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 shop.....you 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 China.....so 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..........
Hugs
siti









8 comments:

sj_xstitch said...

Assalamualaikum Siti,
Ni Kak Ros. Wah rajin buat RE sekarang ya.. very nice. I'm sure u must be looking forward to coming back to msia for good. It must be hard to be so far away from your family but some things just have to be done kan...
take care

maklang said...

Bestnya...I wish I could be there...sure jadi mabuk looking at all those...

The 2nd RE looks nice..

Momma said...

wsalam..thanks for dropping by kak ros. Lama x dengar cerita..what is new in ur stitching basket?...I am glad u enjoy viewing my RE....tak mau try ke buat RE pulak?..

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Myra said...

You have a wonderful blog, a lovely looking family, and are one talented lady! I enjoyed my visit!
Happy stitchings! 8-)

alin0ne78 said...

aiyyooo kak ct ...
klu la alin yg ada kat kedai tuh ...
mau mabuk cs punya ...
konpem adibah n amirah ditolak ke bapaknya ..

Reen said...

Helo Siti. Beautiful roses. Keep it up. Sayang klu tak siapkan tau.

And your RE pieces are also nice.
Selamat berpuasa.

Reen said...

Helo siti. Apa kabar.

The roses are beautiful. keep it up. Sayang tau klu tak siap. How big is it.

And your RE pun cantik2.

Selamat berpuasa.