Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

The end of the year is almost here... And we are getting ready to welcome our friends for dinner tonight.

In Australia and Japan you are already in 2012. In the USA, you will have to wait a little longer and my dear friends in Portland, Oregon will be in 2012 when I will wake up tomorrow morning. And many of you, in France, are also getting ready for "le réveillon".

I have a very special thought for all the Japanese people who have endured a terrible year with the tsunami.

I do know that many have also been through difficult time.

I will remember also all the good moments of this past year. Meeting people, sharing my hobbies and passion via my blog, reading so many inspiring blogs and feeling that the world is a little place filled with so many wonderful people.

I do hope that your lives will be filled with beautiful moments of friendship and sharing in 2012.

As for me, it will be a year without resolutions for once as I haven't been able to stick to them so far... but I will keep on writing this blog from time to time to share with you a part of my life and passion for needles and threads.

Happy New Year to all of you and happy celebrations ;-)

Until later,

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Relaxing time

It is a perfect and peaceful time to play with my needles and threads. A moment of pure bliss...

Until later,

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A time for family and friends.

This is the holiday season and a time for family and friends and some stitching and quilting in-between ;-)

These are the projects I am currently working on except for one which will be started on January 1st.

As you can see, there are some finishing to do and I do hope to make some progress during this two-week vacation time.

Happy holiday,
Until later,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thank YOU ...

... to all of you.

When I started this blog, I never thought that someone would be interested in seeing what I have stitched or what quilt I have finished.

But, the passion of needles and thread is a close link between many people around the globe.

So, to all of you who have stopped by, who have commented, who have signed up as followers, I must say THANK YOU.

I feel blessed to be able to share my passion with you.

This little hornbook was the bonus chart that was included as a present to the Stitch Me Club 2011 members.

Have a great week,

Until later,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stitch Me Club. Summer 2011.

This project by Nataliejo was a mystery project in three parts. For people who, like me, love stitched smalls, L'Atelier Perdu, is the right place! Lovely designs, easy-to-follow and step-by-step finishing instructions that you can have either in French or in English, make me want to stitch every single project Natalie releases.

As usual, I am a bit late as I had planned to finish it late August!!! Well, it's early December instead and the arrival in my mailbox of a new ABSOLUTELY fantastic small has motivated me to finish it so I can start stitching it ;-)

Here are the photos I took a few minutes ago.

It is such a beautiful project :-))

I am now ready to stitch Natalie's new small. The theme is Christmas, and OMG, it is awesome. It will stitch it along with Isabelle.

This weekend will be dedicated to my sewing machine. I got the opportunity to attend an online class with another Nathalie. I will make a top by machine and hope to do a lot more after that. I haven't decided yet but I think I will handquilt it because I just love the look of handquilted quilts.

For Christmas I have two weeks off and will do the finishing of the project Thistlewood. I will also finish a Yoko Saito pouch and work on two wool projects from Maggie Bonanomi's latest book Buttonwood Farm.... that's a lot on my to-do list!!! But who knows...dreams may come true ... And even if I cannot do all the things planned, this will not be the end of the world ;-)

Finally, I have received everything for my New Year's new project. I always start a new project on New Year's day. This time it is a project I had dreamt to stitch but missed the opportunity last year. But more about that next year...

I will be back here before Christmas but I wanted to share with you some of the decorations we have put up for the season.

I am sorry not to be able to post more these days but my work takes most of my time and energy...

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and thank you for all the lovely comments you wrote before. They make me very happy and it is nice to know that you have stopped by.

Until later,