Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer vacations

I'm trying to get used to the new blogger. Surprisingly, it didin't warm me that they change a little bit !!! LOL 

I haven't been here for a while as you may have noticed it or not.   I wanted to, I swear. I thought I could become the daily blogger that I used to but I lost my mojo and still can't find it ... ANyway, I'm still a stitcher and still stitch almost daily. I still take my daily picture but am too lazy I guess, to upload the pictures daily. I lack discipline and have lots of ups and downs that keep me from being the one I usd to be ... 

I did finish my autum harvest but I'm not as happy as I would have wanted to with the finish ... 

Then I chose to stitch my little Vera the mouse on a Tutti Fruitti from the old Silkweaver . I just love my Vera and the fabric was perfect for it . The kit is OOP and I was lucky to find it a long time ago. 

Now I'm stitching my summer bouquet from Marjolein Bastin. I really love it. The colors are beautiful and it's a pleasure to stitch. 

Will you believe that at the begining of the month, Emma turned 12 years old? Seems like yesterday when she was that cute little baby and now she's a pre teen. 

Like every year, she went to pony camp for a week. 

She loves to ride so much. Steb is growing also and he turned 7 years old on march. He's still our little cutie and he has started to learn how to play the piano. He's learning very quickly which came as a surprise for us and he's in advance already. 

Pierre is fine: he's a teenager .... What else do I need to add? LOL  

I hope you are all fine and stitch stitching. 


Monday, February 20, 2012


Here is an update on my autumn harvest : As you can see there is a little difference between the previous post and today's pic. I'm having so much fun stitching it: colors are great and from far, it does look like a real painting. BUT I am avoiding the dark colors like the ones from the basket in the middle.


At one point, I even avoided stitching what look like a watermelon and my stitching looked like that:

Yes , someone was avoiding the dull colors again !!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Do designers hate us?

Well, not us personally but our bank account for sure !!! So I was nicely and quietly checking the internet ( as I often do) , browsing some cross stitch sites ( just to have a look !!!! ) , ended up on the new releases page ( a girl has to stay current on the newest releases, right? ) and saw THAT:

The new Dimensions Christmas collection !!!! And here I was in love ... again !!! I just love those birdies . They are so perfect ! So here they are on my wish list. I'm weak , I'm very weak ... Oh well, I am just a stitcher ... Sigh .........

But wait! ( yes, it would be too easy if there will be be only one ! ) They also got another cute one ( because one is not enough of course !!! ) You know I have a secret crush on Santa ( and no, I haven't started therapy yet ... ) and this gold petite kit will join my stash one day !!!

You may also like that stocking ( I, I stitched their gold petite with the same design and I really enjoy it)

And what about this sleigh? Yes, I it too !!! I'm telling you : designers want us to go bankrupt !!! If you want to see them all, got to ABC stitch and let me know if you can resist !!!

Should I brag more about my autumn harvest? You're going to be very tired soon because it's such a pleasure to stitch that one: the colors are amazing, I'm having so much fun stitching reds, oranges, or yellows . Chuy even told me: you must really enjoy that one a lot because you are so quiet at night !!!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Snow day !!!!

Winter is here !!! We've been cold for some days now and I was not ready for it but the snow fell anyway !!! The kids were over the moon and ready very early to go outside to play in the snow. I have to admit I love to look at the snow but likemany people I hate driving ON the snow !!! ( No, I don't drive a convertible but the idea would be nice except in winter of course !!! )

Chuy took the kids to the park yesterday to have some snow fun and he brought those pictures to me. I still don't have snow boots and was stuck at home with my stitching ... Poor me !!!

The little hills in the wooded area are wonderful to slide.

Chuy doesn't know anything about camera settings and let it set on the beauty shot so here is my princess in a close up.
Nobody at the park meant free swing for Steb.
Another cute portrait of my baby ( he's going to turn 7 in march but still my sweet baby) .

Because I don't when the roads are covered with snow, a little cutie got to spend the day with his best friend today , aka: ME ! Lucky him !!! He can't resist snow ( he's been asking for snow since december actually ) so when Emma and Pierre were at school ( they went there walking) , he went outside to have more fun before it melt.

Like I had a free sunday afternoon, I made lots of progress in my autumn harvest. Honestly, I can't put it down and may end up neglecting my frontier in Pioneer trail ( I love that game ) I'm the kind of stitchers who is driven by the colors she uses. Also the Lanarte charts are so easy to read , it's a pleasure to grab my working copy and and stitch , stich the day away ...