Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Freebie!

Before Halloween has come and gone, I would love to share with you this Halloween freebie! You can enlarge and copy this chart by clicking on the picture.

Stitch Count: 80 W x 30 H

I hope you enjoy this blustery season. Happy Halloween and happy stitching!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Newest Christmas Designs ~ "Christmas Love"

I am pleased to present to you my newest Christmas designs ~ "Christmas Love" that features Red Cardinal, snowman, santa, red house, sleigh and lots of snowflake kisses! I hope you like my new Christmas designs.

 Model stitched 2 strands over 2 linen threads on
32 count Water Lily linen with DMC floss,
Sampler Threads and Crescent Colours. 

"All Flakes Welcome"

"Ho Ho Ho"

"Christmas Blessing"

I have done half of the charts packing ready for shipment to distributors. These three designs will be released on later October. Stay tuned for updates from your LNS.

Happy stitching! Have a great day!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Patterns & Some Sneak Peeks!

Dear friends,

I have 3 new patterns on their way to the distributors and they will be available later this weekend.

First there was Three French Hens..

Model was stitched on 32 count Star Sapphire linen with DMC floss and Crescent Colours.

Then there was Four Colly Birds.. which I had posted on my last post.

I stitched this model on 36 count White Edinburgh linen with DMC floss, Sampler Threads and Crescent Colours.

And the third pattern was Five Golden Rings.

This model was stitched on 32 count French Lace linen with gold beads, DMC floss and Sampler Threads.

On last week, I also finished another three model stitching for my new designs for this Christmas ~ "Christmas Love".

Here is some sneak peeks of these three new patterns which will be released on this late October. They will be sent out to the framer tomorrow and will be doing the photography soon for the chart's cover designs.

"All Flakes Welcome" of "Christmas Love"

 "Ho Ho Ho" of "Christmas Love"

 "Christmas Blessing" of "Christmas Love"

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your sweet comments. I hope you have a great week and have lots of time to stitch!

Vinniey Tan

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Four Colly Birds. And the winners are...

Wow!! I was blown away by the enthusiastic response to my giveaway in July! I decided to pick four winners instead of two! I truly wish I could afford to give each and every one of you the chart of your choice. If you are not a winner today, please don't be discouraged, I will hosting more giveaways in the future!

I simply printed each name onto a slip of paper, threw them into a basket and drew names the old fashioned way. My elder daughter picked two lucky winners. Without further ado, here are the winners:

I had my two daughters to help draw the winners. For first prize, my elder daughter draw a name out of the box. You can see her dug her hand into the bottom of the box and pull out a name.

The Winner of 1st prize is...
 Elaine of Laineys Stitching Hoose. Congrats Elaine!!

And my younger daughter draw the 2nd Winner's name…

She is Catherine of Bramblewood Stitches. Congrats Catherine!!

To thanks to my readers, I have a very special prize for one of the commenters on my 14th June post. The winner will get the chart of her choice.

I have my younger daughter to draw name out of this basket.

 The Special Prize goes to… 
Deborah of Cranberry Samplings. Congrats Deborah!!

I have another prize for my followers in Cottage Garden Sampling's weblog. The winner will get the chart of her choice too.

My elder daughter pick a name out of the basket..

 She is The Troyers (No blog)!! Congrats Troyer!!

Congratulations to Elaine, Catherine, Deborah and Troyer! Ladies, I will be emailing you for you mailing addresses and I will get your prize packages off to you as soon as possible.

I really must thank you all to took the time to comment. You are all so wonderful and I appreciate every comments from you all. It's fun to hear about your favorite designs and read your responses. You all make me happy!

Okay, now I would like to show you my latest model stitching which I had done on last week.

Four Colly Birds (12 Days of Christmas)
Model stitched 1 strand over 2 threads on 36 count Edinburgh White linen 
with DMC and Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

I'm currently working on the charting for Three French Hens and Four Colly Birds. At the same time, I work on the "Five Golden Rings" model stitching as well. I hope I can add these three beautiful designs into the "12 Days of Christmas" series on end of August.

