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SAL Sweet Treats | N° 3

Apologies for being off for so long! I guess you all had a lovely Christmas I'm slowly catching up with all your posts Well, here is my last gingerbread man from the Sweet Treats SAL I can't believe it took me 2 weeks to stitch him... I kind of got distracted with the family & the festivities :)
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Mille excuses pour avoir été absente pour aussi longtemps! Je devine que vous avez tous passé un bon Noël Je me remets doucement à jour avec tous vos blogs, il y a du boulot :) Voici mon dernier petit bonhomme en pain d'épices du Sweet Treats SAL Il m'a fally plus de 15 jours pour le terminer... Je me suis laissé déborder avec la famille & les fêtes de fin d'année

December TUSAL, Tree & Present

A slightly late December Tusal Last one for this year! I can't believe I actually managed to fill this jar as much as I did I only joined in June too!! So I'm quite pleased with my hard work ☺

We managed to put our tree up last night! Here are some pictures, you might recognise a few ornaments I stitched earlier on

I've also received a little parcel from the States on Friday. This is the prize I won from Shirlee at The Easily Influenced Stitcher during a recent giveaway! Cute kit called Wonderland from the Trilogy I will definitely work on it next year, so it could be done by next Christmas Thank you again Shirlee for this lovely present!
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Dernier TUSAL pour cette année! C'est une très bonne idée de garder tous ces fils, comme ca on se rend compte de toutes ces heures passées à broder.. Notre sapin est fait, tout beau avec les quelques déco que j'ai brodé! Enfin, un grand merci à Shirlee pour m'avoir sélectionné comme gagnante de ce petit kit sai…

Two more reindeers...

That's it! I've finally finished the other two reindeer cards from the Cross Stitcher magazine They look adorable and were such fun to stitch To come, more info about the SAL with Mii (gorgeous design from Madame La Fée)

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Enfin, mes deux derniers petits rennes sont terminés. Les cartes sont postées, juste à temps pour les voeux de Noël! - Cadeau dans le magasine Cross Stitcher - 

Parcel from Agneta

I am so happy today! I arrived home and found a parcel waiting for me
This is a fabulous present from Agneta Check out her blog My Litte Creative World At the origin of the SAL Sweet Treats too! She is so talented! (I love her owls on her blog banner)
She recently did a giveway for these stunning scarves I didn't win but Agneta kindly sent me some anyway... With some Polish choccies I can't wait to taste!!
These are so warm & soft. There is a black one with a discreet silvery trim and a grey, dusty pink one (Apologies, my pic don't do them justice) Thank you again Agneta these are Beautiful
Now, all I have to do is send her a little thank you parcel!!!
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Aujourd'hui je suis ravie!! J'ai recu un petit colis de la part d'Agneta Elle m'a gentillement offert 2 superbes écharpes faites par ses 10 petits doigts!  Elles sont magnifiques, toutes douces & bien chaudes! Il y avait aussi du chocolat de Pologne... Délicieux ☺ Milles mercis Agneta!


I can't see all the feeds in my reading list!! It's all gone :( Any suggestions? Happy Stitching! 

Busy Busy Busy...

Apologies for being so quiet this past week, but I have been busy crazy!! Work was busy, had to drive around to attend meeting & events, office Christmas party, School Christmas play... Leaving me very little free time for cross stitching!

I did managed to wrap all the presents & send out all the cards! Now, my house is a bomb site & have to go on a
Wintercleaning mode before the family arrive in 2 weeks!!
This should be fun :)
I guess it serves me right for letting it all pile up...

My hubby got the Christmas decorations down from the attic
so all we need now is ... the Tree!! If everything goes to plan, we should have a free slot on Sunday I hope to post a few pic to share with you

Now, last week's rotation, I was supposed to work on my last gingerbread man. Well, because of all the above I have worked very little and I'm very ashamed to show you my "progress" I hope I'll find time to finish it this week
(in between all this cleaning :P)

It still …


I've made this quick little ornament using the bauble template available on one of the recent post from Nurdan's blog!!
I've finished it off with some green felt, ribbons & bells One more little decoration for my Christmas tree ☺

Happy Stitching!

