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