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La Maison Bleue - Tralala

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Apologies, it has been a little while since my last post!!
I have been stitching of course, but I cannot share the projects with you all yet
The little goodies (when finished) will be for my partner Marcy of my Summer Holiday Exchange
So, you'll have to be patient and wait a little longer :)



What I can share with you is my new start!! This is La Maison Bleue from Tralala
I'm using all DMC colours and working on Zweigart white aida 18 count

Here is a little glimpse of what it should look like when finished ☺
Cute, isn't it?

I've also joined the
Tricks & Treats Exchange
organized by Parsley from Seasons Of My Mind
Come & join the fun!

Happy Stitching!
Mii x


Désolé de ne pas avoir posté mes progrès plus tôt
J'ai brodé et fais plein de petites croix...
mais je ne peux pas encore les partager avec vous
Ils ne sont pas encore tout à fait terminé et c'est aussi pour
mon échange avec Marcy!!
Patience ☺

Par contre, je peux vous montrer mon nouveau projet : La Maison B…

Whoo-hoo? Me? - Kincavel Krosses

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I have a little finish to share with you all!
I've worked on a free chart I had in my stash for a little while now This is Whoo-hoo? Me? from Kell Smurthwaite at Kincavel Krosses
I've stitched this cute little owl on Ivory Aida 16 count fabric Using DMC colours 703, 738, 844, 869, 922, 3031 & B5200
Voici mon tout dernier travail! J'ai brodé cette petite grille gratuite de Kell Smurthwaite chez Kincavel Krosses Toile ivoire Aida 16 avec brins DMC 703, 738, 844, 869, 922, 3031 & B5200

Now for the fun bit!! Yes, I have been adventurous girls and have finished it as a flat zippered pouch!!! Whoo hoo!!! I'm so proud of myself :) I've always admired Valma's perfect pouches and could only dream of making one myself Well!! After a lot of tutorial watching and a trip to the local stash shop to buy a zipper I took a big breath and went for it!! Here is the finished result
Maintenant la finition! C'est là que les choses deviennent plus intéressantes... J'ai osé…

Summer Holiday Exchange #2

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Here it is!!
Let the summer stitchy fun begin

As you can see,
the person you will be sending to
will not be the person you will be receiving from!!!
How cool is that???

Ingrid (UK) send to Marcy (USA) Edina (Hungary) send to Isabella (Brazil) Sarah (UAE) send to Cucki (South Africa) Cucki (South Africa) send to Edina (Hungary) Marcy (USA) send to Heather (UK) Isabella (Brazil) send to IIdiko (Hungary) Sonia (Italy) send to Ingrid (UK) IIdiko (Hungary) send to Sonia (Italy) Bernadett (Serbia) send to Valérie (France) Valérie (France) send to Ariadne (Greece) Kay (UK) send to Marie Christine (France) Judith (Germany) send to Sarah (UAE) Marie Christine (France) send to Judith (Germany) Ariadne (Greece) send to Kay (UK) Heather (UK) send to Bernadett (Serbia)
Isabella, Cucki, Heather, Bernadett and Sarah please email me your address!! I need to pass it on to the person who will be stitching for you :)

Have fun stitching for your blog friend
May the needle force be with you :D

Remember to…

Winner Travelling Pattern - Wear A Smile - Lizzie Kate

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It's another beautiful day in my part of the UK! A shock to the system really :D Would you believe it has been a whole entire week of sunshine & heat!!

Here is my finish on the travelling pattern I've stitched it on 28 count Sweigart Cashel Linen Cream fabric Using 2 over 2 threads I've opted for Really Teally & Ripe Melon from Crescent Colours and DMC 3341 threads Finished off as a mini pinkeep without a fancy bow on top :)
Now, the next person to stitch it will be: Annie - Annie Bebop's Coloring Book
Annie, please email me your details so that I can post you the chart as soon as possible (My email address is listed under About Mii)
Happy Stitching! Mii x

Un bon 14 juillet à vous tous!! Un temps parfait pour les feux d'artifices :)
J'ai terminé la travelling pattern Wear a smile de Lizzie Kate Brodé sur toile Zweigart Cashel lin crême 28 ct avec les brins Really Teally & Ripe Melon de chez Crescent Colours ainsi que 3341 de DMC Le tout fini en petit pinke…

Travelling Pattern - Wear A Smile - Lizzie Kate

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The weekend is approaching fast & the sun is still shining... Bliss!!!
I have received from Nia yesterday the travelling pattern  kindly started off by Heather This is the original chart Wear A Smile from Lizzie Kate
I have of course started it straight away and hope to finish it this weekend.
Would you like to stitch this little snippet next? Remember to pass it on when finished!
Leave a comment on this post confirming you wish to be the next stitcher I will randomly pick a name & announce it on the 14th July I will also share my finish with you too :D
Happy Stitching! Mii x 
Le weekend approche et le soleil brille toujours Que demander de plus? Voici la grille originale Wear A Smile de Lizzie Kate Elle voyage beaucoup! Elle est partie de chez Heather, a ensuite visité le Portugal chez Nia et est maintenant arrivée chez moi!! Je l'ai déjà commencé mais il est temps de penser à sa prochaine destination Qui voudrait la broder & la passer à quelqu'un d'autre ensuite? L…

