Saturday, 28 June 2014

A gift for you... Winner!

Here it is, my blog is officially 2 years old today!!!

Time to reveal the winner of my giveaway
It has been a huge success with more than 70 comments
So a big thank you to everyone who took part.

The winner randomly picked is
Veronique at Les Idées de Rose

You have won a 25 euros gift voucher at
Le Comptoir Des Fées

Please email me and I'll give you the code to activate your voucher

Happy Stitching!
Mii x

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Blogger bug...

Apologies for not being able to comment on your latest posts.
Due to the latest Blogger issue, I cannot see all your latest posts... :(
I will catch up on all once the problem has been fixed.
This is sooo frustrating, but I know I'm not the only one in this situation,
so I'll wait & try be patient
Happy stitching!

Monday, 23 June 2014

A surprise from Greece

A little impromptu surprise post today!
My postman has very swiftly delivered a
surprise seaside themed parcel from Greece
Ariadne has very kindly sent me some little goodies ☺

A funny Cicadas post card,
Madeira threads (silk & nylon),
White aida fabric (22 ct),
her beautiful trademark stone - made especially for me, if you please! -

And a little cross stitch finish

Design is
The Guardians of the Sea from The Little Stitcher
It looks so pretty!
Even the frame has seaside details!!
Thank you so much Ariadne for such a lovely surprise
Cross stitch friends are really the best!
Happy Stitching!
Mii x

Friday, 20 June 2014

Odds & sods

Just a quick update post today!
Entries for the Tutti Frutti Swap are now closed.
The rush for taking part has now died off and we are all eager to get on with our projects.
There are 18 participants from UK, France, Germany, Italy, UAE, USA, Canada & Australia.
Girls, I have emailed you all the details of your partners.
You can now start stitching & have fun :)

Last few days to enter my
2nd blog anniversary giveaway!
Check out this post
A winner will be announced on the 28th June, so stay tuned..


I will be back soon with posts about
the Gorjuss exchange and
the Lizzie Kate month stamp (which I better start!)


Happy Stitching!
Mii x

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Ladybird Walk - Margaret Sherry

I  have a finish!
And I can share it with you!!


This is Ladybird Walk from Margaret Sherry,
a little design I bought as a birthday treat a few weeks ago.
I couldn't resist this one & decided to start it straight away.

Stitched on 14 ct Zweigart white aida fabric and
using all DMC preconised colours. 

Finished off as a little pin cushion using some polka fabric,
white lace, light blue ribbon & ladybird wooden button.

This was my first go at working on a Margaret Sherry design and I loved it.
I will have to keep an eye on her website for new releases ☺


Last week the postman has been really kind and popped a little something through my letterbox...
It was another birthday present.... from June!!

Some Tilda fabric, my Favourite!!, lace & a bookmark.
There was the cutest, yummiest card too...
Thank you again June for having thought of me.
Big hugs to you my dear xx


There is still plenty of time to join my Tutti Frutti Swap
If you're interested, check this post

Happy Stitching!
Mii x

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Tutti Frutti Swap

We all know how disappointed and let down
I felt with my last exchange.
My initial thought was to no longer take part &/or organise anymore exchanges.
This is so hard, I feel I'm missing out on a good thing here
and also letting down a few friends too!
So after much consideration,
I've decided to organise the
Tutti Frutti Swap
You have guessed this right,
this is a fruit themed exchange!
Perfect for the summer days
Your Tutti Frutti Swap must include:
:. One fruit themed cross stitch finish .:
:. Various fruit themed bits & pieces .:
Swap date: 1st September
Goodies must have been posted beforehand
There are a few boring rules of course,
as I don't want to have my fingers burnt again!
:. Participants must have an active blog .:
:. Anonymous request will not be considered .:
:. Parcels must be posted using recorded/tracked delivery .:
:. Be prepared to be named & shamed if you don't follow the rules .:
Want to join the fun??
Leave a comment on this post only, confirming your participation.
(Make sure I have an email address so that I can contact you)
Participants are welcome to copy the Tutti Frutti Swap image
Last participation entry date: 20th June
I will then email a questionnaire to all participants and
let you know your partners (receive from & send to)
Happy Stitching!!
Mii x

Monday, 9 June 2014

Crochet surprise

A few days ago, I have received a little package from Joelle over at Le Blog d'Almafi

This sweet little surprise was to celebrate my approaching blog anniversary!!
How sweet is that??

