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.