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La Scapigliata by Da Vinci - Yiota's XStitch | Update #1

I have finally started working on my sepia "big" project!
So this is La Scapigliata by Da Vinci from Yiota's XStitch
Stitched on Zweigart 28 ct Brittney Cream fabric
2 over 2, using listed DMC colours (all 14 of them!)

I am nearly a third done on page 1. It is quite confetti heavy in places but as the whole project is only 4 pages long, I won't complain! I know it is nothing compared to a HAED finish ☺

I'm sure you can all see which part of her face I've been working on We can just about work out the eyes, nose & forehead...

Wishing you all the best for the Christmas period and Happy Stitching! Mii

J'ai enfin trouvé un petit moment pour travailler sur mon "grand" projet en sepia!

Voiçi donc un petit début de La Scapigliata by Da Vinci de chez Yiota's XStitch
Brodé sur toile Zweigart 28 ct Brittney Cream
2/2, en utilisant les 14 couleurs DMC préconisées

J'ai quasiment terminé un tiers de la page 1.
Il y a pas mal de confettis de place en p…

Follow the Star - Lucie Heaton

10 days to go until Christmas day!! I hope you're all ready??
So, here is my latest finish: a meaningful little design from the Nativity This is one of the 4 designs available, I so wish I had time to stitch them all!!

Follow the Star from Lucie Heaton, Patterns are from the Christmas issue of Cute Cross Stitch magazine
Mine was stitched on Zweigart 28 ct Brittney Navy fabric Worked 2 over 2, using all listed DMC colours Except for the Star, for which I use DMC metallic E677

In the magazine, these were initially finished as Christmas cards
but I decided to mount mine as a flat ornament, with cording made of DMC E677

This will be offered to my tadpole's teacher as a little Christmas present!

Happy Stitching!

Le compte à rebour pour Noël continue!
Il ne reste plus que 10 jours!! J'espère que tout est prèt pour vous??
Voiçi dons ma dernière finition: une petite scène de la Nativité J'avais le choix entre 4 différentes grilles, elles sont toutes adorables.
Je n'ai malhe…

An envelope from Canada...

Don't you love it when there is a parcel with your name on it waiting for you at home?? Well I do!!

Louise from Stitching For Jaxon
had organised a giveaway to celebrate her blog anniversary.
I was very lucky to win one of her consolation prize!

My little parcel recently arrived and here is what I've received:
Some lovely Belfast linen,
plenty of DMC threads and
various cross stitch charts ☺

I'm delighted with my goodies!
Thank you so much Louise
for kindly posting these all the way from beautiful Canada

Happy Stitching!

Quelle joie de recevoir un petit paquet par le facteur!

J'ai récemment participé au giveaway organisé par Louise à Stitching For Jaxon
Je suis l'une des gagnantes d'un prix de consolation

Mon enveloppe est arrivée et contenait:
Toile Belfast linen
Plein de brins DMC
Plusieurs petites grilles

Je suis ravie!!
Un énorme merci à Louise pour avoir penser à moi
& d'avoir aussi eu la gentillesse d'envoyer ce paquet  depuis le Canada

A t…

Snowball - Maria Diaz

Here is a last minute unplanned finish A Secret Santa exchange has been organised at work & I've decided to offer a handmade gift this year
This is Snowball the penguin from Maria Diaz This was a free kit from the Christmas Cute Cross Stitch magazine However, I've only used the chart & discarded both fabric & threads provided!
The penguin has been stitched on my last piece of Zweigart 28ct Brittney Pear Grey fabric (I love this one & MUST get some more!) Worked 2 over 2, using DMC preconised colours (except for the yellow :P)
Finished off at a flat ornament with more of my grey star Tilda fabric, bells and cording - which I made with 2 of the colours used in the stitching. It was my first go at cording & will definitely use this again - Thanks Marcy!! -

