Here’s my progress on the Gingerbread Village Candy Cane Cottage, designed by Thea Dueck from Victoria Sampler. The ground floor hardanger windows that I stitched last time have now been completed with the addition of the Dove’s Eye stitch in the top third of each window. They took a bit of practice, and grew progessively neater as I got used to doing the stitch!
This project uses lots of beads – far more than on the Gingerbread Stitching House, which I made last year. They are pearly white ones, and metallic red ones, size 11, I think. They really make the little house look very Christmassy.
The project pack that I bought along with the chart from Sew and So also included these lovely sequins, the star button, and other shades of seed beads for the decorations on the tree.
The windows will eventually be backed with coloured cotton fabric, to indicate light shining from within the house, but I will do that for all four sides, just before the final assembly of the building.