Saturday, 29 September 2012

SAL | Sweet Treat | Update

It's time to share my progress on my first gingerbread man
I've started working on him Monday evening and this is how far I got...
I am hoping to finish him by Sunday evening!
Fingers crossed - especially with Downton Abbey back on TV!☺
I've also received the little buttons for the decoration
I decided to go for the more Christmassy look &
got some cute candy cane and sock buttons
Although have not yet received the sock ones because
they are currently out of stock! So, I will show them
to you when they have all been despatched!!
I think once finished, they'll look even cuter!!
Well, off to the lovely Welsh countryside to visit my sister in law
So I guess there won't be much cross stitch done today
| Happy Stitching! |


C'est l'heure de partager mes progrès sur le
SAL Sweet Treats que j'ai décidé de joindre
Voila mon premier petit bonhomme que j'ai commencé lundi soir
J'espère le terminer dimanche, on croise les doigts!
J'ai aussi recu les petits boutons déco qui sont plus sur le thème
de Noël mais comme quelques un sont en rupture de stock
j'attend d'avoir tout recu pour vous les montrer...
Maintenant en route pour le Pays de Galles chez ma belle soeur,
je crois qu'il n'y aura pas beaucoup de petites croix de broder aujourd'hui ☺
A demain pour l'annonce du gagnant du magazine spécial Noël!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Helz Cuppleditch | Competition


Photo: Who would like to win this little collection of Special Delivery papercraft products, licensed by Trimcraft? Just share this with your friends for your chance to win... don't worry if you're not a winner this week, a similar competition will be on here next week!!
Image | Helz Cuppleditch
 
The designer Helz Cuppleditch is having a little competition!!
For a chance to win these papercraft goodies,
click on the link to access her blog!!
 
| Happy Stitching! |
 
Helz organise une petite compétition!
Utilisez le lien ci-dessus pour une chance de gagner
tous ces bidules pour vos cartes ☺
 
 

Monday, 24 September 2012

Close to You | Update

Thank you all for your lovely comments, it is fun to read them all!
I also love to keep track of all your posts, even though my reading list
is now very very long ☺

A little update on Close to You
Quite pleased with how much I've stiched
despite everyday's life annoying chores!
This will now be put on hold for a week or two
as I've decided to rotate with the new SAL
Sweet Treats that I have started last night

A quick reminder you still have 6 days left to leave a comment here
for a chance to win a fab Christmas magasine with its gift pack!

| Happy Stitching! |
 
 
Tout d'abord un grand merci à tous ceux qui me laissent
des petits commentaires!
J'essaye toujours de rester à jour avec tous vos blogs!!
Cela commence à devenir difficile car ma liste est de plus en plus longue ☺
 
Mise à jour sur Close to You
Contente de mon travail jusqu'à présent.
Ce projet est maintenant en pause pendant une ou deux
semaines car je viens de commencer le SAL Sweet Treats!
 
Enfin, un petit rappel, il vous reste 6 jours pour laisser un commentaire
pour une chance de gagner un magazine de Noël avec tous ces bidules!!
Utilisez le lien ci-dessus ☺

 

Friday, 21 September 2012

An other snowman...

I've just finished a little Christmas ornament I was working on
I know, it's another snowman!
He is such a cutie and ready for Christmas


Je viens tout just de terminer cette petite déco
Encore un autre bonhomme de neige!
Il est adorable et attend Noël avec impatience...


I also was lucky to finish work early today, so I had a bit of free time and
decided to play with my sewing machine
I made this little bag
The finish is still not perfect but I think I'm getting better
I've used a lovely cotton fabric from Ikea!!


J'ai eu de la chance de finir plus tôt aujourd'hui alors
j'en ai profité pour jouer avec ma machine!
J'ai fait ce petit sace
Il y a encore besoin d'affignolage sur la finition
mais je crois que je m'améliore ☺
J'ai utilisé du tissu fleuri de chez Ikea


| Happy Stitching! |




Thursday, 20 September 2012

SAL | Sweet Treats - The stash



I've received the stash for the Sweat Treats SAL today
I have not been adventurous and decided to keep the same
fabric, threads and beads as from the initial design
However, I have a different idea for the finishing...
I know I currently have 2 WIP on the go...
But I'm sure these little cutties won't take too long!!

| Happy Stitching! |


Ca y est, je suis équipée pour mon SAL!
Livraison plus que rapide - la commande a été placée hier - ☺
J'ai gardé les même références que celles conseillées sur la grille originale
Par contre, j'ai une autre idée pour la finition...
A suivre...



