Monday, September 22, 2014

A little French Christmas finish.....

After a wonderful trip to Paris with my daughter, I really wanted to stitch something to remind us of our trip.....photographs aren't enough!!! 

Unfortunately for me (perhaps not so for my credit card) the one cross stitch shop that I really wanted to visit (and had figured out how to get there) was closed for the week while we were there. Click here for the website and all their lovely designs.....excuse me while I drool quietly in the corner! 

So, sadly, photographs and memories would have to suffice.....until I came across a lovely design on Pinterest, which I just had to stitch....



It's another freebie design and the chart can be found here


It stitched up quite quickly and the colours look gorgeous although they look a bit strange in the picture - the reds of the ribbon are actually a rich burgundy colour, not a horrible brown as it's showing. 

This freebie design along with the free alphabet heart design that I stitched a few weeks ago, got me to thinking how nice it was to get free charts....so,I've decided that I'll post one of my charts for anyone to download and stitch....pop back next week to get the chart! Free stuff (especially cross stitch) is always good :)

Now, if like me, your thoughts are turning to Christmas stitching and are hoping to be organized and not leave it all to the last minute (Ha! I NEVER do that!), you might want to pop on over to Pull The Other Thread blog and sign up for the Mega Mini Month Madness. The rules and sign up can be found here. (oh my goodness....so many links in this post!) Basically you have to post 5 mini finishes in the month of October...anything goes. I'm planning on getting some Christmas card stitching done....just have to decide what designs to stitch....and that, dear friends, could take me a while!

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona





9 comments:

Wendy said...

it's lovely! What a fab design and a nice way to remember your holiday.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely freebie thanks for sharing!

CathieJ said...

What a great ornament. Thanks for the chart link. I think my daughter will love this.

cucki said...

It's so beautiful x

butterfly said...

So lovely I love anything French .
Looks like you had a good time .
Thanks for the links.

Preeti said...

Lovely finish !! Thanks for sharing!

Emma/Itzy said...

What a nice freebie, thanks for sharing! :)

Katie said...

Congrats on the finish! It's beautiful.

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

So beautiful! I am planning to stitch something compatible to my trip to the States too!AriadnefromGreece!