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,


  1. Great needlecase.
    All the projects look wonderful!
    Have a lovely holiday season.

  2. Beautiful needlecase and seasonal stitching.

  3. Oh David, ton projet de l'été est superbe !
    J'ai moi aussi entre les mains le magnifique projet de Noël de Nataliejo mais je reste raisonnable et attends d'avoir terminé la broderie de ma carte de voeux. C'est dur de résister mais il le faut ! Je ne commencerai cette merveille que le jour de Noël... un vrai cadeau que celui-là !
    Je te souhaite d'excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.

  4. Oh oui que ce projet est beau et comme tu l'as réussi !!! c'est magnifique !

  5. Oh David, your decorations are absolutely gorgeous! Your 'Best Friend' stitchery is lovely and I wish you all the best with your new projects. All the very best to you and your family for the Christmas/Holiday season. Kindest regards, Ann

  6. Oh everything is beautiful! I love your new finish. And your decorations are all lovely. Enjoy your new projects and I can't wait to see what you decide to start for the new year!

  7. Your Best Friends is beautiful!! The finishing is superb, I love the little hexi's:)
    Lovely Christmas sock and heart, your house must look amazing and cosy:))
    Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the holiday!

  8. David, your Stitch Me piece is gorgeous! Alas, mine is still a work-in-progress. Over one stitching is slow for me but seeing your finished piece makes me want to get back to mine. I have also gotten the new small but know that will not be started until sometime after the New Year. We want to know what you have decided to start on New Year's! Your decorations are lovely. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  9. and A Very Merry Christmas to you too.

  10. Oh David , ton "Stitch Me Club " est ravissant et si bien fini...quand je pense que parfois tu doutes !! et de plus,je pense qu'une de tes filles va te le chiper , non ???
    Je suis très heureuse de broder avec toi le nouveau projet de Natalie :"Believe in the Magic"...j'ai déjà un peu commencé : j'aime trop !!
    JTes décorations de Noël sont très csympa avec un petit côté country que j'aime bien, cette année, ce sera "shabby" !!
    Bien amicalement,

  11. What a treat for me to see it all finished !!! Love, love your work, and especially your printed fabric choice. Good job, David, now I am sorry for giving you some extra work just before Xmas ;-)))
    Enjoy your Season (I have not started to put up anything Xmasy yet !!!)

  12. I wish you à very happy christmas time with family and stitches.

  13. As always - your work is a feast for the eyes :-)

  14. What beautiful stitching, especially the 'best friends' needlbook, lovely.

  15. Lovely proyect David! And perfect time to seat and do some stitching! Enjoy!!

  16. Congratulations on this exquisite finish! It's good to read about all your plans too - still have to draw up mine, lol.

  17. Congratulations, Best Friends is gorgeous.


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