Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Fabric Inspiration & Giveaway by Amy Brickman

It has been a while since I last pen anything here...I have been busy moving house....and still rearranging things in the house...what more with little storage area that I have...makes de-cluttering difficult.

Back to the business...I saw this post at Amy Brickman's blog...she's giving a giveaway - wonderful one....so head on there to get the details....Good luck to all

Thursday, November 10, 2005

RAOK for a friend

The front of the needlebook A sampler motive

The back of the needlebook A - is for Aida

The inside of the needlebook

I had this done up pretty slowly although it was a small piece as I was putting the designs that I had excerpt from the Sajou's alphabets and some sampler motives that I took from magazine. And I have just the right band to do this and also the felt that goes pretty well with the whole piece. It's not troublesome to finish it....and anyone can quickly put this together.

I hope my recipient likes it as she said she does not have any needlebook....so I though I do up one for her......and that you can use it everytime you stitch and the small size of it makes it easy to carry around even in your handbag....:)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Pirates! ahoyyyyyy!

Found this on Christine Doyle's Coffee Cup Thoughts

You're Captain Jack Sparrow: smart, savvy, a demon with the eyeliner and the best damn pirate we've ever seen. And only a litte crazy. Savvy?

Which POTC character are you?

this quiz was made by alanna

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Autum Mailart - by Mailart Friends by Thread & Needle

Hey! Autumn is over??? Nope don't think so. As I have just received my Autumn Mailart. :)Capturing the colours of autumn in the form of needlework is just awesome, isn't it....and also since Malaysia do not have autumn season...making this much more special.....hehehehe

Okay...here it is...sent by Harsha Farina from Singapore to my mother-in-law's address.... (since I was a little afraid that this item may get lost in the mail) Let me gues...I think this is by BC.......Thank you for the sweet mailart Harsha and she has kindly make a card with scrapbooking material to make the card stiffer....you can see at the back the orangy card.......off they join my other mailarts in the basket.....:)

The front....

The back....

A clearer view of the mailart....

Monday, September 26, 2005

I've been sorted to --------- Hufflepuff

Saw the quiz taken by Nicki and trace the roots to Zohrah's blog. And here is my hat.
What?!?! They call me a wimp? Read what they say about Hufflepuffs....

i'm in hufflepuff!

be sorted @ nimbo.net

Congratulations on making Hufflepuff!

You're one hard-working, loyal, compassionate little thing, aren't you?! Well, there are some good things, and some bad things about that. Bad things first, so after you're let down and crying your eyes out, plunging into a state of depression, I can cheer you up with the better facts. Bad thing, your house has a horrible rep for being a bunch of wimps. Sorry. Good thing, it's not quite true. You're tough! It's hard to be loyal! And remember, Hufflepuff is you! Don't be ashamed of yourself.

Hufflepuffs to Remember

Cedric Diggory

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Quaker Quarterly Exchange 7 (QQX7) - Theme: Beach and Sea

This is the front view This is the back view

This is my 6th participation (as I missed the premiere exchange themed: Valentines) in this exchange and the theme is beach and sea. We have agreed on sand colour and anything of blue and green to depicts the sea.

I have decided to make a pincushion for this round and put some embellishment for the finishing. This is what it looks like after is has been completed and mailed to my dear partner Becky de Vries-Wong (I am sorry if I get the spelling wrong). It is a tufted square pincushion on 36ct unevenweave linen and floss that I dyed my own.

I think I should put this picture too....should give the credit to my models for modelling with the quaker pincushion ........he he he

This is my #3 daughter and #2 son admiring mummy's work....LOL!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Stitches of Yesteryears

Last month I went back to my parent's place for a visit...and I remembered the tablecloth that I did with my mom. Those years i.e. 25 years back, what we have is what we called now the Red Charts - where design are sold using red background and black symbols printed. And this one is one of those charts that we purchased. This is for my mom's dining table for 8 seating. Since it's a little too long for me to take snaps, I have folded it into 2 and took only half of it. Worked on I think on 10ct (maybe...can't be sure) Aida (expensive at that time but the cheapest now made from Taiwan I think....those days we know nothing of Zweigart).....so here it is..... 6 full strands of a mixture between Anchor, DMC and Cosmo threads (back then, we know no rule about separating those strands first and join them back before stitching...heheheheheheh)

Here is the closeup of one of the basket

Drawn Thread - Partita

I have completed the front piece quite a while ago and had abandoned it for quite sometime. I think I should pick this up again and complete it. Am having second thoughts either to finish it as per in the booklet or to do up as something else. Do you have any ideas to throw to me? One thought is to make it at a box topper. But then again, I might change my mind......

Here is the overall with the picture from the booklet at the back as comparison....