Saturday, August 25, 2007

French Freebie Marquoirs

I may be the last stitcher on earth to know about this sampler, but I just found it tonight and I love it! For those of you who don't have it, it's an on-going freebie marquoir and here's the addy: http://www.annickabrial.com/marquoir.htm
It's full name is Le Marquoir (The Sampler) "Il e'tait une fois..." something. You have to go to the site to get the full name. And, I wish Isabelle, Helen, Su, or somebody else who can translate would go there and help me out with more information!! As you can see, we only have 10 parts so far, and the others will be coming. I love the medieval theme.

I'm in the French Sampler SAL group online and we're working another of the freebie Marquoirs. It's just unbelievable how beautiful these samplers are in monochromatic, too.

Aren't you continuously struck by how generous and creative the French are with their stitchery?! I'm thinking we Americans are lagging behind in this department. Maybe we should take one month this year and do something about it!!

Other than all of the above....I want to send out hugs and thank yous to all of you who continue to make my days very special with your comments, notes and emails. You are truly the best of friends and I love that we can keep up with eachother this way. I'm here if you want to "chat."

To those who are taking "time out" and are now just reading and maybe not commenting....we are thinking of you, we understand, and we miss you. Good thoughts and hugs coming your way!!

Deb in FL

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, that is a beauty! Ive never seen it before either so thanks for that

Isabelle said...

Dear Deb, What is it you want to know about the marquoir? "Il ├ętait une fois" means "once upon a time".
Please let me know what you need translated, I'd be happy to help! :)

Hugs :)

Wendy said...

Wow- that's gorgeous and one I hadn't seen before either! Amazing how stunning these 'freebies' are!

Carissa said...

I've been following that sampler for a while now and am just itching to start it! *lol*
And yes yes yes! it is truly amazing how generous the french are! we definitely all have some catching up to do :)

Lavender Rose said...

Thanks, Isabelle, that's all I wanted to know! "Once upon a time.." I love that!
:) Deb

Ranae said...

I have seen this before, but it is really coming together now. Do you know the stitch count?

Mindi said...

Thanks for providing the link for this. I think I saw it a while back, but now there are more parts its looking gorgeous. I'm also seeing some individual parts that would look nice stitched up on their own.

Michelle said...

It is a beauty isn't it? I've been saving off the parts of this one since it started. So pretty! One of these days....

Lauren said...

I love watching this one every month. Have you seen the stitchers' pics of these? Some people are stitching them with Annick's overdyed floss, Fils du Morphee, I think it's called, and it's just amazing!