Now, I'm not sure this finish is worth me handing the gift away I know I'm my worse critic but it is far from perfect: It is slightly off centered I cut my stitching fabric too short & it starte…

Star of Wonder - Lizzie Kate

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...
Here is what I have finished stitching during the weekend - Before starting my new sepia design! -
This is Star of Wonder from Lizzie Kate I had this little chart in my stash for a while and thought it was about time I digged it out!!!
I have opted for a 28ct Zweigart evenweave Brittney Pearl Grey fabric Used all DMC colour equivalents Stitched 2 over 2 Finished off as a little cushion with Tilda fabric & pink lace
I've left out the little charm around her neck and instead swapped one colour for a DMC metallic E677 Adding a lovely touch of sparkle on the stars ☺
Happy Stitching! Mii 

Voiçi ce que j'ai terminé ce week end - Avant de commencer mon grand projet aux tons sepia! -
C'est Star of Wonder de Lizzie Kate
J'ai opté pour une toile 28ct Zweigart evenweave Brittney Pearl Grey Utilisé tous les brins DMC équivalents Brodé 2/2 Terminé en coussin avec tissu Tilda et dentelle rose
J'ai déçidé d'ignorer le petit charme d'origine qui…

La Scapigliata by Da Vinci - Yiota's XStitch

I just love sepia style cross stitch
Unfortunately, hardly find a design I like enough to work on.
You might remember one I did earlier on here
- I never get bored admiring this finish! -

Well I finally found something I really like
And I must admit, yes I saw it on one of the blog I'm following, a little while ago

This is La Scapigliata by Da Vinci from Yiota's XStitch

I just received my chart,
I'm waiting for my fabric to get delivered by Mr Postman
A little trip to my LNS to purchase the floss I haven't got in my stash
and then... I intend to stitch my weekend away!!

Happy Stitching!

Voiçi mon tout dernier achat!
La grille La Scapigliata by Da Vinci de chez Yiota's XStitch

J'attends que le facteur me livre ma toile,
Un petit saut au magasin pour acheter mes fils DMC
et je suis prête pour le weekend... ☺

A tout à l'heure...

Lutin d'Automne - Tralala

I have finished this little cutie!
Just in time before winter settles in with frost & snow

I adore the colour tones and had fun stitching this autumn themed design

Lutin d'Automne from Tralala This little leprechaun has been stitched using DMC threads, 2 over 2, on Zweigart 32ct Murano Beige fabric

It will be simply framed
Hope you like it ☺

Happy Stitching!

Je viens tout juste de terminer cet adorable lutin!
Il était temps, avant l'arrivée des grosses gelées et de la neige

J'adore vraiment la palette des couleures choisies par le designer,
cela aura été un vrai plaisir de broder cette grille d'automne

Lutin d'Automne de chez Tralala Ce petit lutin a été brodé avec les fils DMC préconisés, 2 sur 2, sur toile Zweigart 32ct Murano Beige

Il sera tout simplement encadré
J'espère que vous l'aimez aussi ce petit lutin? ☺

A tout à l'heure...

Home Sweet Home Exchange - Sent

♥ Part II ♥ 
Home Sweet Home exchange organised by Céline of Les Petits Bonheurs De Céline
Now time to share with you the goodies I have sent to Joëlle of Chez Almafi
First is Home Is Where The Heart Is, from Barbara Ana Designs A freebie chart available here Stitched on Zweigart 28ct Brittney Light Taupe fabric, 2 over 2, using DMC threads Finished off as an ornament with Mill Hill glass seed beads 00167 & Antique glass beads 03048

♥ Partie II ♥
Echange Home Sweet Home organisé par Céline de Les Petits Bonheurs De Céline Voiçi les travaux que j'ai envoyé à Joëlle de Chez Almafi
Tout d'abord, Home Is Where The Heart Is de Barbara Ana Designs Grille gratuite disponible sur le lien ci-dessus Brodé sur toile Zweigart 28ct Brittney Light Taup avec brins DMC Terminé en ornement avec des perles Mill Hill 00167 & 03048

