Saturday, August 16, 2008

My world of RE & Xs...

Hi again....just got back these framed RE I took from the frame shop last weekend, thought of sharing them with all of you....just can't wait for Rozi to bring them back to Malaysia for our living room wall....

I have to admit now that I can't really get away with RE and had been addicted for more...I started this last weekend....very straight forward pattern and use lots of french knots....I am a bit bored with this one and this
may take longer to complete...

I have a few WIP in my stitching basket already right now, but still a bit greedier and make a big purchase for a kit last weekend....I have been admiring this beautiful framed rose petals completed by another stitchers at the frame shop for a couple of weeks already.

Then keep on holding my desire to buy the kit set before finally made up my mind to purchase the kit on my 4rd visit to the regular cross stitch shop. I am not sure whether I will be able to finish this before leaving China for good. I have been telling myself to complete by end of November so that it can be frame and send home (wish me lots of luck!!!).....had started on my 1st 4 rows of boxes on the fabric....I guess the only way to give myselft a motivation to keep on going is to update my progress here for everyone to see and also all of you can send me some good words of encouragement (ha....ha....that's friends are for anyway!!!!) in case I fall back. This will be my biggest cross stitch project since the day I found this hobby which is about 25 years ago (yeaahhh ....age is really catching up...hhhmmm.....

I have to put up with 65 different colors packed in a few bundles and 2 giant charts......

To all stitchers out there, if you are happen to be in Shanghai, I found this one building near the Yuyuan Garden (just a few steps away from the main entrance) which sells lots of stitching and knitting stuffs beside other crafts supplies like buttons, ribbons, needle etc. Most of the shops located at the 5th floor. Here are the photos of one of the shops which sell cross stitch kits for frame, pillow, bookmarks etc (I can't even move in this can go crazy looking at lots of different xs kits hanging around you!), there also some diffent sizes of flexible hoops, marking pencils, thead (local made not DMC/Anchor) and the list goes on and on....

I was so engrossed looking at the stuff around this shop until we missed our train at Shanghai South Railway station. Luckily, the staff at the train station was kind enough letting us to change our ticket to the next train and escorted us throughout the process. Bravo to CRH company who operate the train service in far my trips via CRH are very smooth and efficient........thanks to Mr Li for helping us, he was very cautious despite of not knowing a single of English word but managed to assist us beyond his duty and send us until the train door, waited for us to ensure that we get into the right train.
That's it for now.....hope you had enjoy reading my journal....
Don't forget to Stitch away your stress..........

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Hi again,

Just wanna update on the giveaway RE & CStitch kits. So far I have seen there are 3 persons registered for the lucky draw.
These are the participants :
1. Maklang - XStitch kit
2. Alinone - XStitch kit
3. Naiz - let me know which one you prefered
I also received a few note on how to participate. You can register by choosing which kits you prefered in my blog, I will moderate the comments and publish accordingly.
For those who had registered, in order to quality for the lucky draw, please remember to invite via your blog 3 of your stitching buddies to participate by registering for my MBGSB.
My other half is around right now and I have very limited time to update my blog. Nevertheless, I managed to continue with the stitching addiction while travelling to Xi'an to visit Terracota Warrior site recently. Hope to be able to write more soon.
Stitch your stress away....

Friday, August 1, 2008

Love is in the latest RE

Ni hao ...thanks for checking on me again....just wanna keep it short....this is my latest RE project. I called it love is in the air.....maybe I am still in my Bali mood.......also plus my other half is coming for a vist next week....

Started last weekend on July 27th

This one is on the 3rd day

On my 5th day

Finally, completed on Aug 01st ....last stitch before I step out of my apartment for work! LOL :))...will visit the craft shop for framing thing about doing RE compared to Cross stitch, we can do it fast..all my 3 projects I can finish less than 10 days. I just spend an average of 2 hours a day juggling between chatting with the kids & my other half...I need 3 minutes in average for the rose....

That's all for now....I need to continue my stitching for the xstitch card swap.....

Please do not forget to register for MBGSB. Who knows you are the lucky one!



Hi ...I thought of this good deed last night while reorganizing my stitching basket.

Since my birthday is another two and half month to go, I would like to open to my blog visitors to register for my birthday giveaway stitching basket (MBGSB). This is open to all stitchers and RE lover, no matter in which continent you are residing right now. I will conduct two separate draws (since RE is my current craze!!)

The registeration is open from now until 09th October 2008. I will make a draw on my birthday on Oct 10 2008.

The 6 simple rules :

1. You must be an active stitcher or RE Emroiderer

2. You must have your own blog showing your WIP stitching/RE project and your finish piece. I will come for a visit to check it out (good reason to start reading on other's crafting project!)

3. You must invite in your blog 3 persons from your stitching/RE buddies to register for MBGSB

4. You must register by leaving a note at a comment field by indicating which group you belong to

5. Only 1 name is allow to register for this MBGSB (so if you are into both like me, you have to choose which one you want to grab !!! :)
6. Your are to stitch your winning prize and display in your blog ....does not matter how long it will take to complete the project :)

What will you get in the giveaway baskets (either one of this) with 1 mystery gift in each basket:

For Crosstitcher

1. 1 set of this cross stitch kit come with 14ct white Aida fabric with stitch count 194 (W) x146 (H)

2. 1 pce of bookmark kit

3. 2 floss of 100% silk threads which I bought from Suzhou.

For Ribbon Embroiderer

1. 1 set of RE kit (for frame)

2. 2 rolls of 3 mtr satin ribbons (I will choose the colors & size later)

3. 1 small flexible hoop

I pick these from my stash so "is as" basis is appicable. But I rest assured all are in good condition and still look new.

Best of luck to all of you and I hope my Crosstitch/RE readers have lots of fun!!!! Something good to look forward to my birthday knowing that I will make someone day more special!

Happy stitching and messing with the Ribbons!

Hugs & with lots of loves........