Saturday, December 11, 2010

I Am Back!

It has been a while since my last post so
I thought I better do an update to let you know
that I am still in blogland. Things have been
really hectic and I was overwhelmed with works
in these few months. Turn on the computer every
morning right after I wake up before I make
myself a cup of tea, checking client's emails,
finished up some works and received some
new works at the same time; But I never forget
my stitching, I design charts and stitch
whenever I have time; Beside this, I also
behind on blog reading, if I haven't left
comment on your blog recently, give me
some time and I'll comment on your post soon.

I do have some stitching works to show.
Want to see what I have done in these two
months? I finished up "Winter",
"Autumn" and "Summer"!

Here are all my latest designs:


Summer


Autumn


Winter

I was very happy with all of them.
of course that means I start designing
something new. I have been working on
this for a number of days now,
on and off.


"Christmas Angel", isn't beautiful?
This angel looks so sweet and I love
her hair so much. Hopefully I can get
most of it done before the Christmas day.

The other things I would like to show
you is some framed works I picked up
from the framer.


I choose a simple white frame for
"Cupcake Cottage";


And a dark mahogany frame for "Spring".

There is nothing better than receiving a gift.
I won the great October "Spooktacular Halloween"
giveaway from Terri at Dixie Samplar Designs.
Lucky me!! I was the 3rd runner-up and
winner of the "100 comments".
Look what I've received from Terri!




She sent me beautiful charts,


fabrics,


beads and threads,


a gorgeous Halloween fabric, Halloween craft
accessory, postcards, a lovely calendar,
chocolate and candy (it's already in my tummy)
and an adorable little ornament that Terri made.
Thank Terri so much, You are so generous!
I love everything. Below is a close up of the
ornament. It is beautifully sewn and cute.


I will treasure it! Thanks to Terri again.

If you have not visit her blog,
please go have a visit. She have done
lots of beautiful stitching works and
she do chart designs also, her works are
awesome! Terri is hosting another wonderful
giveaway again, visit her and leave her a
comment on her "2010 Basket of Christmas
Cheer Giveaway" post and you'll have a chance
to own a basket full of Christmasy goodness.
So don't wait and click here to visit her now.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments
on the "Two Turtle Doves". Have fun stitching
and I hope you have something fun planned for
this coming Christmas day!



Saturday, September 25, 2010

Two Turtle Doves

A huge thank you to everyone of you for
all the encouraging words on my Christmas
sampler design. I really appreciate them
all and motivated me to create more designs.

I finished it up my second Christmas design
"Two Turtle Doves" last week but couldn't
get a decent picture of it to post
due to my busy designing career.

Here is my second design for
The Twelve Days of Christmas Series:


The second day of Christmas

My true love sent to me

Two turtle doves, and



A partridge in a pear tree.


I loved every minute of stitching on this piece.
It's such a special design and it was very nice to stitch on.
This piece is stitched one thread over two on
35-count Tea linen with DMC flosses.

When I'm not in the mood to stitch, I crocheting!
No crocheting for more than 4 years until
I brought these two magazines.


Love these Japanese crochet magazines because
everything is illustrated and in chart form, it's so
easy to learn even though I can't read Japanese.


This is the first project I've chose from
the magazine. Isn't beautiful?


And I'm in the progress of making
a pink shawl for my daughters.

Not much happening here other than stitching and
crocheting; So I thought I'd post some pictures of
some new stash I got on the past week.


First up, I finally got my hands on a
copy of JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue 2010.
It contains lots of beautiful
ornaments that I just can't wait
to start stitching.


Then sampler pattern from Birds of
a Feather and Homespun Elegance.


And lots of flosses.

Thanks so much for taking the time
to stop by and comment on my blog.



Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Partridge In A Pear Tree

It was real rain with some thunder boomers
since past week, so I'm more alive and happiest (LOL).
I finished my xmas design I started two weeks ago. Now,
my illustration has been adopted into this cross stitch sampler.

