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4th Blog Anniversary!

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Hello Peeps! Mii Stitch blog will soon be 4 years old. Let's celebrate with a
GiVeAwAy!
Regular readers will know my blog is purely about cross stitch, so I will be offering to 4 of you the following prizes:


Gift 1

3 patterns:

Snowy Deer
from Country Cottage Needleworks
(Frosty Forest series)

It's Snow Cold from Country Cottage Needleworks and Snow Day from With Thy Needle & Thread Gift 2
A kit:

At the Beach
from DMC
(Somebunny To Love)


Gift 3

A kit:

Garden Lass Sophie
from Bothy Threads



Gift 4

A kit:

Blackwork
Flowers & Leaves
from Derwent Water Designs




I am also adding a consolation prize!

Another kit:

 Lemons from Dimensions

All patterns are originals in their original packaging.
All kits are originals, in their original packaging and include: fabric, threads, needles and instructions


The boring part:

Please do not advertise this giveaway
as it is open to my current regular readers only

To have a chance to win, you must: * Leave a comment confirming your choice of gift (1…

Retreat gifts

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Hello Peeps! This is the last post about the latest retreat I have been to. Gift bags were bursting with lovely charts, fabrics, threads and much more... But I want to show you the stitched models I have been gifted with. A sweet little cow cube made by Justine

It is so tiny, I love it!

A lovely Harry Potter ornament made by Rachel  Recto and...

Verso! It was lovely to see you both again. I adore both creations (and all your other gifts, of course!), thank you so much for taking the time to stitch and finish them off for me. They will be treasured! Toodles, Mii

We're Not Gossiping - Lizzie Kate

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Hello Peeps!

Let's continue with the retreat makes!
This time, with the one I have made for Rachel

I have chosen to stitch We're Not Gossiping From Lizzie Kate


Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All, Tumbleweed colour 2 over 1, using the recommended DMC threads Started 15 Mar 2016 Finished 17 Mar 2016  Unfortunately I forgot to set my stopwatch for this project, so have no idea how long it took me to stitch it!



Finished off as a cube using fabric & ribbons from my stash


My picture of the finished cube is not the best.
There are yellow cute little bees printed on the fabric,
which I found would be great for the design!
Toodles, Mii

Stitching Forever - Lizzie Kate

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Hello Peeps!

Time to show you my little retreat makes :) For Justine I have chosen to stitch
Stitching Forever From Lizzie Kate 


Stitched on 16 count aida fabric from Sew It All, Cloud Brown colour 2 over 1 using the recommended DMC threads Started 3 Mar 2016 Finished 10 Mar 2016 Total stitching time: 11h Finished off as a cube (well, more a rectangle!) using fabric & ribbon from my stash



In my next post, I will show you what I have made for Rachel :) Toodles, Mii

Woodland Sampler (April) - The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

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Hello Peeps! As you know, I have been busy stitching away on my tulips in April and have fallen behind with my Woodland Sampler Time to sort that out!


April | Woodland Sampler The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery


Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All, Iced Coffee colour  2 over 1 using DMC threads Started: 6 May 2016 Finished: 8 May 2016
Total stitching time: 6hrs

The April month design is a little Jackalope. Jackalopes are mythical animals of North American folklore,
that look like a hare with antlers.



See you soon for the May design.

Toodles,
Mii

Close To You - Maia | Finished!

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Good afternoon Peeps! Yesterday evening was celebration time in my small little world... Close To You is officially FiNiShEd! Who is joining me for a Happy Dance?!

I am in all honesty, absolutely thrilled & full of joy! This has been a long journey Started in Sep 2012 and Finished in May 2016 Obviously worked on & off, more often ignored in my WIP bag Faithful April was the best thing I could have done.

Will give it a gentle wash & take it to the framer so that he can work his magic :) Then, off to my mum in France! Fingers crossed she will like it! Toodles, Mii


Guernsey Cow - Kate Mawdsley

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Hello Peeps! As you already know, Justine, Rachel & myself regularly attend our very own weekend stitching retreat. We usually stay at The Dairy, a beautiful cottage in Staffordshire where everything is cow related. With our next retreat fast approaching, we thought it nice to offer a few stitched goodies to the cottage landlady... Cows, of course! A first for me. Here we have my small Guernsey cow Designed by Kate Mawdsley Available in TWOCS issue 177




Stitched on Cloud Green 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All
2 over 1, using DMC threads

Started 29 Mar 2016
Finished 1 Apr 2016
Total stitching time: 8h30mns





And finished as a pinkeep using
the fabric showing on the first picture for the back.


OoO


The girls have been busy too,
the Jersey cow stitched by Justine.

I have finished it off as a pinkeep.

More info about this project will be available on Justine's blog 


And Rachel's stitched piece, a Friesian cow that I too helped finishing as a pinkeep.

Again, more info about t…

Close To You - Maia | End Apr 2016

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Good afternoon Peeps!


I am back with an update.
I have been busy this month stitching away for the Faithful April Challenge organized by Justine
This is my chosen long time WIP Close To You Maia/Anchor
A kit including 16 count tan aida fabric and Ancho threads

This is how it will eventually look



This is how I left it mid April



And this is how it looks now




It is unfortunately not yet finished but I am so pleased with all my hard work.

I will keep working on it for the time being, as the finish line is certainly in sight.

Toodles, Mii