Wednesday, 19 September 2012

SAL with Agneta | Sweet Ginger Treats

 
Picture | My Little Creative World

OK, so I have joined a SAL for the first time ever!
Ooops, I hope I'll be up to the challenge...
This is organised by Agneta
Visit her lovely beautiful blog for more info
These gingerbread men are sooo cute, I couldn't resist
Let's hope my finished items will be as pretty as these!!!
Now, I can picture my DH rolling his eyes when reading this
as it means more stash to buy...
Of course, as I have none of the required goodies to start them up!!
Keep tuned for a later update
 
| Happy Stitching! |
 
 
Je viens de joindre le Stitch-A-Long d'Agneta!
Si vous voulez nous joindre, visitez le lien ci-dessus pour plus d'info
J'espère pouvoir suivre le challenge et aussi avoir d'aussi beaux
 petits bonhommes de gingembre que ceux-ci!!
Tout d'abord, quelques achats sont nécessaires (évidemment!)
et après je me lance...
On croise les doigts



Sunday, 16 September 2012

Early Xmas Giveaway

Oh la la, another giveaway!!
This lovely magazine could be yours 
- Which is more than a magazine as it comes
with a gift pack full of goodies such as:
ribbons, aida fabric, cottons, buttons,
stickers, felt frames, cards and envelopes... -

This is the perfect giveaway,
to give you a head start on your little xmas projects


Cadeau pour l'un d'entre vous!
Ce magazine avec tous les bidules pour
créer vos petits projets de Noël

Pour participer au tirage au sort,
il vous faut:
1/ Avoir un blog
2/ Devenir fan (me suivre)
3/ Laisser un commentaire sur cette page
confirmant votre participation

Votre commentaire doit être posté avant le 30 Sept.
Tirage au sort et annonce du gagnant le 1er Oct.

Bonne chance! 


Ok, enough teasing!
For a chance to win this fantastic
Christmassy gift, you have to:

1/ Have an active blog
2/ Be a follower of this blog
3/ Leave a comment on this post only,
confirming you want to be entered for the draw

I don't have any objection if you decide to link this to your blog,
after all the more the merrier and it's always nice to make new friends

You have until the 30th September to leave your comment
The draw and winner will be announced on the 1st October

Good luck to you all ☺

| Happy Stitching! |


Tusal | Sep 2012 & other...

It is Tusal time again!
This month I have stitched a lot and it is finally showing on my ORT jar
(also the fact that my son didn't put his hand in it to squash all the threads down!)
Bits of my Gorjuss kit, Mimi the kitty, Close to You and
the various little xmas kits I finally got round to work on....

C'est de nouveau l'heure du Tusal
Enfin, après tous ces efforts à broder sur Gorjus,
Mimi le chaton et plusieurs petits kits pour mes cartes de Noël,
on voit enfin un résultat sur mon pot!


I've also framed my finished Gorjuss work
A plain white frame from Ikea & little heart ribbons were enough to finish her off
She'll soon be on her way to her new home in France!
Au revoir... 

Ce weekend j'ai aussi mis Gorjuss sous cadre
Tout simple blanc de chez Ikea avec des rubans d'une farandole de petits coeurs multicolores
ont suffit pour la mêtre en valeur...
Elle va bientôt partir pour la France dans sa nouvelle maison!
Au revoir...


Check out my next post for an other giveaway!!!
| Happy Stitching! |

Restez branché et surveillez mon prochain message,
petit cadeau sympa à gagner!!!


Saturday, 15 September 2012

♥ We have a winner... ♥



All names have been entered 
- Except for those who specified they didn't want to participate -
& my lovely little boy (well, he can be sometimes!)
picked a name randomly...
and Nurdan is the lucky one!
Congratulations!!
Could you kindly leave me an email at
miistitch@gmail.com with your details

I can confirm an other giveaway
will take place very VERY soon!

| Happy Stitching! |

Nous avons une gagnante! 
Mon adorable bout de choux a tiré au sort....
Nurdan
Félicitations!
Envoies-moi un email avec tes coordonnées

Je confirme qu'une autre surprise 
va être organisée très très prochainement!



Thursday, 13 September 2012

More free charts...

 
These 3 sweet charts are available for
download on DMC Thread ☺

Have you got yours??
 
 Click here to access!
 
 Ces trois grilles sont disponibles chez DMC
Utilisez le lien ci-dessus pour les imprimer!

 | Happy Stitching! |

 


Back on an oldie!

 
A little overdue update...
I have been working on Mimi the Kitty
but I am getting a bit deflated
- it is not coming up fast enough to my liking -
I feel I'm always stitching at the same place!

