Sunday, 29 May 2011

Good news, bad news

Hello everyone! thanks for all your comments and for following me. I used to say to hubby that I have to stitch because I owe it to my followers, lol!
So for the good news, QS topaz is a real pleasure to stitch. Maybe it's the 18 ct or the bright colours. Anyway, I can hardly put her down to stitch something else! So there she is
I love her brown-black hair on the pink background

As for the bad news, it's not really that bad. I just have to restart something. Tenting is not for me definitely. Ok it is fast and it looks well. But as i didn't like it, I was always reluctant to stitch on the wizard. Each time I stitch tent, it's like I'm missing my usual tempo. I had also made so many mistakes on it.
All in all, I couldn't decide, because when you put so much work in something, it's hard to throw it away. I asked hubby's opinion. He hadn't the slightest idea (he was thinking that the figure on the bottom right was some kind of flowers. When I told him it was the dead body of the wicked witch of west, I loved the look on his face!). So he flipped a coin and so it was decided, in this very rational way, that I would restart it.
I thought I will do it some weeks later. But it seems I couldn't wait, so i sewed a piece of fabric (i will keep the other one for smaller projects). and I started stitching full crosses this time. And I  am happy! No pic yet. But I will show you something as soon as there is something to see!

Hello tout le monde. Comment ca va dans ce si joli mois de mai a Paris, petits veinards! Je suis desolee pour la secheresse, au demeurant. Comme vous pouvez le voir, j ai bien avance sur Topaze.
J ai decide par contre de recommencer le magicien car je me sens plus a l aise avec les petites croix entieres. je mettrai bientot une photo du redemarrage, si tout va bien.
Il faut croire que le cinema indien a des entrees en france car plusieurs films ont pu y etre tournes. Certains a Paris, d autres sur la cote d azur. J avais vraiment besoin de ca. Un des tout derniers films a toute une chanson tournee a paris, autour du louvre, rue de rivoli. Mes larmes se sont mises a couler toutes seules. Je suis vraiment parisienne jusqu au bout des ongles !
Vous me manquez!

Happy stitching
A bientot mes petits loups

Monday, 23 May 2011

Adventures of a would-be hermit

Hello everyone!
This week end, I joined a wonderful group of stitchers (thank you joysze!) for the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend (if you haven't heard about it, you can read more at joysze's place, here). Wonderful idea, isn't it? Try to do nothing but stitching, yeah!

I thought it was a wonderful idea as my hubby was going to a meeting Saturday evening. I was overwhelmed with joy, which in fact wasn't really nice for him. Poor thing, he must have thought that I don't care that much for him. But you stitchers know it has nothing to do with your feelings. Stitching for me is something as important as breathing,laughing, eating, etc.
So I was not pushing him out, but waiting for my stitching hour to come. But ta da, as soon as he was on the road, I kept receiving worried phone calls about my welfare, from friends and family, as it was the first time I was alone here in Sri lanka. And this on Sunday too. these people were so nice, I couldn't really tell them : leave me alone, let me stitch. So I told them I was perfectly OK before going back to stitch. Most of them wouldn't have understood my stitching obsession ;)

Any way, I got some stitching done.
Got back to brilliant butterfly (it was in danger of becoming an UFO), and was glad I did. I stitched two more butterflies, yeah!
My main focus was on blue bird, though, as I've joined the confetti SAL on the HAED BB. Have finished page 2, and page 3 (heaven of confetti) started.
And the one I'm really happy with is QS Topaze, she's so nice to stitch. The pinks are vibrant. I'm almost getting at her hair, hurrah!
So all in all, i had a wonderful time!

