Happiness Complete

It has been another busy week. It seemed like every time I wanted to take some pictures and write a blog post or two, something else would come up. On the bright side, we had several showings, but, unfortunately, no offers on our condo you. Please keep your fingers crossed for us.

La Pensée Positive from Les Marottes de Nathalie


I also managed to find some time to finally finish up La Pensée Positive from Les Marottes de Nathalie. I decided to use the French version because I am working on improving my terrible high school French. (In Ontario, back when I was in school, we all took French from grade 3 through to grade 9, with the option to take more in later years. I stopped in grade 9, but I did take a year or two of Japanese in university.)

Sheep and flowers

Sheep and flowers

The fibres are a mix of Dinky Dyes oops packs, Hand-Dyed Fibers detritus bags, and DMC floss. The little sheepies are stitched in Rainbow Gallery Fuzzy Stuff.

I’m not totally happy with my colour choices; the dark green is perhaps too dark, and there is too much contrast between the two pinks. But, over all, I am pleased with the finished design and I can’t wait to finish it into a bellpull and hang it in my new craftroom.

And, since we are talking about happiness, why not leave me a comment and let me know which cross stitch design makes you the happiest? For me, it would be The Wedding. I love looking at the finished piece and remembering my wedding ceremony in Mexico.

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10 Responses to Happiness Complete

  1. Linda says:

    Congrats on the great finish Heather. I think the colors look great.


  2. Giovanna says:

    A very pretty finish, congrats!
    Which cross stitch design makes me happy? Usually the one I’ve just finished 🙂

  3. gosiazoltek says:

    Wspaniała praca- kolory bardzo dobre. Ja bardzo lubię haftować domy w pięknych ogrodach.

  4. Judith says:

    beautiful finish, those sheep are sweet

  5. Annie says:

    I think your color choices look great! That’s such a pretty design and you did some very fine stitching.

    I’ve done way to much stitching to have a favorite. I will say that I never tire of the the “Little Women” piece I did by Paula Vaughn many years ago. Even though my stitching tastes have changed, that one somehow stays near and dear.

  6. Thoeria says:

    Oh I love your choices! I have this one saved and will hopefully get to start it before the end of the year 🙂

  7. wendy says:

    it looks great, I bet you’re pleased with it. I have always wondered about condos – what on earth is a condo?

  8. Joanne P says:

    Congratulations on the Happy Dance (La Dance Joyeous?), you see my French is appalling. I think the two pinks look fine together and the darker green adds emphasis to the phrases.

    Which piece makes me happiest? That’s an interesting question. Probably the Joan Elliott Noah’s Ark I stitched for my oldest son when he was born because I’d waited so long for him, I was so happy to be having a child to stitch for. Of course now he wants all my dragon pieces for his room!
    The pieces I have stitched for friends who really appreciate them make me happy too, especially wedding and birth samplers.

  9. Joanne P says:

    ps is a condo short for condominium, a sort of block of flats? Or apartments?

  10. Susan says:

    Beautiful finish. How do you like the Fuzzy Stuff? I’m using Wisper in a project and really don’t like it, so am looking for a good substitute.