Summer Holiday Exchange

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Holiday time! Perfect for spending time doing whatever you want!! Which for me is ... cross stitching of course So, I've decided to organise a Summer Holiday Exchange!! Want to join the fun??? Just leave a comment confirming you wish to take part and email me your address, so we know where to send your goodies The good news is that there is no theme Afterall it is the holiday time, so you can be creative free How cool is that? Only 3 requirements: You must include at least one stitched piece to your exchange You must send your goodies by the 15/09/2013 at the latest No drop out, please stay committed to be fair to all participants I will confirm the names of the participants on the 15/07/2013. and will draw names & let you know who you will be sending your little RAK to So get your needles at the ready! Happy Stitching!
Mii x

4 Seasons, Summer - Gazette94

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Oooh that gorgeous sunshine is bliss! Summer if finally here :) Let's enjoy it!
Today, there is no little beach hut in sight :) Just a simple little cushion finish (of course!) One of the 4 Seasons chart from Gazette94 Summer, free pattern available here
I've stitched this on green cloud evenweave fabric Using 2 threads of DMC recommended colours - Except for 2 or 3 colours, which I didn't have - Finished with pastel polka fabric: white, yellow & pink dots on blue background
Happy Stitching! Mii x

Ce soleil radieux est un délice! L'été est enfin là, j'espère que vous en profitez tous!
Aujourd'hui il n'y a pas de cabane de plage en vue, juste une petite finition coussin (bien évidemment!) C'est la grille Ete, des 4 Saison de Gazette94 Le lien est disponible ci-dessus
Brodé sur toile evenweave nuage vert J'ai utilisé les brins DMC recommandés - Sauf pour 2 ou 3 couleurs que je n'avais pas en "stock" - Terminé en coussin avec tissu bleu ciel p…

Eline Pellinkhof Giveaway!

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Check out designer Eline Pellinkhof latest blog post!
She's having a colorful flowery giveaway! There is a chance to win the cutest cushions bursting with colours
They have both been made by Arda using Eline's fabric
So sweet!

Happy Stitching!
Mii x



A finished Beach Hut #1 - Diane Machin

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Hi dear blogger friends! Hope you are all basking in the sun & enjoying the hot weather!! Here, I am all geared up for a stitchy afternoon with a tennis Wimbledon final & F1 race :)
I'm back again with my first little beach hut - Designed by Diane Machin & available in the Cross Stitch Crazy mag, June issue -

A few of you told me to be more adventurous with my finishes So, I've listened to you dear friends! And here is my first... and last little hut...

I suppose it doesn't look too bad from the front! I am so not happy with this... The fabric should have joined at the top & unfortunately mine joined at one side My mistake, but I couldn't finish it with the felt, like shown in the mag. So, I've used some ribbon with printed bunting & decided to have it on each side So this helped to hide the joined fabric with ladder stitch The back is a plain piece of aida Because there was no stitching on this piece, when coming to sew I had no reference poin…

Beach Hut #1 - Diane Machin

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I've decided to stitch these 4 mini makes designed by Diane Machin
Available from the Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, June issue 177 These little beach huts are so sweet!


I'm not going to be as adventurous with the finishes and will frame mine individually  Here is my first one finished
Stitched on Ivory Aida 16 count

Happy Stitching!
Mii x


Cette semaine j'ai brodé une petite cabane de plage!
Disponible dans le magasine Cross Stitch Crazy, numéro 177 de juin
Ma finition sera plus simple
Elles seront chacunes encadrées individuellement!

A tout à l'heure...

Winner! Love Notes - Plum Street Samplers

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So who will be stitching Love Notes next???
Be patient, I must show you my finish first!

Alors qui brodera Love Notes?
Patience mes amies, je veux d'abord partager mon tout dernier projet!

It was my first attempt at making a pinkeep
I must have read / watched all the online tutorials I could find!! :D
After a little help from my friends:
Valma's fabulous backing fabric &
Hubby's perfectly guillotined cardboard rectangles
This is what the first step looked like

C'était mon premier essai pour un Pinkeep
J'ai du lire et relire tous les tutos disponibles sur le net :)
Avec un peu d'aide d'amis:
Le superbe tissu de Valma pour le dos du pinkeep &
Mes rectangles cartonnés préparés avec amour par mon mari
Voila ce que la première étape m'a donné


And here is my first finished pinkeep! Complete with lovely coloured pins & matching cute little ribbons! Not bad for a first go!! I just wish I had added more padding but hey ho, it's a learning curve
Et mainte…