Je viens de terminer cette petite déco pour mon sapin
Une petite boule en point de croix,
de la feutrine ainsi que
des rubans et des petites cloches...
Et voila!!!

A lucky win!

I've been one of the lucky winner on the more than generous giveaway from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe I won this great chart called "Jolly Reindeer", designed by Nancy herself! Isn't she a really talented Lady??? Can't wait to start stitching this one Hope it will be finished on time for Christmas Again, Thank you Nancy :) | Happy Stitching ! |

Quelle chance!
J'ai gagné cette grille grace à Nancy.
Allez faire un petit tout sur son blog,
elle vend aussi tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour vos travaux
de points de croix!!  

Swiss Cottage & Reindeer

Last week I worked on this cute little reindeer It came as a freebie with the Cross Stitcher magazine (Nov issue) As you can see on the pictures, I still have 2 more to do! This was a fun quick little project and I'm hoping to finish
it in time for my postman's next round!  Last week's rotation was on Swiss Cottage A cross stitch my mum is still waiting for... I've managed to progress on one of the flowers
in between a busy Life schedule!!
Off to do more little crosses... Have a lovely weekend
La semaine dernière j'ai fait une petite carte de voeux avec ce petit renne! Un petit cadeau du magazine Cross Stitcher (Nov) Le résultat est plutot chouette mais j'en ai encore 2 à faire :) Aussi travaillé sur Swiss Cottage, j'ai trouvé un petit peu de temps pour faire quelques croix sur une nouvelle fleur...
Happy Stitching!

Sweet Treats | Sal

The weekend is on its way, which means more stitching time! On this coming week's rotation, I will be working on the last of my gingerbread men for the Sweet Treats SAL I'm quite sad this is the last one  as I have really enjoyed this SAL More post to come about this week's work Stay tuned :) Off for a bit of late night Christmas shopping later one Hope it won't be too crowded... | Happy Stitching ! | Le weekend approche!! Pour moi, ca veut dire: plus de temps pour faire des petites croix!! Pour ma rotation de la semaine à venir, je vais travailler sur mon dernier petit bonhomme en pain d'épices pour le SAL Sweet Treats Quel dommage que c'est mon dernier, j'ai vraiment adoré travailler sur ceux-ci!! Demain, un autre petit message sur ce qui m'a tenu occupé cette semaine, restez branché :) Pour l'instant, shopping de Noël. J'espère qu'il n'y aura pas trop de monde... 

DMC freebies

Feeling sooo sociable today! Sharing with you these 2 DMC charts!
For the old fashioned sampler, click here to download your chart And for this cute Santa alphabet, click here
| Happy Stitching ! | Je partage avec vous ces 2 grilles DMC! Utilisez les liens ci-dessus pour imprimer vos grilles :) 

Haed update!

A quick little post about my Haed wonder.. Yes, I have listened to all your great advices & gone for it!!! So, I now have the Out For a Stroll chart - Bargain price! - And I have just ordered the fabric & the threads - Ouch, my bank account is suffering :)
I think DH will have a heart attack!! - Now waiting for the stash to be delivered & wrapped for Christmas!! Had a quick look at the chart & it doesn't look to scary :D Can't wait to get started (after Christmas, of course!) I think I'm going to be hooked on this design for a little while

Cela aura été une décision rapide!
Merci pour tous vos conseils...
J'ai commandé ma grille,
ma toile de lin & mes fils
J'attends la livraison pour les envelopper pour Noël!
J'ai hâte d'ouvrir (et de commencer) ce design :)

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To stitch HAED design or not?

