Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I've completed my needlecase and have it all ready to show! Although the instructions were a bit confusing to me I had fun stitching it up and doing the final finishing. It is the 'Emblem of Friendship Needlecase', designed by Louise Henderson of Cherished Stitches (JCS 2006 Christmas issue). The pic shows the needle case from back front and open. There are a few other patterns I would love to stitch from the magazine. Just hoping for the opportunity to present itself.
On another note: I'll be away on a work-related trip from 25 November to 1 December on the island of St. Vincent. It is not far away from Barbados, just about half hour away be air. After that I'll be on holiday until 5 January. Don't I think I'll get much stitching done with this trip coming up and I have to get my home back to normalcy after some renovations over the past 6 months. I am glad the construction is over; only painting left to do now. By the way I am not very found of renovations, it is too much work but looking at the brighter side of things, I got my self a sewing room. I can't wait to decorate it with all my stitching works!
Last but not least, I have added a wishlist to my blog. It will probably get longer as time goes by but here as just a few items to start with. Until later continue to have a good week fellow stitchers!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

And here it is......

My first completed needleroll! I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I think I will be doing many more of these. It is a kit I had in my 'do-to pile' from Shepherd's Bush, designed by Terri Richards. It was stitched on 32 count ivory linen. Haven't finished my needle case as yet. I ran out of ribbon so I have to run to the store to get some more to complete it. The instructions for the case was a bit confusing so I had to let my imagination take over. Will have a pic to show when it is completed. So what's next, have to consult with my to-do-pile. My daughter has been begging me to do a pillow for her for her new bedroom. I think I will grant her her wish. We have to go shopping so she can pick out the fabric etc. Hopefully this weekend.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Stitching Seriously

Now that the birthday celebrations are out of the way, it is time to do some 'serious' stitching. I started two small pieces, a needleroll and a needlecase. I have completed the stitching but not the finishings but hopefully they should be completed and posted over the weekend. The needleroll is my first but I hope to do many more of them. The needlecase is not my first but it is my first quarker pattern. Here is a picture of part of the needleroll. I am presently stitching a gift for a friend in Canada for Christmas. Since it is a smaller than I expected, I think I will stitch her up another gift to go along with the other gift. Will post a picture of all the projects.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, today is my birthday! and I am praying that I have many, many more! Took the day off from work and just did some shopping and relaxed a little until the kids get home from school. Plan to complete a needleroll I had for ages to night. Not very romatic huh, but nevertheless I get to stitch! What did I get for my birthday!! My hubby gave me a lamp with a magnifying lamp for use with my stitching at night as that is the only time I get to do the bulk of my stitching. What a sweetie he is! I guess he didn't want me to suffer anymore, LOL. Those higher count fabric are so hard on the eyes but I just love to stitch on them and now that I have my lamp, I can surely do a whole lot stitching now. I have to thank him in a very special way. Well off to get the kids their dinner.

Monday, October 22, 2007

My Exchange from Chris

I received my Grateful Heart exchange from Chris in the UK. It was a lovey exchange indeed. I love the little pillow so much that I am thinking of making one. Here is what she sent along with the pillow!

My First Exchange

I was thrilled to be accepted into the SBEBB exchange Board some months ago. To say the least I was elated! Not only that I took part in my first exchange, Grateful Hearts. My partner for this exchange was Leena in Finland. I was very nervous as this was my first exchange. She received it in good time and said that she like it and her favourite colour is blue!. This has encourage me to take part inother exchanges on this Board. Here is a picture of my exchange with Leena.

Friday, October 12, 2007

New Blogger

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am a first time blogger so please bear with me as I try to get familiar with blogging. My blog will mainly focus on cross stitching and finishings. I hope that I can maintain your interest and I do hope that you will visit every now and then.