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35 year old crossstitcher - 3 lovely kids and a wonderful husband - Living in Heure-le-Romain, small charming village in Belgium

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hello ladies.... and gentlemen if any ;o)

I have not been very present lately. I'm a bit in a down mood for the moment. Probably due to the weather conditions. I am so tired, not feeling very well. Just staying home would be great for the moment (which is not good for me when I feel that way). So, in a word, feeling a bit depressed.


Anyway. Some news: Noah had the chicken pox a few weeks ago. He probably caught it at school. And, 10 days later, guess who got chicken pox too? Maël!!!! I was a bit scared as he's only 5 months old, but it went on better that I thought. I stayed at home with him for a few days, just to make sure he was alright. So, now, every little one is back to normal ;o)


Regarding the stitching part, I've been a bit lazy (probably due to my feeling down moment) but I caught up on my Cupcakes SAL. Here's the pic:

A close up:

My advent calendar? Well, still working on it... slowly, but still working on it ;o) Pictures later, when I got something "showable" ;o)

Hope you all have a wonderful "pre-christmas" time.

Have a nice day.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Spreading the word...

I am a big fan of Gorjuss Artwork.

My friend Chiloe sent me a link to their blog and I read quite much the sad situation they are going through. They need our support. So, have a look at their website, have a look at their blog.

And let's keep in mind we should always be thankful for being healthy.

All my positive thoughts and my support for Suzanne and her family.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Some progress

...on my Cupcakes SAL and on my Advent Calendar.

We had kind of a lazy week-end and so had no mojo for blogging BUT I had my mojo to stitch (and do some laundry too, even if we had a lazy week-end).
And, also, I won my very first giveaway at Stitching my way!!! I am soooooooooo happy! Just feeling like a little girl :o) Thanks a lot to you, mbroider

Now, wanna see some pictures?


I hope you all had a nice Halloween weekend.

Now, I'm going to check your blogs... Have a nice day.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Some progress

As I told you in my other post, I had a quiet week-end but did not stitch as much as I wanted... But here's some progress.

First, as every week-end, the Cupcakes SAL:

Then, my Advent Calendar:

I took 2 days off work (today and tomorrow). I have a bit of cleaning and laundry to do, then I'll stitch for a couple of hours...

Have a nice day and enjoy your stitching.

A new stitcher!!!!

Hello dear readers,

I hope you had a nice week-end. Mine was quiet but with a great accomplishment!!! I told you already about my daughter willing to learn cross-stitch. Well, this week-end, she didn't know what to do to get busy... huh... So, I just threw a "do you wanna try x-stitch?". She just yelled "oh, yes, mummy". So, I took out the small kit I bought for her in my latest order (the one with the stars), and I started to show her how to stitch. She just got hooked and stitched for the rest of the evening!!!!! She even said "it's my new passion". I can't believe it. I'm soooooooo happy. Now, I hope she will stick to it.

Look at her:

and that's how far she's (just needs a few more stitches and the backstitching to be finished):
Am I a proud mummy???? .......



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Giveaways

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY

Terri is having a great Halloween giveaway. So, take your chance ;o)


Deadline and drawing are on Halloween's eve. Good luck to all of you.

************************
100th POST GIVEAWAY

at Teresa's

Deadline is on October 28th and drawing on October 29th. Will you be there too?

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Got an update

Good morning!!!!
After a lazy Saturday (which is good for the stitching part of my life ;o)) and a busy Sunday (not good for stitching), I can show you an update on my advent calendar.

I'm really happy to be back on this one. Really nice to work on.

Friday was the Cupcakes SAL day, and I stitched step 3 on Saturday morning. Here's the weekly update:

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and your stitching.

Have a nice day.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Stash, stash, and more stash

During my pregnancy, I did not touch a needle, and did not even have a look at my stash (thing I like to do when I'm feeling down).

Soooooooo, as a treat for finishing several UFO's lately ;oD and for being a very nice girl (huh huh), I am proud to present my latest ATS's (understand Add To Stash):


A Frog Pile (Design Works)
Moonlight Madness (Mill Hill)
New Heights (Bothy Thread)
Ruby (Bothy Thread)
The Pretend Friend (Bothy Thread)
Stitching Row (Bent Creek)
Stars (Dimensions)

I bought the "Stars" for my daughter Lynn. A few weeks ago, she insisted to learn x-stich with a friend of hers (our neighbour). She tried a year ago but was not patient enough to stick to it. So, I promised her I would get a colourful kit for her. I found this one: colourful, not too hard to start with, contains a hoop and, not too expensive. If she sticks to this one, I'll sure show you her progress. She would be very proud. BUT, let's see first if she really gets into it ;o)

Have a nice day.

