Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BAP Challenge, Exchanges and Some Finishes

I have been stitching diligently on LK's 6 Fat Men, my BAP Challenge project. These snowmen are so adorable! Snow Fun is almost done, I am eager to start on "Let It Snow". The pictures do not reflect the true color of the fabric, it is brighter(Wichelt Amber Linen).

Closeup view of Snow Fun!

I won another giveaway, lucky me! Barb hosted a giveaway to celebrate her 2nd Blogoversary. Here are the charts and kit I won.

Thank you, Barb for these lovely designs. I can't wait to start on them, especially the Christmas designs by Waxing Moon and the Biscornu. Have to get myself some of that lovely red fabric first, ha ha!

On the HoE Exchange, I received a gorgeous Santa Ornament from Suzanne. She stitched for me a PS Old World Santa. Her stitching and finishing are perfect. Thank you, Suzanne, for a great exchange!

For this Exchange, my partner is Marie P. I stitched for her an old Santa by Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin. I am so glad that she loves the ornament.

I love smalls and have some finishes to show. The first two designs are by Shepherd's Bush - Be Happy and Glad Tidings. They are gifted to my by Cindy and Sally. I only stitched one side of the designs and the fabrics showed are the backings for these scissors fobs.

Both designs stitched on 32ct Belfast Antique White linen using only DMC threads.

Here is one scissors fob, the other will have to wait. The cording is not done yet, ha ha!

These next two smalls are the bonus charts by LK, included in the Inspiration Boxers B34 and B35.

This one is gifted to me by Julie and is to be finished into a Pin Pillow. The "O" in Love is a heart charm! The other one is a scissors fob, the birdies are so cute! Both designs are stitched on 32ct Belfast Light Mocha linen using DMC threads.

One final finish to show, this is actual a wooden napkin ring turned into a pincushion. The motif is by DMC and stitched using DMC thread #115. This pincushion is very tiny, barely 1.5 inches in diameter. I am looking for more tiny designs to stitch for these pincushions. They come in the shapes of rabbit, rooster, elephant and duck.

I am currently working hard on my HAL. We are already on part 3 of the HAL and I am still struggling with Part 2. Hope to catch up ASAP???

Happy Stitching till the next update!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Great Start

Time flies, it is already February 2012. I had a great start this year. I won two New Year's Giveaways.

Julie had a giveaway to celebrate the New Year. I am so lucky to be the winner. She sent me a box of goodies! Look at the pin pillow, I just love the color.

Here are the goodies that she sent to me. The chocolate did not last long, ha, ha!

A closer look at the LK's kit!

Cindy also had a giveaway to celebrate her birthday and the new year. I was very excited to be the winner again. Here are the gifts she sent to me.

Thank you so much, Julie and Cindy, for the wonderful gifts! I can't wait to start the LK's kit and the SB's fob.

My plan to stitch an ornament a month went very well. I had finished the stitching for January and February. As usual, the finishing is delayed, lol!

Design : LHN Winter Sheep
Fabric: 40ct linen hand-dyed by Nina
Thread: DMC

Design: LHN Joy to the World
Fabric: 28ct Amber Linen
Thread: DMC

I join Becky's BAP Challenge and choose to stitch LK's 6 Fat Men. The snowmen are so adorable! Many stitchers had completed these designs and they are so gorgeous. I want to finish this one fast, hopefully not too much distractions along the way!

Design: LK's 6 Fat Men
Fabric: 32ct Wichelt Amber Linen
Thread: WDW and CC

Mamen is hosting another HAL. Here is a picture of the project, a Memo Holder. This project involves some cartonnage which Mamen will provide tutorial at the end of the stitching. Mamen stitches beautifully, please visit her blog to see her gorgeous works.

Here is my Part one!

Fabric: 32ct Ivory Belfast
Thread: DMC perle 352, 353

Surprise! I had some finishings to show, two scissors fobs and a pincushion. I stitched these SB's freebies last year. The designs are so adorable. I will be looking for more SB's designs to stitch.

Valentine is round the corner, Happy Valentine to all my visitors!

Happy Stitching until the next update!