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My first Pincushion!

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I'm so happy... I have finally tried my sewing machine!

I've spent most of my evening setting it up while following the instructions and I managed to make my first ever pincushion ☺ This is not too fancy as you all know I am learning but I am quite proud as it's not too bad for a first go Apologies for the pic, my camera's setting (although set as automatic) is not showing off the lovely pink and blue colours of the fabrics Have a lovely stitchy weekend | Happy Stitching! |


J'ai enfin pû essayer ma machine à coudre ☺ Après avoir passé ma soirée à tout préparé, j'ai fais mon premier petit coussin pour aiguilles / épingles!!! Pas mal pour un premier essai... Milles excuses pour la qualité couleur de mes photos, mon appareil doit être en weekend ☺



Busy, busy, busy...

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Where has the time gone?
I have been too busy running around, sorting things out for my little boy! (Back to school and back to a new season of rugby practice) so this means the end of my lazy quiet Sunday mornings!
Le retour à l'école aini qu'au club de rugby la semaine prochaine a fait que j'ai passé ma semaine à galoper! Les dimanches matin tranquiles, c'est fini!! 

I just about managed to do a bit of cross stitch and worked on my Mimi project. The whole design is finally starting to take shape, don't you think?
I was also all geared up to go through my sewing machine's instructions but once again had no chance to get round it. Fingers crossed, maybe at the weekend!!!
Finally, I planned on working on my mini Christmas kits so they can all be ready when the time comes to send the cards out but again, that's another thing I had to put on hold
| Happy Stitching! |
J'ai tout de même réussi à travailler sur Mimi Mon petit chaton prend forme tout doucement
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My new toy!

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Shopping yesterday was fun! I stocked up on more little Christmas kits for all my cards My husband also bought me my first ever sewing machine!! As I am an absolute novice to this,  it is not a top of the range one but should do me just fine I have not "played" with it yet, as I still have the whole user guide to go through first... So, any tips and advice are welcome ☺

Voila ce qui arrive lorsque je fais les magasins! Un petit stock de mini kits de Noël pour mes cartes et ma première machine à coudre! Je ne l'ai pas encore utilisée car étant donné que je ne me suis jamais servie d'une telle chose, je dois lire toutes les instructions avant... Conseils et techniques sont les bienvenus n'hésitez pas ☺

Once back at home, I managed to work on Puddles of Love The stitching is nearly all done I might work on it a bit more this morning and then leave all the back stitching for later... | Happy Stitching! |

J'ai aussi travaillé sur Puddles of Love Les points de croix sont to…

What I shouldn't have started...

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A little update on all my stitching! First is this cute little snowman which I'll use on my Christmas cards It just needs the back stitch and a few snowflakes doing! This should be finished today
Petite mise à jour sur mes derniers progrès! D'abord, c'est ce petit bonhomme de neige que j'utiliserais pour mes cartes de Noël Il ne me reste plus que les contours ainsi que quelques flocons à faire Il sera terminé dans la journée

I'd like to send my apologies to all of you as I have absolutely no will power! This new kit was supposed to end up in my stash box as I have too many kits on the go. What do I end up doing??? Start my new Summer Fruit kit of course!! You all left such nice feedback about this design, I couldn't resist, I had to start it yesterday ☺ The strawberries are all done with 1 thread and a mix of half stitch and cross stitch, The mug so far is all cross stitch using 2 threads...
Je m'excuse auprès de vous tous car je n'ai aucune bonne volonté! Ce …

Mimi | Update

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First of all, a note to welcome my new followers and also many thanks for all the lovely comments you've kindly wrote!
I noticed a few of you really liked my latest DMC kit "Summer Fruit", I am so tempted to start it - but I've got too many UFOs to even think of working on it! -  sadly it will join all the other kits in my stash box...

On an other hand, my little stitching bug will be pleased as I finally had time to work on Mimi ☺ - no newborn baby to tear me away from my needle and threads!! - I'm hoping to catch up a lot on this cute little kitten at the weekend (a long one too as Monday is a Bank Holiday)
| Happy Stitching! | 
Bienvenus à mes nouveaux fans et un grand merci à tous ceux d'entre vous qui m'ont laissé des petits commentaires bien sympathiques!
Ci-dessus une photo de mes derniers progrès sur Mimi - Pas de nouveau né pour me distraire cette fois-ci! - J'ai hâte d'être au week end pour récupérer le temps perdu (en plus Lundi sera férié e…

Shopping | Cultura

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While in France, I went to Cultura It has a lovely craft/sewing/stitching section and of course, I had to treat myself to a few bits and pieces! I got this colourful kit from DMC Home called Summer Fruit, on 16 count white Aida fabric I found it very refreshing and different from my usual stuff

I also found some ribbons (we always need them, don't we?), some cute deco masking tapes, a pair of scissors (for the finishing touch), some patchwork fabric squares and of course 2 Gorjuss postcards!

I also purchased a French cross stitch magazine Sorry, there's no pic, as I was not impressed with its content Oh, and let's not forget a little item for my February Valentine Giveaway!... But that is for you to discover later on
| Happy Stitching! |

J'ai récemment découvert Cultura et lors d'une petite visite j'ai fait quelques emplètes!! J'ai acheté un kit de chez DMC Home "Vaisselle et fruits d'été", des ciseaux à cranter, du tissu, des rubans, du tissu ad…

Home Sweet Home!

