Friday, December 21, 2012

A Post Before Christmas

Countdown to Christmas.... I want to have a post before the actual day to show my ornaments. 

I am still stitching on my Fairytale Advent Calendar. I am very far behind and may not complete the 24 ornies on time ha ha!

And I have finished my Christmas Tree! 

The Christmas Exchange hosted by Lainey has completed with everyone receiving their Christmas packages. My partner for this exchange is Lisa V. She loves reindeer and I chose to stitch for her a design by Blue Ribbon Designs in JCS Ornament Issue 2012. I so glad that Lisa loves what I put together for her for this exchange.

I received my Christmas package from Clare from New Zealand. Clare made a flatfold for me and I love it very much! This is my very first flatfold! Look at the goodies and Clare is so sweet to send me something extra for my birthday on Nov 19th.  Thank you Clare for a wonderful exchange.

A Pouch and Stitching Keeper
for my Birthday

I have decided to stitch Dorothy Walpole for Nicola's Scarlet Letter Challenge. My chart and supplies have arrived. I am so excited and eager to start but will hold back until after Christmas. Still struggling with stitching and finishing ornies ha ha!

Thank you for your visits and lovely comments. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2013! I will be holding a New Year Giveaway, please visit again!

I will leave you with a picture of my Christmas Tree!


Monday, December 3, 2012

More Christmas Stitchings

It's December and I have more stitchings to show!

First, an update on Elisa's Christmas Tree. It is progressing very slowly because I am stitching more ornaments!

A closer look, I love the red stocking and that candy cane!

More ornaments....

Designer: Freebie by iStitch
Thread: DMC
Fabric: Unknown (probably 32ct)

Designer: Freebie by Niky's Creations
Thread: DMC
Fabric: Unknown (probably 32ct)

Designer: The Little Stitcher
Thread: DMC
Fabric: 30ct linen
Merry Christmas is a freebie from The Little Stitcher. The stitching is not completed yet ha ha! I am also stitching the Fairytale Advent Calendar. Laura designs 24 small and cute ornies! The next two pictures are taken from her blog.

I have completed 3 of the 24 little ornaments. Hopefully I will be able to stitch all the 24 ornaments before X'mas! I plan to do the finishing on all the ornaments this weekend ha ha ha!

I received a wonderful ornament from Marie P for the HoE Stitcher's Choice Ornament Exchange. She chose to stitch for me a freebie by Plum Street Samplers, Christmas Coffee 2012. Marie's stitching and finishing are gorgeous! Thank you, Marie, I love this ornament very much!

Besides boxes, I also collect scissors. Here is a recent addition to my collection! This one is from China, a well known brand "Zhang Xiao Quan".

A beautiful gift from my friend, Sonia. It's for my handphone! She is great at patchwork and quilting! Thank you, Sonia, I love it!

Nicola is celebrating her birthday in a big way in 2013. She is organising a Scarlet Letter Challenge, to  complete one or more samplers by The Scarlet Letter. Please visit Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year if you are interested to join the Challenge. I have added my name to the long list of stitchers. The Scarlet Letter website offers a wide selection of samplers, some stitchers already have many SL samplers in their stashes! I have yet to decide what I want to stitch for this challenge ha ha!

Thank you for your visits and comments! Please come back to see my ornies in the next update! I will also show you what I am going to stitch for Nicola's Challenge!

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Exchanges and An Update on Christmas Stitchings

This is my second post this month ha ha! I just have to show updates of my Christmas stitchings. Here is my progress on Elisa's Christmas Tree, love it! The colors are very christmasy - red, white, green and gold.

A closer look, I love that sewing machine!

I have finished 4 ornaments, two for Exchanges and two for my tree. Hopefully there are more to come!

The Reindeer is from the Cross Stitcher, a UK cross stitch magazine. I added a red button for his nose and a blue bell to his scarf. Cute, isn't he? The other ornie is by Eyrnne from my previous post. I hope to stitch more ornies from this design!

Next ornie is for an Exchange! My partner does not read my blog, so I am showing it here before I send it out. This design is by BBD in this year issue of JCS Ornaments. Hope she likes it!

The fourth ornie is already on its way to my exchange partner, will show picture only after the Exchange concluded.

Found another Erynne's Christmas design that I want to stitch! There is so many designs I want to stitch for this season but time is running out!!!

I joined the Stitched With Love Exchanges for the first time, the theme is Fall into Halloween. This is what I stitched for my partner, Spot of Autumn, by The Drawn Thread.

The goodies for the exhange!

Here is what my partner, Tiffy sent to me! Thank you, Tiffy, for a great Exchange!

I stitched this tiny design for my friend's birthday, it's a freebie by Danybrod. Purple is my friend's favorite color!

I love this design, plan to stitch more in different colors!

Happy Stitching until the next update! Hope to show more ornies and Christmas stitchings!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

HAL and some Christmas Stitchings

It's hard to believe that Christmas is coming! I have not post for two months ha ha! September and October are lazy months for me, not much stitching. In October, I went to Taiwan with my mum for a short holiday. Here is a picture of Taipei 101!

Taroko Gorge!

I join The Stitch Specialists(TSS) Group recently. They are currently doing a HAL - A Confetti of Hardanger designed by the Group Owner Abi Gurden. This project is exclusive to TSS members only! Here is my progress, I am stitching on 32ct platinum Belfast using DMC Perle 712. I use Dinky-Dyes Peach Melba for the flower motifs - a very pastel touch of colors!

