Monday, February 23, 2009

Seasonal Breezes SAL is finally complete.....

Yippie, this SAL is finally complete. I received the final part early this month and completed the stitching on Feb 13th. Now, to decide, should I stitch a border? What color? I welcome any suggestions/comments.

In my last post, I mentioned that I had joined another SAL, the Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler SAL hosted by Hazel. I started late and had just posted my first picture on the SAL blog. I use DMC variations 4210 on 32ct Belfast linen. Here is a picture of my first progress. We are supposed to post monthly progress pictures to the Blog. I am enjoying this SAL.

I had an exchange to share. I received my HoE LK exchange from Rita. She stitched an Alphabet Sampler and finished it as a flatfold. It is beautiful and I love it. Rita also sent me some goodies, thanks Rita for a lovely exchange.

I am meeting my monthly goals, here is my February ornament. This is a freebie by Valerie @ Bonheur de Brodeuses. I am now rotating my stitchings among 3 big wips, ie, A Quaker Christmas, BP Quaker Sampler and LK Flip-It Blocks. Will post progress pictures in my next update.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Take care until the next update.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine Hearts

Time flies, yesterday was the last day of Chinese New Year. Traditionally, the new year is celebrated for 15 days. Valentine's Day is round the corner, I stitched these two hardanger hearts for my friends. The charts are freebies from Fairy Needle. They were fairly quick to stitch.

It's a bit late but here it is, my January Ornament. This design is no stranger, it has been stitched by many. My ornament is a bit big, it looks more like a pincushion. I stitched it on 28 ct Cashel linen.

I rotate my two big projects, A Quaker Christmas and LK Flip It Blocks, and the progress is great. I have finished the February Block of LK ahead of time and have plenty of time for my exchange stitchings. I am so crazy about Quaker, I have started another Quaker project. I joined the Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler SAL hosted by Hazel. I am stitching on 32ct Belfast linen using DMC variation 4210, will post progress soon. In the meantime, here is February Block of LK and Progress #3 of A Quaker Christmas.

Still remember my Willie Quaker Square #7, here is a picture of the finished Tote Bag. My friend helped me and her sewing is super.
I took my mother to the Annual Flower Show at Sentosa earlier this month. My Mum and I love flowers. I will leave you with pictures from the show.
Take care and Happy Stitching!