Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Maiden of New Life - The Little Stitcher | Giveaway from Françoise

 
Françoise at Petites xxx et Cie
recently organised a giveaway to celebrate her 5th blog anniversary
 
It was with delight I found out I was the winner of her first prize
A handmade "cartonnage" item & a gift voucher
 
oOo
 
Here is the beautiful finish made by Françoise




 I was so lucky to choose the design for the finish.. 
The Maiden of New Life, from The Little Stitcher

Françoise stitched it over 1, this is so tiny!
Absolutely beautiful

 

 
Inside, I found the cutest little pins (and a few extra!)
from Butterfly Couture - Another fantastic online French shop!! -
and a shiny new pair of scissors


 




 
I love this item, all the little details and the finish is perfect!
Thank you so much Françoise, you made my day!
 
oOo
 
I then used my gift voucher at Le Comptoir Des Fées,
A great online shop, perfect to stock up on stash.
Both service & delivery were spot on!
 
I purchased the following charts:

Singing in the Rain - Madame Chantilly
Thread & chart Pack N° 5 for Spring Social - Country Cottage Needleworks
Duo Lapin - Tralala
Chasse à l'oeuf - Tralala

Picture source: Designers website

 oOo
 
I have been so lucky & am truly overwhelmed by the generosity of my cross stitch friends!
Françoise, I can't thank you enough for all these fantastic items
I'm sending hugs & BIG KISSES your way
 
Happy Stitching!
Mii

88 comments:

  1. Wow that is a truly amazing prize!!!!

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    1. It is!! Absolutely fantastic & faultless!!!
      I knew my gift would be good, but it is even better... Way up at the top ;)

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  2. Bellissimo regalo!
    Saluti.
    Fanila

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  3. lucky you :) your prize is gorgeous!

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    1. I know, now I want to try to stitch over 1 and give a go at cartonnage!! :)
      Such talent, she inspired me ;)

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  4. Aww truly a very sweet finish and the pins are so cute too.
    Have a lovely day
    Hugs x

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    1. Thank you sweet Cucki!
      I'm amazed with the finish, it is perfect & the pins.... they are so cute!! I don't want to use them, just to keep them pretty & lovely :)

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  5. Goodness that is a beautiful gift... and wow you are so lucky!

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    1. Thank you Jacuie!!!
      I was so so happy when I found out I'd won because I knew my gift would have the WOW effect... Françoise always makes the best pieces and her finishes are fantastic!

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  6. Dear Mii
    What a lovely prize to win - congratulations!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you so much Ellie!
      I can't stop admiring it... It's so pretty!

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  7. Wow! Fantastic!! Good for you. :)

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    1. Thank you! Once again I have been really lucky, Françoise has made up the most exquisite gift & I am so grateful :)

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  8. Wow, congrats to the beautiful gifts and stash!

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    1. Thank you sweetie! WOW is definitely the right word, isn't it??

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  9. Wow! It's beautiful! You are such a lucky lady!

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    1. Thank you Kim!! It was another beautiful giveaway win :)

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  10. Ohhh lovely :) congrats on your win!!!

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    1. Thanks Kate! I just love it, Françoise is a very talented lady!!

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  12. Lucky you! What a wonderful win.

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    1. It is indeed!!! It's absolutely beautiful!!

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  13. Congratulation to your lovely gift.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  14. This is wonderful and what a nice choice of Tralala's. I love Tralala designs <3

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    1. Thank you Angela! Tralala, along with LK are my favourite designers too :)

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  15. Lovely! I love the buttoms too.

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  16. Congrats on a Beautiful WIN...

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  17. Et bien Bravo a toi,il n'y a que des cadeaux partout,yes c'est le bonheur.
    Tu es super gâtée,BRAVO,et c'est de trés jolis présent que tu as pu choisir.
    bIZZZZZ

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    1. J'ai honte, il va falloir que j'arrete de participer... je semble gagner tout le temps! :D
      J'adore la finition... tout est trop beau!!

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  18. Gorgeous gift,I love the pins included with it.