Also enclosed in my parcel was a little cushion. Home Sweetest Home design, from Alma Lynne Another freebie chart available here This was stitched on Zweigart 32ct M…

Home Sweet Home Exchange - Received

♥ Part I ♥  Home Sweet Home exchange organised by Céline of Les Petits Bonheurs De Céline
Here are the gifts I have received from Marie-Christine of  Pensée et Lavande
A beautiful patch hanger I love the colours & finish with the little charms!
♥ Partie I ♥  Echange Home Sweet Home organisé par Céline de Les Petits Bonheurs De Céline
Voiçi les cadeaux que j'ai reçu de la part de Marie-Christine de  Pensée et Lavande
Un superbe "tableau" en patch J'adore les couleurs, la petite dentelle et les charmes qui finissent l'ouvrage!

Also enclosed in my parcel, were some lovely chocolates, tea, roomspray, recipe book & patch transfer! - I found a blueberry tart recipe that I MUST try ☺ -
Thank you for my lovely gifts Marie-Christine & thank you Céline for organizing this exchange
It was fun!

Coming up, part II...
Happy Stitching! Mii

Il y avait d'autres petites merveilles dans mon colis: Du chocolat (qui était bien bon ☺), du thé parfumé, un parfum d'ambience…

Thank You!

A big thank you to the recent followers who have decided to
hang around to see more of my little stitching world! Also a long overdue thank you too, to all of you who so nicely leave comments on each of my posts. I am so proud to reply to all of them! After all, you spent your time reading my posts, that is the least I can do ☺
The past few days, I have received a little surprise parcel from Steph at Show & Tell Steph was the first person picked to stitch my Travelling Pattern She seems to have enjoyed it & sent me a little thank you!
Thank you so much sweetie for such a kind gesture. I love the charms, buttons & threads And simply adore your handmade felt heart!!
I believe the Travelling Pattern is now with Emma at My Creative Corner Should you wish to stitch this cute little Lizzie Kate design Hop along to her blog & leave a comment The next stitcher will be announced on the 16th Nov
Back to my little crosses Have a stitch-tastic Sunday
Happy Stitching! Mii


Let it snow - Barbara Ana Designs

Here is my latest finish!

Design is called Let is snow and is from Barbara Ana Designs
This is a free pattern, and is available here

I have used a 28ct Zweigart evenweave Brittney Pearl Grey fabric
and stitched mine 2 over 2 using my own choice of DMC threads.
I've finished it as a little ornament & used clear beads from my stash

Cute isn't it?
I guess the count down to Christmas has started!!

Happy Stitching!
Voiçi Let it Snow de chez Barbara Ana Designs Cette petite grille est gratuite et est disponible içi Ma version est brodée sur toile 28ct Zweigart evenweave Brittney Pearl Grey J'ai utilisé mon propre choix de couleurs, avec des brins DMC. Terminé en petite pendouille avec des perles transparentes Noël approche, il faut se préparer!!! A tout à l'heure... Mii

Halloween Charts - Winners

Time to let you know who are the two lucky winners of the Halloween Charts Giveaway!!! Randomly picked were:
SoCal Debbie from Debbie's Cross Stitch for the Jacks Are Wild! chart from Waxing Moon Designs

Morine from Un petit oiseau m'a dit
for the Halloween chart from Lizzie Kate

Congratulations to you both!!!
Please email me your details & I'll post your charts asap

Happy Stitching!

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C'est l'heure de révéler les deux gagnantes des grilles Halloween!!!
Un petit tirage au sort et voici les résultats:

SoCal Debbie de Debbie's Cross Stitch
gagne la grille Jacks are Wild! de chez Waxing Moon Designs


Morine de Un petit Oiseau M'a Dit
gagne la grille Halloween de chez Lizzie Kate

Félicitations les filles ☺
J'attends votre message avec vos adresses afin
que je puisse vous envoyer vos grilles au plus vite

A tout à l'heure...