The first day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree


A Partridge In A Pear Tree Sampler
The Twelve Days of Christmas Series



The model is stitched on 28-count Vintage Country Mocha
linen with DMC threads and Weeks Dye Works Deep Sea.

My original idea is to design a simple xmas ornament
without the alphabets and borders, but it turns out
great after I added the borders around the design and
alphabets on it. The piece become bigger and bigger
and it didn't look like an ornament anymore,
and I don't want a giant xmas ornament to hang
on my xmas tree! (LOL).

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Thanks for
stopping by and as always I do appreciates all
your beautiful comments and encouraging words.
And also thanks for sharing all your awesome works!

Together we stitch.



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Spring

I finished designing and stitching "Spring"
last week, and done with the beads yesterday.




Flowers around the house. Colorful butterflies flying away
and bird in the tree. The days of spring are here.


Here is my third piece of original design.

The weather is extremely hot here. Generally,
I don't like it when the weather is extremely hot,
I get too tired, grouchy and grumpy in the heat,
I am more alive and happiest when it's cold especially
during rainy days. Other than staying inside a room with
air conditioning, what comes to my mind now are some
stitching for Christmas as a way to cool down. (LOL)
I hope I can show you some progress of my
original Christmas cross stitch design on my next post.

I went to my best friend's wedding dinner last weekend
and I have some beautiful pictures to share with you.



The environment is nice and ambience.


Love the decor with beautiful flowers and


lighting candles creates a romantic dining environment.

I received a package in the mail the past week.
It's a beautiful handkerchief case from Rachel
all the way from Belgium. She also included
a beautiful thread. She know I love purple.


Thank you so much Rachel, I just love it.


Look at this handkerchief case that
she sent. It's so beautiful and lovely. I love
both the outer and inner fabrics of this case.
She is a talented quilter and crocheter. She love
to do beautiful crafts and I adores all her
creative works. If you have never visited
Rachel's blog, go have a visit.

I won a giveaway from Terri last month ago.
So sweet of she to made something special for me
to go along with the package 6 weeks ago.
I am still waiting for the package and worrying
the package was lost. Me and Terri have never
expected it would take this long to reach here
from US. It's usually takes 3 to 6 weeks
shipping time. I do hope the package is still with
the custom or post office due to some checking delay
but not losing it. I willing to wait for more weeks
or even months as long as the package is not being
steal or lost. Because it contains Terri's
beautiful crafts.

Happy stitching everyone. And thanks for stopping by
and as always I appreciate all your comments.
And also thanks for sharing all your awesome works!



Monday, July 26, 2010

A Cross Stitch Design Achievement & Another New Design

I have two stitching achievements to show after four evening.


"Cupcake Cottage" is my main achievement;


A design inspired by my eldest daughter.




Angel of Hope designed by
Mary MacLenon-Turley from M Designs.

Thanks for reading and all the encouraging words on
my design on my last two posts.Your comments have
strongly encouraged me to create more designs.

My next design will be a fun and easy stitch.


I chose to design "Spring". Tree, bird, butterfly and flower.
This is the progress after one evening.

I hope everyone has a great stitching weekend
whatever the weather is doing where you are.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Cupcake Cottage

I would like to let you all know what's been up with me.
It's been two months since my last post. I was overwhelmed with
my advertising design projects, many of them has been done but also
many new incoming jobs. I wish I could get the job done early so I can
have more time to stitch. Sorry I was behind on blog reading and
I haven't had time to read and comment too much.
I hope to catch up soon.

I managed to stitch 20 minutes to 30 minutes every night before
going to bed. I'm still working on my design "Cupcake Cottage"
but almost done.


I just haven't felt like changing to stitch my WIPs as yet, because
it's so fun to stitch. There are plenty more borders to stitch.

These three cupcakes are coming along nicely.
I love the cupcake with cherry.


Which of these cupcakes do you like best?

And, on another note, Deb is having a great giveaway to celebrate
her blog's 300+ followers milestone. Picture below is taken from
Deb's post, a beautiful flower frog!


If you have never visited Deb's blog, go have a visit, it's a
inspiring blog. Deb is a talented stitcher and quilter.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.