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!