26 February 2006


The wedding samplers are back from the framers and I'm back from the wedding. It was an elaborate event and I had a lot of fun. Go to my homepage to see some wedding pictures, including a picture of me presenting them with their gift. The couple couldn't believe I made it for them. I'm happy that they like it. It feels great when someone appreciates your gift.
It's been a while since I had anything framed and I've forgotten how big a difference frames can give to a project. Don't they look nice? Simon, the framer, certainly did a great job with them. If anyone's wondering where I had them framed, the shop name's Rainbow Glass Studio in Taman Tun. I'll be presenting Puvan and Dede with their gift sometime this week. Can't wait to see their reactions as well.

22 February 2006

Wedding Gift for Danny & Deborah

And here it is, the wedding sampler I said I was rushing for Danny and Deborah whose wedding is on Saturday. Once again, a freebie, this time from Australia's Better Homes and Gardens website. I changed the original border slightly because one, I didn't like it too much and second and more importantly, being in a hurry, I didn't have time to do the beading and the backstitches the original border required. At first, I was planning to decorate the heart with the red glass beads that Lene gave me but I think the simplicity of the gold threaded heart looks more elegant without the complication of beads so I left that out too. Somehow, this pattern which looks so much easier and simpler is harder to do as compare to Dede and Puvan's wedding sampler. Go figure!
Anyway, I took it for framing earlier, along with the other wedding sampler. Luckily, I'll be able to have it back by Friday so I can have enough time to wrap it up and present it to the couple on Saturday. I don't think it's my best piece so far because of the time limit but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Besides, it's the thought that counts...

15 February 2006

Wedding Gift for Dede & Puvan

This is what I've been working on for the past couple weeks or so - a wedding gift for my friend Dede who got married to Puvan last year. I know, it's a long overdue gift but the wedding was so unexpected that it completely caught me by surprise. What with Christmas and other stitching commitments already on my list, I didn't get around to this until recently. Now I need to get it framed up before presenting it to her. She knows that I'm making something for her but have no idea what it is. As this is the first time I'm giving a finish piece to someone other than my family members or my fiance, I'm pretty nervous about it. Really hope she will like it.
The pattern is a freebie I downloaded from the Internet. Can't remember which website it was from though. If I'm not mistaken, it's from a Russian website. At least, I'm guessing that it's Russian. I thought that it would be suitable as a wedding sampler after adding in the words. I must admit that I have my moments of apprehension since there are no backstitches in the entire pattern and I didn't know how clearly the picture would turn out. Luckily, my worries were for naught. It was a pretty fast stitch, considering and I truly enjoyed it. Will post another picture again once I get it back from the framers. Now I gotta get back to stitching another wedding sampler for a couple whose wedding is on the 25th of this month. Yikes!

10 February 2006

VSCE 2006

Look what I received for my Valentine Stitched Card Exchange (VCSE). A beautiful card from Lene in Sarawak. Thanx Lene! I love it. On top of that, she has also sent me some stitching goodies. As you can see in the picture, a lot of thought went into her gift. There's a mini tuck pillow that she has made, 2 packets of beads (one red and one white), 2 skeins of Six Strands Sweets, 3 types of different buttons and a cross stitch kit. I'm in heaven!

This exchange is organised by Nik from the Malaysian Stitchers
group and is my very first exchange. There are 13 of us altogether and each of us has been assigned a secret partner which we have to send a Valentine Stitched Card with the option of additional gifts in the colour of love. My secret partner is Niesa and since she has received the card I sent her, I can show it to you now.
I had a lot of fun with this exchange and hope to join many more in the near future.

08 February 2006

The Chart Title Quiz

I was browsing around reading fellow stitchers' blogs when I stumbled upon this quiz created by Anna. Basically, you have to answer all the questions given using names of cross stitch patterns. The only rule is that you should really like the design and not pick it just because it had a good title. It looked like a lot of fun so I decided to give it a try and here are the results.
*Warning: Don't try this if you do not want to add to your wish list!*
Are you male or female?
Lady in Red (Valerie Pfeiffer)
Describe yourself.
The Romantic Stitcher (Passione Ricamo)
How do some people feel about you?
Always Friends (Tatty Teddy)
How do you feel about yourself?
Ice 'n' Easy (Lilliput Lane)
Describe your love interest.
The Perfect Man (Sue Hillis)
Where would you rather be?
To the Beach We Go (All Our Yesterdays)
Describe what you want to be.
Purr-fick (Margaret Sherry)
Describe how you live.
Love, Peace and Harmony (Maria van Scharrenburg)
Describe how you love.
Always and Forever (Forever Friends Bear)
Share a few words of wisdom.
Laughter is the Best Medicine (Newton's Law)