Saturday, 31 October 2015

Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop 2015




Hello Peeps,


It's the 31st October!!
Time for Jo's Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop!!




Halloween Greetings
From Durene Jones
TWOCS issue 233

Stitched on DMC 14ct aida fabric
Using DMC threads


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I have another finish to share with you.
This is one of the two projects I'd started earlier on this month during my weekend retreat





Spell of the Moon
Blackbird Designs


Stitched on Sew It All fabric
28ct evenweave, cloud grey colour
Worked 3 over 2, using DMC threads




Yet to be finished off!


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The spooky letter I have been allocated with is


Source: Internet
  

Time to hop to the next blog in line,


Have fun!

Toodles,
Mii



Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Something for you...

 
 
Hello Peeps,
 
 
Giveaway time!
I am offering the following:
 
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Gift A
 
Pink Sparrow Sampler
With Thy Needle and Thread, Brenda Gervais
Cross stitch pattern only
 

 
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Gift B
 
Home
Historical Sampler Company Ltd
Cross stitch kit (aida)
 

 
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These are new, unused & in their original packaging
In winning these prizes you agree to respect copyright rules
 
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To take part:
 
1/ Be a follower
2/ Have an active blog
3/ Leave a comment on this post only,
stating which you'd like to win: A or B
 
Happy to post worldwide
 
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Winner of A & B will be randomly picked
and announced on the 1st November 2015
 
Good luck!
Please do not advertise this giveaway on your blog
 
 
Toodles,
Mii
 

Saturday, 24 October 2015

The Dairy


Hello Peeps!

Long time no see.

Slightly late putting together & publishing this post,
so some of you will probably feels like a bit of déjà vu!!


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Following our first meet up last year, JustineRachel & I
decided to organize our own cross stitch retreat!

After a long & much anticipated wait (yes, we were actually counting down the days),
the time had finally arrived to see each other again. 

We spent the entire of last weekend at The Dairy.
 Our cottage was simply Perfect!


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Goody bags were exchanged... all with a Halloween theme.
I have been gifted with the most beautiful pieces.


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A sweet little pinkeep made by Justine
- Did you notice, it's a FRENCH witch, just like me! HAHA




 There was also plenty of other little treasures:
Chart, choccies, candle, needles, needle box,





 Fabulous fabric & threads




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My very own ornament made by Rachel.
She actually surprised us all & finished her Halloween stitching into a beautiful ornament.
Check out those colours!


Front

Back

There was again more fantastic goodies:
Note book, candle, silk & glow in the dark threads, ribbons, fabrics




and a Halloween booklet full of frightful charts!
I'm all stocked up for next year.




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I have not taken pictures of my Halloween bags but
can share the small stitching pieces I made.

Justine was gifted with a 
Halloween Witch designed by Durene Jones
Available in issue 233 of TWOCS magazine



Stitched on 14ct aida fabric, pewter colour
Using all DMC preconized colours

Finished off as a small pincushion using rainbow coloured beads




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Rachel was gifted with a little ghost,
Boo designed by Lorraine Clarke
Available free on Cyber Stitchers



Stitched on 14ct aida fabric, dark rustico colour
Using all DMC preconized colours - swapped white for glow in the dark light effect thread
Finished off as a small ornament using black & green beads




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I did manage to start 2 small projects,
despite forgetting to pack my LED light (of course, I had to forget to pack this!)
I will keep on working on them for now & will share my finishes with you all soon

Thanks again to my two best friends for this wonderful time away.
I cannot wait for our next meet up :)


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A few days ago, Mr Postman delivered a surprise little packet from Italy.

A little while ago I'd won a handmade prize from Roberta.

She had been away from the blogosphere for a little while but is now back!
Check out her blogs Le Scarpe Di Camilla & Thread And Passion

I had totally forgot about this but
Roberta kept to her words & kindly surprised me with a little necklace!

It is so soft and I love the choice of colours.
Thank you again Roberta!





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That's all for now!

Toodles,
Mii




Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Halloween Mail Art - Sent


Hello Peeps!!

I believe my partner has now received my little package,
so it is about time I show you my latest finish.


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I sent my Halloween creation to Joanne

Now, I know this lady is particularly fond of Halloween stitching,

I thought she deserved something special and a little different.


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I have opted for
Halloween Purse

Stitched on Permin 16ct aida fabric, sage colour.
Used all preconized DMC colours, including light effects/glow in the dark & beads

I've added a matching piece of cotton fabric for the inner
and assembled my work using the biscornu method




There was much more work than anticipated on this model
I have worked on it on & off since July


Front

Back


Side 1


Side 2

I sadly forgot to take a picture of the top & bottom... there are stitched paw prints too!

All the hard work was worth it!

I am really pleased with my finished piece.
I am sure Jo will treasure it.




Included in the purse were a few goodies
(chart, threads, rubber pumpkin, Lego Monsters Mini Fig & choccies)
that, in my haste to send off, I forgot to take pictures of.

Until my next post,
Toodles,
Mii