jeudi 15 novembre 2018


I missed last month post, sorry, I have some health issues which interfered with my schedule,

So back in November, time for a big update :

I have a finish : "une famille formidable" "a wonderful family".

I included it in the GG  post as our grandchilds are gifts to us.

"We are great grandparents (grandparents who rock)
But don't push, we are not a nursery!"

I'm keeping the pattern from Isabelle Haccourt Vautier close to me as cats will be great in birthday cards for cats addict friends.

A little bit of sewing now...

One of my main projects is a kind of lotto/memory game for my greatdaughter and great goddaughter. I planned to cut and sew six sets on six themes : flowers, animals, fruits, geometric patterns, christmas, one to be determined which means 6 sets of 6 patterns + 6x6 squares = 36+36 = 72 x 2 = 144.
I'm afraid to reach this goal when the girls will be 18 years old!

To store that I need to make some bags too. So I'm thinking of a first parcel with 3 sets and the bags then 3 more next year.

Une petite pause côté loto, le plan de base était de fabriquer six plaques sur six thèmes : fleurs, animaux, fruits/légumes, motifs géométriques, Noël et un thème restant à déterminer, ce qui multiplié par deux (ma petite fille et ma petite filleule) atteint les 144 pièces. Pour qu'elles puissent en profiter avant leur dix-huitième anniversaire je vais essayer de séparer mon projet en deux envois : le premier avec trois plaques et les sacs de rangement puis trois plaques supplémentaires l'an prochain.

J'ai donc commencer la confection d'une pochette double et un petit sac bourse pour stocker les petits carrés.

J'utilise un tissu très léger que j'ai choisi de doubler et de surpiquer pour gagner un peu en maintien.
Le tout à réaliser en deux exemplaires pour Soline et Capucine.

I started to sew a pouch and a small bag "purse" to store all the pieces of the game.

I use a very thin fabric so I'll put two layers and topstitch.

My granddaughter's name is Capucine which is the name of a flower and is used in a nursery rhyme "Dansons la capucine" written by Jean-Baptiste Clément (who is famous here for another song : the times of cherries - 1866).

The childish rhyme was popular when kids used to round dance in the schoolyard.

Visiting Frimousse blog, I found a free chart with elfes (link in the previous post).

Colors have been changed to use threads from my stash and emerald DMC for "the people choose" post.

I just finished the musical notes which frame the chart.

Now, you'll find all the links to the bloggers participating in Jo's  Gifted Gorgeousness and very intesresting posts to read here :

4 commentaires:

  1. Great stitching finish, well done.

  2. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. The cat design could have been made for my parents - happy to see the grandchildren but not childminders!
    The Lotto squares are certainly a big project but I am sure they will love them when they are all completed.

  3. Yay for the cats! I love the saying too. I don't mind children but I like to give them back at the end of the day. ;)

    Congratulations for doing all those little notes around the border! That will be a very sweet finish.

  4. The cats look lovely even in blck and white. AriadnefromGreece!