Saturday, December 18, 2010

SAL Christmas...all done and finished! I decided to make a banner out of it. To give it a quilted effect, I restitched all the boxes of the pattern on some batting then sew the outside. I would have like to find a more wintery or Christmas hanger for luck thus. So I picked a welcome one. I added some vintage lace all around for a more finished look. I still have time to enjoy it before Christmas.

SAL Christmas...fini!
Je voulais le finir en banniere. Je lui ai donne un effect quilte en rebrodant tous les cadres de la grille sur un morceau de ouatine. J'ai rajoute de la dentelle ancienne puis cousu l'entourage. Je vouais trouve un cintre un peu plus Noel ou hiver mais n'ayant trouve j'ai choisi ce welcome.
Tout est fini a temps afin de profiter de cette banniere avant Noel.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I can't access my newsletter account and I can't send any newsletters right now. I'm working on the problem and will try to send one as soon I can. Thanks for your patience to the ones waiting for one.
Il m'est impossible d'envoyer une newsletter pour le moment apres mes problemes. Je travaille sur le probleme et je vais essayer d'en envoyer une des que possible. A ceux et celles qui attendent une newslettter, merci pour votre patience.
I'm done! It was such a pleasure to stitch.
It's finishing time....and I have a tiny idea of what I would like to do.
Let's wait and see how it turns out.
Thank you for following the SAL...Liz are you done? Corinne?

J'ai fini! J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir a broder cette grille.
Desormais je pense aux finitions et j'ai une petite idee.
Nous verrons une fois finit si je suis contente du resultat.
Merci a celles qui ont brodees avec moi ce SAL...Liz, Corinne et les autres...

Monday, December 13, 2010

No computer since did I survived!
Well...I stitched and baked... that's a way to survived!!!!
I had a left over of fresh cranberries and didn't know what to do with it until I find this yummy recipe on the web. Delish... Good thing I printed it few days earlier. A cranberry upside-down cake.
The next day I made brioche.... a recipe found in a couple month old issue of Cooking Light...Love this mag. It takes a while because of the rising but it definitely worth it, ask my kids!!!!! They had this buttery taste....a delight when dunked into a hot cocoa!!!
Finally I ended the weekend with 2 nice loaves of no knead crusty bread from King Arthur flour website. Very crusty just like I like bread with a fluffy inside.
Finally @ should collapse more often....I would have more fun in my kitchen!
The stitching will be for the next post... ;)Prive d'ordinateur depuis vendredi... comment ai je survecue?
Tout simplement en brodant et cuisinant!
J'avais un reste de cranberries dont je ne savais quoi faire. J'ai finalement fait ce gateau que je voulais faire depuis plusieurs jours. En un mot un gateau aux cranberries a l'envers.
Ce fut ensuite des petites brioches dont la recette vient du magazine Cooking Light. C'est un peu long a faire car il faut faire lever la pate mais....que c'etait bon, mes enfants vous en diraient que du bien. Une petite brioche trempee dans une tasse de chocolat chaud...c'est les papilles qui sont contentes!
Finalement j'ai fini pas faire du pain. En bonne francaise que je suit, j'adore le pain croustillant. Cela fait longtemps que je ne cherche plus de bon pain ici, c'est decourageant. Celui que j'ai fait hier...ce rapproche beaucoup de ce que j'aime....croustillant avec un interieur moelleux...J'etais ravie du resulats ainssi que toute la famille.
En fin de compte, l'ordinateur devrait rendre l'ame plus souvent pour que je retrouve ma cuisine et ses plaisirs.
Le prochain poste sera consacre a la broderie...;)

Upside-down cranberry cake

No Knead Crusty Bread

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The winner of the December Giveaway is....
Michelle F.
Congratulations Michelle
Thank you all for entering the different giveaways.
I wish you all a very Happy Holiday Seasons.
Joyeux Noel!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Last part of the SAL Christmas. I can't believe it went so fast. I hope you all enjoyed stitching this chart. If you are late, don't worry there is still some time before Christams. If you want to share your finishing send me your pictures or a link of your blog. Merry Christmas!

Voici la derniere partie de notre SAL Christmas. Que cela a ete vite. J'espere que tout le monde a apprecie de broder cette grille. Si vous etes un peu en y a encore un peu de temps avant Noel..pas de pression! Si vous desirez partager vos finitions envoyez moi vos photos ou le lin de votre blog.
Joyeux Noel!

Un de mes petits coussinets est arrive a destination et j'en ai egalement recu un. Fiora a recu le mien et j'ai recu celui de Fiora...En plus du coussinet, Fiora a fait un etui a mouchoir qui a deja sa place dans mon sac et une jolie carte. Theme de l'hiver pour Fiora, theme de Noel pour moi. Merci Fiora.
je remet le lien du tuto:

One of the pincushion for the exchange has arrived at Fiora's house and I received hers the day after. Fiora also made a tissu holder that is already in my purse et a pretty Christmas card. Winter them for fiora, Christmas theme for me. Thank you Fiora.
the tuto is here:

For Valerie - From FioraFor Fiora - From Valerie

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Christmas card exchange...

Who would be interested in a Christmas card exchange? Open to USA and Canada to limit the cost of stamps.
I love receiving snail mail...and Christmas time is the perfect season to drop a card in the mail.
I you too love to receive Christmas card and display them in your house, think about joining the exchange.
You just need to send me your name and address (brodeuse 40 @ yahoo . fr).
Everybody participant will send a card to everyone on the list...the more the merrier!
Let's have some Christmas spirit.

Merry Christmas!

The thread Basket

December giveaway

For the final giveaway, you could win a chart from Lili Point. If you are the winner, you will have the choice of Mister Snowman or Collection de sapins (Christmas tree collection) either you want a Christmas chart or a winter one.
All you need is to answer this post, send me a email or leave a post on facebook.
You have until December 9th, 2010 to enter the giveaway.
Open to USA and Canada only.

Good luck!