Coucou tout le monde. Ce week end je me suis joint a un groupe de brodeuses-ermites. L objectif etait de rester cloitrer chez soi a broder. Ca n a pas ete facile. Au debut, ca tombait bien car Sid devait se rendre a une conference. Je sautillais tellement de joie qu il a du se dire elle est trop contente de se debarasser de moi. Au final, sa famille et ses amis ont passe leur temps a m appeler pour voir si j allais bien, ce qui est en soi adorable. Ok ca me faisait raler! J ai quand meme reussi a pas mal broder, youpi! je suis particulierement contente de mon nouveau projet, il avance bien. vous me manquez beaucoup!

Happy stitching
A bientot les petits loups

Friday, 20 May 2011

Vendredi 20 Mai 2011

hello everyone. Time to post! I couldn't stitch that much these last days. My brother was here visiting. He's my sweet darling. so we were running all over the place without no rest at all.
But it has been some time that I didn't show my progress on the Wizard. I'm such a lazy blogger. I've not yet finished the page 14 (the colors are dark and sometimes tedious to stitch in tent)

The tree is almost finished, luckily and then I can have a go at the sky yipee!

Hum hum, I think I 've started a new piece. Yes, i'm not sure. You see it's a tiny piece : a QS! ok it's Topaz from Dillman's work. i've started her yesterday.

nothing to see yet. Actually I think I'm going to start every chart that I really love too much, life is too short. you can expect more starts in the near future :)
I've signed up for the SK SAL on the HAED BB. I couldn't resist Rapunzel. and I never tried stitching a storykeep. And all of my friends are avid readers. So i was easily convinced.
The only problem is that here in Sri lanka I don't know where to find floss. So I may have to order it online. but I'm not sure of the postal service here either. So we'll see. If anyone passing here know where I can find DMC threads in Sri lanka or in singapore (I'm going there in a few weeks), let me know. Thank you!

bonjour tout le monde! D'abord un tres joyeux anniversaire a la cheftaine (oui voila j ai diffuse la nouvelle sur internet). Avec mon frere a la maison, je n ai pas pu broder bien entendu. Bon en meme temps, entre mon frere et le point de croix, il n y a pas photo. Nous avons passe trois quatre jours a un rhythme frenetique. Et il s'est en aller, snif!
Comme ca fait un bout de temps que je n ai rien montre sur le magicien d oz, vous avez deux photos pour le prix d'une. J en peux plus de cet arbre!
J ai commence un nouvel ouvrage, c est une tres jolie indienne. Et je me suis egalement inscrite pour participer a un "point-de-croitons ensemble" sur un marque-page. Il est trop joli! La vie est trop courte alors j ai decide de commencer tout les modeles que j aime trop.
Mon gros probleme c' est que je ne sais toujours pas ou trouver du fil ici!
Je vous embrasse tous tres fort

happy stitching
a bientot mes petits loups

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Stitching community

Hi everyone!
For so long, I've been stitching alone, with no one to share my passion with. Actually, I do talk about it to non-stitching people, but even the most kind of them tend to find you a little over enthusiastic. and now, with so many blogs to read I find myself lost in an amazing community. Moreover, I've joined the HAED BB, and well I'm usually too shy to participate in any kind of forum. But there, you just feel good.

I want to show you some progress on my Blue bird, page 2 is almost finished. I really love stitching her.

On the non stitching side, I finally got to go to the beach (without any stitching material of any sorts!).

hello la compagnie! Je n arrive toujours pas a croire qu il y ait tant de passionnees de point de croix de par le monde. ok je m en doutais, mais c est toujours bon  d en avoir la confirmation. Je passe d'agreables moments a lire les blogs, il sont souvent tres droles. j ai en plus recemment joint un forum de point de croiteuses et c est super!
alors deux photos, l une pour vous montrer le progres fait sur l oiseau bleu, et l autre pour vous prouver que je ne passe pas TOUT MON TEMPS a brouder. enfin presque pas. Je sors tout juste d un bon rhume, pour rentrer dans un mal de gorge. oh fichtre! je vous embrasse bien fort (enfin heureusement que je suis a bonne distance, c est plus prudent pour vous)

Happy stitching
A bientot les petits loups

Sunday, 8 May 2011

hurray! The gap is filled ( a bit )

Hello everyone, hope you're all having a nice time.
I've been stitching hard on the rising phoenix, because I just couldn't stand the gap in my stitching anymore . So I've succeeded to create a bridge on the left, yeah! I was so happy!

