Friday, November 16, 2007

My Latest Achievement.......

Finally, this is the completed piece of Bouquet For Cheryl. I hope Barbara will drop by and read my entry....hhhhmmmm ......another 5 sparkling colors of CC thread is on the wayyyyy......yes....yes....yes....but it should reach me before 2nd Dec as I will be leaving to China for 3 months assignment this time (but if my boss kind enough to let me come back, otherwise, I have to wait for another 6 months.....ouuccchhhhh...)


Start on : 03/09/07 (based on the date of my first photo shoot)

Completed on : 16/11/07

Thread : Carrie Creation

Shade : Olde World Red

But I have to think whether to restitch the border or just leave it as it is without border. I had decided to frame this piece. At first I thought of sew it into a small pillow, but since the thread is not colorfast, it is quite difficult to maintain for washing or cleaning. The only option is sending it for dry cleaning I guess....

Now is the time to stitch some Xmas ornaments for my colleague and long distance friends....I hope I have enough time to stitch them. I have been wanting to stitch some pattern from Blue Ribbon Design which featured in 2006 JCS Xmas mag. Due to the time constraint, I had also plan some simple design using one color of thread.

I can't really take more time to write since there are lots of other things to be done. I will try to download more pictures from my travelling throughout China soon (the laptop has not been nice off late...sometime it's just gone all of a sudden.....)

H a p p y S t i t c h i n g !

Monday, November 5, 2007

November updates..

Yeahhh, i finally able to update my blog in China...I hope this will work well!
I was in Hangzhou just to kill time for the weekend.....I bump into a small stall at Wushan Market which sell exquisite Chinese embroidery. I was stuck there for hours admiring the work. I enjoy watching the lady stitching at the stall. I did asked where can I buy the silk threads she is using...she refused to tell me and keep saying it's very difficult to get them. I try to get her to sell some thread to me but still she declined...will keep on trying to search around...
I finally found a shop selling DMC thread which takes me an hour of bus ride (just in case I am desperate for stock!).
On my stitching front..not much progress since has been very busy working...I only need an hour of stitching to finish the "Bouquet for Cheryl" still I can't find time to complete them..
H a p p y S t i t c h i n g!!
Happy stitching!