Friday, May 18, 2007

Fabulous French stash!

French language at least - I think one of the designers is Canadian, the other may be Belgian!

I've been drooling over the Calendula charts for ages as well as a lot of the Craft Corner stuff.

My next task with this stash is to attempt a translation, armed with my O grade French, and Google/Babelfish to translate online. If I get really stuck, I can always ask my DH.

There are a lot of gorgeous French designs out there and a browse aroundsome of the French sites can really get me drooling! Some of the French/French language designers also produce some gorgeous freebies.

I currently have Maryse's Petite Maisons de Campagne kitted up and ready to go, I just have to find the time to start. And I'm a regular visitor to Bé Courtadet's blog where there's always something exciting going on.

Then there is Isabelle Vautier who is another designer whose work I really admire.

Many French bloggers also take part in SALs for these designs. See

Les Grilles de Maryse
Les folies d'Aurélie
Le Cirque

Or if I feel bored at work, I browse around one or two of the French ONS. Have a look at De Fil en Idees, Bricol'Art or Univers Broderie.

It can be a real eye-opener!

This week, I've also been tagged by Itching to Stitch to says 8 things about myself. Here’s how it goes:
1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are 8 random facts about me -

1. I have a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering but have never worked as a Chemical Engineer.
2. Most of my career I've worked in higher education.
3. I've climbed 8 Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000 feet) and would like to complete all 280 odd.
4. My DS thinks he's English, despite being hald Scottish and half Algerian. At least at 6 years, there's plenty of time to indoctrinate him!
5. I taught myself to stitch.
6. There are no other stitchers in my family, and none of them takes the slightest interest in my stitching.
7. I used to colour my hair until the stuff made my head come out in horrible itchy spots and my hair fall out. Needless to say, I don't do it any more but my scalp has never recovered. At least, as it's allergy related, the hair grows back and nobody would ever know.
8. I don't like being away from home over night and really hate staying in hotels.

I've seen this on many blogs over the past couple of weeks, so most people have probably done it. If you haven't and would like to have a go, consider yourself well and truly tagged!


Itching To Stitch said...

Thanks for sharing and I love your stash pictures ;)

Carla said...

Nice stash! I think French designs are so pretty!

Carol said...

Oh nice! You just gotta love french charts!

Julie said...

nice stash, nice links too, thanks

Margaret said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. You will love stitching these little houses - they are a joy.
Oh my goodness, you are doing two Chatelaine Mandelas!! They are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing progress pictures.
Like you I'm looking forward the the new HP coming out.

Christine said...

Hi !
Nice blog !
If you want help for translation, you are welcome !