Monday, July 28, 2008

My first Floss Tag & an Award

Melanie received my first floss tag. If you recall dear readers, some months back, she was the lady that generously parted with The Teacher a Butternut Road chart. So as a thank you gesture (albeit late) I stitched her this:

Design: Mausimom (freebie)
Fabric: 25ct Floba
Thread: DMC Variations 4130

Lillie so kindly gave me the Kreativ Blogger Award. My thanks.

I really don't see how I deserve this though. I've never been a creative sort and most of what I have done were inspired (read copied) from blogs such as yours, dear readers. I declare I am a follower. Oh ... maybe some improvisations here and there but I doubt that would constitute creativity of the noblest kind :p

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sampler Gameboard & a Floss Tag

SGB for Mid July.
My second attempt on a floss tag. The first one has been sent down under and I don't think she's received it yet. However this is my first attempt at fixing the eyelet myself. Fascinating! All thanks to the wonderful tutorial by Staci .

Designer: Windy Willows (not available online anymore)
Fabric: Light Blue 32ct Belfast Linen
Threads: DMC

Monday, July 21, 2008

How Does You Garden Grow - Parts 5,6, 7 & 8

Okay, I'm up to date now minus the beads of course :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

NNC Lottery Offering

It's not till 15/9 but I figured I better get it finished :) It's a pinkeep 4" x 4", with a pocket at the back.

Designer: Windy Willows (freebie - not available anymore)
Fabric: Light Blue 32ct Belfast
Threads: DMC

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quartet Exchange

Margaret W, June, Lillie and I entered into a needlewomen's agreement ;) in March this year. I dubbed it the Quartet Exchange since there's the 4 of us ... such linguistic creativity :p Without a doubt I am certain dear friends, you know first hand how 'busy' we stitchers can be :p Hence the exchange had a time frame of 1 year!

I therefore completed the exchange in a leisurely and constant manner. And towards the end found myself eager to finish them to be sent for my friends' enjoyment :)

Warning picture heavy :) So first up is June.

Design: Moonlight Serenade (freebie)
Designer: Papillon Creations
Fabric: Lt. Blue 32ct Belfast
Threads: DMC Variations & DMC Gold

For Margaret W.

Design: My Pink House
Designer: Blackbird Designs (With Needle and Thread book)
Fabric: Vintage Cream 32ct Belfast
Threads: Carries Creations & DMC Variegated

For Lillie.

Design: Selected motifs
Designer: Brenda Keyes (Traditional Samplers book)
Fabric: Cream 32ct Belfast
Threads: DMC

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bluebird's Message framed

I did the lacing on this piece myself. It was a challenge though. I think I better try gluing for the next piece instead :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Little gift for Mary

I bought some fabric from Mary Kathryn's webshop a couple of months back and one of the packages got lost. Mary so kindly offered to replace the order. I don't know how many INS owners would go that extra mile but Mary sure did. And as a thank you gesture I stitched Time for Tea with Max and finished it into a small draw string bag. She says she likes it as she's collecting all things tea! :)

Time for Tea with Max (freebie)
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Angel Blush
Threads: Victorian Motto (Nancy) - Plum

Sunday, July 06, 2008

WIP updates

Completed Band 5 & 6 (out of 14 and Band 7 is huge :p) of Hester's Needle's The Sara Hathorne Sampler.

I'm picking up The Drawn Thread's Sampler Gameboard again. I'm going with some mini goals of 2 squares every two weeks. This is at Mid-June.

This is Early-July. Am adding a little bit of the borders as I go along.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Some WIPs & Gifts

The Token

Sara Hathorne

Small Birthday Gift for June

Small Birthday Gift for Janet

A gift for Jess
Design from Novalee02 (freebie)
Stitched on Antique White 32ct Belfast Linen with Anchor 47

A small stitchery piece. Intend to finish it as a needlebook. A freebie from Cinderberry.