There is still a lot to do, so I'm not too sure that I will reach the goal concerning the phoenix. It's ok. Let's enjoy the current success :)
By the way, the coming eight days are supposed to be the hottest ones in sri lanka, so I don't know what it's going to do to my stitching: either it will give me a reason to stay indoors and stitch (yipee!), either i will lay like a lizard all day unable to do anything, or both ;) 

bonjour bonjour
Toujours au Sri lanka, je brode, je broude, puis rebrode. Le temps a ete extrement chaud, de plus j ai trouve le moyen d attraper un rhume! Rhume qui refuse de partir, d'ailleurs! J ai fait quelque progres sur le phoenix, j ai reussi a relier les parties, alors je me suis dit: partageons, partageons mon sentiment de contentement! bon, il reste encore beaucoup a faire, mais c est deja pas mal.
Les prochains huit jours sont supposes etre les plus chaud de l annee! je compte prendre un bateau et rejoindre l antartique! Vous me manquez beaucoup beaucoup.

Happy stitching everyone
A bientot mes petits loups!

Monday, 2 May 2011

a late update

hi everyone!
Sorry couldn't update last week. I was traveling, and then it was all about taking rest and managing the jet lag. I am in Sri Lanka now. It was rainy the first days, but now it's so hot. I have to restrain myself not to rush back to dear old France. One glimpse of the beautiful sunset sky I had on the first day:
I've tried to stitch a little, but, of course, I have to go and visit wonderful places, meeting great people. It would be such a waste if I don't do so. But I can't help missing my stitching.
I've done some stitching on the rising of phoenix, and some on the wizard of oz.

As it is the beginning of a month, I've been inspired to fix myself some goals. I hope I'm not being too ambitious. So let's say I should:
- finish page 2 of the blue bird (I'm half way through it)
- finish page 14 of the wizard of oz (quite the same)
- fill the gap in the rising of phoenix
And now the reward I should give myself if I do so: start some stitching on Past, Present, Future!

As my french friends are far and i miss them so much, so I will write this in french too maybe not a real translation ( a thing that I've always wanted too but being my usual lazy self... :)
Voila je m'y suis decide. quelque chose que je me promettais de faire depuis longtemps: ecrire une partie en francais, meme si ce n est pas une traduction litterale de la partie anglaise. (pardon pour les accents, ayant un clavier qwerty, je ne sais plus ou ils sont!)
Alors je suis arrivee au Sri lanka, sous la pluie. Du coup la chaleur n'etait pas trop insupportable. Depuis deux jours par contre, la chaleur moite me rend aussi active qu une limace! La premiere photo est une photo que j ai prise du balcon de l appartement ou je vis, le soir de mon arrivee. C est un ciel qui m a fait oublier un temps toute la fatigue du voyage. Je remercie au passage toutes les ames bienveillantes qui m ont fourni mon appareil, qui en plus d etre un rose attractif (au moins pour moi), est absolument merveilleux. Il repond au doigt et a l'oeil (c'est le cas de le dire!).
J ai fait quelque progres point-de-croitesque comme vous pouvez le voir dessus. Mais pas assez, selon mon gout. Des que je visite tous les merveilleux blogs de ces brodeurs surdoues, j ai rellement l impression d etre l escargot du groupe. Je me suis egalement fixe quelques buts, pour faire serieux, et surtout pour pouvoir dire aux gens autour de moi: je me dois a mes objectifs, laissez-moi brouder tranquille! La recompense en sera le debut d un nouvel ouvrage, comme si j en avais besoin!
Voila c est fini! vous me manquez terriblement!

happy stitching everyone
A bientot mes petits loups!