Designer:  Abi Gurden
Fabric: 32ct Platinum Belfast
Thread: DMC perle, Dinky-Dyes

A closer look!

For Christmas, I am currently stitching Elisa's tenth Christmas Tree. You can visit her blog to see the gorgeous tree. Here is the chart and my tiny start ha ha!

I am using DMC threads on 36ct Edinburg linen -Dried Thyme, hand dyed by Nina.

Another project I plan to start is this chart "Merry & Bright" by Erynne Chard.

You can check out Edgar's and Myra's blogs to see their progresses! I decided to borrow Myra's idea and stitch individual squares as Christmas ornaments instead! Here is my first square, not finish yet!!!

Designer: Erynne Chard
Fabric: unknown scrap
Thread: DMC

I am stitching for Christmas exchanges in between these projects, no pictures until later. Here are a couple of small finishes accomplished during the two lazy months.

Designer: SAL by Nicky Creations
Fabric: Unknown
Thread: DMC
Designer: LK
Fabric: 32ct Cream Belfast
Thread: DMC

Designer: The Primitive Hare (freebie)
Fabric: 32ct cream Belfast
Thread: DMC

Next, a couple of gifts from friends. I love and collect boxes, all kinds. My friend knows me well and gave me these two wonderful tin houses from England! Thanks, Claudia, appreciate them!

Another friend, Kristine presented me with these two tatted necklaces! Aren't they gorgeous? Thank you, Kristine!

That it until the next update! Thank you for visits and comments, they are greatly appreciated!

Happy Stitching!


Saturday, September 1, 2012


I have my DD to pick a name. The Traveling Pattern is on its journey to Taiwan to .....

Theresa - Giraffe Crossing

Theresa, please contact me with your full name and mailing address.

If you are interested to be the next stitcher, please follow Theresa's blog. I have enjoyed stitching this lovely design by my favorite designer, LHN. It's fun to follow the pattern as it travel round the world!

Happy stitching until the next update!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Traveling Pattern Is Ready.......

for the next stitcher!

I put the last few stitches on LHN - Summer Splendor today. I wanted the design to be small so my version is stitched on 40ct linen hand-dyed by Nina. It will be finished into a needlebook.

Design: LHN - Summer Splendor
Fabric: 40ct linen hand-dyed by Nina
Threads: DMC and CC

A closer look at my finish!

Now if you would like to be the next stitcher to stitch this gorgeous chart please leave a note specifically stating that you are interested in the drawing for this chart in your comments. The only requirements are:

1. You must have an active blog
2. Please agree to stitch it promptly
3. Please pass it along to a fellow stitcher via a drawing on your blog
4. Please post your finish and the history of where the chart has travelled like this:

1. Kathy at "Kathy's Sit and Stitch"
2. Carol at "Stitching Dreams"
3. Lisa at "Lisa V's Lounge"
4. Ellen at "Stitch Passion"

I will draw a name on Friday 31 August. I am excited about this draw, where will the pattern be traveling to?

Until then, happy stitching!


Thursday, August 16, 2012


an update! I have been procrastinating for months, just being lazy ha ha!

Now, to show you what I have been stitching in the last couple of months. I finally put the last few stitches to LK's 6 Fat Men. I really enjoyed stitching these snowmen.

A close up of the last snowman!

The size of this project is just right for a cushion. I thought of making it into a cushion cover but the Crescent Colors used are not colorfast! Maybe frame it???

Next, some hardanger stitchings. Here are two doilies!

Design: From Permin
Fabric: 32ct Dusty Rose Belfast Linen
Thread: DMC Perle

The next doily is a round one. It is supposed to be a cake tray doily, about 8.5 inches in diameter.

Design: From German Hardanger magazine
Fabric: 28ct Lilac Meran
Thread: DMC Perle

A close up of the sunflower, the petals are actually cross stitches!

Two other small finishes to show, BBD's Souvenir de France and Dany's Pins! I intend to finish both as pincushions. Souvenir de France is stitched over 1, so it is going to be a tiny pincushion!

Design: BBD's freebie
Fabric: 25ct Comar
Thread: CC Wild Berries

Design: Dany
Fabric: 32ct antique white Belfast
Thread: DMC

This one was pulled out from the wip's basket and finished in the last month!

I had some great mails in the last couple of months.

I received a wonderful RAK from Lillie! I love boxes and I saw this one on Lillie's blog. She so graciously sent me one together with a beautiful felt needlebook! Thank you so much, Lillie, for these gifts!

I have selected and kitted a wonderful BBD design(from Mary Ann Blackburn leaflet) to stitch for this box, just don't know when I will start and finish it ha ha!

Gifts from Doris - Blossom Time by Papillon Creations kitted with fabric and threads and Woodland Walk chart by The Drawn Thread. Thank you, Doris, for these great designs!

I also received a wonderful giveaway package from Robin with lots of beautiful charts and fabrics! Thank you, Robin, for these great gifts!

I have just received the Traveling Pattern - LHN's Summer Splendor- from Lisa in Australia. Watch this space for the drawing if you want to be the next stitcher!

Thank you for visiting my blog and I love to read all your lovely comments! I have some problems with the Follower Gadget, it does not show but you still can follow my blog.

Happy Stitching till the next update!