I wish you all have a wonderful day and happy stitching! Again, if you are not a winner today, please don't be discouraged, I will hosting more giveaways in the future!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Announcing Cottage Garden Samplings! The Giveaways!

In conjunction with the cerebration of Cottage Garden Samplings online shop grand opening, I want to thanks all my friends and readers for their continued support and encouragement. I have put together a fab giveaways for two lucky winners.

Grand Prize Giveaway

This prize includes:

~ Cupcake Cottage chart with a cut of 32 count Belfast Platinum linen and
    all 39 skeins of DMC floss that you will needed to stitch it.
~ Floral fabric
~ Ribbon
~ Burgundy/white/gold color cord
~ White motif trim

But wait! There's more...

(Pictures taken from Anita's Little Stitches)

~ Victorian D embroidery scissor (Made in Italy)
~ Vintage antique copper plated butterfly thread winder
~ Vintage antique gold plated butterfly thread winder
~ A DIY needlebook
~ Thread drop flip flop pack

2nd Prize Giveaway

The winner is going to receive several items that I hope she will enjoy. They are:

~ Kitchen Prayer Sampler chart (one of the favorite chart voted by blogging friends)
    with a cut of 36 count Edinburgh Flax linen and all 7 skeins of
    Gentle Art Sampler Threads for you to stitch it.
~ Floral fabric
~ Ribbon
~ Copper/white/gold color cord
~ Dark dusty rose color motif trim

And also…

(Pictures taken from Anita's Little Stitches)

~ Black Oxide scissor (Made in Italy)
~ Vintage floral filigrees (in gold, silver and copper color)
~ A DIY needlebook
~ Thread drop flip flop pack

So how does that grab you?

Here's how you can be in the draw to win!

• Go visit Cottage Garden Samplings weblog and be a follower or follow me on Facebook or both. Please comment on this post telling me that you want to be entered.

• For some fun, tell me what's the first thing that comes to your mind for these four words ~ "Spring" / "Summer" / "Autumn" / "Winter"

Spring: Butterfly
Summer: Ice cream
Autumn: Autumn leaves
Winter: Snowman


Tell me what will you do during these four seasons…
Spring: Go Camping.
Summer: Hide inside the house stitching… stitching and stitching.
Autumn: Raking leaves.
Winter: Throw a holiday party.

• I would really appreciate it if you could blog about Cottage Garden Samplings and this giveaways with a link to spread the word! You can get an extra entry by doing this. Please leave another comment on this post telling me that you posted about the giveaway.

• Please make sure that I have a way to get a hold of you in case you win. Leave your email address in your comment if you don't have a link to your profile.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere! Entries will close at midnight on the July 30th. Winners will be posted on August.

Good luck!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three French Hens. And A Giveaway Soon!

Hi everyone! It's been a month since my last post! I've got a new design to show and some news to share.

First up, let me show you my new design that I had done last month ~ Third design of Twelve Days of Christmas "Three French Hens". I love how it came out.

I stitched this model on 32 count Star Sapphire linen. I just love the red, white and black color combination. Isn't it beautiful? :) I currently doing the charting for this design because I almost always revise the colors and small details as I go.

At the same time, I am now start working on the fourth design of Twelve Days of Christmas ~ "Four Colly Birds" and stitching the model. I am so love stitching it, I will keep you updated.

Next is about my online store. I can't believe how fast these two years has gone by… or how much cross stitch charts that I had created. Maybe because I am cognitively busy and as a result, time feels like it passes so quickly. In these two years, I designs, model stitchings, prints and brought life to 10 designs, in spite of my busy schedule as an art director and a mother of 2 young daughters. I'm so unbelievably excited to announced the grand opening of my online store soon! To celebrate the grand opening of my online store, I'll be doing a giveaway, stay tuned!

Let me show you the designs that I had done in these two years.

"Cupcake Cottage". My first cross stitch design.

"A Partridge In A Pear Tree".

 "Two Turtle Doves".

 "Autumn In The Village".

