29 November 2010

Stitching Again

Slowly but surely, I'm stitching again! I recently went through some of my oldest WiP and came up with this:
Granted, this is technically not a WiP since it's released separately and I've finished four parts so far but it's been a three year span since I started this series. Hence I decided to pick it up again.
Design: Iced Tea
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: Zweigart's Vintage Country Mocha (Marbled) 32 count Belfast linen
Fibers: Crescent Colours Belle Soie
Five down. One more to go. Hopefully I'll be able to finish the last one before the year is out.
All but one of my giveaway scissors fob have arrived at their destinations. (What's going on with Canadian Post? Sigh!) Among those that are now residing with their new owners are the three surprise fobs so now I can finally show you what I made.
Princess Ivy for Hazel
Liberty's Dream for Deborah
Scarlet Jinx for Carin
I've been trying my hand at new things recently. Beading, as you know, being one of them. I bought my first tatting shuttle along with some thread couple of weekends ago. I managed to get the basics down... Double stitch, Picot and Close Ring. Still trying to figure out the rest. Will see how that goes. If not, hopefully Faizon, our Malaysian Needles & Crafts group tatting guru and Zarina, will be able to shed some light this coming Saturday during our December Stitching Bee.
On top of that, I went on an all out splurge this past Saturday and bought a sewing machine. My birthday is coming up and this is the present I gave myself – among other things :P.
It’s a Bernina E82e, exactly like the one shown except that it’s silver instead of purple. I was told that’s because it’s imported from Europe (hence the E). It only differs from the one available in USA in appearance (and voltage, I think). Since I prefer silver over purple, I’m happy with that.
I’m not a novice to using a sewing machine. After all, I’ve been taking part time tailoring lessons for quite a while now but this is the first time I have an electronic sewing machine with all these fun features to play with.
I look forward to exploring different finishing techniques and perhaps venture into patchwork/quilting and maybe even bag making. It’s a whole new world of possibilities that has just been opened to me!
Thanx for stopping by. Happy Stitching!
P.S. To Karen who asked about my scissors, they’re Gingher’s silver Lion’s Tail Embroidery Scissors. I wish I own a Dovo though. They’re so pretty but too expensive for me.


Anonymous said...

om gosh i love the Ice Tea! lol. Congrats on getting a sewing machine. I really look forward to seeing your Quilting projects!!

KarenV said...

Love your fobs, they're very pretty! Nice stitching finish too!

Hazel said...

Lovely wip. I love my fob. Thanks again. xx

Azie NZ said...

i love all the above ! yr LHN Iced Tea, yr beaded scissor FOB and yr new toy - Bernina E82e, it's a great buy !

Carol said...

Oooh--that sewing machine looks amazing, Veronica! I have an ancient 35 year old machine that is very, very basic... Have fun with it!

Iced Tea looks lovely--beautiful colors!

I am loving my fob--thank you so, so much :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

The floss colours on your new WIP are just lovely!

Oooh look at all those fobs! So pretty!

Carin said...

Your Iced tea looks beautiful !!! And the other scissorfobs looks great too !

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish and on the new sewing machine!

Virpi said...

Your stitching looks great and fobs are awsome as always.

Sally said...

Lovely WIP and your fobs are so pretty!