Halloween charts - Giveaway

Giveaway time!! As I have stitched these patterns before
See here & here They are now available to 2 of you These are original charts that I've recently purchased The first one is called Jacks Are Wild! from Waxing Moon Designs This is now a discontinued chart...
The second one is called Halloween (Flip It Collection) from Lizzie Kate This originally came with a little bat charm Note as I have stitched this project, the chart will come without the charm  
Do you fancy winning one of these charts? All you have to do is: 1/ Be a follower (new or existing one) 2/ Have an active blog 3/ Leave a comment on this post confirming you wish to participate to the giveaway & clearly specify which chart you'd like to stitch I will post worldwide, so you all have a chance ☺ Closing date: 2nd Nov 2013 I will randomly pick 2 names and the lucky winners will be announced on the 3rd Nov Good luck! Happy Stitching! Mii 

An extremely pleased teacher...

It all started when "tadpole" said to me "Wouldn't it be nice to make something for my teacher for Halloween!" What a sweet idea, I know he really likes his teacher this year
I planned on stitching a little Halloween item, buying a few Halloween chocolates and wrapping everything in clear film (the type florists use) with orange tissue paper & ribbons! That sounds good, doesn't it?
I went to the local shopping centre & visited Hotel Chocolat WOW!!! It was Halloween Chocolate Heaven!! It was so hard to decide what to purchase, there was so much choice, it was full of tempting pieces... I finally made my mind up & bought these cuties:
A cute diddy chocolate pumpkin called a Yumpkin (No need to say who popped in my mind straight away, I'm sure you've all guessed!)  and

these white chocolate ones, Yikes!!! I was really pleased with these and started my stitching...
I've decided to make a little ornament with 2 items from the Halloween S…

SAL La Pensée Positive (Part 2) - Jardin Privé

Yes, I had to change my blog template once again It seems it will no longer be free, so I had to find something else!
Here is my update on Nathalie's SAL Part 2 has taken a little longer to stitch due to all these letters Photo is still blurry - Sorry Stitched on 16 ct white aida with all DMC colours
Off to find out who my partners will be on the Home Sweet Home Exchange!
Happy Stitching! Mii 

Voici ma mise à jour sur le SAL organisé par Nathalie Cette deuxième partie m'aura pris un petit peu plus de temps à broder... Toutes ces lettres! :) Désolé pour la pauvre qualité de ma photo - Je mis suis reprise à plusieurs fois!! J'ai sérieusement la tremblotte :)
Maintenant un petit tour sur vos blogs afin de savoir qui sont mes partenaires pour l'échange Home Sweet Home
A tout à l'heure...

Moutons de Saisons, Automne - Tralala

I'm back with a little finish! This is the Autumn version of the seasonal sheep designs from Tralala Stitched on white aida 16 count using all preconised DMC colours Finished yet again as another cushion

I've also joined a new exchange
Home Sweet Home from Céline at Les Petits Bonheurs de Céline There is still time to join the fun,
just hop here!

Happy Stitching!
Mii x

Enfin de retour avec un autre projet terminé!
Voici la version Automne des Moutons de saisons de chez Tralala
Je l'ai brodé sur toile Aida blanche 16ct & utilisé les brins DMC recommandés
Une fois de plus, une finition coussin s'est imposée!
Je suis un peu décue du résultat
 J'aurais du avoir l'intelligence de choisir une toile crême ou écru
afin de faire ressortir la laine du petit mouton... Quel domage!

Je me suis inscrite pour l'échange
Home Sweet Home
organisé par Céline à Les Petits Bonheurs de Céline
Il reste encore du temps pour nous rejoindre!!!
Visitez içi

A tout à l'heure...