 "Christmas Angel".

"Kitchen Prayer".





Which one do you like the most? I will pick the most voted chart as one of the giveaway item on my next post.

I hope all enjoy the weekend with whatever you plans and don't forget to come back here for my giveaways! :) Happy stitching!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Quick Note

Remember I have a new housekeeping helper who has been with us almost 3 months now since February 2012? I think for those who following my blog will know about it.

Unfortunately, me and my husband had no choice but had to terminate her with immediate effect due to her sexual misconduct. We're in an awkward situation here as we found out she had been bringing male strangers home without our knowledge in these 3 months. Besides, we were so shocked to found some innerwears and apparels under her bed which are belongs to us.  I was so disappointed!

Now, I am so overloaded with my houseworks and I just have no time to visit your blog at this moment. I hope you're still with me and will give me some time to catch up with all of you and get back to normal.

Until next time, take care and happy stitching!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Easter Finished by Minet and Mylene

On March 19, I was so happy to see this in my inbox. Minet sent me a photo of her "Happy Easter"!

She stitched it on a lilac checked fabric from Jobelan. Isn't beautiful?

She had changed some colors and left out the carrots and flowers because the fabric she had chosen has much color of it's own.

I had another wonderful finished by Mylene!

She finished it as a gorgeous flatfold. I absolutely love it! It is so beautifully stitched and I love the blue ribbon on the side.

Thank you Minet and Mylene. For these beautiful photos!

Thanks for visiting and as always thank you for your comment. Have a great week and happy stitching. :) 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy Easter ~ Free Chart

I've created this free new chart just for you.

Happy Easter.

You can enlarge and copy this chart by clicking on the picture.
This is a copyrighted chart. In other words, do not republish my chart on another web page, blog or elsewhere; even for free. Instead, you may give others the URL for this page so that they may come to this site for themselves. I appreciate that very much.

I hope you will enjoy it. You can stitch it with any color you like. If you've done the finished, please feel free to email me a photo of your finished @ so I can see it and would like to show it here on my blog. Or you can drop me a line to tell me about your blog address and I will visit your blog to view your finished.

Thanks for visiting and as always thank you for your comment. Have a great week and happy stitching. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Autumn Wishes Finished

With lots of houseworks and jobs last weeks, I don't even have the time to blog reading and my stitching has slowed right down but I got my new design done!

Autumn Wishes

I stitch whenever I have little spare time even though in a short amount of time. I had a lot of fun designing this one and it's fun to stitch too!

I received a Christmas parcel from Tatyana in January. Although it was a belated Christmas gifts but I was so thrilled to receive them. The items which she sent are really very beautiful and I like them very much. I would like to thank Tatyana for the gorgeous Star Ornament which is beautifully stitched by her, the finished is very nice and beautiful, Tatyana. I will treasure it!

And also thank you for the beautiful Christmas card with heartwarming notes, a very cute mini scissor with gorgeous scissor's fob, a very christmassy fabric, lovely flower bookmark cross stitch kit, useful eyelets and a Handmade Christmas Special Magazine with tons of awesome crafting ideas.

On December 2011, I sent a registered parcel with tracking number to my secret pen pal "Lizzy". The tracking shows "still in shipment" and it's been over a month. I had also checked on her blog but no news from her about the parcel; So I believe that she didn't get it. After two months, I received a returned parcel with the reason for unclaimed.

This is the unclaimed parcel which I sent to Lizzy. Wondering why she did not receive it. I registered the parcel under the name of "Lizzy" with correct address. I think the unclaimed reason is I did not register the parcel under her real name.

Many blogging friends and friends around me have asked if I will sell my cross stitch patterns. In fact, I do hope that I can have more time to get my charts ready and complete my selling blog. After 16 years of working in advertising and graphic design industry, I was so tired with my jobs since a year ago and I wanted to be a cross stitch designer. I have now completed part of my cross stitch designs into chart forms and I will announce my selling blog/website sooner or later.

Thanks for visiting and as always thank you for your comments. Have a great week and happy stitching. :)