jeudi 27 juillet 2017


Today arrived a special parcel

Kaye from "Kitten Stitching" hosted
a Christmas in July
exchange I decided to join.
My very first exchange.

That's what I received from Tiffany - Tiffstitches a blog  (

Fantastic fabrics, delicious chocolate and candy, a sweet stitched card and a Christmas ornament I'm already crazy about! Those two bears canoing are so cute. Thanks a lot Tiffany, I'm so happy with all those gifts.

My recipient is Shelly in Arizona. (

It was a great fun to prepare all the surprises and as it's a Xmas year for me, I have a lot of Xmas stitching in progress, so easy to choose the character from Cuore & Batticuore as a gift.

the six charts,  the one I stitched for Valentine Blog Hop, the WIP 

starring this little miss I have now to stitch for me.

vendredi 21 juillet 2017


Kerry from Ramblings of a biscornu addict organized a Theme-tas-Stitch event I love a lot,

Just one July is the theme of this month : Pick a focus piece for the month and see how much progress you can make : show us before and after pictures if you can.

I chose the "Village Quaker", this stitching is really a great pleasure for me, my first quaker, a lovely pattern from, a very pleasant fabric to stitch on, encouraging progress.

I decided not to take it during the first week of July, I prefered smaller pieces for travel, but I'm back working on it on my lunch break at work.

So, it was left at the end of June here :

 I worked on the pale blue, the flowers, butterfly, letters on the left side then added some other stitches on the right, finishing by some dark blue on the edge.

The last stitches were done on today lunch break!

Next month, we'll have to take care of our furry and feathered friends.

mardi 18 juillet 2017


I'm a little late for the Gifted Gorgeousness update, hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, on the 15th of each monch, you have to show your progress on the stitching you're making as gift or the pieces you're making with fabric or threads that have been given to you.

Here,  you'll find Jo post and links to other stitchers

First, I got a finish!

A little rabbit, born with the Eastern Blog Hop, as a gift for my blog,  now smiling in the egg cup

I plan to use it on a little bag for my special eggs cissors...
It's a pattern from Brin par Brin "Des invités dans ma cuisine"
"Guests in my kitchen"

Il me reste à confectionner une petite pochette pour protéger mes ciseaux "spécial oeuf à la coque".

I added shoes on the third character I stitched in this serie from Cuore & Batticuore

During my holidays I also finished my Mona Lisa,
the idea was given by Jo, she stitched it in January 2016 and shared the link to the free pattern from Mr XStitch

I keep Village Quaker for Theme-tas-Stitch update, but I have a little flower to offer you, what would be a Gifted Gorgeousness post without a gift!

dimanche 9 juillet 2017


Retour de vacances avec quelques progrès autoroutiers.
I did a good job stitching in the car back to home :
I finished the border of Cuore & Batticuore and start another one.

Un peu de fraîcheur dans les jardins d'eau de Carsac-Aillac au sud de Sarlat,

A cool morning in the gardens of Carsac.

Floating maze

Un peu de Giverny dans le Périgord,
Looks like Monet's garden in Giverny...

Lotus collection

150.000 buis / boxwood aux jardins de Marqueyssac

jeudi 6 juillet 2017

VACANCES suite...

Deuxième semaine de vacances plus ensoleillée
mon petit personnage avance bien,
Cuore & Batticuore, good progress,

I brought my crochet too, want to try this heart work seen on You tube tuto.

Découverte de Cahors, le Pont de Valentré
        Visiting Cahors, the Valentré Bridge from a cruise on the river Lot

sur les chemins de Saint Jacques de Compostelle

la via Podiensis


Lot of English History here (XIIe)

Not for beginner knitters

Un tricot pour tricoteuse expérimentée

56000 mailles

avec une très belle collection d'arbalètes
cross bow

Beaulieu sur Dordogne

La Roque Gageac
(you'll see this aera on the next step 10 from Tour de France   Périgueux/Bergerac on next Tuesday)

lundi 3 juillet 2017


Première semaine de vacances dans le Lot, très arrosée (pas seulement de cru Malbec)
collée à la fenêtre pour récupérer un peu de lumière, pas de broderie sur la terrasse ensoleillée !

Mona Lisa est terminée, j'ai bien avancé sur le " Colin Cardinal "    du calendrier de l'avent de Brooke's Book.

et un nouvel ouvrage : le troisième personnage de la série de Cuore et Batticuore (le second est une surprise pour un échange brodé en juin révélé le 25 juillet prochain).

Donc, second rang au milieu

I chose the variated brown DMC 4140 I stitched one cross by one (a real performance for me) for the little house of this Colin Cardinal from Advent Calendar - Brooke's Books

The third characters of Cuore et Batticuore (middle of 2d rank).

I brought four stitching works in holidays, no stitching on the sunny terrace now because it's raining every day!

Some views now

 Dordogne river

Padirac chasm - le gouffre de Padirac

A jurassic stitcher...

internet pic

Les Grottes de Cougnac

Brive la Gaillarde, ballade en ville

A bientôt.