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Friday, March 11, 2011

I've finished my Winter House!!!!!

The Winter House

 Yay, I've finished my Winter House and am very pleased with it.  It is such a lovely design.
I cross stitched a snowflake in pearl white and then beaded it but it doesn't show up in the photo.  It's in where the poem is.  Looks good in 'real' life.

The poem is from.......

The Garden in Winter

Frosty-white and cold it lies
Underneath the fretful skies;
Snowflakes flutter where the red
Banners of the poppies spread,
And the drifts are wide and deep
Where the lilies fell asleep.

But the sunsets o'er it throw
Flame-like splendor, lucent glow,
And the moonshine makes it gleam
Like a wonderland of dream,
And the sharp winds all the day
Pipe and whistle shrilly gay.

Safe beneath the snowdrifts lie
Rainbow buds of by-and-by;
In the long, sweet days of spring
Music of bluebells shall ring,
And its faintly golden cup
Many a primrose will hold up.

Though the winds are keen and chill
Roses' hearts are beating still,
And the garden tranquilly
Dreams of happy hours to be­
In the summer days of blue
All its dreamings will come true.

By Lucy Maud Montgomery


  1. Hi Nellie...followed your link from the brookes books group...Love your Winter House, the poem is a lovely touch!! Awesome finish!!..Karen

  2. Its absolutely beautiful Nellie! I already told my grandsons I will not be surprised if you win the challenge.Everyone is doing such a great job with Brookes Houses.Can't wait till the 20th to see who wins.I think theres about 5 or six more ladies still working to get thiers in by then. Good Luck! Terry N hugs and stitches