Thursday, December 25, 2008

SBEBB Christmas Ornament Exchange

I received this lovely ornament from Su last week and manage to upload it to my blog today. Being pretty busy for the last few weeks due to work. Su stitched a design from Blackbird Design titled 'Holly Hill" on a white sparkling fabric. I love the way she finishes it with small bom bom at the bottom and buttons at the top. The pom pom makes me think of snow flakes :) . Su also includes extra goodies and some are useful for my future exchanges. Thanks Su. It's a great exchange.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

SBEBB Christmas Ornament 2008 - sent

Glad to know that Alison has received my package. I stitched these 2 ornaments using Vikki Clayton floss on a 30 ct sheeps straw linen from R&R Reproduction. The floss on the left is "moon called sea" and the right is "bane berry bright". Love the two varigated colours and texture of the silk floss. I also trimmed it with shiny coloured beads and golden ribbon. The designs are actually taken from a scissor fob given to me by Hazel last year in the SBEBB Redwork Exchange.

The next coming Frosty Friend Exchange will be my last exchange with SBEBB as it will be closed next year. A big thanks to Becky for rekindle my love for cross-stitching and making new friends along the way.

And thanks to Carol's invitation, I am now a new member of HookedOnExchangeToo (HoE)!! Hurray...! It will be another exciting year.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

SBEBB Biscornu Exchange Sent 2008

Yeah!! Glad to know that my biscornu has finally reached my partner. :) It's sure is a long, long journey to reach Maria. I think my neck is getting longer with each passing days.... (lol)
I chose this freebie pattern from Indigo Rose known as 'Wildflower Heart'. I stitched it on a 28 ct lugana lavender fabric from silkweaver and uses 2 different colour - DMC 310 for the top and DMC 606 the bottom. I then matched it with a contrasting button colour. Over all I find that the size of my biscornu is super-big. (5" or 6" I can't remember heehee) I hope Maria likes it. :-p

The chart can be found here
My next exchange is the Christmas Ornament Exchange and the due date is end of this month. I need to step up my gas!! lol .. I need to stay focus and finish stitching my JAT workstation too. I am also keen on these upcoming exchanges... the Frosty Friend Exchange, Valentine's Day Exchange, Quaker Exchange. ho ho ho .. it's gonna be fun fun fun.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I have sent out my SBEBB Biscornu exchange on the 19th August and till date no news was heard from her. Her blog was not updated too. Hmmm.... is the postage system at Venezuela really that bad?? or ....??

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Redwork Exchange 2008 - received

My long awaited parcel has finally arrived today. It's a gorgeous red box from my exchange partner Goldie.

The stitched design is an old cartouche freebie chart from Workbasket. Goldie personalize the box with my initial and embellished it with red wavy velvet ribbons. The interior is red and padded at the base. The finishing is so superb. I love it. Goldie also includes extra goodies and they are reds!

See the box from another angle. I am glad it is not lost during the 27 days transit. :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

SBEBB Needlework Smalls Exchange - Received

Today I received this cute frog biscornu from Suzanne. This freebie design is by Casey Buonaugurio titled 'Frog Biscornu Freebie'.

The sides are embellished with bright green beads. On closer look, one can see the 3d effect on the bees' eyes and the froggies' legs. Very charming indeed. :-)

Suzanne also includes extra goodies along with it. DMC floss which I use very often, a magnet map of Canada, a greeting card and a memo notebook that comes with a pen... which I currently in need of.

And take a look at the back. A big floral centre piece and the stitches are so well done.

Monday, August 18, 2008

I am back!

I am back from overseas. Hmmm... I better call the Post Office tomorrow to check. My redwork exchange package is AWOL!!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

SBEBB Redwork Exchange 2008 - Sent

For this redwork exchange, I chose 2 different french designs for Edgar, and make it into a pin mattress. The first design with Edgar's personalized name is from a french book titled "Amities Croisees". This cross-stitch book contains a collection of beautiful monochrome designs by Isabella Vautier and Renato Parolin. I bought this book from Leena, at Violarium. You should get this book if you loves single colour designs.

The back design is a beautiful pattern from a talented french lady name Dany. I happen to stumble upon her site one day and found many beautiful stitchwork at her blog. So I wrote to her and request for this free chart titled "Jardin Enchanteur". Thank you Dany, you are my special angel.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Out Of Country

Dear Redwork Exchange Partner,
I am travelling and have limited access to the internet for 1 week. So please do not be alarmed if you do not hear from me. :-) I will update once I reached home.

Happy Stitching!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Strange mind

I think I lost my mind ... lol . I can't control myself. I sign-up for two SBE exchanges. Luckily the mailing dateline for both exchanges are 19 days apart. So I have adequate time for both.

How time can change one's interest... I recall 2 years back, I don't seem to have a thing for biscornu at all. I did however make one mini-biscornu at that time.... just for curiousity sake. But now (strangely), I feel in love with it after looking at all the beautiful designs others have come out with. After going through my stash, I already have a beautiful design in mind for my secret recipient... even though I have yet know who you are :-)

Have a nice stitching day to all.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

If I can ...

Aren't these lovely... especially the last one by Cherished Stitches - "A Virtuous Huswif".

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Treasure Workstation

Not much stitch work was done for SBEBB lately as I am waiting for the Redwork Exchange to be open. I don’t want to commit myself with too many exchanges and end up doing a rush-job.

I am currently working on 2 projects - Feed My Soul Stitches by The Cat’s Whiskers and My Treasures Workstation by JAT. I will show the finished work of my first project once I have completed the finishing. Meanwhile I have finished stitching the first part of the JAT workstation. I retained the border of the original chart and replaced the center portion with a design of my own. I took some bits and pieces of design from stitch books and magazine and then match them to my likes. I also get to choose my own floss colour too. By the way, it’s a one-over-one stitch. Really love this... my very own.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Alyssum Scissor Pocket

A 2007 limited edition design by The Cat's Whisker Design. The Alyssum scissor pocket can fit in a pair of 4" embroidery scissor. The pack contains the design chart, 1 skein of Dinky Dye silk (coolibah) and comes with a comprehensive stitching and finishing instructions. I replaced the little loop on the edge of the pocket flap with a floral charm.and add-in some of my LOVE.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Woo... It's LOVE at first sight...

Don't you wish you could own it? I do!!!
Visit StitchingBitsAndBobs to find out more .

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

SBEBB Frosty Friends Exchange Received

Marie, my Frosty Friends Exchange partner from Connecticut USA, sent me this beautiful needleroll. I am elated to receive this as I have never seen or own a needleroll before. I spent many hours admiring it last night.... lol.

It is a cute snowmen design from Heart in Hand titled 'Winter Fobs'. She stitched it on 32 ct linen using Weeks Dye Works and DMC floss.

The finishing of her work is superb and the stuffing is just right for this cute needleroll.
She also includes a handmade tissue holder (see the happy snowman print...) and extra goodies for me. Marie has provides a link at her blog for the tissue holder instructions. Visit her blog if you are interested.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

SBEBB Frosty Friends Exchange Sent

For this Frosty Friends Exchange, our design must have at least one snowman in it.
I decided to try something new for Valerie. I chose these two cute designs from Prairie Schooler. The red ornament is from the Christmas Day chart while the green ornament is from the Button Up chart. Poly pellets are then used for the stuffing and handmade cordings are then sewn round it.
This is my first attempt creating my own cordings. I am pretty please with the turn-out.. however I think I can still do better lol... Oh yes.. and I have a chuck of un-successful messy cording laying inside my cupboard. Hmmm... what should I do with it..