Sunday, 16 November 2014

Close to You - Maia (Update 2)


As I still don't seem to be able to make my mind on which project to work on,
I've decided to work on Mummy Mii's project.

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Do you remember this??
- I thought I'd show you what it will look like once finished! -


Close To You from Maia
Kit stitched on 16ct tan colour aida fabric, using Anchor cotton

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This is how it was on the 19 Jan 2014... (yes, I know, that long ago)


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And this is how it looks now...


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I've also been stitching away on a small seasonal free chart too.
It's nearly finished, so I'll share my model once it is all made up

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My DMC threads have arrived this week too :)
The ones I've ordered from Cross Stitch Heaven at only 39p each!!!

I'm really impressed with these.
I only want to collect the main "solid" colours and I'm so close to have them all.
I probably have around 50 missing, which I'll order soon

Here they all are in my 2 big pink boxes :)


 The ones on the right in this box are actually doubles :P


Until my next post,
wishing you a lovely stitch-crazy Sunday,

Toodles,
Mii





88 comments:

  1. This stitching is so, so wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Grit! I'm loving these bright colours :)

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  2. Great progress! I love the colors in this one.

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    1. Thanks Annie, yes the colours are so bright! It's a lovely design to stitch on :)

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  3. I am getting jealous with your pink boxes :) Everything looks so in order!
    As per your long-term stitching; looks gorgeous as it is ♥

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    1. Thanks Nurdan!!
      I used to have 4 small ones but got fed up with these.
      Ideally I'd love to have 1 box that fits them all :)

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  4. Oh wonderful! Your mum is going to be so pleased.

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    1. Hehehe! I listened to your advice and stitched this one for a week :)
      Now working on some seasonal Christmassy projects!

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  5. Wow! Do you turn them into little fabric bobins yourself? I haven't started doing that yet!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Yep!!
      Some people find it boring to bobbin on cards but I'm such an organised and tidy person that I actually enjoy doing this... it looks neat and you know where everything is ;) xx

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  6. whooo c'est très beau
    belle soirée
    rose

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  7. Wonderfull stitching! Lovely! :)

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  8. Tulips are already gorgeous!
    Those boxes with threads of envy you:-)

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    1. Thank you Daniela.
      I plan on offering these tulips to my mum, once I finish it...
      I am sure you have plenty of threads too, you are a really good cross stitcher :)

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  9. The tulips looks fantastic.

    Greetings, Manuela

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    1. Thank you so much Manuela!!
      I'm pleased with my progress... seems to take forever! I should work on this one more often really :P

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  10. Oooh look at your pink boxes! They're huge! Winding bobbins is a silly favorite thing of mine to do. I just love the way they look. :D

    Your stitching looks beautiful; I like the purple wispy flowers, hopefully they'll be fun to stitch :D

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    1. Ditto!!
      My pictures are awful but I've seen someone else's blog where they look like a work of art :)
      I love the pinkish/purpleish flowers too on the background... slowly trying to work on a bit of everything :)

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  11. Your blooms are gorgeous! Beautiful stitching Mii :) And I love your huge pink boxes!!

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  12. Your tulips are so beautiful!
    Lovely bright colors.

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    1. Thanks Tania.
      Yes, I always work on this project when I feel a bit down... this is so colourful, perfect to cheer me up :)

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  13. The Tulips are just fantastic-love the bold colours!

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    1. Yes, I think it's because the design was initially a painting, so beautiful too!!

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  14. Oooo! How pretty!!! I really wish I was that organized! Haha.

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    1. Lol! Some people don't like to keep their floss this way... I do :)
      And I'm so happy because I nearly have all my collection!!

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  15. Woohoo! Lovely DMC stashing. :D Great progress too!

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  16. Your Maia project is gorgeous. That is a great display of DMC and so neatly kept:-)

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    1. I am so pleased with my DMC collection finally taking shape :)

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  17. Beautiful stitching and design Mii.

    Linda

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  18. I love this pattern. I just wish they would sell the pattern alone.

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    1. I know what you mean!!!
      I'm not a fan of Anchor threads... and aida fabric really but hey ho!!
      Anything to make my mum happy :)

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  19. The flower design is beautiful!! I love how you are so organized! good for you!

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  20. Cette broderie merveilleuse va ravir ta maman,c'est bien pour elle si j'ai compris !
    Quand aux fils et bien j'ai l'intention de........refaire mon stock d'aprés les frais d'envoi bien sûre!
    Te voilà bien garni pour un certain temps.
    Bizzzz et excellente semaine

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    1. Merci!! Pour les fils, regardes sur Cross Stitch Heaven... elle est inbattable!!
      J'ai remercié Rachel pour m'avoir fait découvrir cette boutique.
      J'ai reçu ma première livraison et il n'y a rien a redire: parfait :)

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  21. Love your stitching so pretty, I am loving stitching on my large projects again , and enjoy stitching on my smalls at night.
    Love looking at your rainbow box of colours.

