Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Because stitchers are generous.

A while ago, I discovered some cute little kits through my friend Laurence who had bought some. I fell in love with the cute little girls designed by Gorjuss . Like I'm a curious one, I searched the internet to learn more about the artist and found their blog . The little girls are painted by a scottish artist named Suzanne. I love her paintings. Going through the blog, I discovered that she is very sick and can't really keep drawing at the moment. With her husband, they own a family business: she draws and he's in charge of printing and selling her artwork. Since she's been sick, they are going through tough times as she can't paint anymore new paintings. You can read more about her story here and read about their latest update here. I was very touched by her story and can really understand the emotional and financial burden we have to carry when a love one is very sick.

Not a long time ago, they decided to turn her paintings into cross stitch. They are distibuted by Bothy Threads. You can also buy their kits with Sew and so or other cross stitch stores who sell bothy Threads kits.So if you have some stitching gifts to buy for Christmas, think about those cute little kits : I'm sure the person who'll get them will be very happy and you'll help a family who is going through hard times.

Here are some of their cross stitch designs, Emma just loves them !!! I'll buy her one later on as she wants to learn how to cross stitch.

I the packaging !



Aren't they cute?


Please, feel free to spread the word about Suzanne's story and Gorjuss kits on your blogs. I have a special thought for her, her children and her husband.


18 comments:

Pam Schaffner said...

I love these! Thanks for highlighting them, and spreading their story!

Annette said...

Thank you so much for the links...
The designs are wonderfull!!!

Srinity said...

What a coincident, I was just watching these cute charts on Sew and so today. I think I just have to buy one kit, they are so cute.

Lesleyanne said...

Very lovely designs. Thanks for spreading the word.

demeter83 said...

I've always thought that thiese were cute, especially the polar bear one, but I had no idea of that story.

Lori-Ann said...

The character she draws is very cute. TFS

Meari said...

Very cute, indeed!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Thanks for the link, the cross stitch patterns are so sweet. :-)
It's awful she's unwell, hopefully she will get better soon.

Sally said...

Those designs are so cute. Thank you for the links and for sharing Suzanne's story.

Doris said...

tank for the link, i see this pattern en sea and so,and i fall in love of them,is a very good idea for christmas gift!.

Barbara said...

What sweet designs. Thank you for telling us about them!

leechbabe.com said...

Oh they are gorgeous. I'm so looking out for those kits :)

barbibouille said...

Merci de partager avec nous cette découverte. Les personnages sont adorables je vais regarder où il ets possible de s'en procurer, j'ai partculièrement celle avec ours .
merci

Akila said...

Hey Chiloe, welcome back :)
Very sorry to hear about your sister-in-law.
Am glad you are back. Good to see your progresses too. Thanks for sharing the link

Lizy said...

Hi,
thank you for stopping bye and leaving me a comment it was so nice of you !!! Yes it was kind of funny i was following your blog and you were following mine!!! Thanks again

Carolyn NC said...

Hey there! Lovely little charts - hope all goes well with the artist.

Andie said...

Oh my gosh they are so cute! Damn damn damn damn damn! Wishlist here they come! ;)

Merline said...

Je connaissais pas. Elles sont trop mignonnes.
J'aime beaucoup.
Bises,
Merline