Saturday, 31 August 2013

Back in time...

Here is a non-stitching post!!

A few days ago we went for a family Medieval day out at Warwick Castle
Despite being busy with other holiday makers & unwanted wasps we had a great day out!

Visit was complete with jousting...
Apparently the King wasn't impressed with the presence of a French person in the audience...

A walk on the ramparts & towers
(more than 530 steps apparently!)
as well as a viewing of the state rooms in the main castle

A bit of sword combat...

Some lovely falconery display!
My camera decided to have a fit when Ernie the owl made an appearance
So we will have to do with a HUGE sea eagle...

And finally the arming of the trebuchet with a fireball
Which I couldn't get on camera as it was too fast...

Happy Stitching!
Ingrid x

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Vintage Rose - Lesley Teare

A little while ago, I'd left a comment to Meggie of Cross Stitch Cottage
congratulating her on  her latest finish & wishing I'd got the issue of Cross Stitcher with the freebie wooden keyring
I could have kicked myself for missing the issue, I'd always wanted to give a go at this.

Well, my comment didn't go unnoticed by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching!!
Jo kindly sent me the April issue I was missing! Thank you again sweetie ☺

So last Friday evening I worked on this little fun project, it was really quick and easy.
It's Vintage Rose from Lesley Teare finished off as a wooden keyring

Jo warned me about people having run out of thread, so I was extra careful not to waste anything.
I ended up with plenty of leftovers for all the colours, except of course for the blue!
Yes, I'd run out with only 2 full crosses to go... A little trip to the local thread shop solved the problem

While looking through the magazine, I also spotted another design I want to stitch ☺
This is called Family Tree and has been designed by Lesley Teare
I just love the simplicity & the colour choice
So this is now kitted and ready to go... 
After I've finished a Halloween project I'm working on
What do you think?

Happy Stitching,
Ingrid x

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Thank you!

I've recently participated to the JCS Halloween Giveaway
on Carolyn's blog Taking One Stitch At A Time
I am so thrilled to be the lucky winner!!!
The magazine has arrived safely all the way from the USA
What a treat..
There are some really really nice patterns and I can't wait to start stitching
My only problem is which design to choose?

There was also an other little treat in the envelope
Carolyn has kindly had a sneak peak at my wish list on 123Stitch
and sent me a LHN chart with embellishment!!!
I'm so happy, I just adore this design

Thank you so much Carolyn
you made my day ☺

Happy Stitching!
Ingrid x

Quelle joie cela a été de gagner & recevoir le magasine JCS spécial Halloween!!!
Il y a plein de super grilles bien effrayantes... parfait pour se préparer pour Halloween
Carolyn a aussi été un ange en envoyant une petite grille de chez LHN
Celle-ci était sur ma liste de voeux chez 123Stitch
Encore un trés grand merci Carolyn

A tout à l'heure...

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

A Finished Beach Hut # 2 - Diane Machin

Here is Beach Hut # 2
Still 2 more to go but it'll wait until next summer now
I'm ready to move on to Autumn/Halloween stitching!!!

Beach Hut from Diane Machin
Chart available in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, June issue
Stitched on ivory aida 16 count fabric, using DMC threads
This time it's framed - No crazy sewing in sight ☺

Happy Stitching!
Ingrid x

Voici la petite cabine de plage N° 2
Il en reste encore deux autres différentes à faire, mais ce sera pour l'été prochain
L'automne arrive à grand pas... ainsi qu'Halloween!!!

Beach Hut de Diane Machin
Grilles disponibles dans la revue Cross Stitch Crazy, numéro de juin
Brodé sur toile aida 16 fils, couleur ivoire
J'ai aussi utilisé les brins de couleur de chez DMC
Cette fois-ci pas de finition folle en forme de cabine, un petit cadre tout simple
Pour m'éviter une crise sur la machine à coudre & un mal de tête :P

A tout à l'heure...

