Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Joyful Summer - Country Cottage Needleworks


Just finished
Joyful Summer
from Country Cottage Needleworks

Worked on 28 count Jobelan Forget Me Not Blue
(Jobelan is now my all time favourite fabric to stitch on!!)
using all the recommended DMC & Crescent Colours threads

These Crescent threads are so addictive,
I love the dye effect


No cushion finish this time!
This beauty will be framed :)






Hope you're all enjoying the warmth at the moment!!
I leave you with a few blooms from my peony bush
They look gorgeous but the scent is too subtle to my liking...


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Happy Stitching!
Mii x


Ca y est, je viens tout juste de terminer Joyful Summer de
Country Cottage Needleworks!
Travaillé sur toile Jobelan 28 bleu Forget Me Not
avec fils DMC & Crescent recommandés
Il ne me reste plus qu'à trouver un cadre pour lui faire honneur!

Profitez bien du beau temps,
Je vous laisse avec quelques photos de mes superbes pivoines!
Très jolies mais malheureusement l'arome est plutot discret...

A tout à l'heure...




82 comments:

  1. Oh your peonies are really gorgeous.
    That Joy piece just makes me smile. =)

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    1. Thank you Vickie! We've got so many ants in our garden, they made their way through my lovely blooms!!! I had to check them over before picking some out!!

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  2. Wow it's so beautiful..well done..
    Pretty bloom..
    Love xxx

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    1. Thank you Cucki!
      I love the effect of the threads, they make this simple little chart come to life :)

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  3. That is very pretty Mii such lovely colours x

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    1. Thank you Sue!
      Hope you're feeling ok x

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    1. Thank you Sarah!
      I hope to find a lovely frame for it :)

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  5. Lovely finish, so pretty! I'm addicted to overdyes too especially Threadworx.
    Your peony is gorgeous!
    Happy stitching (:

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    1. Thank you!
      I haven't used Threadworx yet but who knows...
      I just love the effect they give to the project!
      My peonies have been invaded by ants we have in our garden, so I only cut a few & left the other in the garden... Don't want to bring ants in my home!!! :D

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  6. What a pretty finish. It looks so nice on the blue fabric.
    The peony is beautiful.
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      I had to use the flash when I took the pictures last night as it was starting to get a bit dark.
      I think my pictures don't show off the fabric as its best, dark on the edges & lighter in the center... in reality it's just a very light shade of blue! Really pretty :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm now hoping to find a frame just as pretty as the stitching! :)

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  8. Congrats on the adorable finish Mii. What a pretty design.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      That's one down in the stash pile! Many more to go :D

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  9. What a cute finish! Your peony is beautiful - I really need to plant some. :)

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    1. Thank you! I grew up with peonies, my grandad had bushes of different colours all over the place in his garden!! They are my favourite flowers... and the ants from my garden also seem to like these blooms, they are all over the place!!! :)

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  10. beautiful finish, great stitching

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    1. Thank you :) It's quite a simple design but the overdyes make it so special!

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  11. Heel erg mooi je borduurwerk
    Wauw en wat een grote bloem, mooiiii
    groetjes Annie

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    1. Thank you Annie, glad you like both stitching & peonies!!

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  12. I love your finished piece! I love the colors!

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    1. Thank you, overdyes are a really treat to stitch with!

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  13. Your stitching is so lovely and beautiful as always.
    Grit

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    1. Thank you Grit, such a lovely message!

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  14. Very nice! The colours are so pretty :)

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  15. Very pretty!! I love Jobelan too, it's so soft and lovely to hold. Great finish stunner, congratulations!
    Alicia xo

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    1. Thank you Alicia!!! I think I'll have to stash some more Jobelan fabric in all kind of shades very very soon :D

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  16. Wow that is so pretty Mii. It's a fab finish. The peony is a stunning bloom too.

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      Keeping an eye on the peonies I've cut out & placed at home... the bush was full of little ants!
      Looks like I'm not the only one to love these flowers :)

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  17. So pretty, Crescent Colours are my favourite thread to stitch with. I haven't tried jobelan fabric though.

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    1. Thanks Kay! Shame I can't find the Crescent threads in my local shop and always have to order them online... Othewise I'll be using them all the time :)

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  18. wow, this is very beautiful
    really, I love the effect with the thread too =)
    I the fabric is just perfect, a very pleasant one indeed
    very well done
    it will be lovely once framed
    big hugs
    xxxx

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    1. Merci Valma!!
      Let's just hope I find a frame as lovely as this project is!
      Have a stitch-tastic day x

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  19. Looks beautiful!!! wonderful stitching :)
    I love Jobelan, my favorite fabric for sure! Congrats on your work sweetie!!!
    Very very pretty :D

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    1. Thanks Nia!! It sounds we are a few to love this Jobelan fabric & these yummy overdye threads!!! :)
      Have a lovely sunny day sweetie xox

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  20. Oh! It's a lovely finish, a very beautiful design :))
    Kisses
    Sonia

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    1. Thank you Sonia!
      Hardest bit next: find a lovely chart to frame it!!