Trick or Treat Halloween Exchange #2

This year, I have joined the Trick or Treat Halloween Exchange
organised by Parsley of Seasons Of My Mind

I have already sent my bits & pieces to Nikki of Furry Bottoms earlier on
You can read all about it here

Now, last Thursday, I received my goodies from Christina of Whilst Iiris Naps

What a delight! So many gifts...
Halloween goodies galore: banner, confetti, straws, napkins, stickers,
card, chart, floss, ribbon, scissor fob and other bits & bobs!!
I was truly gobsmacked to receive so much

Christina you are a little angel! I love everything!
There was another little something in the parcel...
- Yes, I've saved the best til the end, ha ha ha -

An absolutely tiny adorable ornament!!!
So finely stitched on iridescent fabric & finished with some lovely beads & a charm
It is perfect & I love it ☺

Here is the front...

And the back...

Christina thank you so much for your generosity & kindness!
Sending big hugs & kisses your way!!

Happy Stitching!


Autumn in my garden Giveaway - Mirabilia

Ivana from Ivana-Cross-Stitch is organising a lovely giveaway! For a chance to win the beautiful original chart Autumn In My Garden from Mirabilia Please hop along to her blog :) Good luck to everyone!! Happy Stitching!
Mii Ivana du blog Ivana-Cross-Stitch organise un superbe giveaway! Pour une chance de gagner la grille originale Autumn In My Garden de chez Mirabilia Allez jeter un petit coup d'oeil sur son blog :) Bonne chance! A tout à l'heure...

Autumn - Simply Necessaries

I tumbled across this lovely freebie! This is Autumn from Marie Auriau at Simply Necessaries A very pretty looking finish The chart is available in both English & French Click here
Happy Stitching! Mii x Une petite trouvaille lors d'un visite sur le Net! Automne de Marie Auriau chez Simply Necessaries Grille disponible en Français our Anglais Cliquez le lien ci-dessus pour obtenir la grille A tout à l'heure...

Pumpkins for Cathey

This post is for you Cathey at Pumpkin Patch & Co !!!
Sharon at It's Daffycat has kindly organised this little surprise for you ☺

Here is a little pumpkin finish for Cathey!
Thinking of you sweetie ☺

So this is the Flip-It Halloween chart from Lizzie Kate
Stitched on Zweigart 28 count Brittney Pearl Grey fabric I've used a mix of listed Sampler Threads overdyed floss & DMC Finished as a flat ornament (a first for me), complete with bat charm (which came with the chart)

Happy Stitching!

Une petite finition citrouille pour Cathey!
Je pense très fort à toi ma grande ☺

Grille Flip-It Halloween de Lizzie Kate
Brodé sur toile Zweigart Gris Perle Brittney 28 ct
J'ai utilisé un méli mélo de brins DMC & Sampler Threads
Le tout teminé en ornement plat avec charme chauve-souris (fournie avec la grille)

A tout à l'heure...

Autumn Is Here - The Snowflower Diaries

I have another sweet little finish to share with you This is a small design, the latest one from Maja Matyas Szilagyi, called Autumn Is Here It is available here, on The Snowflower Diaries blog

I have stitched it on plain white aida 14 ct fabric and used a mix of DMC & overdyed threads This is such a sweet little bird, it was quick & easy to stitch! I've finished it off as a cushion (of course!) and used my lovely orange ric rac, some tiny little Mill Hill brown beads and some lovely green fabric I had in my stash Et voila!!! Hope you like it ☺
Happy Stitching, Ingrid

Et voici ma dernière finition! Un autre petit projet bien adorable et de saison ☺ La grille Autumn Is Here est disponible sur le blog The Snowflower Diaries
J'ai brodé mes petites croix sur un toile aida blanch 14 ct toute simple et j'ai terminé le tout en petit coussin (encore & toujours, je ne me lasse pas!!) Ric rac orange, petites perles marron & tissu vert Qu'en pensez-vous??
A tout à l'…