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Jacks are wild! - Waxing Moon Designs

Here is a finish!
Slightly different for me, as it is my first Halloween finish :)

It's been great fun to stitch Jacks are wild! from Waxing Moon Designs
Chart is now discontinued, so had to grab this one when I found it!
Stitched on Zweigart 28 count Brittney Light Taupe
Using Gentle Art Threads & finished as a little cushion

Off to cook lunch & stitch a bit more
Happy Stitching!
Ingrid x

Et voila!!
Mon premier projet Halloween
Ces petites citrouilles ont vraiment été trop chouettes à broder
Grille Jacks are wild! de chez Waxing Moon Designs
Brodé sur toile Zweigart 28 fils Brittney Light Taupe
J'ai aussi utilisé les fils effets de chez Gentle Art Threads
Biensur terminé en petit coussin avec tissus citrouille :)

A tout à l'heure...

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Summer Holiday Exchange - Goodies received & sent!

This is an evening post today!
Life seems to be a bit busier than usual at the moment

Right, so you probably know I've organised my first Summer Holiday Exchange
So now it's time I share with you the goodies I've received from
Sonia at Pansies Home, all the way from sunny Italy!
Sonia loves pansies, so she made this cute little cushion with a beautiful stitched flower
Not sure of the fabric count, but it's seriously tiny
Also in my parcel were a cute little crochet heart, some fabric, tassels, button selection & tea
Thank you so much Sonia, it was a really lovely parcel! x

Now, moving on the goodies I've sent to Marcy at Stitching Plus in USA

--- Marcy, if your goodies have not reached your letterbox yet,
skip the rest of this post.... pretty please!! ☺ ---

Sorry, just making sure Marcy is not cheating!!!

I noticed Marcy is the owner of cute dogs & is really fond of them
So, a stitched Beagle Silhouette, finished as a little patchwork cushion should be welcome
Stitched on Zweigart 25 count Dublin Linen Antique White
2 over 2 using DMC floss 436 

Along other goodies I've also included something French, Pink, Cute and ... Zippy!!

This is La Vie Est Belle! from Jardin Privé
Stitched on Zweigart 18 count white aida
Using the advised colours and finished as a flat bottom zippered pouch

That is it from me for the Summer Holiday Exchange!
There has been a really good interest and appears to be running smoothly
I know some of you have already sent their parcels out
I truly hope they reach their destination very soon
Don't forget to share with us all ☺

Watch out for next summer,
I think there might be a Summer Holiday Exchange II!!

Happy Stitching
Ingrid x

Petit méli mélo!

Suite à l'échange des vacances d'été que j'ai organisé
J'ai décidé de vous montrer plein de belles choses!!

La première photo correspond aux surprises que j'ai recu de Sonia - Pansies Home en Italie
Elle adore les pensées et m'a fait ce très joli petit coussin
Il y avait aussi un petit coeur en crochet et pleins d'autres bidules (qui seront vite utilisés) ☺

Les autres photos sont mes travaux que j'ai envoyé à Marcy - Stitching Plus aux Etats-Unis
Entre autre, un petit toutou tout simple fini en petit coussin
ainsi qu'une trousse faite utilisant une grille de chez Jardin Privé

A tout à l'heure...

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Finish! La Maison Bleue - Tralala

Finally, I have a finish I can share with you!
This is La Maison Bleue from Tralala
I've stitched it on Zweigart 18 count white aida
Using 2 threads of the listed DMC colours

This one has simply been framed
No fuss but what a result!
I really really love this design :)

I've finally posted my parcel to Marcy over to the USA for
the Summer Holiday Exchange
I hope she'll receive it soon... and like my goodies too!
I'll tell you all about it soon

Finally, I've started something new and completely different.
But I'll tell you more about it in a future post

Happy Stitching!
Ingrid x

Un petit ouvrage terminé que je peux partager avec vous!!
Voici La Maison Bleue de chez Tralala
Brodé sur toile 18 fils aida blanche de chez Zweigart
J'ai utilisé les couleurs DMC recommandées
Finition petit cadre blanc carré tout simple!

Autres nouvelles:
Le petit colis de mon Summer Holiday Exchange est parti pour les
USA chez Marcy.
J'espère qu'il arrivera très vite et que Marcy sera contente de son contenu...
Je vous en dirais plus bientôt :)

Et enfin, j'ai commencé à travailler sur un nouveau projet
Bien différent de celui-ci
Plus d'info dans ma prochaine poste!

A tout à l'heure...