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Finally back to good old COOL England! This past week in France has been way too hot for my liking The Futuroscope days out have been hard work because of the heat but well worth it... I also managed to do a bit of shopping, I will show you my goodies on a future post Now back home, it's a bit chilly but the good news is, I'll finally catch up with my cross stitch projects ☺ | Happy Stitching! |
De retour en Angleterre où les températures sont COOL! Cette semaine en France a été trop chaude à mon gout Le séjour au Futuroscope a été trop fatiguant mais ça valait le coup d'être visité... J'en ai aussi profité pour faire quelques achats à Cultura, quelques photos suivront Maintenant de retour, il fait frais mais la bonne nouvelle est que je vais pouvoir me remettre à broder sur mes projets préférés ☺


Tusal | August 2012

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It's TUSAL time! My jar is a bit more full this month as I have been busy stitching... Not had a chance to fill it up more since I'm in France though | Happy Stitching! |

C'est l'heure de vous montrer mes progrès!!! Un peu plus remplie que le mois dernier...


Off to France

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Finally, we can have contact from France!! After a safe journey via Euro Tunnel, several PC issues (SD card & AZERTY keyboard) I can finally post an update! Sadly very little cross stitch has been done but I met my cute little baby nephew You forget how tiny newborn baby can be... Off to the Futuroscope tomorrow, will try to keep you in the loop | Happy Stitching! |

Apologies for the poor quality pics, but with all the issues I had to take a picture of a picture!

Enfin, nous sommes en ligne! Après un bon voyage par l'Euro Tunnel, des problèmes de PC et un clavier AZERTY, je peux enfin vous envoyer un petit commentaire! Je n'ai malheureusement pas trop eu le temps de faire du point de croix mais j'ai rencontré mon neveu!! Demain partons pour le Futuroscope... Désolé pour les photos des très mauvaise qualité, j'ai du prendre une photo d'une photo...



Mimi the Kitten | Update

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A quick note first to thank you all for your
lovely comments and following Mii ☺

The time has finally come for me to go
to France and meet my nephew! I am so excited, and cannot wait to see him ☺
I hope the new parents will like the
lovely Boofle sampler I made...

Now, this is my latest update on Mimi Unfortunately I was not able to work on her
as much as I would have loved to
But it's all coming together nicely! | Happy Stitching! | 




Vive les vacances! Je vais pouvoir rentre en France et faire la
connaissance de mon neveu!
J'ai vraiment hâte de le voir ☺
J'en profiterais pour remettre aussi aux nouveaux parents
le tableau prénom Boofle...

Voici ma toute dernière mise à jour sur Mimi Je n'ai malheureusement pas trop eu le temps
de me consacrer sur ce design Simplement quelques heures par-ci par-la...


Picture making | My Miicasso!

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Well what do you think?? Picture making is sooo hard when you have little creativity!! It was almost impossible for me to copy the suggested ideas, so I've spent a few hours having fun and came up with my own unique Miicasso... | Happy Stitching!... and crafting! |



Après quelques heures de travail intensif et à aussi  avoir renoncé à copier les idées proposées sur les instructions je vous présente ma création! C'est un Miicasso et c'est Unique ☺


Picture making!

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I thought I'd give a go at picture making My kit, available at Seek It Out, contains: Paper, fabric and various bits and bobs The idea is to create this fun picture Above is a photo of the kit I have got I am going to try my best and with a bit of luck I hope my creation will be just as nice! Update will follow very soon... | Happy Stitching!... and crafting! |

Je vais essayer ce nouveau kit de réalisation d'une image Mon kit, disponible chez Seek It Out, contient: Papier, tissu et autres décorations La photo ci-dessus est celle du kit que j'ai Je croise les doigts et j'espère que la photo de ma création sera aussi jolie! Je vous tiens au courant...


Puddles of Love | Update

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I've been working on my little Gorjuss kit and managed to finish the umbrella and start on the sky... | Happy Stitching! |

J'ai trouvé un petit peu de temps libre pour avancer sur un de mes kits Gorjuss et j'ai réussi à finir le parapluie et à commencer le ciel...




Cross stitch free day

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Today was a cross stitch free day As I will soon be on the move - holidays! - I thought I'd introduce you to my new friend We will be sharing with you our latest adventures when having cross stitch free days!!
Today a bit of retail therapy was in order!! We have a Bull too (probably smaller than the Manhattan's one!) This one is covered in Jelly Beans in the Selfridges food hall... Yummy!


and this one is outdoor and obviously ready for the Olympic Games! I love the goggles ☺ | Happy Stitching! |


Je vous présente mon petit compagnion qui me suivra partout lors de mes vacances Nous pourrons partager avec vous nos dernières escapades! Aujourd'hui journée shopping et malheureusement pas de point de croix en vue The Bull est recouvert de petits bonbons au Selfridges de Birmingham et aussi prèt à célébrer les JO de Londres 2012!


Mimi's mini Update

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Is it already time for a quick update? I'm stitching as fast as I can, with the little bit of free time that I've got!!
Mimi has pale colours, so I've decided to stich darker colours first to keep her clean
but her little bow is all done | Happy Stitching! |


Serait-il déjà l'heure d'une petite mise à jour? Je vais aussi vite que possible avec le très peu de temps libre que j'ai!!