Yummytimtam's Cross Stitch

Hi, welcome to my blog. This is about on one of my favorite crafts - namely cross stitch. Currently I'm doing various project rotations including Flaming June, Custom Cupid, Snow Wolves, Harmony, Watergarden, Alpine Seasons, Japanese Garden, Cranes, Angel of the Morning, Forest Goddess, The Abduction of Psych (beading), Persian Iris Garden, Mystery X and Cosima

Vivienne was born on 18 July 2005
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Saturday, November 27, 2004

Recently finished TAPs

Here they are, my 2 recently finished TAPs. The 'Hampton Court Damask Rose' needle case and the 'Dragon Fly and Pond' scissor keep. I finished both these TAP's in the last 2 weeks. The needle case was a kit we baught while visiting Hampton Court early in the Summer. I've been meaning to stitch it but just didn't get round to it until now. It took nearly a week to do. The back was empty in the middle, but I added some backsticth writing on it as a momento to the palace and added a small rose bud in the middle. Amanda did the final touches of stitching the felt in between to hold our needles. I don't like 'free' stitching.

The scissor keep was a kit we baught in the recent stitching show. This was a kit using anchor thread. It only took a couple of days to do after the needle case. I stuffed the inside using the free fringe of a baby afgan which Amanda is doing. It looks beatiful. Anchor threads are actually not bad. I think it gives better coverage on 14 count aida with 2 strands than DMC, but like Amanda said DMC is more shinny.

Now we can our stitching accesorries in better organise places .

We have also visited some LNS, I've been looking for 40 count fabric. I want to use it for my custom cupid. Unfortunately not many shops carries them. I'd like to see them before I can maybe order them on the net if cheaper. Might have to keep trying.

I also visited the National Gallery not long ago. They are having a Raphael exhibition. In there, they have borrowed the La Donna Velata, one of his masterpiece from the Italian museum. It is beautiful. I have seen many chart made of it, the Golden Kite one was the best, one of the guy did it as his WIP which was fantastic. Seeing the real picture makes me want to get that chart my self. But I've got too many charts that I want to get as well. LOL

Friday, November 19, 2004

I've done it !

Thanks to Caroline, the moderator from IntricateXS yahoo group. I have managed to do a lot of changes to my blogs !! She has taught me how to edit my side panel, add links and photo to it. Though I had a lot of difficulty doing the last one as it wouldn't show the photo. Well after about 2 weeks of trials and many error, I did it just then. I have managed to add the little head of the groom from the wedding blesssing on the side panel. Yippee

As for stitching, have not been doing much. Had a few thing to do last 2 weeks. I had managed to purchase my most expensive chart so far. It's a custom chart from Golden Kite. It was a picture which was taken in Louvre by my friend. I really like it and Marcus charted it for me. He had to do some digital removal of a leg behind the cupid. The final product is beautiful and so cute. Here is the link for My Custom Cupid. It's 241 by 401 stitch with >148 colours. Yep, it's going to be fun with the colour changes. I'm planning to it on 40 count linen over 2. That would be fun too, first time stitching so small. I'll just wait and see.

I did manage to finish the Needle Case kit. I'll post a picture once I got a photo of it. It's only a small kit so was fast. I'm starting a scissor keep kit too and hopefully will finish it soon as well.