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September Stamp - Lizzie Kate

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A quick post,
I'm still poorly with a cold that my son has kindly decided to pass on to me...
and strangely suffering with one of my eye (despite the all clear following a thorough eye test)
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Better show you my September stamp before the end of the month


My model was stitched on 14ct white Zweigart fabric
and using recommended DMC threads.

I have placed the 3 little red buttons for the apples in the tree.


I have absolutely no idea how to finish this, the stitching coverage is not grate and I just don't like the overall look of this finish

This explains the lack of enthusiasm for the "finish finish" I will put it aside and hope for the creative bug to make an appearance soon!
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Now trying to stitch my biscornu for the Christmas swap I am really struggling and take each day as it comes
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A few days ago I've received a little parcel all the way from beautiful Canada. I had won a surprise giveaway from
Lynda Ruth over at Purple Pixie Dust



Here are my little t…

Halloween biscornu #515 - The Floss Box

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I have now finished & posted my little ornament for the Halloween Ornament Exchange organized by Kim - Participants will now wonder & check out their letterbox :P - As I was still in a Halloween mood, I have worked on a biscornu! oOo Design called Biscornu #515 from The Floss Box So impressed with this online shop: Quick & cheap download and soooo many designs to choose from too!! Stitched on 28ct Brittney evenweave fabric, light taupe colour Using all preconized DMC threads It was the first time I've made a biscornu using evenweave fabric. I must admit I prefer the aida finish. The fabric is not stiff enough to my liking, so I made sure to overstuff it.



Finished biscornu will be available on my Etsy shop soon! Thank you for visiting my little blog and always leaving sweet comments It is much appreciated :) Toodles, Mii 

One Lovely Blog Award

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What a pleasant surprise to find out I recently have been awarded the  One Lovely Blog Award
from Jacquie over at My Journey
Thank you sweetie :)


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So what is exactly this "One Lovely Blog Award", you might wonder???
It is going around on the blogosphere.
Here are the rules:

1/ Thank the person that nominated you and link back to them in your post
2/ Share 7 things about yourself
3/ Nominate bloggers you admire
4/ Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know
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Okay, so let's work our way down through that list


Share 7 things about myself... oooh, this is so difficult for me.
I want this to stay a cross stitch blog, so how about stitchy related stuff?

I only work with a loop...
and a LED light when daylight is poor (which seems to be quite often!)

I love stitching on evenweave fabric and linen is sadly not my friend

Chocolate and white wine can sometimes be seen near my cross stitch working station :P

I am my worth critic with my finishes...

I rarely alter the desig…

Christmas Biscornu Swap 2

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Registration for the Christmas Biscornu Swap is now closed! We have 16 participants from all over the world :) I have emailed each of you and I'm now looking forward to receive your details so that I can allocate your partners... Please check your email inbox :) Any troubles, please get in touch asap. Toodles, Mii

Fundraising...

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Like a few other blogger friends, I have decided to show my support and do some fundraising for the breast cancer research charity that Gaynor is supporting.



Gaynor has especially designed a new chart for a beautiful needleroll finish. By giving just 1 Euro, you will get a copy of the chart and instructions. More importantly, you will help towards the 500 Euros target she is hoping to get.

Follow me to her blog Stitchers Anon where you will find more details.
Follow me to her Just Give page for your kind donation.

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My contribution for some of the prizes you could win. The draw will be on the 31st October 2014...

A complete Gorjuss kit from Bothy Threads (new)
called Ruby
 and



A Tralala chart (gently used)
called Chasse à l'oeuf
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On an other note,
I have finally taken the plunge and opened my little Etsy shop :)
I have been thinking about this for quite a long time and never dared...

Feel free to have a little look around!
Toodles, Mii

Les Croix De Fresia

Just a quick note to let you know that Marie-Christine, after big issues with her blog Berberis & Patchwork, had no choice but to have her blog removed from Blogger The good news is that you can still follow Marie-Christine on her new blog: Les Croix De Fresia Come and hop over! Toodles, Mii

Secret stitching...

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This is so frustrating!!! So much to show, but it is all secret stitching... oOo I have plenty of stitching done for the Halloween Ornament Exchange organized by Kim. Sadly, I cannot yet share it with you all... yet! I have been so busy and my package is nearly ready for "despatch" oOo I am also about to start on my Christmas Biscornu Swap piece soon So again, won't be able to show you my finish until much much later! There is still plenty of time for more participants to join the fun. Please read my previous post & leave a message if you wish to take part. We have 13 biscornu makers so far :) oOo Then I plan on starting the 6 Fat Men Flip-It collection from Lizzie Kate I have my fabric and all the charts ready. I just need to check on any missing threads. Progress will be shared as I go along... oOo So apologies for the lack of posts in the coming few days but all my current projects are secret... I will still be reading your lovely blogs, Toodles, Mii

Christmas Biscornu Swap

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Sadly the Tutti Frutti Swap is over (and what a great success it has been!),  so, how about a Christmas Biscornu Swap??? oOo All you have to do is make a Christmas themed biscornu, add a few Christmassy goodies (optional) and post it all to your partner oOo Rules: Have an active blog UK or worldwide welcome, so be ready to send your goodies anywhere in the world. Post your parcel by the 1st December with recorded/tracking delivery Participants who do not commit / let us down will be named & shamed, beware! oOo Registration will be closed on the 15th September. Leave a comment on this post only, confirming you wish to take part. Please make sure I have an email to contact you.

Go on, join the fun!! Toodles, Mii 

Tutti Frutti Swap

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Back in June I'd organised the Tutti Frutti Swap We are now in September and it is time to show you
all these fruity-licious finishes that have kept us so busy ☺  oOo First, let me show you the lovely gifts that I have received from  Albéna over at Le blog d'Albéna
A lovely frame with a fruity design called
Le Temps Des Cerises from 1 2 3 Citrouille Albéna also included perfect little goodies:
A Tralala chart, cake recipe,
fabric,threads (one of them is from Atalie and is called Melon, how sweet!),
buttons, strawberry candle & yummy sweets!

Thank you so much Albéna.
I have loved every single items you sent me ☺

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I had to send my pieces to
Justine over at Justine's Cross Stitch

I have sent two finished models.

The first one was
M'lady's Strawberries from Little House of Needleworks

I have stitched this design on 28ct Britney taupe evenweave,
2 over 2 using all preconized DMC & hand dyed Crescent Colours

Finished as a pinkeep
with red ribbon & strawb…