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Monday, February 22, 2010

Her Flower Garden SAL

This six blocks SAL from “A Box of Chocolate” began in December 15/2009, but I just discovered it this month. So far, three blocks are out. They are Rose for December, Orchid for January and Lavender for February. I stitched all three blocks individually, and made them into ornaments.
My friend suggested I make a story book for little children, and I think it’s a very good idea, but I don’t’ have any grandchildren yet. I’ll wait for the next three blocks and stitch them all at the same time.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Rubby Glass

This lovely design is from the Kooler Design studio.

I finished this beautiful project in Jan, 2002.

I love this project and it’s one of my favourites.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Peace be in this house

Designed by William Morris. I borrowed William Morris’s needle book from the library. When I started this project, I planned it as a gift for my sister. However, the framed piece was a little big to send by overseas parcel, so instead, I’ve kept it hung in my bedroom since I stitched it in 2001.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Collections 3

I stitched a basketful of small things, with different groups of colours, using variegated DMC floss. I picked small motifs from free patterns. I made some pincushions, ornaments, a scissors fob and a pinkeep.

Purple Collection, 2010

Blue Collection, 2008

Red Collection, 2008

Black & White Collection, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Collections 2

More collections of Peacock pincushions, Bookmarks and Key chains.

Peacock collection, 2007

Bookmarks or Scissors fob, 2007
Designs are from web freebies

Key chains, 2007 and 2009
Designs are from web freebie.

My Collections 1

I stitched lots of small patterns in the past couple of years. Most of them are from web freebies here and there.I enjoy stitching small patterns to make pincushions, fobs, biscornus, key chains, etc. Lots of these have already been given away.

Biscornu Collection, 2007

Cats Pincushion, 2007

Designs are from web freebie

Scissors Fob, 2008

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Three Kits from England

Westminster Abbey

In 2000, I went to Europe (England, France and Russia) with a few church members and I bought three small kits from England. It was my first trip to England, and I gave these to my sister who lived in England, at the time.

Tower Bridge

Saint Pauls Cathedral

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Willowware Classic

About 10 years ago, I saw this project done by someone else, posted on the Internet. I really wanted to do this one, too, so I asked this lady if she could sell me the pattern, which was a kit. Instead, she just mailed it to me with no charge. I stitched it immediately and had it framed. I love it a lot. Since then, I stitched a few more Blue & White theme patterns. Somehow, I lost connection with the lady who passed on this lovely pattern. Special thanks to her.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

9th Wreath...

Designs are from here. There are 12 Primitive Ornament patterns, but I stitched only 8 of them on white colour fabric and dyed them with onion skins. I made these as pincushions and then made another wreath. This one is going to be for my brother’s family for next Christmas.

8th Wreath....

This design, Christmas Eve (?), I stitched as Black and White and made it into a wreath. What I planned was a nice black & white theme, but it wasn’t easy to arrange these two colours, so I added some extras, such as the red bird and red poinsettia, etc., and it turned out a little better.