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Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 5)

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Hello Peeps! The May instalment of the Under the sea SAL is finally done! This time we had fun stitching a couple of seahorses...
Under the sea SAL Durene Jones available at Lakeside Needlecraft Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All - Ocean colour Worked 2 over 1, using DMC threads Toodle, Mii 

Rose Sampler Giveaway | Little House Needleworks

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Hello, Ooops, I'm a day late announcing the winner of my giveaway. Original chart of Rose Sampler From Little House Needleworks Congratulations to Kerry Please kindly email me your address and the chart will be on its way to you straight after. Thank you to all of you who have entered this giveaway. I will be offering more charts soon... Toodles, Mii

Rose Sampler - Little House Needleworks

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Hello Peeps! It has been a little while since my last post but I have a small finish to show you. Rose Sampler From Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 28 count Zweigart Brittney cream fabric 2 over 2 using the recommended DMC threads oOoOo This pretty chart was a gift that I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching. Now happy to pass it on to one of my Followers. Please leave a comment on this post if you are interested. If there is more than one person, I will randomly pick a winner. Original chart and packaging Happy to post worldwide. Winner will be announced on the 4th June. Toodles, Mii

Fairy May - Lili of the Valley

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Good afternoon Peeps, The May fairy is now all stitched up. This month's design was another of my few favourites in this series. Fairy May From Lili of the valley Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All Clover colour (which is sadly not showing very well on my photos) Using DMC threads, 2 over 1

 No finishing done on it. Simply not in the mood yet again... Still, I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching this cutie pie!
 Toodles,
Mii 

La Scapigliata by Da Vinci - Yiota's XStitch | Update

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Hello Peeps! I'm afraid you will have to wait a little longer to see a progress on my tiger as I have found, yet again, another biggish WIP in my stash in need of some TLC! This is La Scapigliata by Da Vinci from Yiota's XStitch Stitched on 28 count Zweigart Brittney cream evenweave fabric 2 over 2 full crosses using DMC recommended threads. 132 x 176 stitches 4 A4 pages chart Started in Nov 2013... My first update was back in Dec 2013
This is how it looks now after working on it a bit during the past week. 
I love Sepia's designs and I forgot how much I enjoy working on this one. I will put her away for now, but she will definitely making a come back soon, as she will be added into my weekend's rotation of bigger projects. Better focus a bit on my monthly smalls for now. Toodles, Mii  

Moon Hare - HAED | Update

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Hello Peeps! During the weekend, I've had another look through my various WIP / UFO. Despite them all being neatly stored away, their number is starting to grow too much to my liking and is also making me feel bad. There are a few small ones that I am the least concerned about, as I know they will eventually get done. However, there is a handful of larger projects that I feel seriously overwhelmed with. You will remember the ones I've recently blogged about: Ladybug & daisy and Etude au géranium. Well, there is also... Moon Hare Designed by Suzanne Gyseman A HAED design that I've found in TWOCS magazines Stitched on 14 count DMC Magic Aida fabric. 2 over 1, full crosses, using DMC charted threads. This was my first update on it, back in Aug 2015
Then how I left it back in Sep 2015

 And this is how it is now, after I've worked on it a bit during the weekend Another one that is far away from being done, but working on it has certainly made me feel better! So this is…

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 4)

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Happy Friday peeps! The April part of the Under the Sea SAL is now finished, with 2 days to spare.

This time we had fun stitching a tiny submarine

Stitched on Sew it all 16 count Aida fabric, ocean colour Using the recommended DMC threads. Under the sea SAL designed by Durene Jones Available at Lakeside Needlecraft Wishing you all a lovely weekend and a fantastic May Bank Holiday to all my UK readers! Toodles, Mii


Etude au géranium - Véronique Enginger

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Hello Peeps!


As mentioned in my latest post, time to show you the second WIP
that has taken a bit of my free stitching time recently.


This is Etude au géranium,
designed by botanical artist Véronique Enginger

Available at Les Brodeuses Parisiennes
This is how it will look like when finished    The semi-kit came with the following: Coloured chart DMC references (no threads) Dragonfly charm and Fabric of your choice (18 count Aida) I believe I ordered it back in Feb this year and this is how it looks now after several hours of work    The details are amazing! There is a mix of full & half stitch using 1 or 2 threads and backstitch too. It will take time for me to finish it However, I love the series so much that I have decided to keep on working on it for the time being. I will try to post regular updates for those of you that are interested in seeing progress. How can I possibly resist and not buy the peony, orchid & hydrangea sets??! Toodles, Mii

Ladybug & Daisy - Ajisai Designs

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Hello lovely Peeps,


In between my small monthly projects & SAL,
I do try to work on various different designs.

I thought it was about time I show you some of my WIPs.
I have been especially focusing on 2 main projects.


The first one being this cutie!




Ladybug & Daisy
by Ajisai Designs


I initially started this beautiful blackwork and cross stitch design on the 4 Jan 2016
for my first and only participation to the Crazy January Challenge.

This had sadly been left untouched ever since.


Model is stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All, off white colour
Blackwork: 1 over 1 using black DMC thread Cross stitch: 2 over 1 using DMC threads I know blackwork is to be worked on Evenweave fabric but had none handy at the time... This is how it looked back in Jan 2016 

I am pleased to say that things have changed a bit! I have been slowly adding a few crosses there & there and this is how it looks now.


