Tuesday, 16 December 2014

December update before the holidays

Hi all!

Hope you are all busy preparing for the holidays.

The stitching has gone steadily. But I do feel a bit of exhaustion of my interest on my current project. I suppose it is due to the fact that the parts that I am now stitching are really abstract, splashes of colour which look great but do not reveal anything concrete (well, that is the meaning of abstract, right?!).

It might also be due to the fact that I have bought as early Christmas gifts to myself two beautiful kits, which just want to get started. I will resist as long as I can. Too bad (or is it really) that I don't have two frames!

I am trying to keep the progress steady though. So here you go:



I wish you all very pleasant holidays.

Take care,

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

December first update

Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by and the kind words your are leaving behind. It is true that this piece of stitching is extremely fun. I think one of the reason I love cross stitch so much is the play with colours. And this chart is exactly a dream come true.
Without further ado, progress pictures, tadam!



I am very happy as the stitching is progressing steadily. At the end of this row, I will have done half of the pattern (to tell you the truth, this half is composed of lot of partial pages, but we won't be stopped by these tiny details, will we? ;))

The only regret is that stitching is so compulsive these days, it takes time out of reading. But can't help it!

Before leaving you, I owe a huge thank to one blogger; the sad thing is I can't remember where I read it and what blog it is. But thanks to the wonderful advice I found there, my stitching has become more efficient. The kind blogger was explaining how you can use your tablet to highlight one symbol after another. And that's what I do now, it saves me the time (huge amount of time) spent on searching for the same symbol. So, thank you, thank you so much dear blogger.

I wish you all a pleasant week and thank you for sharing your work on the blog world, I always enjoy looking at them. Thanks!

Take care,

Monday, 24 November 2014

One column finish!

Hi all!

Everything is said in the title. As I hoped, I manage to finish my first column on Past, Present, Future. In fact, it consists of two columns, because I work on two adjacent pages at a time. so here you go:

 The colors are so beautiful in this pattern. I can also give you a photo of the full column (or almost, as it was not easy to take a photo of the whole).

Sorry for the poor photo. But in real, it really looks great.
And now, a pic of my progress on the new column.

This is super easy as it is composed almost only of large patches of colors.

Thank for stopping by and wishing you all a great week.

Take care,

Monday, 10 November 2014

Progress and framing

Hi all!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read and look at my cross stitch adventures.

I had the great pleasure to get back from the framer my latest finish. It was an amazing moment. My framer is an amazing lady (actually her whole family is in the business) who always advice you the right color and right frame. I felt that I met a kindred soul, so keen she is on her work. So here is the photo:

It is already hanging on the wall. Is is a kit from Maia (I really like their collection) called 'Full Bloom I'. It is my first monochrome. I am not sure I enjoyed it that much. But it was quite easy to stitch, expect for the black fabric (not easy for evening stitching). I missed the multiple colors which make cross stitching such a beautiful experience. 'Past, Present, Future' seems to meet all my needs on that matter.
without further ado, the pictures from last time and the progress after 2 weeks.

I have reached the right top!
By the way, it is stitched on 22 jobelan, 2 over 1.

Hopefully, the next time, I will have completed the part on the left.

See you soon and take care,

Monday, 27 October 2014

Long time no see...


Is there still someone out here? Not much hope as I have stopped blogging for such a long time. Life has taken its toll: changing countries, finding new job, working, starting to study again, etc.
Now that I am a bit settled and that the studies are coming to an end, I thought why not?
The thing is that I have, despite my prolonged silence, continued stitching with passion.
Here after, some of my finishes.
This one is called 'Flashes of gold', I am really fond of it and gave it to one amazing family friend. It is an Anchor design, published in Cross Stitch Collection (august 2006). It was tricky with all the gold braid.
This one is a Maia kit, 'Hien', artist : Haruyo Morita. I loved particularly the red flowers in the background, pretty tough on my eyes but what a delight now. I have kept this one and it hangs proudly on one of my wall.
I have few more finishes and I will post the photos whenever I have the time.

Now, for the present, I have come back to be 'one-timer' again. I realized I am too impatient to see a finish to work on several projects at a time. hence, the Wip column has been reduced to one. This chart ' Past Present Future' is so beautiful (kudos to Aimee Stewart for her amazing work) and so perfectly designed by  HAED. I had started it a while ago, finishing two pages at the bottom. I have been working for almost two months on it. So here are the pictures for the past three weeks (sorry for the quality, I stitch in the morning and sometimes, morning light is not good enough for good pictures).

So, this is where I am.
Hopefully I will be able to give you a weekly update or at least every two weeks.

I love reading all the blogs around. Not sure I will have have the time to comment but fantastic job everyone.

Wishing all a great week.