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:

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

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  2. Alice looks amazing.
    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  3. Have fun!AriadnefromGreece!

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

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

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

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

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  8. Alice looks great. Happy holiday!

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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 :-)

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  11. Alice is coming along well.Have a lovely break.

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

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  13. Alice is looking great Justine. Have a fun break.

    Linda

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  14. 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

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  15. Nice progress and what a great gift!

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

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

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  18. What a gorgeous pattern. Lovely stitching.

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

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

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

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  22. Love your Alice stitching , and the needleminder is great.

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

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

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

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  26. Alice looks great. Enjoy your holiday!

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  27. 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

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  28. Amazing design!!! Looks so nice!

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

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

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

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  32. Lovely little needleminder. The Alice design is looking great.

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

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  34. Congrats on your progress! Alice looks gorgeous!

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  35. Love this pattern!!! Great progress :)

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  36. 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.

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  37. 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.

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  38. What a fun piece! Well done!

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  39. Nicely done. And congrats on winning a stitch bug.

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  40. 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!

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  41. Really pretty work on Alice, love it xx

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  42. Hello!

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

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  43. This is absolutely adorable! Beautiful work!

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

    Love the little needleminder!

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