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  21. My favorite fabric is jobelan too :) Very cute finish. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Melissa!
      I so must order this fabric in all existing colours! :D

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  22. Gorgeous stitching! that is a fabulous shade of blue fabric <3 your peony is beautiful & the same color as mine which is blooming like mad right now! Have a great week,
    Helen x

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    1. Oooh nice! I love peonies, any colours!! I just love them :)

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  23. Your stitching is wonderful and very lovely.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  24. Jobelan is very nice stuff, also I like her. Image is too gorgeous!

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  25. Very pretty design, i love using overdyed threads as well the colours are always so yummy to use - xxAmanda

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    1. I so agree with you Amanda! Why didn't I use them before?? :D

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  26. That is a very lovely piece and the fabric really sets it off.

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    1. Thank you! & nice to read you again, glad you're back xo

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  27. Beautiful stitching and beautiful flowers!

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  28. Wow, another beauty :) I love it, it really is joyfull!!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments as always x

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  29. This is such a lovely work!

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    1. Thank you !
      Secret: It's all due to these lovely threads!!

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  30. I like so much your birds and flower, colors are fantastic.

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  31. I heard a lot about this Jobelan linen but never had the chance to stitch on it.
    Here in Brazil it is impossible to find things like this, so we have to go to the internet :D
    What kind of count is the linen? I don't understand about it..I saw that there are many sizes..wich one is the best?
    By the way...amazing finish! I loved the colors, specially the color of the linen. Never heard about the crescent colors.

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    1. I must admit, I'm the same: I have to order it online.
      It sometimes can be a gamble when you have never used the fabric before!
      It's 28 count... it's like aida 14, 16 or 18. The size of your finished project will be bigger on aida 14 than on aida 18.
      I've heard on 28, 30 & 32 count for linen. I believe 28 count would be the equivalent of aida 14.
      I just prefer stitching on evenweave, it so much easier for half stitch!! Hop over there: http://fancycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2008/07/1-selecting-fabric-aida-vs.html, they have some great info.
      I only recently discovered the crescent overdyed colours: they are fantastic!! Unlike DMC or Anchor the colour vary on the thread. In some places it's darker than other so when you stitch (1 full cross at a time) you have that colour effect appearing. It really bring the design to life! You must give it a go :)

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  32. I like this design, i love using overdyed threads, but insted of Crescent Colors I use Nina Threads http://betweencrosses-sale.blogspot.hu/2010/08/my-hand-dyed-threads.html They are really fabulous not so expensive for me.

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    1. Yes I've heard of her lovely floss!
      Have a great weekend!!

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  33. What a gorgeous finish! I love it.
    Beautiful blooms.

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    1. Thank you :)
      Have a lovely weekend!

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  34. Mii!! What a joyful finish! I love this design! So bright and cheery and full of joy :D

    Hugs!

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  35. Lovely finish!! I'm also a big fan of jobelan :)

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  36. Beautiful!!! Lovely colors... :)

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  37. Very cute finish, I love the colour of forget-me-nots too :) I haven't worked with Jobelan yet but have heard many good things about it. Lovely peonies too!

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    1. Thanks Aurelia Eglantine!! Apologies with my pictures, the lovely blue of the fabric is not at it's best :)

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  38. What a beautiful finish this is.

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    1. Thanks Brigitte, it's been a lovely little easy project!

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  39. Congratulations on completing such a lovely embroidery :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment!

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  40. Voilà un petit bout de temps que je n'étais pas venue voir tes jolies broderies.
    Elle sont toujours aussi belles et très bien réalisées.
    Toi aussi tu aimes les pivoines ;)
    J'en ai aussi dans mon jardin et devines d'où elles viennent ;)
    Elles sont toutes en fleur en ce moment et super parfumées.
    Bisous chez toi.
    Agnès

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    1. Merci pour ta visite!
      Ca fait trop plaisir d'avoir de tes nouvelles :)
      Biensur que j'adore les pivoines... il faut dire qu'on a pas trop eu le choix!! :D
      Quelle chance que les tiennes viennent de notre super jardinier... Les miennes viennent de chez ma belle-soeur au Pays de Galles!! Par contre, il y a des fourmies partout, quel brin! Bizz et bonne journée

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  41. That looks amazing! The blue fabric is gorgeous
    xox

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    1. Thank you! It was really nice to stich with this fabric & using these lovely yummy threads!

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