Friday, September 27, 2013

Pumpkins for Cathey

One of my favorite blog has always been Cathey's blog : Pumpkin patch and co. I always loved the name of her blog, maybe it's because I love pumpkins too. I have been following Cathey's blog for many years now, before she became the mom of a little cutie . We share the same love for cross stitch and I love what she stitches. Cathey is such a sweet lady ( I never told her but she's always been one of my favorite blogger. :) )  Telling that she's going through a tough time is an understatement: she's fighting for her life ... So today I'm joining many other bloggers in celebrating your blog dear Cathey. Hope you'll feel the love through our words.  

You're always in my thoughts dear Cathey  Stay strong  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A stitching year in review: 2012

Long time no see but I'm still here, stitching in my little corner of the world.  You may wonder what I stitched this year so here it is: 

My first finish was Cheery Christmas Stotcking, an Ursula Michaels design ( you may recognize her colorful style). It was a kit by Janlynn but I changed the fabric for a lugana.

Then I stitched a Lanarte ( with my huge Lanarte stash I better stitch one or two every year  ) It's a Marjolien Bastin design ( she's still my favorite painter ) I didn't stitch all the background though. I was not very satisfied with my finish but it's a lovely design.

I stitched that cute Vera the mouse ( another Marjolein Bastin design ) on a beautiful Tutti Fruitti fabric by the old Silkweaver. The result is truly beautiful. 

I also stitched that cute mother and daughter Beatrix Potter designed by my favorite designer : Veronique Enginger. I stitched it for charity.   

This year I totally fell in love with the latest release of the 2012 Lanarte collection.  I had to stitch it. You know how it goes : you can't fight love !!!  I really enjoyed stitching and to my surprise, the greens didn't bother me !!! ( Am I getting old ?  )

My last finish of the year was garden friend by Sue Hill ( kit by Heritage Stitchcraft) I changed the fabric to one in my stash : iris garden opalescent lugana ( old Silkweaver). I love those little birdie ( it's the second one I stitched ) but I hate the way Heritage Stitchcraft chart their designs ...  

And here it a collage of my finished of the year: 

I wish you all my stitching a happy New year ( we're still in january after all !!!    )