Monday, December 27, 2010

Threads & Beads for New Project

Another parcel received from Thistle Needleworks this morning, that I ordered from them via email. Can you believe it? Their service is excellent, good communication and handling goods. The best thing is they carry incredible range of designer threads. As you might guess, I did order threads from them, as well as beads.

Here you go....beautiful Blue Arctic Rays & White Wisper that made in Italy laying above Mill Hill Petite and Glass Beads! You must be wondering why I have been buying quite a number of Mill Hill beads lately. Meanwhile, I would keep this as my little secret until another 2 types of Kreinik Metalic Treads reached me.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

French Cross Stitch Books

I received two French cross stitch books that I've bought online last 2 weeks, Esprit d'Atelier & Exercice de Style. The books are simply amazing, it would takes me ages to decide which design to be stitched first.

Some of the pictures of the books' content that I able to get from seller's website.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Dog Lessons for People

Yes, I did start this pattern before finishing the Blue Birds. This is a very nice pattern that you would not stop after started stitching. It took me a week to finish this. I would send this for framing early next week.

Design: Dog Lessons for People by Lizzie Kate #143
Fabric: 32ct Linen - Permin Natural Light
Thread: DMC

Just thought I would like to share with you all some of my finishes with framing that I brought back couple a weeks ago.

Spring Row by Bent Creek #BC1082

Love Sampler by Lizzie Kate #102

I will show you all more in my next post, as I have yet to unwrap the rest. See ya.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blue Birds

Just a quick post to share with you all on my progress on this blue birds pattern. Yay! The blue birds are back with a nest, and a tree will be there soon. Although I'm longing to start other patterns, but I would like to complete this first, as I don't want to keep another UFO.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


As promised, I'm now sharing my latest finishes with you all.

I love the little white bird that stitched on top of the flowers. Isn't it adorable?

Design: Valentine Medley by Heart in Hand Needleart
Fabric: 32ct Linen - Zweigart Platinum
Thread: DMC

This is the second season row that I've stitched after Winter Row. I have kept Summer Row & Autumn Row in my stash.

Design: Spring Row by Bent Creek
Fabric: 28ct Linen - Sapphire
Thread: DMC

This pattern comes with 3 amazing charms that you would definitely love those.

Design: Love Sampler by Lizzie Kate
Fabric: 28ct Linen - Natural
Thread: DMC

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Big Brown Box Finally Arrived!

Yes, another order has arrived this morning again. This big brown box really makes my day. Here I would like to share what's in it.

The combination of one yard of 32ct Belfast White Linen, 3 fat quarter of 32ct Linen-Amber, Lambswool & Natural Light. All these linens have been pre-planned for various of patterns from my stash.

The Mill Hill glass beads & Kreinik Balger #8 are for a secrete project, which I will reveal after getting all the required accessories for it. I love John James Petites very much, not to mention their Premier series, with gold plated. I get both #26 & #28 each.

Of course, a couple of patterns are included in this order too. Bookshelf by Little House Needlework and Dog Lessons for People by Lizzie Kate.

I have finished few projects recently, will post my finishes very soon, hopefully by tomorrow morning. Happy stitching.......

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quick Update

This is just a quick update to let you know my progress on WIPs.

1. Moms Loves You © Rub-A-Dub-Dub by Leisure Arts

This design is for my son's room. To be frank, I'm a bit lazy to finish the wordings and backstitches, as there are so many new projects are waiting for me.

2. Welcome Blue Birds; The Cross Stitcher August 2002

Arghhhh....What's a sad news! The blue birds suddenly changed to brown. It's due to a serious computer problem(it's what I can relate to that), the charts have a discrepancy in thread legend in that it shows wrong DMC colors used in each motif.'s my mistake too, I should have double checked the original design before I start stitching.

Happy Halloween to all!

Friday, October 29, 2010


It's amazingly fast! I received my orders today, which I ordered online a week ago.

They are Rose Quaker Sampler by Stickideen von der Wiehenburg and buttons by Just Another Button. The buttons are actually for Valentine Medley by Heart in Hand Neddleart, which I had finished stitching long time ago. I will post the completed projects with the buttons very soon.

It is my first time to purchase design by Wiehenburg. The pattern is endorsed with green stamping and gold signature. It feels so personal to me.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm back!

Can't imagine it's been two years plus since my last post. A lot of things happened between this two years, I got married, delivered a baby boy, moved to a new house...etc, of course I did stitch on few projects too.

I finished the Lover Pillow last two years, but only completed it last week :) It didn't end up as pillow as it called. I planned to replace french knots with black glass beads initially, but it failed to match the entire design. So continue stitching french knots.

I just managed to complete a design during my pregnancy last year. I sent this design to frame up couple of weeks ago, plan to place this at my study corner.

Design: Salon de lecture by Anne Sohier-Fournel
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Linen - White
Thread: DMC
I would like to show you few other designs that framed at the same framing shop of my friend.