Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blue and French

August was a good stitching month for me… I finished a lovely bag and I was part of a wonderful private exchange with a friend from Spain (she does not have a blog). She told me that her favorite color is blue so I tried to make my exchange as blue as possible. :)

For the exchange I bought a paper mache box from Joann and I covered it up with cotton fabric. The lid is painted with acrylic paint @ Martha Stewart. I made a scissor fob and a greeting card as well and I added few extras for my friend to use on her next projects.


Pochette à ciseaux Centaurée and L’Initiale
Fabric: 32ct cream linen
Threads: silks (Belle Soie, Gloriana, Margot, Waterlilies)
Beads: Mill Hill




The card I sent her was stitched too...

I love “Les brodeuses parisiennes”, their designs are wonderful. I was very happy to see this bag for sale on The French Needle website.  The finished bag was in the kit, I just did the stitching. I'll be using it to carry my stitching stuff when I go stitching at Stitcher's Paradise or my friends houses.


«La parisienne» @ Les brodeuses parisiennes
Threads: DMC



Thank you for visiting my blog,

Friday, July 6, 2012

From Lanarte to Shepherd's Bush

Hello dear readers, I Hope everybody's summer is wonderful!

Since my last post I finished few new pieces:

Shepherd's Bush needlerolls

From left to right
Snow Fall
Folk Heart
Stitcher’s Roll
Easter Egg
Fabric, threads and embellishments from original kits




This lovely letter by Nora Corbett is for my daughter Bianca

Letter B (1)

Nora Corbett – Letter B
Fabric: 32ct Waterlily Linen
Threads: Crescent Colours
Beads: Mill Hill
Letter B (2)

Wasn't in my plans to stitch Libertyville because of the price tag of the kit. But Stitching bits and bobs sold it with 50% off and I could not resist. :)
Libertyville (1)

Libertyville @ Raise the Roof Designs
Silks and buttons from the original kit
Fabric 32ct linen from my stash

Libertyville (2)

I stitched this cute bunny right before Easter but I still have not done the finishing...
Easter Bunny (1)

Easter Parade @ Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 40ct linen from Nina
Threads: Gentle Arts

Easter Bunny (2)

Last but not least this Lanarte piece that I love, love, love. :)
Lanarte-Fruit and music

Fruit & Music @ Lanarte
Fabric 40ct white linen
Threads: DMC and Kreinik
Lanarte - Fruit and music Detail 2

Lanarte - Fruit and music detail 1

Wishing you a lovely weeke-end,

Friday, March 23, 2012

Do you remember me?

Happy spring everybody!  Thank you for visiting my blog and sending me comments and emails even though I was MIA for a while.
I have some things to share with you… I will start with my last year’s exchange with Sara (you can visit her blog HERE).

From Sara I received this beautiful Atalie Heart, a cute bag filled with buttons and lots of extras (fabrics, linen, ribbons, lovely traditional Romanian gifts and a pretty frame that I’ve used to frame my Strawberry House – you can see it HERE)

Atalie heart


From Sara_2011

I made for her a needlebook and a little pilow. I've added few extras too... Pictures are from Sara's blog (she is a wonderful photographer)

Exchange with Sara_5

My gift for you @ Blackbird Designs
Fabric 40 ct Newcastle linen (hand-dyed by Nina)
Threads: TGA

Exchange with Sara_2

Exchange with Sara_6

Merry Be @ Shepherd’s Bush
Fabric, threads, embellishments from the kit

Exchange with Sara_9

Exchange with Sara_1

I love Marjolein Bastin's art and fro my fruit themed kitchen I've stitched Summer Fruits. Framed it at my local Michael's store.

Marjolein Bastin_1

Summer Fruits @ Lanarte
Fabric - 40ct linen hand-dyed by Nina
Threads from the kit

Marjolein Bastin_3

Marjolein Bastin_2

And last but not least... Few years ago I stitched this piece from Dimensions. Was time for a frame. :)

Rose Cuttings @ Dimensions
Fabric and threads from the kit


Happy stitching,

Friday, September 23, 2011

My latest finishes (heavy picture post)

Happy Fall dear readers!
I have not spent too much time posting on my blog lately but I stitched a lot and I have some of my latest finishes to show you. Most of them still need framing but that will have to wait a little bit.

I will start with one of my favorite designers Shepherd's Bush.

Peter’s Patch @ Shepherd’s Bush
Fabric: 32ct linen
Threads (silk) and button came with the kit

Sophie’s Roses @ Shepherd’s Bush
Fabric: 32ct linen
Threads (silk) and buttons came with the kit


Cherry Heart @ Shepherd’s Bush
Fabric: 40ct linen
Threads (silk) came with the kit

I am not a big Alice in Wonderland fan but I do like this Queen of Hearts and because I live in Las Vegas is kind of simbol for my town too... :)

Queen of Hearts @ Prairie Moon
Fabric: 28ct linen
Threads: TGA & WDW

This little black dress is for my lovely daughter. Who knows my daughter will agree with me that is a perfect piece for her.

Ooh la la! @ Sue Hillis Designs
Fabric: 28ct linen
Threads: Splendor silks

Well yes, I admit... I love strawberries! lol  This piece was a must have in my house.

Strawberry House @ Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 40ct linen (Nina’s hand dyes)
Threads: Crescent Colours & DMC
Frame is a gift from a friend as part of a private exchange

Take care,

Monday, August 15, 2011

Birthday present

My husband loves the ocean, fishing, surfing and lighthouses… I could not find a better design to stitch for his birthday this year than the adorable fisher gnome by Nimue.  Isn’t he cute?  And this frame from Walmart was a perfect match. :)
Nimue - Le Pecheur
Fabric: 36ct Edinburgh Linen (tea-dyed by Nina)
Threads: DMC

Have a wonderful week,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sampler Aux Bouquet

This darling sampler is stitched and ready to be framed! :)

Sampler aux Bouquet@Jardin Prive
Fabric: 40ct Newcastle linen Freezing Chocolate (hand-dyed by Nina)
Threads: Nina (Old Berry, Old Jeans, Olive Oil, Soot, Cherry Blossom, Grizzly); TGA (Liberty)


Have a wonderful day,