Joelle has made a set a crochet drink coasters
Here they are!
They truly are very pretty and the crochet work is so refined :)


Thank you very much Joelle for your surprise colourful gift!

I love them all,
they are perfect & so handy.
I have already started using them, despite being petrified of staining them :D


Now, talking about Blog Anniversary,
there is still time to enter my giveaway HERE !

The winner will be offered a 25 euros gift voucher to spend
at the marvellous shop Le Comptoir Des Fées
Go & have a little sneak peak, it's full of fabulous items

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Birthday treasures...

As some of you already know, last weekend happened to be my birthday.
I have been so lucky.
There has been so much goodness,
this has truly left me overwhelmed and so grateful.
I feel I had to share all this with you.
Where to start??


Let start with home.
My super hubby has decided I didn't have enough stash...
So yes, I have now more charts from
Little House of Needlework,
Lizzie Kate,
Country Cottage Needlework and
Margaret Sherry too!

Sorry, I do not want to show you the designs,
I have plans and some of them are intended to be used for RAKs!!!
I wouldn't want to spoil the surprises.


What else?
Oooh yes, I am in a bit of a Gorjuss mood at the moment.
Sooo, hubby has been spoiling me with...
A Gorjuss handbag!! Ladybird, my favourite girl :)
Really girly & pink

And a Gorjuss lunch bag!!
I have no excuse now, but to REALLY enjoy my salads at lunchtime ;)


Well, why not my super generous
and thoughtfull cross stitch friends??


First, I have been RAKed by sweet Kim.
I was so surprised to receive a gift voucher from 123 Stitch
So I treated myself to the remaining 3 charts of LK's Season's series!

Thank you so much Kim!
This was a great birthday surprise.


Next, a little envelope arrived from my sweet friend & compatriote Valma!!
Again, this was a total welcomed surprise.

Owls galore with some cute pencils & stickers
as well as an adorable little cushion

Here is a little zoom on her finish!
The cutest chart called Trop Chouette from Jardin Privé
I love it!!!
Thank you so much sweetie to have thought of me.
Big HUGE hugs for you my dear xx


There is more!! This is embarrassing :)
I don't think I remember being so spoilt for a birthday.

Next was another RAK.
A surprise 123 Stitch gift voucher from Evalina!!
The sweet lady who host the RAK blog I've recently registered to.

I have placed a cheeky order using her very generous voucher and have ordered
various cross stitch fabrics (aida white & pewter) & DMC threads for my next project :)

Thank you again Evalina,
this was a really BIG surprise that made my day ☺


I thought that was it,
surely I had too much already!
Well, no there is more!

A RAK from Mouse this time.
A surprise envelope arrived with fabulous goodies.
A sweet birthday card, some thread and
a very pretty cushion were nicely put together

Look at this perfectly made up little pincushion!
I believe Mouse chose a La-D-Da design called Tis Better
I love it, thank you so much for your kindness :)

Apologies, I'm shaking again and the picture is blurry!


Now this is a little question for the green fingered amongst you.
Feel free to skip this bit if you're not interested in very pretty flowers!

I have an orchid which flowered last summer.
It had 2 stems with over 10 flowers on each.
Since then, the flowers have long gone, of course, except for one...

As my plant was making new leaves & coming up with plenty of new roots,
I've decided to cut the last stem with the last flower.
I'm simply keeping this in water.

Look what's happening!!!

Can you see??
New stem (or leaves) is coming out!! Seriously??
What to do??
I so wish I didn't cut this stem now but this flower is so old!!
Anyone who has a suggestion, please do leave a comment... I'm sooo confused!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

June Stamp - Lizzie Kate

Here we are, at the start of a new month!
So this is time for my Lizzie Kate stamp post


Design June stamp from Lizzie Kate.
Stitched on a light orange aida 14 ct fabric, kindly donated by Jacquie
(Thank you again! I told you these would come handy ☺)

This time, I have used over dyed threads from WDW and 2 colours from DMC
The stitching was finished off using the 3 little pink buttons for the flowers.

The overall project has been finished this month as a mounted flat ornament.
Using a mix of pink little beads for the edge,
A piece of chocolate brown felt for the back and
A sweet pink ribbon offered a little while ago by my lovely friend Valma


There is still plenty of time to enter my blog anniversary giveaway!
Someone could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend in a fantastic French boutique :)
Just check out the previous posts!

Happy Stitching!