Friday, November 7, 2008

Mon Beau Chalet

I have developed a strong attraction to French designs. I like many of their popular designers: Isabelle Vautier, Tournicoton, Bleu de Chine, Madame La Fee, Tralala, Perrette Samouiloff, and A Mon a Pierre. I am also building a library of French stitching magazines and books. The very first one of these magazines that I owned was De Fil en Aiguille, Hors Serie Alpin, which is a special issue themed on the alps. This design that I am stitching, Mon Beau Chalet, comes from that magazine. I grew up skiing and backpacking in the Sierra Mountains of California, and these chalet-style designs evoke in me the memory and aura of those happy childhood times.

Here is my recent progress picture on this design:

I have also been surfing stitching blogs. If I stitched as much as I surfed, I might actually finish some stuff. Anyway, here are some of the blog posts that really got my attention this week:

Petite Croix & Compagnie there is a post depicting her progress on a lovely work in blue called "la trousse de Jeanne". It is gorgeous!

At Bienvenue Chez Virginie, Virginie has finished stitching the beautiful Coeur Chalet by Bleu de Chine with a SAL. One of these days, I want to join one of these French SALs where they break the design up into parts and everyone stitches the same part in the same week.

At Il Mio Mondo...di crocette, Tina has finished stitching Autumn Row by Bent Creek and made it into a nice pillow. I love all these Row designs by Bent Creek. It is only a matter time before I try one myself.

Well, now it is back to stitching. Have a great weekend!


Cindy F. said...

Laura, your piece is gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!
and so is the la trousse de Jeanne piece. Wow!
I have been wanting to subscribe to a french cross stitch magazine. Just not sure which one yet.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I really like the motif with the deer

Sally said...

I love this piece so far! I can't wait to see more of it.

Petra said...

I've been stitching a few Maryse designs and have collected quite a few of the designers you mentioned.
I just need more time!

Ranae said...

I love french designs too.
Mon Beau Chalet is looking so prety.
I would get alot more done too, staying away from blogs, ebay and esty, lol.

Lynn said...

I'm also becoming drawn to more and more French designers. I have a binder full of their freebies. The pattern you're working on is beautiful! I look forward to watching this one progress.
The new piece I'm working on is one by Gigi R. Check out my blog for her link.
Thanks for the links to some new sites for me!

Beatrice said...

What a pretty piece...I can see why you like the french designs.

Kathy A. said...

That is really a lovely design. The deer/moose? really add to the design.

Martine Jum's Blog said...

I like very much "de fil en aiguille" and I often buy it . this motif is very beautifull.

Loreta said...

What a beautiful colors! I love french designs too:)