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 @

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) 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....