I need your help dear Friends!!! I have been browsing on the HAED website for quite some time now and I really really REALLY like the Out for a Stroll design I have heard of HAED  & seen all your lovely work but I've noticed it's usually FULL of confetti... So, I'm thinking of adding this chart to my Christmas list for my DH to order but am worried it will be too difficult to stitch!! Any advice on HAED would be appreciated & would help make up my mind as to go for it or not I had a look at the floss list, it's obviously mainly blues & blacks So it looks like I don't have to stitch on a black fabric (which is good news for me...) Also, there are plenty of 0 against half, petite, beads, etc... Does that means it's only full stitch?? Finally, do we must use the parking method? I've never used it & am feeling baffled with all these threads left around Help!!!
Je voudrais ajouter cette grille de chez Haed sur ma liste de Noël!
Que faire?
Des petit…

Simple Treasures | Update

Again, today was supposed to be a strictly stitching day Again, I ended up dealing with other things... For example, baking Madeleines!! These are for my DS rugby club All parents have been kindly asked to bring some cakes
in order to raise money for the club So, here are mine, ready for tomorrow morning...
I might keep just a few for us :)

I've worked on Simple Treasures for 2 weeks and here is how it looks now I'm pleased to say that starfish is mainly done (too much confetti!) and I've started to venture further afield

Thank you again for all your lovely comments
and a big welcome to my latest followers!
Glad you've decided to stay with Mii Keep those fingers busy! I'm off the stitch on my next rotation... The long dated UFO Swiss Cottage for my mum :)
Encore une journée bien chargée!
J'ai préparé quelques Madeleines pour le club de rugby de mon garcon
Tous les gateaux seront vendus pour remplir la caisse du club!
Aussi, mes derniers progrès sur Simple Treasure…

Yep,,, another one :P

Would it be the weekend starting already!

This past week I've worked a bit more on Simple Treasures An update post will follow
I've also done an other biscornu! This is the last one for a little while, promise!!! I had to use that red fabric with a free pattern from the web

I also thought of some of you in the US who follow the British Soap Coronation Street An insurance company called Compare the Market
is now sponsoring the program... For a few years now, Meerkats have their own version
called Compare the Meerkat...
It is just a fun way to remember this insurance company Anyway, throughout the years, little stories have happened to these Meerkats, the latest is their band playing the tune of Coronation Street!!! It's cute, I thought I'd share it with you all Corrie fans Have a look at The Meerkat Band
Ca y est, le week end est là!!
Je partage avec vous encore un autre petit biscornu
Je vais faire une petite pause avec ceux-ci
A venir, une petite mise à jour sur Simple T…

Biscornu... again!

This week's rotation was on Simple Treasure There is no picture as I have not progressed much .... I kind of got distracted while working on an other biscornu! So, I've decided to work on Simple Treasure all this coming week

 I've been browsing on the Papillon Créations website, (there are quite a lot of things I'd love to buy!!) and found they have a free chart section. I've noticed this Tiny Little Quaker chart & decided to make it as a biscornu Another little ornie for my Christmas tree! What do you think?
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Cette semaine j'étais supposée travailler sur Simple Treasure mais après un petit tour sur le site de Papillon Créations, j'ai vite tourné mon attention sur la grille gratuite de Tiny Little Quaker! Voici le résultat en biscornu, qu'en pensez-vous? Une déco de plus pour mon sapin!

New stash

We planned a little shopping trip on Thursday evening. Well, it wasn't really a "trip" as it is just a 5 minutes drives from where we live... It was the opening of a new craft shop from a chain company I had a look at their stitching/sewing stuff & I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the cross stitch kits selection Sadly too many "mass produced" famous brands to my liking! Since I've discovered all these fabulous French designers, I'm getting quite hooked & my tastes are changing... I also looked for a cute pair of scissors... (Yes, thanks to you all, I now know there is a scissor world out there :D) Again, mass produced notexcitingprettyscissors available! Still, I didn't get home empty handed!!!

