Saturday, 11 July 2015

A month of Alice and last call for giveaway winner

Hope you're all having a nice stitchy weekend.  I haven't been well the last few days so stitching has slowed a bit, but I do have a little bit of progress to show you on my Alice in Wonderland by Madame Chantilly.


Two cakes, a stack of teacups and a teapot!

One of our fellow stitchers (Rosey I'm looking at you) said she didn't think I could be English as I don't own a teapot!  It got me thinking.  I do love a good cup of tea, strong with plenty of milk, but tend to just make it with a teabag straight into the mug.  It's much nicer in a teapot and I am on the lookout for a nice one!

Last call for giveaway winner!  Barb was the winner of the Ultimate Cross Stitch Wildlife book which I offered as a giveaway.  Barb, please would you contact me with your address so I can post it to you?  If I don't hear from you I will draw another winner.

I have also signed up for the Christmas Ornie SAL organised by Kaye of Kitten Stitching - stitch one ornament a month, what could be easier?  I am going to really challenge myself that not only do I have to stitch an ornament each month, but I have to finish it THE SAME MONTH!  I am not a keen finisher but I would like to have some new goodies on my tree this year.

36 comments:

Becca said...

How adorable is that chart? I love it!

Jacquie Morris said...

Awe sorry you have not been feeling well, I wish you a speedy recovery :)
Lol.... I don't own a teapot either... Well I actually do t like tea! Unless it's herbal and fruity! But I have grown up in Germany and France, probably why I am not a tea drinker!
The design your stitching is rather cute.. Cannot wait to see more :)
Smiles :)

Katie said...

Sorry you don't feel well. Hope you are all better soon. Beautiful stitching. Good luck with your ornament challenge. I'll be cheering you along.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful progress! Hope you're feeling better :D

Megan Joelle said...

That's a very sweet chart design! Get well soon :)

Linda said...

Awesome progress Justine.

Linda

gominam said...

Lovely progress. Looks so dainty and neat:)

Barb said...

I hope you feel better soon. Very pretty stitching!

Heather said...

You can do it! Good luck on finding a teapot :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very cute! Feel better soon ")

Preeti said...

The teapot, teacups and cakes motifs look very cute!!:) hope you are feeling better now.

Linda said...

I hope you are starting to feel much better now. You still managed to get some stitching done which is good - it's a really delicate looking design. I was progressing well and then I discovered a frog had made an appearance so had to unpick most of the white rabbit!.

Rhona said...

Hope you're feeling better! Love the Alice in Wonderland stitching....such beautiful colours. I have several teapots, but always just dunk a teabag in a mug too!

Mdm Samm said...

oh so pretty and delicate..well done

Renee said...

Beautiful progress! Such a lovely design.

Joan Jepson said...

Hi Justine - sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. Love your Alice in Wonderland stitching. It is so delicate. Thanks for your comments on my blog they are very much appreciated. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

Kaisievic said...

This is such a pretty design, Justine and I do hope that you are feeling better. Thank you so much for the shout out for my new Christmas Ornie SAL blog - should be fun!

Marie Christine said...

A croquer !Mme Chantilly propose de bien douce broderies,mis en valeurs par un assortiment de fils d'une douce couleurs.
Belle semaine

butterfly said...

Love your new stitching very pretty . Hope you feel better.
I love using a nice china teapot and china mug your tea always tasts better.

Michelle said...

Hope you are feeling better my friend xx

Mii Stitch said...

Madame Chantilly is terrible isn't she?? Impossible to resist her wonderful designs :)
Lovely little crosses.
Hope you feel better soon and have fun with the challenge :)

D1-D2 said...

Cute design. One day I'd like to buy a tea pot. It's not feasible right now, a tea pot would never make enough tea for everyone in my family.

Tiffany Pincombe said...

So cute! And good luck with the teapot search. Maybe that will help you feel better too.

blasiuk said...

So cute !!!

Carol said...

I just love this piece, Justine--I don't even drink tea, but your stitching makes me wish I did :)

Weronika said...

Get well soon! It's a lovely thing you are stitching!

Brigitte said...

Sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well. I hope you are better by now.
A lovely little piecer that you stitched whcih has everything for feeling good - tea and cake. It's just the stitching needle and hoop that are missing :)
I am also thinking of joining Kaye's ornie SAL although I'M not a Christmas stitcher. But every now and then I need a little Christmas ornie as a gift.

KimM said...

I hope you're feeling better - love the cross stitch piece - but I love tea - anything with tea;o)
xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

I hope you're feeling better. A teapot is a must! A bag in a mug of boiling water is a sin!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Hope you are feeling better Justine! I love your Madame Chantilly piece and am tempted by it myself! We're really big on tea in this house - only loose leaves (unless it's Pukka herbals) and always in a pot lol!

Laura said...

I am so sorry to hear you've been under the weather - thank you so much for your sweet comments on my stitching :) I hope you feel better soon! I love this design so far - it would look so cute just as it - this is a new designer to me so I will have to check out her patterns!

Kate said...

I hope you're feeling better, Justine; it's no fun being sick! Beautiful progress. That is such a lovely piece. Mmm, I love a good cup of tea, too, no teapot for me, just a bag in a mug. But I'm American so I can get away with it! :-) I joined the SAL, too; it should be fun. Good luck with your finishing goal! I'm rotten at finishing and will be lucky to get the stitching done!

Lesley said...

Hope you are feeling well again Justine.
I love the start you haave made on your Alice design.
I started Lets Do Coffee the weekend before last.I love stitching it:)

Julie said...

Catching up after my hols... so I hope you are much better now and feeling good as new.
Great update of Alice, I too like tea from a teapot.

rosey175 said...

I've been a bit under the weather too (let's blame the heat) so now I'm playing catch up with blogs! I am happy you're on the lookout for a teapot lol!! When I was in England a million years ago, I seem to remember teapots everywhere but maybe I was just seeing touristy things haha. I have an itty bitty one from that trip.

Your stitches look so neat and tidy and this piece really matches your blog, colors, design, feel, everything! :D

Lauren M said...

This is honestly the most adorable project! Love the colours :)