Thursday, 25 June 2009

Happy Dance No 3. 2009

Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments after my last blog entry. They were most appreciated. A hearty thanks too for the blog award from Olenka and for the offer of a chart from Molly in Wales. I was blown away by your generosity. I don't have an email address for either of you to send a thank you note. Could you use my email envelope on the side to send me details of your coordinates, please?

The purpose of this blog entry is to show off my latest finish - Lettres à Mon Chat.

Before you scroll, meet the Blissful stitching team, folks. Never think that cross stitch is a solitary activity here at Castle Bliss. Believe you me, I'm never alone! I have 'helpers' who should be acknowledged. LOL



Gypsy supervises the stitching. She rarely misses a trick (or the chance to wave a paw at a piece of floss).


On the other hand, Lucy & Harry tend to slacken off now and again.
I suspect that Harry stole my magnifying glasses, last week, because The MOTH found them outside on the back veranda with suspicious chew marks and scrapes. How do I know it was him? He looked far more guilty than Lucy. LOL


Details of the work of art


Full blown happy dancing finish!
Click image to enlarge


Lettres à mon Chat
Designed by Isabelle Vautier
Fabric: 28ct Antique White Lugana
Floss: Anchor 1036 (blue) & 1355 (varigated)
Started: 21st May 2009
Finished: 25th June 2009

23 comments:

Tempewytch said...

The stitching looks fantastic and I love the pictures of your helpers!

Janine said...

What a star. So did those poor tired doggies get up and participate in the happy dance? Love the story about your glasses. I am currently looking for a model stitched scissor fob that I suspect that Harry or Millie might have helped themselves to. I hope not as it is gorgeous.
I should mention that I love the finish. It would fit beautifully into my house as well you know.

claire93 said...

BEAUTIFUL !!! that certainly deserved a full-blown happy dance !! your choice of threads really worked well it really is lovely and the "gypsey" added at the bottom is the perfect way to thank your helper ^^

Lou's addictions said...

Congrats on the finish, and I love the pic of your dogs. So cute

mollycaff said...

Your Lettres looks amazing!! Are you sure it wasn't Gypsy who stitched it, looks like she signed her name ;-)

mollycaff said...

I couldn't get the email to work unfortunately, perhaps you'd email me mollycaff@ntlworld.com if you'd like the chart. Thanks! Sandra

Lana said...

LOVE the finish!!! SO beautiful!!! I enjoyed seeing all your creative helpers as well! =)

Carolyn NC said...

I absolutely love this piece! Beautiful finish and I love the story of your Blissful helpers! LOL

Robyn in Oz said...

Looks good, Bliss. Like your colour choices!

Meari said...

CUTE finish, Bliss!

knittywomanonatrain said...

I've done lettres a mon chat also - and I also put the kitty's name at the bottom ;)

I used Needle Necessities Razzle Dazzle Red and black DMC - looks wonderful :)

A gorgeous design....now you need to do the puppy one ;) :)

Tannia
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Teresa McNamara said...

Love the finish and love the helpers and thanks for checking up on me. :-)

Chars said...

Congratulations on your finish its great :) I also enjoyed the pictures of your lil helpers... reminds me of mine except mine are of the 2 legged variety!

hugs x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous finish Felicity. What a joy to look at. And oh those wonderful helpers. Too cute!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I really want this chart... where did you buy it from or can I trade you for yours? I have no clue where in North America (I'm trying to avoid purchasing overseas) to get Isabelle Vauthier's stuff.

I love the varigated letters and solid cats!

Mylene said...

Great pictures of your helpers and wow! congrats on finishing that beautiful design.

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! Congrats!

CindyMae said...

Love that piece, great finish! You done a wonderful job stitching it!! Love the pics of the furbabies!!

Cindy Mae
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Pikaboo said...

What wonderful little helpers you have!! I must put this on my to do list. I love the colors you chose!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Heidi said...

Love the stitching team! ^_^ And what a great finish too! Congrats! ^_^

Dawn said...

sorry my bad ~ I didn't see below the title & designer. LOL ~ Dawn ~

AlessandraLace said...

cool finish!!! I love it.compliments.hugs