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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…