13 January 2008

This and That

I've been tagged by Debi for this meme which I'm supposed to link to five of my previously written posts and have them relate to these five things: Family, Friend, Yourself, Your Love and Anything You Like. Since this blog is all about cross stitch, the chosen posts will definitely be cross stitch related. So here goes...

Family: This post is dedicated to my mum whom I love with all my heart. And the only post I could find that's related to my family. Thus the reason why I chose this post. (I really should stitch something for my dad and my brother too.)

Friend: Made this for my bestest (there really should be such a word in the dictionary) friend in the world, Adeline. She has helped me through a lot of tough spots and rough situations. I'm truly blessed to have her in my life.

Yourself: Now this is a tricky one. I guess I'll pick my last post for everything stitched in it is purely for my own pleasure. So yeah, no further explanations necessary.

Your Love: This is another hard one. The reason I chose this post is the picture at the very end. We got back together the day after my birthday in December last year. Gotta tell you, no one was more surprised than I that we did. Things are still complicated, we're still apart but both willing to give long distance relationship another try. It's hard but then again, when is life (especially when it's something that you want badly enough to put all your effort in to) ever easy?

Anything You Like: I really had trouble making up my mind about this one. In the end I settled for this post. Reason? Sun, sea, sand, beach, vacation, rest and relax. That says it all in the picture. Now who in his right mind wouldn't like that?

Hmm... guess now it's my turn to tag someone. Have never done this before. I'll send it to Chiloe, Juls, Kathy, Beatrice and Jaimie, the first five people who commented on my last post. Thank you all for your kind comments. Of course, it's up to you to decide if you'd like to answer this. And to anyone who reads this and would like to join in the fun, you're definitely welcome to.

On to other things, I need all your help in identifying this project here:
It's a UFO sitting for the longest time way back in my wardrobe that I pulled out the other day. It's one of my first cross stitch that I started along with A Gift of Friendship. The chart is a nameless one that I bought years ago from a LNS and I've been asked a few times for its name. I'd really appreciate it if someone could tell me who the designer is and the name of the design. Can you believe that for such a huge piece, there are only 16 colours? 16 colours for such a life-like picture. Amazing isn't it? I still love it but frankly, I have no idea if I should continue stitching on it for it's stitched on 10 count (yes, you read correctly 10 count) aida with six strands of floss. It's huge so if I continue on, it's gonna cost me a lot of floss. Also, now that I've stitched on evenweave and linen, I really hated the texture of aida, especially in such a big count but that's not all. As it's my first cross stitch, the back is a mess with tons of knots all over the place. Added to that, the crosses are not facing the same way. So there you have it, as much as I love it, stitching on it is not a pleasure for me anymore. See my dilemma? Sigh! Any suggestions on what I should do with it? Thanx in advance.

Anyway, that's all for now. I'll post again shortly with some updates on what I've been up to. I could've posted them right now but I just want to stitch on it a little more so I can have that little much more to show. In the meantime, take care, everyone.


debijeanm said...

Thank you for participating in this meme. I went back and read all the posts and enjoyed learning about you. Here are a couple of connections that I enjoyed. I, too, am a huge fan of Margaret Sherry although her charts are not easy to find where I live (hooray for the internet!) And if it helps, my son and his wife maintained a long-distance relationship from 1999 until they married in 2005. The met in California USA, then he moved to NYC where she joined him a few months later, then she moved to Japan and they maintained the relationship between Japan and California for almost five years. I'm not saying it was easy, but they did it.

I love reading your blog. Thanks again for doing this meme which sent me back through some that I hadn't read yet.

Jaimie said...

I have never been tagged before. I will think about my answers and post them in a couple of days. Your UFO project is very pretty and I look forward to seeing your progress!

Marita said...

I've loved getting to know you a bit through the Meme posts.

Your cross stitch work is lovely.

That design is lovely but the 10 count Aida - wow! I can see why you wouldn't want to finish it.

My hubby and I had a long distance relationship for 6 years before we got married. It is hard but strengthened our love for each other through it all. We also broke up for a while as the distance was getting to much for us but after a year realised that we were just meant to be a couple.

tkdchick said...

It takes a true artist to creat a beautiful, life like design with just 10 colours