Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Thanks friends... and woolen coat

Hi everyone!
First, thank you for your comments and support concerning my last post. Wow friends, it would be so much harder without you! Thank you... I wish I could give a hug to each and everyone of you. Your response to my dilemma and frustration at not being able to stitch gifts for Christmas this year have been an incredible heart lifter. You've really helped me feel better. Thank you!!
I'll be using that Christmas gifties list for 2007, and sending out gifties as birthdays or occasions - or inspiration! RAKs are so nice - allow.

While we're on the subject of gifties, I want to salute Anne's brilliant suggestion of creating a database with everyone's tastes etc... What a great idea for those just-because and birthday gifts :) and what a great way not to miss any birthday! I hope many of us will be filling in that questionnaire :)
For those of you who read this blog but don't know Anne yet, do pay her a visit, she's a fantastic stitcher - but above all a wonderful lady with a big heart :)

Here are finally pictures of my woolen coat. I'm not sure whether there is a specific term for that kind of fabric in English... (help?) In French, this is called laine bouillie - literally, "boiled wool". Here, the wool is embroidered as well (which is why I loved it so much).

We haven't had the time to take new pictures in daylight, so those pictures are those taken by night in our flat 3 weeks ago... I'm sorry they're not ideal, but I figured that was better than nothing ;)

The picture most faithful to the coat's true colours is the last one, which is why I put it (notwithstanding the ghoulish face )

The pattern was New Look 6632:

This is a truly special coat to me, as my elder sister contributed to paying the wool... We bought it together while purchasing some fabric for Robin's blankies etc.
I really love that coat - its colour, its couture style - and the sisterly story behind it!

I couldn't help showing you this picture of Robin in a couple of Auntie things.
My sister sent it to me this morning.

Isn't he gorgeous!!
My sister told me she and her husband insist on using at least one thing I made for Robin every day (apart from the three blankies, I mean - those are being used all the time!). Really, what better thank you could I get?

I promise a stitchy update very soon - I finally took pictures!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Quick, quick

This is a crazy time for me... I have way too much work, can never achieve enough, sleep a bare minimum of hours every night, and am only hoping I can stay afloat till Christmas... I've had so much, so much work since our two weeks vacation in early July, and this has been simply getting worse and worse. Not as if I had a choice either!

I'm sorry friends, but my blog reading and email time has been drastically reduced... Don't take it badly if I can't read, comment and email as much and as often as I like! I still keep my friends in my thoughts... Even when I'm working like mad! 

Here is the very little I did since my last stitching update...
A machine-embroidered swathe
(I do feel like cheating... But I do need to sleep at least a few hours every night!)

And a bib, hand-stitched with Violette

Since my sister is very small (a tad smaller than me) and doesn't want a C-section as she wants many babies, the obstetrician told her yesterday it'd be better if Robin was born 10 days earlier... meaning, now!! Fingers crossed my sister and Robin manage!

Thank you for you comments concerning the new look. I'm glad it suits you!

Off I go!