Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A month of Alice is almost over...

If you remember I designated July the month of Alice of Wonderland, to mark the 150th anniversary of its publication.  I picked up one of my Crazy January Challenge 2015 new starts, the gorgeous Alice in Wonderland by Madame Chantilly, and here is where I got with it...

Alice in Wonderland
Madame Chantilly
Stitched on 28 count Cashel linen
with recommended DMC threads

Close-up of the detail - I think the bottle was my favourite to stitch so far!

I'm not altogether happy with my progress but I am enjoying stitching this one which is what counts!

I have a little gift to share with you...this came from Melanie the WIP slayer.  She ordered a few too many for gifts at a retreat, so decided to share them with the readers who had recently commented most on her blog.  What a great way to hold a giveaway - I may have to pinch the idea!  Anyway, I was one of the lucky winners and received a "stitchy bug" needleholder this week, isn't it cute?!


Now I will always know where to find my stitchy bug.

I am taking a little break from blogging for some family time and a little holiday but don't worry I'll be back soon, hopefully with some stitching to show!

Until next time

Justine

44 comments:

Mini said...

Good progress. The needle holder is so cute. Enjoy your vacation.

Julie said...

Alice looks amazing.
Have a wonderful holiday!

Ariadne said...

Have fun!AriadnefromGreece!

Pull the other thread said...

Great progress on your Alice piece. Love the gift you received. Have a nice holiday.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

I think you made amazing progress on Alice. It is a lovely pattern.

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic progress Justine!! The needle minder is just adorable :)
Have a lovely holiday x

Mdm Samm said...

just darling Justine....still cannot believe our month is almost over either..you so inspire me

Tiki said...

Alice looks great. Happy holiday!

Brigitte said...

Such a sweet gift from Melanie. Lucky you to win one of them.
Great progress on your Alice piece. It's a really beautiful piece so it's no wonder that you enjoy stitching on it so much.

Kate said...

Wonderful progress on Alice! It's such a pretty design. I just found a Hooties Alice in Wonderland chart from Pinoy Stitch that may have to find it's way into my stash soon. Oh, what a cute needleminder! Congrats! Have a fun, relaxing break :-)

Lesley said...

Alice is coming along well.Have a lovely break.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your progress on Alice is fantastic! The bottle is very cute as is your bug ")

Linda said...

Alice is looking great Justine. Have a fun break.

Linda

Joan said...

Love this design. I have been working on my geisha girl cross stitch this week as I am really eager to get it finished. Thanks for your comments on the blog. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Nice progress and what a great gift!

Astrids dragon said...

Not happy with your progress? Looks great! Cute gift too!

Preeti said...

Alice looks great!! Cute needle holder. Have fun with your family:)

Neilteil said...

What a gorgeous pattern. Lovely stitching.

Lillie said...

Adorable design and great progress. Cute needle minder. Enjoy your time with the family :D

gominam said...

Lovely progress on Alice. The needleminder is neat. Have fun on your vacation:)

Stitching Noni said...

Love your Alice stitching!
Your stitching bug needleminder is great!
Hugs xx

butterfly said...

Love your Alice stitching , and the needleminder is great.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

I love your Alice stitching and what a cute needleminder! Enjoy your family time!

Thoeria said...

Your Alice is looking lovely Justine!! And the needleminder is fantastic :) Your stitchy bug.....lol!

Carol said...

Oh, Alice just keeps getting cuter and cuter, Justine! Wonderful stitching :)

Beth said...

Alice looks great. Enjoy your holiday!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely progress! I think it looks fantastic. It's so funny, I didn't realize it was the anniversary of Alice and Wonderland, but I just got through reading the book for the first time. Weird coincidence! Enjoy your break with your family :D

Дарья said...

Amazing design!!! Looks so nice!

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

The Alice design is great. Lovely way to celebrate the Anniversary too.

stitchersanon said...

What a cute pattern..enjoyment is what it is all about. The needleminder is perfect, a lovely gift.

Kay said...

I am really loving your Alice stitching, it is just lovely. The bottle is rathe fun too. x

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely little needleminder. The Alice design is looking great.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Love that Alice pattern! The Mad Hatter is super fun!

Weronika said...

Congrats on your progress! Alice looks gorgeous!

Lauren M said...

Love this pattern!!! Great progress :)

rosey175 said...

o what a needleminder! It's great knowing you'll always be able to find your stitchy bug although maybe doing something with it might be a different story sometimes! Hope you enjoyed your holiday or if you're still on it, enjoying. :D

Lovely stitching too, I think my favorite is the Eat Me cupcake. Or maybe I just reeeeally want a cupcake right this second.

Kaisievic said...

Sometimes it is good just to step away from the computer for a few days/weeks/months. Have fun with your family time. Alice is coming along very nicely, I love her.

Deb said...

What a fun piece! Well done!

Meari said...

Nicely done. And congrats on winning a stitch bug.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You're making lovely progress on your Alice project. I just find sometimes something takes longer to stitch than we think or life just gets in the way!

What a lovely little gift so cute!

Thea Wilson said...

Really pretty work on Alice, love it xx

sally said...

Hello!

Found you by bloghopping!
Alice looks great and I love the needle holder.
Glad to have found you!

Renee said...

This is absolutely adorable! Beautiful work!

Sally said...

You have made great progress Justine. Such a sweet design.

Love the little needleminder!