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    1. Thanks, yes they are so sweet! Maybe too cute to use :D

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  19. Maravilloso regalo!!!!! Me encantan esas alfileres, son preciosos. Yo tengo unas tijeras igual a las tuyas, preciosas también, además cortan perfectamente. Que los disfrutes Mii.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment!!

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  20. Congratulations!What great gifts and your choice of material is excellent!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Thank you sweetie! I really have been spoilt!!

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  21. Congrats Mii , a wonderful giveaway have fun .

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    1. Thank you sweetie!! I can't wait to start one of these charts :)

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  22. Congrats on winning a lovely giveaway! Cheers to you.

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  23. Congrats to your win. Looks wonderful.

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    1. It is absolutely adorable, thank you Grit!

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  24. You're so lucky yo win such a beautiful gift!

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    1. Yes I agree, it is a beautiful finished gift to win! I love it!

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  25. Absolutely lovely prizes!

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  26. What a wonderful, wonderful giveaway. Beautiful! Lucky you :) xx

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    1. Thank you sweetie!! I love everything, it's superb ;)

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  27. Such a beautiful gift she made for you Mii! I love teeny tiny stitching :D The finish is adorable too. I love all the charts you got and those sweet pins!! I bet you have ideas of how to use them!!

    Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Anne! Hope you're defrosted? :D I love these gifts! The pins are just so precious, I don't know if I should use them ;)

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  28. Gorgeous gifts and I love the charts you chose.

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  29. ho my !! this parcel is a delight !! wonderful gift received
    you're a lucky one :)
    this stitched piece is so beautiful, and all the goodies...woooow =D
    very great choice of new designs too :D
    enjoy
    xxxxx

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    1. Thank you! I knew it would be fantastic, Françoise's finishes are always a delight!! But I was gobsmacked when I opened my parcel & found her finished piece... It is really really beautiful :)

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  30. pretty stitched piece and what a darling gift too!

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  31. WoW! Che bello! E mi piacciono anche gli schemi che hai scelto. Non vedo l'ora di vederli fatti!
    Baci,
    Anastasia

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  32. What a lovely gifts again, warm congrats for you! I love the patterns you chose especially charts by Tralala.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I have been really lucky recently cross stitch wise :)

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  33. You're a lucky lady to have won this great give-away gift. And your new charts promise many enjoyable stitching hours.

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    1. Thank you so much Brigitte!
      Yes I realise this is a wonderful gift, made by a very special lady! She is so talented!!!

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  34. Oh, how pretty and I love the new charts you chose--have fun with them!!

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  35. Coucou ! merci Ingrid pour ce merveilleux post, je suis touchée !
    Je suis ravie que le sort t'ait désignée et que tu aimes ce que réservait ce 1er prix.
    Je t'embrasse bien affectueusement.
    Françoise

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    1. Je ne pourrais jamais te remercier assez!!
      As-tu lu tous ces commentaires??? Tu es vraiment pleine de talent!!!
      J'adore le nécessaire de brodeuse & je suis vraiment inspirée pour essayer un petit peu de cartonnage :)
      Je suis constamment en admiration!
      Très belle journée xxx

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  36. What a package you received in the giveaway. The stitched piece is beautiful.
    Lovely new charts - shall look forward to seeing some of them stitched up.
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I was lucky to receive such lovely gifts. I have already kitted a chart and planning on starting it soon...

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  37. What a fantastic giveaway package. You chose beautiful charts with the gift certificate too.

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  38. quelle chance tu as eu,ce range-aiguilles est superbe!les finitions sont parfaites,tu as été bien gâtée!
    bravo à Françoise pour cette magnifique réalisation!
    bon dimanche

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    1. Françoise a des doigts de Fée!!! Le nécessaire de brodeuse est parfait, je l'adore & ne me m'empécher de l'admirer...

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  39. Que bonito este bordado. Me gusta mucho!!
    Te dejo un abrazo fuerte con el deseo de que pases una feliz semana.
    Rosana.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Rosana!
      Have a lovely day!

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