Granted, there is still a lot left to do but I have made progress, which in…

Fairy April - Lili of the valley

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Hello Peeps,

A big thank you to all of you who
have left lovely comments on my previous posts.

My April fairy is all stitched & made up!
Fairy April From Lili of the valley


Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All Cloud Spring Sky colour Using DMC threads, 2 over 1




I have even managed to find some spare time
for a touch of finishing up...




Flat fold finish

Using yellow polka fabric and sparkly red trim from my stash





Toodles,
Mii 

March Freebie - Tralala

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Happy Easter Peeps!

No chocolates from me here but
I do have cute bunnies in their little egg cups



Design was available from Tralala
as a freebie pattern with any order placed


Stitched on 14 count Aida fabric from a Sew It All grab bag,
so I unfortunately have no idea of the exact colour.
Using recommended DMC threads, 2 over 1



It appears my little finishing bug has finally returned from its break...

So the little bunnies have been looked after and finished off as a mounted flat ornament
using red polka fabric & white trim from my stash.




Wishing you all a Happy Easter!
Toodles,
Mii

April Yearbook - Lizzie Kate

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Happy Good Friday Peeps! Enjoying a Bank Holiday and taking time to show you the April instalment of The Yearbook Series from Lizzie Kate Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All Linen colour 2 over 1 using the recommended DMC threads Here is how it looks at the moment Just started the second row I will be back soon with more little crosses! Toodles, Mii 

Home is the nicest word there is - Lizzie Kate

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Good morning Peeps, This past week, I have mainly worked on a small design and it made a nice change from my ongoing monthly projects. This chart was purchased during a recent trip to a show at the NEC Birmingham Home is the nicest word there is from Lizzie Kate
My model was worked on 18 count Aida fabric from my beloved supplier Sew It All Fabric colour is Rustico As always I have used the good old recommended DMC threads 2 over 1 The finishing bug is still away on leave... Wishing you all a lovely & creative weekend! Toodles, Mii 

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 3)

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Hello Peeps! I am back again with another small post about the Under the sea SAL and this time I am on track & up to date with it all. A few little crosses later and part 3 is done! Still stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All, ocean colour DMC threads

A focus on that funny looking sparkly fish...  Right, what to stitch next? I am quite tempted with a cheeky small new start, I better go & have a look in my stash, to see what takes my fancy. See you soon with more little crosses, Toodles, Mii 

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 2)

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Hello Peeps, I have been happily stitching away little fishes every day and have now caught up with part 2 of the Under the sea SAL Here are my latest little crosses
Under the sea SAL designed by Durene Jones

Stitched on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew it all, Ocean colour
2 over 1, using DMC threads
And the whole project so far.. Just when I thought I was doing so well with the catching up, part 4 landed in my inbox a bit earlier than planned. It was a nice surprise of course, so better go back to my needles! oOoOo
Time to announce the winner of my latest giveaway The original chart from
Abby Rose Designs
Do more of what makes you happy!  17 of you joined the fun (thank you so much to all of you Ladies!),
the winner is

Andrea

Congratulations!
Please kindly email me your address so that I can post the chart asap.



Toodles,
Mii 



Do more of what makes you happy - Abby Rose Designs

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Hello Peeps, Well in between all those small monthly projects that I seem to be focusing on this year, I do try to find time here and there to work on other pieces... And so, I finally manage to come round to blogging about this small finish I did a little while ago Do more of what makes you happy From Abby Rose Designs


Apologies with my pictures, the sun was out in force at the time and unfortunately made them a bit too bright & shiny :)
A sweet & quick design, very much in tone with the Lizzie Kate style Worked on Zweigart cotton evenweave, 32 count Brittney, granite colour 2 over 2 using listed DMC threads


Yet to be finished into something - That is when "stitching" bug decides to leave some room/inspiration for "finishing" bug to strike! -

oOo


If you'd like a chance to stitch this pattern, please say so in your comment.
I am giving away the original chart to one lucky stitcher.
Happy to post worldwide too!

Winner will be announced in my next post!

Under the sea SAL - Durene Jones (Part 1)

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Hello peeps! Despite all my best efforts in resisting the temptation, I have recently joined the Under the sea SAL available at Lakeside Needlecraft This is a year long project consisting of 12 monthly parts exclusively designed by Durene Jones The end design will represent a full under the sea picture Of course, I am a bit behind at the moment as the 3rd part has been released a few days ago, but I should be able to catch up in no time! So here is my first part, Mr Octopus! I have decided to stitch the whole SAL on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew It All, Ocean colour Design worked 2 over 1 using the recommended DMC threads
So much details & colour changes, Mr Octopus has been so much fun to stitch!
See you soon for part 2! Toodles, Mii 

March Yearbook - Lizzie Kate

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Good afternoon Peeps,


Another small update on my other monthly
on going project for this year


March Yearbook
from Lizzie Kate




Worked on 16 count Aida fabric from Sew it all
Linen colour

2 over 1 using DMC threads


Here how they look all together!
With a cheeky sneak peak of next month too...




Each monthly designs also come with their own charm.
I have decided to not add them for now.

As I am stitching them all together,
I am slightly worried the finished piece will look a bit to "bling-y" to my liking.

I will have to think about that again in December, when finished!


Toodles,
Mii