Tuesday, December 22, 2009

HOE Christmas Ornament 2009

I received this christmas ornament from Jean yesterday. It's a cute snowmen peeping out of the christmas wreath. Red buttons and red ribbon dress-up the ornament nicely.
Thanks Jean for this special ornament.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HOE Summer House Exchange Sent

Jayne has received my stitchwork. That was fast. I stitched this LHN Wool Needlebook for her. To personalize and fit the Summer House theme, I changed the colour of the house and add a pathway with bright flowers at the sides. I also include Jayne's initials. This is one of my favourite design from LHN. Would love to stitch one for myself some day.

HOE Summer House Exchange Received

I received this beautiful work from Jeanie. I love how she personalize the design by placing our nation flag beside the house. :) Yes, we will be celebrating our nation 44th birthday... how appropriate.
This is Jeanie's first attempt with the finishing and she did it so well. Thanks Jeanie... those melons really make my mouth water in this hot summer day.

Friday, June 19, 2009

No news is bad news?

I have mailed my Woodland Exchange out on the 20 April 2009, till now I don't hear a word from my partner whether she has received it. Mine was sent via registered mail and the log shows that the item was received on the 29th.... Her blog was not updated since 19th May.... ??

I am glad that I sent it via registered mail. At least I know the item has reached the destination and is not lost. Hope everything is fine with her.

Any way, this is what I have stitched for her :) . A beautiful work to part with. A joy to stitch.

Friday, May 15, 2009

HOE - Woodland Exchange Received

My woodland exchange has arrived and it's from Cari again. She stitched a beautiful 'Yellow Lemon Tree Fob' that was done one-0ver-one. You may also notice a few ripe lemons on the ground lol. The floss colour she chose are so matching. Look at the back of the fob. From afar, it looks like stamp printed on the fabric. Cari includes some extras.... GAST floss, a belfast linen fabric... they are way beyond my expectation. Once again a big THANK YOU to Cari. From where I am, these are not easily available here.
While you are here... take a look at the blue pinkeep she did for me in year 2007. Woooh... how time files...

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Mystery Work

Update on my mystery project. Glad to finish a big portion of the stitching during the holiday.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Woodland Stitching

Finally get to mail my woodland exchange out. I can now continue with my mystery stitch.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Morning Sunlight

This photo was shot at around 7 am in the morning from my bedroom's window. :) Love the light contrast shown on the fabric. Thanks Lesley, for sharing the tip on natural daylight photo.
I have also sign-up for an exciting HoE exchange organized by Edgar. It's the Woodland Exchange. For this exchange, we should think foresty... woodsy... jungly... rainforest... small creatures... Can't wait to see what we stitchers can come out with. :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Second Angel

Managed to finish a second angel this week. :) It's a cute angel sitting on the floor stitching.
Hmmm... still can't capture the right shade of the fabric.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Sh... !!! Angel stitching

Not much work done this weekend. Spending my time trying to recover my crash system.
My angel now has a seat. The letters are stitched using Vicki Hibiscus.
I am experimenting with using macro to take closed-up pictures... some how the colour of the fabric changes. Is it because of my lighting condition?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mystery Project

Unable to sleep well lately, many stitching thoughts and plans comes to mind in the nights. So at the end, I decided to start a mystery project on my own. I will show you the many stages of my stitching as times goes by. Two very contrasting colour Nile Blue and Hibiscus (both silk floss from Vickki Clayton) will be used. It will be a 1-over-1 stitch on 28 ct silkweaver fabric.

Here is the first stage after 3 nites of stitching. (The purple lines are my dividing or guiding lines. :) )

SBEBB Frosty Friends Exchange - Received

I received my exchange package from Laurie yesterday. She stitched a cute design from Helga Mandl titled "Peppermint Paul" on her own hand-dyed fabric. Isn't the snowman cute? :) Pop-ing candies and walking merrily at the same time. Helga Mandl Designs is new to me. A search in the internet ... HMD is a Croatian Cross Stitch design company that specializes in easy, quick to stitch, funny and colourful designs. Will take a look at what design pattern they have later.
Laurie also includes extras: a round white doily ( she crochet it herself... :) ... a woman of many talents ....), chocolate bar, varigated floss and altoid tins that are listed in my wishlist. I have been lemme for altoid tins for some time ever since I bought the tin topper chart. It will be great to house my stitching needles in the 'stitched' tin. Thanks Laurie.

Below is the closed-up of the snowman. Love her stitch work. So neat and tidy. And those are red and white beads.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SBEBB Frosty Friend Exchange 2008 sent

Now that Gaby has received my package, I can show you what I have make for her. It is a design by Prairie Schooler titled 'Let it snow'. I finished it as a hanging pin keep. This design is also one of her 'wish to stitch' christmas ornament collection. :) . Glad to know that she likes it.

I have not being very active with stitching since January. Firstly due to 'lazy bones' and with the current economy recession.... my battery mood being pretty low. With the company globalizing, meaning more working hours, less stitching time. And with each hot awful nights, sleep has not come easy too. Is age catching up? I wonder. :(