Thursday, January 28, 2010

Someone turned 3 !!!!

No, I don't have a hidden child but something just hit last night before falling asleep: my blogoversary is this month! Actually, it was on january 24 th so I'm a little late. I've been blogging for three years now and even though, I'm not blogging as often as before, I still enjoy showing you my progress. Sooooo, it's time to celebrate and have a little giveaway to thank you for being such faithful friends. I really met wonderful persons through this blog and you are all an inspiration !!! Like I had completly forgot about it, I still need to get some stuffs to make a little package but I already have some stuffs !!!

The rules? Enter to this post only and you have until next thursday to enter. Drawing by one of my sweeties on friday! Come one : don't be shy and join the fun !!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Time to show !!!

Where is the daily blogger who owns that blog? If you know her, tell her she needs to go back to her old habits !!! Thanks!

It's really time to show you my latest progress. I am now stitching the non fun part of the design: the dark basket. So you are not going to believe it but last night to take a break from the dark colors, I stitched some greens ! but I survived I added another butterfly, the handle and maybe you didn't see the bird last time?

Emma is sick: she probably catched a bug when she went party with some of her friends for a birthday; laser game + bomwling + retaurant + pijama party = 4 sick girls ! ( yes that many !!! )

Chuy has started his week end today ... I feel we live in the twilight zone : 2 work days, 5 days week end ... thank you the bad economy

Monday, January 18, 2010


I'm still late at reading my blogs on my reader ... Hope I can go back to comment more regularly ...

Sale season has started here so I bought some charts on sale: I especially love the elves from Imaginating and the snowman ( Noel) Click to enlarge to see them better. I'll show more stuffs tomorrow. It's probably my last purchases before my stash diet ( not that I want to be on a diet but the bad economy is making me go on this forced diet ... ) Don't feel bad for me, you know I have some stash to keep me warm this winter ( and the next one ) . But I'll probably feel bad to not be able to buy the new cute adorable design that I love ... C'est la vie ...

My Lanarte: it's such a beautiful piece ! I don't regret giving up on the wreath. That's what stitching should be about: pleasure and fun ! Here is my latest progress on the fruits basket.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Snow days !!!

Steb started the new year with Chicken Pox. At first, I couldn't believe it but yes, it did have the little blisters on his body. He got them mainly on his stomach and back and only three on his face (and some in his hair). He got lucky as a little boy in his classroom got them all over his body ( it was so bad that the mom ended up in the ER with the little boy) Below, you can see Pierre and Emma counting all the blisters on new year day.

You may remember our snow days before Christmas. We thought it was over but nope, snow was still ready for us. It started last wednesday. On thursday, it was so bad that the kids had to stay home ( Chuy as well). We took advantage of this free time to go to our local wood to take some pictures. It was beautiful. We even saw a woman skiing in the wood. Click to enlarge the pictures.

We went there with a neighbor (she's Pierre's age and they all get along very well) They all had a lot of fun ( and didn't miss school at all !!! LOL )

Pierre pretending to be lost in the snow:

That day, we all fell down or slid (yes, even me but I was the one holding the camera !!! )

At home, the kids enjoyed snow fights !!!

But one kid didn't enjoy it all the time ... Oops !

Check Steb's boots ( burried in 6 inches of snow)

One little birdie got very happy I set a free restaurant for them ( click to enlarge if you want a good look at the bird).

Last night, it snowed again but it was starting to melt by 10 am this morning. Snow is very unsual here because we live 10 mn away from the sea. We'll see if it was the last snow of the winter ...

Okay, I admit it: I quit ... The Lanarte wreath is beautiful but the constant change of colors drove me crazy and I felt I was going nowhere. I guess HAED stitchers know that feeling? That's why I don't stitch HAED charts.

So, I decided to start a new project. I dug into my stash to see which kit/pattern will call my name and we got a winner: Summer fruits by Lanarte, from a painting by Marjolein Bastin. (and no, the green didn't scare me at all !!! ) It's funny because I bought that one at Michael's in Fort Worth, TX and I had started to sew all around. I guess I had planned to stitch it right after buying it and forgot all about it ...

And this is what I stitched so far: a butterfly and a pear (I'm working on an apple right now.) I always thought it was a big project but actually it's only 15"X9 1/2. I can handle that, right? And you know what is great? I enjoy stitching again !!! Yeah !!!

And thanks again for the sweet compliments about my Christmas cat finish !!! You are very sweet !!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

First one !!!

The year has barely started that it's already time to get your disco ball out of your closet ( I bet it didn't have time to get dusty after New year eve !!! ) I finally finished my Margaret Sherry Christmas cat. I can tell you it was not easy to finish all those backstitches that didn't follow the squares ... I know it gives a more natural look but they are such a pain to stitch. That kitty could have been a 2009 finish but I didn't stitch a lot during the holidays.

FINISHED - 01.05.2010

So you may wonder if I went back to my Lanarte? Well, I tried but that lanarte is not like the other Lanarte I stitched before ... There are TONS of threads change all around the wreath. I stitch to relax not to get on my nerves so I'm not sure to continue that one even though I LOVE that design ...

Thank you very much for your nice comments about my 2009 finishes !! I really appreciate you take time to stop by to leave a comment!

Friday, January 8, 2010

A year in review: 2009

Happy new year to all my readers and followers! It's that time of the year when we look back to see what we accomplished in a whole year:

In January, a Lanarte birdie to make Christmas last longer.
In febuary, I stitched a Floral Hello Kitty by DMC
In febuary/march, I was itchy to stitch a Christmas design: good girl and boys by JCA.
In april, I stitched my first Madame la fée design: BOo!
In may, Dimensions released a snowman that called my name as soon as I saw it !!!
From june to august, I was busy stitching a cute ssquirrel from Lanarte.
In october, I decided it was time to finish my Fuchsias in watercolor ( after it was left out for 8 months ... )
Then, in november, I felt like stitching a Christmas design again and I choose this banner by Dimensions ( I really love it !!)
And finally, I finished the year by stitching those birdhouses by Lanarte !
But if you follow my blog, you may remember these two beautiful pieces:

Sweet Pea by Nora Corbett
and Pansy by Nora Corbett.
I was a little chicken and didn't finish them because I have never beaded and I'm afraid to make some mistakes ...

I'm pretty happy with all I stitched this year !!! What about you?