Friday, March 23, 2007

Needlecrafter RR 2007 - WIP (ii)

Another progress picture of my stitching for Needlecrafter RR 2007 (1st round). You can see now the shading on the pots.

Another Mail Art in progress

Take a peek ! I'm working on another mail art to be sent out by end of this month.

Hint: traditional motif

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Stitching Bloggers' Questions

Do you use your needle, a seam ripper, or something else when you have
to frog stitches? Why do you use the method that you do?

I usually use a needle to frog stitches coz it rips the stitches a lot easier than the seam ripper especially on smaller count fabrics. At times, the seam ripper does come handy though.

If you had $500 to spend on stitching-related items, what would you buy?

I would buy everything on my wish list - the charts & books, fabrics, complete set of the overdyed flosses, embellishments and etc. Or else I would've purchase the storage system for my flosses & fabrics, a magnifier lamp( I could stitch over one thread with ease) and a recliner for me to sit and stitch. However, If I had the money few days ago, I would tag along my hubby to Paris and spend the money on French needlecraft magazines, linens and French designers charts. DH will take care of the air ticket

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Take a peek !

I've just finished sewing a Mail Art on Sunday and couldn't wait to share a pic with you. Take a peek! Will post some more pics & detail after the MA is safely in the hand of the recipient.

I have another Mail Art WIP, better get back to my stitching

Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, March 12, 2007

LHC Anniversary

My first posting in this blog was 2 years ago, rambling about needlecraft. Back then I wasn't so sure of what to write. Simply wanted to share my passion for needlecraft with needlecraft enthusiasts around the world and as well as my family and friends.

I started blogging using other domains some time early 2005, and later found that Blogspot allows me to be creative. Though I'm not an IT expert, I like 'playing' with the codes and HTML lingo. During the 1st of blogging, I've done quite a lot of code changes to get more personalized blog appearance (at times, thought of moving to another domain... me fickle-minded hehehehe ). Slowly I stop playing with codes as I need more time stitching. Still, I enjoy blogging as well as blog hopping. There are lots of fun and interesting blogs that I frequently visit.

Needlecrafter Round Robin 2007 - WIP

Just to share a progress picture of my Needlecrafter Round Robin piece. 1st round mail-out will be at the end of this month. This is one of my current stitching obligations. I have to send out at least 3 items by end of this month...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Another enabling story

I was enabling my friend, Amy, with some quick to stitch patterns recently. And yesterday, we went out to a LNS in the city. She bought some flosses & stuff for her 1st project after several years of stitching hibernation. She used to stitch big projects - up to 30" X 30" stitched area. Due to her busy schedule, she couldn't afford to spend her spare time for stitching anymore. Somehow, since several months ago her busy life has changed to slower pace days. She frequently visiting me and seeing my WIPs , framed pieces on the wall and small finishes in the display cabinet has made her, itches for stitching again. This time, she said she wanted to stitch something small on the smaller count aida (years ago, she big projects stitched on 11ct & 9ct). She also bought a cross stitch magazine yesterday! The most exciting part - she has started a project not long after we were back from the LNS. Bravo, Amy!

Some time in January, My brother and his family came to our house. Guess what? I found my sis-in-law looked at the framed pieces on the wall without blinking her eyes. She was so excited to see to my needlecraft projects especially the cross stitch pieces. Actually, my sis-in-law is the one who initiated me to start cross stitching back in 2002 (towards the year end). Before that, I was more into patchwork quilting, smocking and free-style embroidery. I actively stitching since early 2004, on the contrary my sis-in-law had slowly losing interest in cross stitch and tossed away her stitching stuff in the closet. After the visit (to our place), she was inspired to stitch again and resumed working on her UFO - DMC Roses. And revisited a craft shop to stock on some flosses. Way to go, Umi !

Well, some of you might remember that my sister, Sabrina began stitching last year. I'm afraid that she wouldn't be able to start any cross stitch projects in near future as she is now in a different world - world of romance ...heads over heels I suppose hehehehe . I wish you love, I wish you happiness, my darling sis!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Neighbourhood RR - 1st round

I'm participating in Malaysian Stitchers Neighbourhood Round Robin 2007. It is a 6-person RR with 6 mail-out dates. The 1st mail-out was 28th February.

As for the 1st round - we were required to stitch our own piece of RR . I stitched
Beekeeper's Cottage designed by Elizabeth's Designs on 28ct linen. I omitted the trees, 2 bee skeps and bushes and added a signboard pattern.

2nd round - My RR is sent to Roz and I 've just received Margaret's RR.

This is going to be a whole year project. Each participant will get to see their own RR only after 31st December.