Thursday, January 05, 2006

Farewell 2005, Welcome 2006

Time flies...

2005 was a pretty busy year for me, thus I didn't really realize that time goes by so fast. We bade farewell to 2005 and welcoming 2006 *wink*

Stitching and sewing wise, I accomplished quite a lot things last year. I tried specialty stitches, Assisi, hardanger, chicken scratch and casalguidi for the first time. I stitched lots of pieces and made quite a number and variety of finishing touches e.g. bellpulls, bookmarks, ornaments, needlebooks, sweet bag, sachets and etc. And tried stitching on linens and evenweaves - I love it ! My stash collection has became bigger and bigger *LOL*

Other crafts - the revival of my cardmaking skill and learnt a lot of current styles of cardmaking and scrapbooking. My SIL taught me how to crochet ! But I'm quite clumsy with the needle & yarn, and yet to complete my first doily...hmmmm

Stitching wise, I'm looking forward to stitching more specialty stitches patterns. My focus pieces will be Elizabeth's Designs Welcome Stitching Club and cottage series. I've signed up for MYS Surprise Exchange 2006 (a whole-year exchange with 6 items to be stitched & sewn) which means I have to stitch an item bimonthly. I also plan to stitch patterns in my stash collection i.e. not to purchase more charts this year (I'm trying......hehehehe)

Sewing wise, Alya's quillow will be my focus piece. And would love to try paper-pieced quilting and other techniques of applique' quilting. I only tried fusible-web hand applique' technique so far which I think is the easiest one.

Other crafts - Well, I'm sure there will always be temptations for other crafts. We'll see...

Happy Stitching and Sewing ! Happy New Year!

* quillow ~ 2-in-1 quilt, it is a quilt sewn to be fold into an attached pouch and it will become a pillow. Suitable for travelling and sleepovers.


Isabelle said...

Happy New Year, Zalita! I love your Love Grows piece - beautiful!
I hope you and Alyah and your whole family are fine and happy! :)

Rozita said...

Z_ keep me posted on yr progress on that quillow. I have always wanted to make one..maybe you can be my teacher..

Would have love to join you in that ED cottage designs. What have you decided on? I know I am going to do the Climbing Rose for myself soon. Let's do that together.