I bought a red stitching fabric
(Aida, as evenweave was only available in white) for more Christmassy biscornu!!
(You know I'm hooked on these)
I also got some beautiful multicoloured pearl cottons from Anchor
- 1335 & 1375 - I can&…

Liebster Award

I have been awarded the Liebster Award
from Valma at Fée le Point!! Thank you!
This is such a nice feeling to know that
someone enjoy reading my little blog ☺
Now, it is my understanding this Liebster Award is a travelling one,
and doesn't just stop with Mii!! I had to choose 5 blogs with less than 200 followers,
informed my friends they have received this pinky award
and then it's up to these 5 friends to say
they've received their award & choose their 5 blogs...
Right, so here are my 5 blogs: 1/ Sarah at Sarah in Stitches
Just love your current American flags project!!
2/ Jenny at JennyPennyPoppy
Just love all your colourful lovely creations (the owls are so sweet!)
3/Jules at A Stitch in Time with Jules
She always has lovely posts & I Looove her Christmas project...
4/ Krista at Just Stitching Along
Lovely posts full of great pictures!!
5/ Agnès at Blog de Zouzousse
This is my auntie & she makes the cutest cards ever!
This is not a cross stitch related blog
But I know she is a

Tusal | November 2012

Tusal jar for this month It's finally getting full! Soon will have to empty it... 2 days to go before the opening of my local stash shop!! Can't wait to go and have a little look around Might even do a bit of shopping, who knows???
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Mimi the Kitten | Update

For this week's rotation I worked on Mimi the Kitten The lovely design from Helz Cuppleditch I'm pleased with my progress this week! Next time I'll focus on the cat I'm really hoping to finish this soon as I want to use it to make a cushion!! The fabric is waiting for me... Next week's project is Simple Treasures, so I'm off stitching plenty of little crosses Have a lovely Sunday afternoon!
Cette semaine j'ai travaillé sur Mimi,
le superbe design d'Helz Cuppleditch!!
Je trouve que j'ai bien avancé et la prochaine
fois j'essayerais de terminer ce petit chaton!!
Bon weekend à tous!

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Christmas biscornu

I've had a bit of spare time and decided to do a quick biscornu
- Yes, I'm kind of getting hooked on these cute things! -
A lovely Christmassy biscornu for wich I found
the pattern on My Crafty World  I decided to finish it with some of the charms I've received
earlier this week (little Christmas bells)
I decided to attach a ribbon & will
find a place for it in our Christmas Tree!

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J'avais un petit peu de temps libre cette semaine,
j'en ai donc profité pour faire un petit biscornu... de Noël!!
Je l'ai terminé avec des petites cloches ainsi qu'un ruban
Il va falloir lui trouver une petite place dans notre sapin ☺

Passion des Roses

I've ordered the "Passion des Roses" kit last weekend and I'm so happy, it has finally arrived in my letterbox! I know this is one of my Christmas presents, and I won't start it until after Christmas but I really couldn't resist to have a little look!!
Packaging & little notes were really sweet and
I've also been given a cute little charm... in English, please!!

Apologies for the poor quality pictures but it's dark outside so
my camera uses the flash and everything has a "yellow look"

I am so looking forward to start that one Although, I think by the time I finish it
I will be sick of stitching on pinks & greens So, no pressure to get this finished by June 2013...
I'm soo glad I've discovered Madame la Fée,
they really have fab designs & I will definitely order more stuff in the future ☺

Ca y est!!
J'ai reçu aujourd'hui mon kit 
"Passion des Roses" de chez Madame La Fée!!!
Superbe... avec un petit cadeau…

My little gifts!!!

I have been so lucky!! I've left a little comment on Kerry's blog Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict and found out I was the person who left her 500th comment and won a little something... I've just received my little goodies today

Aren't they cute?? A little pouch full of ribbons, buttons & charms And the best ever little notebook with its own handmade cover!! Thank you sooo much Kerry for your kindness, I truly love your presents

Quelle chance!!
Je suis l'heureuse gagnante, après avoir laissé le 500eme commentaire
sur le blog de Kerry, Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict!!!
J'ai recu un petit sac plein de charmes, rubans & boutons
Ainsi qu'un petit carnet avec une pochette faite maison!!
N'est-ce pas adorable??
Un grand merci à Kerry ☺
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