vendredi 15 mars 2019


Times to speak about gifts... cause it's the Gifted Gorgeousness Post organized by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching :

Speaking about Jo, she is the one who gave me these lovely fabrics on Easter theme,

The tradition, here, says that bells bring chocolate eggs in the gardens and making a bell was on my list.

First step :  determine the size, make the hollowed out pattern to center the egg in each side, cut the fabric.

Tout d'abord, déterminez la taille, réalisez de patron évidé pour bien positionnez le motif sur chaque côté.

Le tissu étant assez fin, j'ai coupé des doublures dans un reste de tissu de notre ancienne pergola

The fabric being quite thin, I cut linings in the fabric of our old pergola.

Assembler les quatre côtés avec un point de feston serré en coton perlé n° 5. Il me reste à broder la bordure et ajouter des rubans.

Assemble the four sides. I still have to do the border, add ribbons.


Revenons sur quelques achats (cadeaux) faits lors du dernier salon Création & Savoir Faire de février dernier, les dernières créations de Zazobouzi, quelques coupons de tissu originaux, du ruban et des petits accessoires.

Back to my shopping from last February during the DIY fair :
new creations from Zazobouzi, some more fabric ...  as gifts I gave to me

Two dolls and their clothes : Félix and Violette

 I was looking for some fabric you can stitch, add colors or customize as you want (sequin, ribbon, beads).

Love a lot maps, so I can't resist to this global map with german texte.
The photo I took have some "waves", I chose to keep it as well linked to the ocean!

I love this fabric from Robert Kaufman it's a painting of Klimt named :  the tree of life
Magnifique panneau de chez Robert Kaufman représentant le tableau de Gustav Klimt : l'arbre de vie.

Voilà de quoi m'occuper pendant de belles heures.
Enough to keep me busy for hours.

samedi 2 mars 2019


The people choose is a SAL from Jo - Serendipitous Stitching : each month a new theme.

Here are all the details and links to the stitchers participating :

This month, the theme is : freebies.

The last one I stitched in "Dansons la Capucine", a lot of free charts on Frimousse blog : les chroniques de Frimousse.

and a lot of underwater pictures too...

I will turn it into a small bag maybe for next September as my granddaughter will go to school.

The choice of elves charts is so big, here is a small overview

Toujours à la recherche de patineurs,  je pense que ces deux acrobates rejoindront sans aucun doute ma collection.                        I'm always looking for ice-skaters, no doubt those two acrobats will soon join my collection.

Perfect post to put the spotlight back on the goose game, a freebie from

Les cases pièges : le pont, le puits, le labyrinthe, la prison
   the bridge, the well, the maze, the jail.

Some of the drawings to change some squares to my hobbies : sewing, painting, kite, reading, gardening...

Ajoutons un cerf-volant, une jolie montgolfière et enfin une bonne tasse de thé !
  Now, we need a kite, a lovely balloon and of course a nice cup of tea!

So, here we are today - Voilà où nous en sommes aujourd'hui.

La prochaine étape concerne les cases 28/29 sur le thème de l'écriture.
Next chart to stitch will be on writing theme, on square 28/29.

Bonne journée !

dimanche 24 février 2019


Deuxième rendez-vous du Wipocalypse, rappel du programme ambitieux de cette année celui de terminer le plus d'ouvrages possible sur la liste des 19 projets sélectionnés.

Participating in Wipocalypse SAL this year with an ambitous plan :19 projects for 2019, following the example of many fearless stitchers. This month I have worked on : 6 / 7 / 12 / 13 / 14 /17

6 - angel and 7 - Santa Claus, two characters from Cuore & Batticuore

13 - goose game

Le blog hop de la Saint Valentin organisé par Jo m'a donné une idée d'un petit coeur brodé sur deux cases du jeu de l'oie, l'occasion d'y ajouter un joli charm en coeur.

I was looking for a stitched heart for Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop post, I already wrote about the little hearts on my angel dress for the People choose, not enough time for a big chart so I decided to add a simple heart on the goose game on which I could add a heart charm.

14 / Chat dans l'aiguille : le traineau
I forgot to take a picture of the WIP sleigh!

17 - loto

As the theme is words on fabric for this set, I'm trying to stitch the firthnames on the booknote square

18 - felt cooking : pizza, rosbeef and artichoke on the menu

12 - dansons la Capucine

I've got a finish, I started this freebie from Frimousse for my grand daughter named Capucine,  it's a round of elves with the first verse of a nursery rhyme.

Measi's Wipocalypse planning is/was linked to the moon, what about the moonwalk?
That's the new name I gave to backstitch, an important part of this stitching,
the writing of Frimousse freebie is nice and easy to stitch

As the topic of this month is : What do you listen when you're stitching?  The answer is not Michael Jackson sorry. Usually I like to stitch listening TV or DVD... as I'm supposed not to watch TV and stay focused on the stitching, most often english movies or series (when the dialogues are easy to follow not too speed not too much accents). I like to listen to the music of the language and it's my way to keep learning.

See you on the last day of March for a future Wipocalypse post.

vendredi 15 février 2019


Mi-février annonce ma deuxième participation au Gifted Gorgeousness de Jo et deux des projets en cours sont destinés à Capucine, ma petite-fille : quelques cuisine en feutrine et une broderie sur le thème de la comptine "dansons la Capucine".

It's time to update the Gifted Gorgeousness post and to visit Jo

I'll show you the projects I'm working on, in felt some cooking for my greatdaughter toy kitchen and a child nursery's rhyme stitching.

What good smell comes from the kitchen?

Vous vous souvenez de ces rondelles de poivrons...  Remember those pepper's slices...

I was preparing a pizza, four parts, some tomato sauce and filling with cheese, black olive, chorizo slices, mushroom and green pepper.

A box for home delivery.

(Ce sera même utile pour apprendre les fractions...  it will even be useful to learn about fractions)

Mon carnet de clientes contient une deuxième cuisinière pour qui j'ai fabriqué un rosbeef, des pâtes papillon et un beignet.

My second client is the daughter of my goddaughter, Soline. A rosbeef, butterfly pasta and a donut made for her.

Retour au point de croix et à la ronde dansée par les petits lutins de Frimousse sur les paroles de "Dansons la Capucine".

Back to cross stitch and to the funny elves from Frimousse freebie.

Yesterday was the Valentine Blog Hop from Jo and my picture was this one :

Jo sent it to Astrid, you should visit her here :

As the charm is a gift it's the right place
to show you this little heart which took place in the goose game