Most every stitcher I know has already stitched Winter Rose Manor.
Denise finished hers almost a year ago and I love it! Her house is so pretty! Kristie at Crosshatch Quilts finished stitching hers and showed it on her recent flosstube.
It was November or December, 2020 when I decided to start cross stitching again after a 30+ year hiatus. It was probably in December, 2020 when I learned about flosstubes. I watched a Lori Holt video and she had stitched Winter Rose Manor and the frame she had used was from Hobby Lobby. On January 2, 2021, I ordered the frame and the chart.
I’d say it’s time I started stitching on it. My friend, Pat, has the chart and she’s going to stitch it too. Our planned start date is St. Patrick’s Day, which is March 17. Anyone want to start it with us. After that one, I’m going to work hard on finishing a few things and no more new starts for a while . . I hope.
Last night I pulled the floss and I think I’ve chosen a linen.
I need to use a 36 count linen for it to fit nicely in the frame. If I used a 40 count linen, there would be more border showing than I want. The above fabric is an XJu fabric that was from the first year I was in the linen club. That year I was in the 36 count club and then I moved to the 40 count club.
If you look at the top right, where the pink flosses are, the one next to the brown is the called for floss. I think I’m going to use one of the other pinks because I think on this fabric, the called for is going to look a little beige and I want it to be pink. I think one is a bit more peachy pink than the other. It will be a while before I get to the house since I stitch all the borders first.
It’s crazy that I’ve loved this chart since I first started stitching but keep putting it on the back burner. I’ll be happy to get it stitched!
Cindy F says
I’ve loved this chart for awhile too and some months ago I finally ordered it. A couple of weeks ago the Woodrose floss that was called for came in and now that I have it I can get started. So, it looks like I’m in for the 17th! 🙂 I think I might use 36 ct natural linen for it but I need to put everything together and see if it works. Out of curiosity, did you ever decide on the fabric for And A Forest Grew? I have Baby Sheep and Old Sheep in 36 ct from XJu I’m considering and also have two 18 ct Aida fabrics I’m thinking about. With all the small motifs I’m thinking using the loop method of starting with a double strand will make it easier but I sure love the linen. I better decide soon!
Yay! I have not decided yet on a fabric for that one.
I just looked at my notes and I may have decided on a fabric. I need to pull the project bag and look at it. I’ll do a blog post about it.
Cindy F says
Thanks! I had searched the blog a few days ago and you mentioned you pulled Porcelain out but then decided to look for something else. My scatterbrain can’t remember your reasoning though. 😀
Hi Judy, Yay, me too, have had this kitted up for over 12 months, look forward to the 17th March. Hopefully everyone will keep me on track.love to all stitchers.
I just returned to cross stitching this past October. Really enjoyed it in the late 80’s early 90’s.
I picked up Winter Rose Manor a few weeks ago. I was planning to start it this summer. I thought a nice winter project in July would be fun!
Also I was hoping by then I would be comfortable with linen. Fabrics have changed!
Would love to stitch along with others!
May not have it all together by the 17th, as I will need to get some fabric and floss.
Will enjoy hearing about your progress.
Get that order placed for whatever you need and join us as soon as you can. I’m slow – mainly because I have so much going on.
I am slowly catching up on your blog posts after being MIA for over a month! But I caught this in time to join you on the 17th! I have already started Winter Rose Manor but I will stitch along with your start along, lol. Yay! Excited to pull it back out!
Great! Happy to have you! How far along are you?