It was a beautiful calm day today, so I took them all outside for some photographs.
|My Gingerbread Village|
The Gingerbread Stitching House was the first building I made back in 2012.
|Gingerbread Stitching House|
Then I made the Gingerbread Church, also in 2012.
|Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Church|
In 2013 I stitched the Candy Cane Cottage, but I didn't assemble it until now.
|Candy Cane Cottage|
And finally there's the Bakery which I received for Christmas 2013 and stitched in 2014.
I made up a little design to put on the bottom of the earlier pieces, so people would know in years to come who made them.
However, my eyes were really sore by the time I was putting a base on the latest two finishes, so I didn't repeat the design this time. (It's very fine - one thread over one strand.)
The pattern didn't include bases for these two buildings, but I feel they keep the edges straighter, so I made up my own bases. They will also prevent the fabric coming loose if the sellotape gives out over time.
|Biscornu and scissor keep|
I used the recommended antique almond cashel linen which I ordered online from USA. I purchased the accessories packs because they included the lovely silk threads and unique beads. I used DMC B5200 because it's a brighter white than blanc.
Thea has announced that she's working on a Gingerbread Needlework Shop and will release the pattern in December. So I might just be ordering that one to go in my stocking this year
I hope you've enjoyed reading about this delightful village and looking at the photos.