Monday, November 24, 2008

Exchanges and ornies

Sally had received my parcel, so now I can show what I stitched for her. This is the HoE Christmas ornament exchange and I stitched Lizzie Kate December Flip-it Block on 28 ct linen. Here is the picture. I also sent Sally some goodies, please visit her blog.

I am also in the Holiday ornament exchange on the EMS board. My partner is Melanie from Australia. I am very sure that she does not read my blog, so I went ahead to post a picture of the ornie. She should receive it shortly, hope she likes what I had stitched for her. This is a freebie from the Cricket Collection.

Here are some ornies that I am going to keep for myself - Santa and more Santa. These 2 Santas are by The Prairie Schooler. I also finished "Jingle, sparkle, joy" a freebie by Midsummer Night Musings. Now I have to decide how to finish them.

Next an update on my Willie's Quaker Square. I really love this design, it should be finished in no time. I have ordered A Quaker Christmas - chart plus supplies- this is my Quaker project for 2009. I am excited and eager to start this big project.

Thank you for visiting and happy stitching!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chiloe's giveaway

Chiloe is celebrating her first 600 posts. She decided to do a giveaway, go to her blog for more details.

Thanks for visiting, happy stitching.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I was tagged

Mylene tagged me to share 6 random things about me.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Six random things about myself:
1. I am a coffee addict and must drink coffee first thing in the morning.

2. I don't eat much chocolate but I love dark chocolate.

3. I love Autumn even though there is no season change where I live. To me Autumn is cool and beautiful, all those lovely colours.

4. I am an accountant by profession. I retired five years ago. Now, I am a part time needleworks teacher, giving lessons on hardanger, embroidery etc

5. Besides needlecrafts, I am also into mosaic arts. I am a trainer with a mosaic shop and supervise children's lessons.

6. I met my husband 26 years ago when he came to Singapore to work. We were colleagues at an audit firm.

I am supposed to tag 6 people,I do hope I'm not double-tagging someone. Feel free to do the tag and if not, that is fine too. I don't want to burden anyone with anything.

1. Joke
2. Jessie

3. Joan
4. Yuko
5. Sandra
6. Sachiko

I am new to this, I hope I am doing the right thing.

Here is an update on Willie's Quaker Square. I love the way it is coming along.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Stitching!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Exchange and update

Heard from Jill that she had received my parcel for the floss tag exchange. As this is my first exchange, I was getting worried that it took so long to reach her, about 11 days. I am very happy to know that she like what I stitch for her and also the goodies that I sent her. Now, I can show what I stitch for her.
I stitched a peacock in Jill's favourite colour on the front and HoE & our initials on the back. You can see more pictures at Jill's blog.

As promised in my last post, here is a picture of my current WIP, Willie's Quaker Square #7. I stitch this on 32ct Belfast linen using Anchor variegated thread.
An update on my Seasonal Breeze SAL. I had finished the Winter Breeze, one more season to go - Spring. This SAL is fun and quick to stitch. Thanks Patrizia from The Cutemermaid for the SAL.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Stitching!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Floss Tag Exchange

I received a lovely parcel from Simone all the way from the Netherlands. Simone is my partner for the HoE Floss Tag Exchange. She stitched the "round robin" over one on a piece of tea-dyed linen. I love it. Simone also added some extras, variegated threads, ornament cut piece of linen, pins and a nice postcard. Thanks, Simone for a wonderful exchange. This is my very first exchange.

Here is a close up picture of the Floss Tag. Isn't it lovely?

I had mailed off my floss tag to my partner, will post pictures when she receives it. I have started a new project recently, the Willie's Quaker Square #7. I am stitching it on 32ct Belfast using Anchor variegated thread. Will post progress soon.

Happy Stitching!