Une petite mise à jour...
J'ai travaillé sur Mimi mais j'avoue avoir besoin d'une petite pause
car j'ai l'impression que mes petites x n'avancent pas!

 
So I've decided to have a little break and work on an older project ☺
Close to You from Maia, the colours are now all in season,
it is a joy working back on it

J'ai donc décidé de me remettre sur un ancien kit
Close to You de chez Maia, les couleurs sont de saison,
et c'est une joie de retrouver mes tulipes


 
 Still a few days left to leave a comment on my previous post for a little giveaway!
A chance to win the chart, the leftover threads, beads and stars
from Gorjuss Puddles of Love

Encore quelques jours avant le tirage au sort pour gagner
la grille, les brins, perles et etoiles
de Gorjuss Puddles of Love!
Laissez un commentaire sur mon message d'origine
 
| Happy Stitching! |

 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Halloween giveaway!!

Still a few weeks left to enter Nancy's wonderful and generous giveaway!
For a chance to win a fabulous Halloween gift bag full
(and I mean FULL) of goodies
Good luck to you all ☺
| Happy Stitching! |
 
Vous avez jusqu'au 1er Octobre pour gagner un superbe cadeau de Nancy!
Un petit sac Halloween plein à craquer de bidules pour les accro du point de x,
visitez son blog en utilisant le lien ci-dessus
Bonne chance!
 
 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Completed kits & giveaway!!

More followers!! Thank you and welcome ☺

I have been busy finishing off the first of my four snowmen
It took me longer than expected but I think he looks stunning!

J'ai terminé le premier de mes quatre bonhommes de neige
Il m'a pris un peu plus de temps que prévu mais cela vallait le coup
Il est trop mignon ce bonhomme de neige!


I have also completed the Gorjuss Puddles of Love kit
I'm sure I spent more time on the back stitch and all the
finishing touches such as beads and stars than the actual stitching ☺
The whole picture is just adorable

J'ai aussi complété Puddles of Love
J'ai passé plus de temps sur la finition que sur
mes petites croix mais le résultat est vraiment superbe
(même si la photo ne lui fait pas justice!)



I have quite a lot of threads and a few beads and stars left over
So let's have a little giveaway

I am offering the original chart (with a bit of pink highlighter...oops),
the leftover original threads, beads and stars

These should be enough for you to start working but not sure if enough
to complete the design, so a bit of shopping might be required!!!
I'm sure the winner won't mind


Il me reste du fil et quelques perles & étoiles
donc un petit cadeau pour l'un d'entre vous!!
Une chance de gagner les instructions
par tirage au sort...


Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win
I will pick a winner on the 15th September...
| Happy Stitching! |

Laissé un commentaire sur cette publication pour une chance de gagner
Le gagnant sera tiré au sort le 15 Septembre...
Bonne chance ☺



Thursday, 6 September 2012

Seasons Of My Mind | Mystery Giveaway!

Only a few days left for a chance to win the
Mystery Giveaway on Parsley's Seasons of my mind's blog!!
This is to celebrate her 500 followers
Click here to enter ☺
Une chance de gagner un cadeau surprise sur le blog de
Seasons of my mind
Allez faire un petit tour!
| Happy Stitching! |


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Free chart!


Thought you all might like to know this adorable bunny chart
called "Somebunny to Love" is currently available
at DMC Creative as a freebie!
Download your chart now by clicking here

! Happy Stitching! |


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

September and already feeling festive!

A very warm welcome to my new followers, 
and thank you again for all the lovely comments,
it's fun to read them all ☺

I eventually managed to find some time at
the weekend for a bit of cross stitching
(between running errands and being spooked by HUGE spiders!)


I have worked on this sweet little Nordic Heart
It is a design from Mouseloft
and it should look lovely on my Christmas card


I am currently working on another mini kit
This time it is The Snowman from DMC
I am hoping to finish this one this evening
I will still have 3 more to do at a later time!


These are quite cute and a joy to stitch!
It is on 14 count light blue iridescent aida
which make it softer to use


I have also made this little pouch thing with my new toy
and I am using it to put my threads
Made with some lovely dotty Laura Ashley fabric
(although we can't seem to see them on the pic!)
and ribbon from my last trip to France
I am not too happy about the finish with the ribbon
It has been horendous to sew it...
Who would have thought sewing on a straight line was that hard!?

Alors, mes derniers progrès!
Ce petit coeur nordic pour mes cartes de voeux
ainsi que mon premier bonhomme de neige sur toile iridescente!!
J'espère le terminer dans la soirée ☺
J'ai aussi utilisé ma machine pour coudre la petite pochette,
quelle horreur!
Trop difficile de coudre sur la bordure d'un ruban...

| Happy Stitching! |