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Happy New Year!

Just a quick recap of some of this year’s finishes to say goodbye to 2015 ūüėä See you in 2016! ūüėÄ Lots of love and happy xxx, Chiara

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just a few thoughts

I haven’t had the pleasure of stitching in weeks, and it was with great benefit to my nerves, and bitterness in my heart,¬†that I spent most of my hermitting Sunday working on this little piece – which is now officially done. Here they are,¬†just a few thoughts. – – – I’ve been deeply shaken by…… Continue reading just a few thoughts

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Paris in the heart

I’ve been watching the news channel all night, stunned and speechless as the events followed, tragedy upon tragedy, numbers upon numbers. I wish there was something wise and helpful I could say or do, but I can’t even put words together – I’ve been thinking about the people I know in France, the beautiful city that is Paris, the horror they’re…… Continue reading Paris in the heart

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I know we have all our goals,¬†and schedules, and SALs, and everything going on but since January¬†2015, both sadly and unexpectedly,¬†proved to be a very hard month for France¬†and the rest of the world, I¬†guess¬†small but meaningful exceptions are¬†to be allowed. – – – the other day I picked up (well my youngest sister, E.,…… Continue reading #JesuisCharlieneedlework

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a blackbird detour

ciao everybody! first and foremost,¬†thank you so much for¬†participating in the¬†stitch enigma, it seems like you’re enjoying the mystery, YAY! ūüėĬ†not¬†another¬†clue for today,¬†although¬†it’s coming out soon, don’t worry! ūüôā I decided to gift myself another new, small start. I know, I know, I should be working exclusively on¬†the mystery piece.. but it’s an adorable, small…… Continue reading a blackbird detour