Friday, September 22, 2017

Jerry Roupe....Dance

I have not been blogging for years, however it does not stop me from being a prolific stitcher :)

I am working on Jerry Roupe's design, that designed in 1950's or 1960's. Know more about Jerry Roupe here.

北欧の妖精トムテ by Jerry Roupe
Jerry Roupe has been recognized in 1960's due to her popular design Tomteparaden. I will keep this as my future project.

Popular Design Piece by Jerry Roupe -  Tomteparaden

For now, I am stitching Dance. As you may noticed, 2 of the Santa are "naked" :P They should be in DMC 3985. It is one of the new color floss of DMC, it is unfortunate that this color floss is not available in Malaysia yet. I am ordering online from an online stitch shop from Singapore, Cross Stitch Joy. Hope able to receive it ASAP :)

Fabric: 32ct Belfast White Linen

Thread: DMC


Friday, March 21, 2014

Completed Season Row

I have been busy stitching on Summer Row after Crystal Christmas, in order to complete the entire season row collection by Bent Creek.

Design: Summer Row by Bent Creek #BC1084
Fabric: 28ct Sapphire Linen
Thread: DMC
My most favourite part in this design - the little red crab!



And now I have the all four in special wooden box frame!

Spring Row

Autumn Row

Winter Row

Crystal Christmas.....Completed!

After about two and half years of stitching, I finally finished Crystal Christmas in late January. It is considered as one of my "huge" project like Eastern Treasures.

And now, I would like to present you the completed Crystal Christmas.......without the designated Mill Hill Crystal Treasure, but replaced with Swarovski crystal star pendant :)

Design: Crystal Christmas © Mirabilia
Fabric: 32ct Belfast White Linen

Thread: DMC, Kreinik Metalic, Raiwbow Gallery
Bead: Mill HIll

How could you resist the gorgeous snow angle who is holding with 3 draped bead roping on hands? Let alone the chorus of fa-la-la-la-la's making your heart burst out.



The Mill Hill gold petite glass beads really made the dress stand out well.



To be frank, I feel so relieved after finishing this piece of work. I am still considering if I should start the Angel Proclamation, which has been claimed as companion to Crystal Christmas. I bought this design years back and yet it is still sitting quietly in my stash.










Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hillside Travelers Done!

Hillside Travelers has finally been done. It took me a lot more time than I have planned. I was hoping this could be done within 2 weeks, but in the end it took way longer than expected. It is my bad to abandon it in a box :(

Design: Hillside Travelers © LHN
Fabric: 32ct Permin Linen -  Amber

Thread: DMC



Now, I will have to concentrate on Crystal Christmas! Till then, enjoy stitching......

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Haul Part 1

I have been meaning to share this book haul for like a month ago, and here it is!

As many of you may know that I am truly, exceptionally, very much fond of French cross stitch designs. And I was so lucky to find these book in Japanese version, which relatively cheaper compare to the original French version.

(L) Ma Mercerie Au Point De Croix by Marie-Anne Rethoret-Melin
(R) Abecedaires Au Point De Croix by Veronique Enginger


I am first introduced to DMC Color Variations Floss by Marie-Anne with these fantastic designs.

Biscornu aux boutons

Le cahier de la couturiere

La couture

These petite decorative items designed by Veronique Enginger are good to be filled in every corner of the house.

Cubes illustres

Coeurs parfumes

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Crystal Christmas.....Is Back Finally

As what the title said, yes....Crystal Christmas is back after long MIA! 

A lot has happened over the last two and half years. I went back to corporate world after stop for almost three years, but quit after working only half year. Then run a child enrichment center, closed down after getting pregnant. My baby girl is getting 3 month old, feel like going back to corporate world again. LOL.....

I stitched quite a bit during my second trimester. I seriously thought that I could finish this piece before the baby born. Oh well.....Just too uneasy. Especially with a 4 year old cheeky boy around. Nevertheless, there is a progress I would like to present to you.

 More hard works to be done on this part, as there is a missing angel on the left :)
Part I

I have issue to look for the Star charm to be stitched on top of the X'mas tree. Apparently, this charm has stop from producing. Oh well....I have to look for its repl
Part II

Look at the two dancing angels. They are just too adorable!
Dancing Angels

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Crystal Christmas....Not Much...

Progress so far....

There is another part being stitched, but I didn't unscroll the right part for photo shoot. Will reveal it in my next post.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Crystal Christmas

Some of you may have noticed that I have been collecting stash on different floss secretly. Here and here.Yes, those are for one of my favorite design, Crystal Christmas by Mirabilia. This chart has been with me since last 6 years, can you imagine that? :>

I faced some difficulties on stitching Arctic Ray floss, I still feel that the floss is too thick to stitch on 32ct fabric. Perhaps you would share your experience with me. I would like to complete it seriously, hopefully by Christmas this year. Will keep you updated!