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    1. I love stitching on it but get quickly bored... fells like I'm not progressing fast enough compared to smalls!! :D

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  22. It's looking beautiful!
    I remember my excitement when I had my full set of DMC's including variegated, satin and linen.
    Your boxes look great.
    Have a good week x

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    1. Thanks!
      I'll just stick to the solids as they are the only ones I use :)

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  23. It's a lovely design !! Can't wait to see it completed:)
    Your thread stock is almost full now. I have entire range of anchor shades and shade card too. We don't get dmc here. It's good to have all shades, we don't have to rush to the market to start a new project.

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    1. Yes, I agree!!! That is why I want the collection... so that I know, no matter what I'll be working on, I'll have the right colours :) Providing I keep re-stocking when I run out :D

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  24. This is so very beautiful stitching, I'm sure that your mother will be happy for your gift. I keep my DMC threads on the same way, it's very practical

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  25. Beautiful flowers! And all that threads!

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    1. Lol!!! You gotta love that threads!!!

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  26. Oh I really love your tulips stitching... Very colourful, I love it. Wow yes I am having issues with threads,. Hobby craft is a joke and well I had to go get a few threads for my Santa... Never again!! I will take a look at who you use... Thank you. Your pink boxes are filling up nicely.. Me too, I would love to have all the solid colours, one day! You stitching your tulip design has inspired me to get a project of mine out I should really do... A flower one too! Thank you :)
    Smiles :)

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    1. You should have read my previous post about me complaining about the price of threads at Hobby Craft!!!
      Have ordered from Cross Stitch Heaven and my collection is almost done now :D So happy!!! Oooh, and I had a little help from my friends too, of course!

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  27. très jolie cette broderie c'est un monument bizz et bonne journée

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    1. Oui, un peu trop grand à mon gout, j'ai l'impression de ne pas advancer!! :D

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  28. Your tulips are so pretty! What a bright and cheerful design. I love spring flowers like tulips and daffodils.
    Your floss boxes are so neat! I have 5 of the small ones but really need to find something better.

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    1. Thanks sweetie!!!
      Yes, I had the small ones and it was annoying me... ideally, I'd love to have them all in one box :D I got these from The Range, cheap and with a choice of various size and colours...

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  29. What a beautifull piece your stitching!!
    your pink boxes are awesome!!

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  30. This is such a wonderful project, oh my, I definitely love all these colours. It must be great to use them. Good that you found a cheaper source for your DMCs. I rarely buy DMCs in Europe these days, just the one or other occasional thread that I happen to be short of. I always get angry when I see the price I have to pay in Europe compared to the one in the US. If just any one could explain this to me ...

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    1. Yes, I agree Brigitte!! There is something not right somewhere...

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  31. Wow, amazing stitching! And those threads.....delicious ;)
    xox Daphne

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  32. Pretty flowers, happy you found something to stitch. I'm still having a bit of a hard time of it myself. Oh well.

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    1. Oh no!!! I still get bored though, that is why I'm now back working on smalls :P
      Hope your little stitching but come back soon!!!

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  33. The tulips are just beautiful!! Would really love to do these myself, very amazing and well done on the progress.

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  34. superbe ton bouquet de tulipes, et tu as bien avancé, y'a plus qu'à continuer pour bientôt pouvoir gâter ta "Mum". Je suis impressionnée par ta "collection" de fils, mais il faut bien cela pour une grande brodeuse bises et belle soirée

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    1. Hihihi!! Tu es bien marrante!!
      Maman Mii va devoir attendre (encore et toujours)... je me lasse très vite et retourne toujours sur mes petits projets :D

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  35. Like everyone else, I love the bright rainbow colours in this project, which is totally gorgeous of course! Your mum is going to be one lucky person!
    Regarding Cross Stitch Heaven - it was my pleasure! I can see how excited you are about getting and bobbinating all the threads and it makes me happy to make other people happy even if it is just a small token.
    And thanks to your last comment, I now have my email on my blog homepage so that people can contact me if they want. I hadn't realized it wasn't there!!! :)

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    1. Lol!! I didn't mean it in a bad way about the email address!! :D
      I was just worried because I really wanted to thank you for your very kind act of generosity.... I couldn't resist and already used the voucher to order the remaining colours I was missing!!! So exciting... should receive them soon. Thank you againxxxx

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  36. Hola amiga.
    Quiero agradecerte los comentarios que dejas en mi blog y que me llenan de alegría.
    Decirte que me encantan tus trabajos!!! Cuál más lindo.
    Un beso grande....
    de: Rosana

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    1. Thank you Rosana!! Your stitching is always a joy to admire :)

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  37. Close to you looks amazing. I love the Maia kits they are one of the better ones. I have a full set of DMC which is awesome to have, although for me it does make new starts a little too easy LOL!! Enjoy xo Alicia

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    1. Lol, yes I see what you mean and totally agree :)
      Have a lovely weekend xx

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  38. Beautiful stitching, lovely pink boxes.

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    1. Thank you for your visit & comment :)

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  39. What a gorgeous project! The colors are just wonderful. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Lol! So do I!!! I hope you're in no rush!! I find bigger projects so overwhelming and tend to stitch on them little at a time...

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  40. OH! Look at your beautiful thread box! It's so beautifully organized. 'Close to you' is looking amazing. xox

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    1. Thank you! My boxes are now full :) I finally have all the DMC solid colours collection!!!

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