Do you remember him?

Yes, do you remember this little boy?

Well, since this picture, he grew up a bit. Look at him now! He looks so much older ;o)

I did not stitch on this one for a few months and, as Christmas approaches, I decided to get this one out of my drawer. I stitched the few missing stitches on the boy and then did the backstitches, which was a good idea. Motivation is back as I really like the result. Hope this will keep me going ;o)

Today is Friday, so today, we should get the next step on the Cupcakes SAL!!! Can't wait. Unfortunately, I won't be able to stitch tonight. I'm having a Tupperware presentation at home. Good thing is that it's another opportunity to gather with my friends (hubby and I really like to regularly have our friends for dinner).

So, I should give you some news about the SAL tomorrow...

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cupcakes SAL

Yep, it's Friday. Step 2 on the Cupcakes SAL is online and I just finished it!

Here's the picture:

Unfortunately, I have nothing else to show for the moment. I picked an old UFO but just can't stick to this one!!! No way!!! I don't like this one for the moment so I have to find something else but too tired. I got back to work a week ago and finding the right planning at home, with 3 kids, is not easy. It's ok, but I'm very tired. Have to get used to this new rythm: getting up at 5.30 am, shower, getting dressed, a bit of make up, preparing lunch for the kids at school, preparing baby bottles for Maël, preparing breakfast for kids and hubbie, a bit of laundry, a bit of cleaning, having the kids to get up, getting them dressed, bringing Mael to the daycare, bringing the big ones to school, going to work!!!!!!!!!!!! And after my working day: picking up the kids at school and daycare, going home, prepare dinner, bringing kids to music classes, coming back, having dinner, shower or bath for the kids, getting them to sleep, a bit of x-stitch (finally) and ..... I'm dead!!! Want my bed!!!! I'm not complaining at all. Just need time to get used to this! That's life!

Thanks a lot for your visits on my blog.

Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian stitchers (and non-stitchers too, of course)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A giveaway at Carin's

Carin's giveaway is to be found here

Enter to win 5 Halloween charts...



Hurry up. Winner is to be announced on October 20.

Good luck to all of you...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Happy Dance and a new SAL

Hello ladies,

I did it again! Yes! I finished another old UFO. It's the MVS' A star is born. I already talked about this one months ago but could not finish it. Could not find the mojo to stitch with the golden metallic thread. BUT I finally did it!!!!!!

Here's the pic:



And, on the forum "Le nuage des brodeuses", I started a new SAL with Cathy's cupcakes

Done with the first step:

Digging to find the next UFO. I found a very old one (one of my first big project). I washed it this morning. I don't know yet if I'll find the motivation to end this one. Still a lot to stitch on this one. I think I'll alternate with my Advent Calendar (Dimensions). Pictures will follow anyway.

See you soon for more updates.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A "Happy Dance" and a new challenge

Well, before showing you what I finished last Thursday, let me show you which UFO I got out of my drawers to be the next "Happy Dance" (understand: finished project).
This one is hard to finish as the last stitches are the isolated stitches all around the main drawing. Really, such a pain. BUT I promised myself I would end up some old UFO's and I wanna stick to my promise.

So here it is, as it was when I let it out of the darkness ;o)
And now, tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:

Thanks to all of you for your visits and comments. As from next week, I should be able to visit your blogs again.
Have a nice week-end.




Monday, September 20, 2010

Pictures!!!!!

So, I finally have something to show!!!! Wanna see some pix? ;o)

Maël's birth record (DMC)


Calendar Cats (Margaret Sherry)


Yasmine's bib


Next one? Well, I'm back on the "SAL Lilipoint" which is now over, but I did not finish it. So, first, finish this one, and then off to another UFO (but I don't know which one yet). I still have the Maidens, but this one is very long, so I think I'll finish some shorter UFO's before getting back on this one. It's not quite an UFO, it's just that pregnancy brought me in a "no-stitch", "no-blog", "no-nothing" mood ;o)

See ya later for more updates and thanks for reading me.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Can you believe it???

Oh, yes. I can hear you thinking "Is she still alive"? Yes I am.

I gave birth to our baby boy on June 24, 2010. He is named Maël and he is sooooooooooooo cute, so nice, so everything ;o)

I'll be back to work in 10 days. Not really looking forward to it, but I have to. Hard for me to think that I'll have to let my 3 kids behind after staying home for 9 months.

Anyway. My cross-stich project have also been left behind for months but I got back to it a few weeks ago. I managed to finish the birth record project for Maël, I also finished the MS' Calendar Cats yesterday and also a bib for Yasmine, our friends' daughter born in August.

I hope I'll also manage to get time to blog a bit more and get the chance to read you all again.

Hope to read you again soon ;o)