Thursday, March 28, 2013

An Update for March!

Hello blogging friends!  Has it really been a month since my last post?  I have been SO busy these past few weeks, but I do have a small update for March :)  

I started this beautiful 'medium size' project by Jardin Prive a few weeks ago - it is called 'Patchwork Printems' and I am stitching it on antique white 28ct evenweave in DMC stranded cotton.  I just love working on this lovely, bright Spring piece, even though our Autumn should be arriving soon - today we had one of our first really cool days of the season :)

It is such fun stitching these small motifs!  Look at those adorable little pink sheep!

I have also managed to do some finishing on pieces that I stitched last year.  This little cutie is also by Jardin Prive (yes, I do love Jardin Prive designs), and is called 'Trop chouette'.  

It is stitched on self-dyed 28ct evenweave in DMC stranded cotton and finished as a little pillow ornament.  I just love this design - this little owl at the end is my favourite!

This beautiful piece by LHN is called 'Summer Splendor' and is stitched on self-dyed 28ct evenweave in DMC stranded cotton and is finished as a 'framed' pillow.  I found this patchwork fabric for finishing the pillow recently and it was just the perfect colour.  I love how this piece turned out - the colours are so gorgeous in person!

Here are some close ups of the lovely motifs:

I was also so delighted to receive feedback on my little Valentine Freebie!  Joan (from Stitching Squad) and Adri (from Crossroads) sent me pictures of their lovely finishes.

Here is Joan's finish - I just love it on the check fabric!

Here is Adri's finish - the button in the middle gives such a beautiful effect!

Thank you Joan and Adri for sharing your finishes - I am so happy to see your lovely work!

On a not so nice note - I am considering turning the word verification back on for the comment section of my blog - I have been getting a lot of spam and that takes away from the enjoyment of blogging.  Have you had similar problems?  I have been going without word verification for a while and never had problems, but now it suddenly got quite bad.  I know it is not so pleasant to leave comments on a word verification blog, but it does seem like one of the only ways to keep our blogs 'clean' - I will see what happens on this post and then decide.  

On to a more pleasant topic - I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Peaceful Easter spent with loved ones!  Have you stocked up on your hot cross buns and pickled fish for your Good Friday meals and exchanged some chocolate Easter eggs or bunnies?

I hope to be back with a stitchy update a little bit sooner next time :)

Happy Stitching!



Vickie said...

Beautiful stitching! Lots of pink! My kind of stitching. ;)
A Happy, Blessed Easter to you.

Grit said...

Wonderful stitching. I love your new start.

Greetings From Germany, Grit

Melanie said...

Your Jardin Prive stitches are lovely, really beautiful colours.

Melanie x

Christina said...

Lovely finishes Michelle. My favourite is the owls. I have never stitched a Jardin Prive design before - I will have to check them out.

Havec a lovely Easter Michelle!

Michelle said...

Oh my friend its beautiful. I love the way the girls have finished your freebie xx

Christine said...

Beautiful finishes! I especially love the owl pillow and how you added the buttons!

Thank you for the link to Jardin Prive - tempting!

N. Adri said...

Your stitches and finishes are very beautiful! Thank you to share your freebie and show my pincushion. :-)
Happy Easter!


butterfly said...

Your work is so beautiful, looks like we like the same designs to stitch , I have most of your designs waiting to be stitched.
Happy Easter , hugs.

Annie said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the little owl eying that worm too! Heading into autumn weather for you, but heading into spring here so it's all very appropriate.

I too word verification off, but also disallowed anonymous commenting. That basically got rid of all spam. I had very few 'real' anonymous comments anyway.

Daphne said...

Hi Michelle! I just love your stitching! The little sheep are super cute and those owls!!! Adorable :)

Best wishes and a very happy Easter!

Carol said...

Oh, such beautiful work you do, Michelle!! I love how you finished Summer Splendor--really perfect with that pretty fabric. And your little owl piece is so cute, too :)

I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter--don't eat too many chocolate bunnies!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Stitching!

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Hello Michelle,you have stitched wonderful patterns!My favourite is the "Patchwork Printemps"!
I wish you happy Easterdays and have a good (stitching)time!

Mii Stitch said...

OOoooh, I love your Jardin Prive pieces!! I adore the style & was secretly drooling on trop chouette! I think this will end up in my stash box :D Your finish as a little cushion is just really cute. I was blogging without the word verification & had to turn it on too because I was receiving unpleasant comments. I've recently turned it off again... I'll see what will happen next. So far so good, fingers crossed. I had a lovely toasted hot cross bun for my breakfast this morning & choccies have been handed out (and already stared by my son)... Happy Easter x

Claire said...

Stunning work.c

Erna said...

Hello Michelle, I love your Jardin Privé projects :)...
The colours you use are wonderful.
I recently got some spam but at the moment it's quiet...
Erna x

Solstitches said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing Michelle. I love the designs you have stitched .


Tatkis said...

Such lovely owls! And your spring process is adorable (cute sheep :) )


Anonymous said...


Your sampler is beautiful, such lovely colours.
Great finishes too.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Such beautiful stitching, I love the soft red colours in the two samplers.
Regarding spam, I notice that you still have the option for commenters to post as Anon, this is where the spam comes from. Remove that option and you shouldn't need the dreaded word verifier. There is really no need for anonymous posting on stitching blogs! I like the option on medical blogs but here it's more friendly LOL.

Anne said...

I adore your finishes Michelle! The fabrics you choose for your pieces so compliment the designs. I really love Jardin Prive too and those owls are a hoot! As for the word verification, I find it so hard to figure out what it is I often have to reset it 4-5 times in order to see what to type. I found that I changed my comments to not allowing any anonymous commenters to come on my blog. That seems to stop the spam as I've yet to receive any!

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