Friday, May 18, 2007

The'show-off' must go on...(part 2)

MYS Quaker Pinkeep Exchange - I received a lovely Quaker Pinkeep from Margaret!

She stitched a pattern from Ackworth Quaker book. How lovely! Stitched on lugana using muted colour Dip&Twist floss and it gives a vintage look.

On the back, she stitched another pattern from the same book and personalized it with out initials , M and Z. I really like it! This exchange was really exciting coz I got learn to stitch & sew a stitching accessory that I never try before.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The'show-off' must go on...(part 1)

4th May was the dateline for MYS Quaker Pinkeep Exchange.

I had never stitch & sew a pinkeep before, and this is the very first pinkeep I ever made. The pattern from The Workbasket (strawberry quaker), stitched on 28ct jobelan using Dip&Twist overdyed.

I love the colour of the overdyed floss (bright pink) , it had made me thinking of strawberries and finally made up mind to stitch the strawberry quaker pattern. Though I must admit that after finished stitching, I found that it looks more like beetroots. I think it is b'coz of floss colour.

I put rickrack around the pinkeep and strawberry print cotton at the back.

And, this is another Quaker pattern I stitched in April. It's designed by Barb Adams & Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs. Stitched on 32ct linen using the same overdyed colour that I used for Quaker Pinkeep that I made for the Exchange. I took this pattern from Just Cross Stitch magazine (Ornaments issue) and will be finished into a Strawberry (shaped) Pinkeep.

I'm back....!

I feel much better and got back to my stitchings today. Thank you for the well wishes. I just need to see the doctor again tomorrow.

Well, lots of thing to blog & stitch and the 'show-off' must go on....

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Thank you for your concern

For those who emailed or left comments on my blog asking me about my health condition, thank you very much. I hope that you had a nice time on Mother's Day on Sunday.

Thing didn't get better for me. I had developed an ear infection due to bad flu. The pain peaked on Sunday, I didn't really enjoy the Mother's Day celebration except for nice lunch treat and some magazines & gifties from my hubby who was just coming back from down under.

The pain subsided yesterday, but I was still uncomfortable b'coz the feeling of fullness and temporary hearing loss in left ear.

Acute otitis media - middle ear infection that produces fluid, pus and inflammation with the middle ear and usually associated with a buildup of fluid in the space behind the ear drum. In my case, due to mucusal nasal congestion or sinus infection during a bad flu. The pain is severe but not worrying, however it could cost you more than ear pain if not treated earlier.

Today, I feel slightly better, no more feeling of fullness and temporary hearing loss in the ear though I could still feel the pain.

I miss my stitchings! I haven't pick a needle since last week. Well, for now I just need get some rest after quite tiring days last week - caring of Hanie who caught a fever and coughing a lot and myself caught the bad flu. The medicines causes drowsiness too!

Thank you again for your concern.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Not feeling very well

I actually have things to update as well as photos to upload but I'm not feeling very well since Monday. I caught a flu ... sneezing, stuffy nose , coughing and strep throat make me dizzy.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving some comments.

Hoping that I will feel better tomorrow coz I need to mail out some envelopes and to stitch and to blog and to stitch ;)

Friday, May 04, 2007

Neighbourhood RR - round 2

Here is my stitching on Margaret's Round Robin piece. The pattern is actually a combo of 3 Little House Needleworks (LHN) patterns, mostly from LHN's 'City Stitcher, Country Stitcher'. I did some colour changes.

I personalised the piece with a letter box (my name is 'written' on it),

I also added a garden bench and a swing,

Do you notice the lamps? If you were happened to be a LHN fan, I'm very sure that you will know which chart I 'snagged' them from.