Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Wedding Gift for Hardy & Zaza

A week before I gave birth to my baby Alya, managed to finish stitching a wedding gift for a friend of mine, Hardy. Sent the stitched piece to the framer and collected several days later.

Hardy & Zaza's
akad nikah was on 26th November 2005 and the reception is scheduled in Dec (in Johor Bharu). Their akad nikah was held earlier than the original plan/date as Hardy had to leave for Maastricht on 27th Nov and he wanted to bring Zaza along...for honeymoon of course. They are back in Kuala Lumpur (KL) now and will be leaving for Maastricht for a 'new beginning' in late Dec.

** Akad Nikah ~ verbal contract between the bride’s father and the groom and presided by a Kadhi (I snagged this terminology from Adam's blog)

The reason, I didn't upload the pic of framed/stitched piece on my blog earlier was b'coz it didn't reach the recipients yet until my hubby personally handed it over to Hardy when he was in KL on Monday.


I got this sampler pattern from BHG website (sorry I forgot the link). Stitched on 28ct Lugana (colour Colonial Blue) using Six Strands Sweet, Dip&Twist and DMC flosses. I hardly stitch on coloured fabrics except for some earth-coloured/pastel fabrics. And I really like how this 'stitching on blue fabby' turned out. I may stitch more on coloured fabrics next time *wink*

And I have to admit that I've been bitten by a 'heart/love patterns' bug these few months hehehe. I have 3 WIPs of the theme and signed up for 2 of next year's Valentine Exchanges. You will be seeing several more pics of the heart/love theme stitched pieces on my blog in the next few months *wink*

To Hardy & Zaza , wishing you all the best for your new beginning in Maastricht.

## Update : Click HERE to go the BHG link. Thanks to Lee for sharing the link :-)

16 comments:

- Azie - said...

Wow !!! It's really a nice one especially after U have framed it. M sure Hardy & Zaza like it so much..

Ulla said...

A nice way of doing a heart.I have seen on a french online shop hearts for different occasions to but this seems to be the best.Varigated thread or?
Congratulations.
Ulla in the north of Sweden

Isabelle said...

Wow Zalita, it is stunning! The framing is beautiful too - perfect for the design. What a beautiful wedding gift! You are so thoughtful.

Christine Doyle said...

How pretty! What a wonderful gift.

linda jamaen said...

Cantiknya...I am sure Hardy & Zaza loves it!

toughcookie said...

OMG... I can't believe we know the same people... I just got to know Zaza during the fasting month. She's so sweet. I'm sure she'd appreciate the gift. It's a lovely do from you.

Gina E. said...

I have the same question as Ulla - did you use variegated threads for this masterpiece? I have heaps of these threads, but never know quite what to do with them. I see examples everywhere, but when it comes to doing it myself, I chicken out if I don't have instructions - lol!

z_mnor said...

Azie@LT, Isabelle, Chritine & Linda Thank you. The framer's suggestion for double-mounted is worthwhile. I love they way it matches the stitched piece.

Ulla & Gina The pattern is actually calls for solid colour flosses, instead I used - 3 colours : purple-pink, shades of green and plain white. As for the purple-pink, I used Six Strands Sweet overdyed, shades of green - Dip&Twist overdyed and plain white - DMC.

TC What a small world hehehe. I don't have the chance to know Zaza better as we are living 'far far away' from you guys *LOL*. Anyway, from my readings (their blogs), I'm sure they are a perfect match. Psssst - I'm praying for another perfect match *wink*

Golf Addix said...

peerrrgghhh , bini wa nie. aku punya tak de ke ? anyway , kalau TC and AC tu menjadi , gambar apa agaknya bini tersayang wa ni nak buat utk depa ? any suggestions ? maybe twin tower pictures ke , or gambar their first date ...he he he

Lee said...

It looks terrific! I had noticed this before and bookmarked the site:

http://www.bhg.com.au/display.cfm?objectid=E9F1400B-4240-4B96-BD9B89C1D6B8A0D5&navid=A051D0EE-7710-4124-B241262E3DDA74D5

~Harsha~ said...

oh its gorgeous Cheez!!! and guess what? LOL.. This is one of my WIP too!!!

z_mnor said...

Darling@GA you punye tengah WIP, tunggu...! hehehe. Kalau TC & AC tu menjadi, Twin Towers pon OK gak tu kekekeh

Lee Thank you for visiting and the BHG link. I appreciate it, will add it to the posting later.

Harsha Thank you. It is such a lovely pattern, isn't it? Looking forward to see your stitched piece *wink*

Adam said...

That's a lovely present.

junesctung said...

How fortunate of Hardy and Zaza to have a friend like you. They'll definitely be pleased to no end receiving this from you.

toughcookie said...

hehe... twin tower ek... ok gak tu kan. hmmm...

Ulla said...

Happy New Year

Ulla in the snowy north of Sweden