Tuesday, September 23, 2008


It has been two weeks since I last posted. Currently, I am addicted to smalls, have been stitching small designs. All my big wips are in cold storage now. I had finished another triangular scissor case and a floss tag. Found the merlion design in my stash and stitched into a cute floss tag. I forgot who actually charted this pattern. The
scissor case is from one of Carinne's freebies.

Now, an update on my monopoly SAL. It is progressing very slowly, I had worked on it on and off during the past two weeks. Here is a picture of the progress.

This ring pillow is a sample. I regularly stitch something new as samples for my students. Many students had stitched this design for their families and friends.

Singapore is gearing for the world's first Formula One night race this weekend, from 26th to 28th September. There are lots of promotions and events during this Grand Prix (GP) season.
I am not a fan of this sport, find it too noisy and dangerous.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Stitch, stitch and stitch! I hooked myself to several Sals recently. Yesterday, I finally started on my Monopoly SAL. I found a piece of 28 count cream linen in my stash big enough to start the project. Here is a picture of my progress so far.

List of other SALs that I am doing:

The Seasonal Breezes SAL by the Cute Mermaid. Fun and quick to

Halloween SAL by Joan Pavlick (sapphirestitching)
Have not make up the game board and pieces yet.

Damier Checkerboard SAL by Maryse
Some stitching to catch up.

List of SALs that I want to start:

How Does Your Garden Grow? by Papillon Creations
Rose Sampler By EMS
Symphonie SAL by Isa R. Creation

I am very ambitious, lol , as though I don't have enough things to do.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Parcel from Japan

The parcel finally arrived. Emi sent me two cross stitch books and cookies. Emi is my ex-hardanger student. She went back to Japan 3 years ago. She is staying in Yokohama now.

The books she sent are part of the DMC Museum Collection, one is on folklore and the other on nostalgia. Cross stitch folklore is a collection of patterns and stitches from Eastern Europe. The other book contains patterns on daily life, fairy tales, cloths & customs, school life etc. I love these books, thank you so much Emi.

The cookies look yummy, couldn't wait to try!

I have made a small biscornu for Emi, the design is from Mausimoms blog. I would be sending her this and some other surprise soon.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Discover the World of Smalls

I have been surfing the net recently and discovered the World of Smalls. Now I am hooked on smalls. Making smalls tests my finishing skills and I've made a few to show.

This is my first biscornu. The design is by Pelin Tezer. It is a bit big because I stitched it on 25 count Lugana.

Next I try my hands on making floss tags. It took me some time to figure out how to make them. I came across Staci's tutorial on floss tags after I made these. Thanks you Helga for the flower freebie. The blue motif is from Windy Willows.

After making the floss tags, I had a bright idea (ha! ha!) to finish the next piece into a nametag for my daughter. She has ballet lesson every Sunday, so I stitched two ballerinas for her. The design is from Dance Factory.

I love this design when I saw it on the net. This Hungarian design is by Ancsa. I am now crazy about this triangular scissor case and in the process of making my second one. I will post a picture when it is done.

I am now in the world of smalls. Everyday I am looking for small designs to make small things.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Welcome to my Blog

This is my first attempt at blogging. My children did a great job helping me start up this blog. I am married with 3 children. We live in Singapore. I am an accountant by profession but had stopped working for many years. I have been cross stitching for more than 20 years and still crazy about it. I also love hardanger and teach this at a craft shop three days a week. Here, you can see some pictures of my teaching pieces.

The students usually start their first projects stitching these coasters. After the initial piece, they can choose their next project. Over the years, I have many students, mainly Japanese. Locally, hardanger is not very popular and very few shops carries the threads and fabrics required for hardanger.

My other hobbies are beading, mosaics and reading.