily need the specialty threads. A lot of the variation in the cottages is actually two close shades of DMC used alternately.
I went with the recommended layout which I think I saw on the Country Cottage Needleworks Facebook page, but can also be found on Nikki's blog - here. I didn't deviate because (a) I'm not that imaginative (b) when I started I didn't know what the parts looked like.
The only change I wish I had made is stitching on fabric with a little bit of sparkle. While I dislike the cold of a frosty morning, I do love how pretty it can look as the sun comes up and glistens on the frost.
Well, a certain little lady has just woken up so I had better bust a move. Have a great week!
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