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, January 29, 2005


My progress on Samurai had been slow this last week. We have been busy packing. 8 boxes of goods were sent off yesterday by seamail. They should arrive in Sydney in 2 months.

Plus I'm up to the part of stitching which is my least favorite. Backstitch. Yuck. I keep miscount and end up having to take the stitch out again and again. I know they meant to make the project stand out and nicer but there are part which I don't see any need for it. I mean putting black backstitch on back cross stitch. I fail to see the point, but that's what the chart say so. It makes me looking forward to my Golden Kite or HAED charts with no backstitch even more.

Anyway I'm beginning to wonder if I can finish this piece before our flight next thursday. Just have to keep going I suppose.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Nuchal Transluciency test

Not much progress on stitching wise I'm afraid. Been busy with work and I've been sick. Have high fever at the moment resting at home.

Amanda came to ANC last monday for her booking blood test. We use the sonacaid and heard the baby's heart beat for the first time. It was exciting !! We also went for another ultrasound on friday. This time, it was for the Nuchal Transluciency. It's hard to describe the feeling of seeing the baby this time. It's much bigger now with most of the anatomy visible. In combination with the blood test, the risk of Down for this baby is reduced to about 1:9000 which is practically nil.

We have also been checking the freight company to arrange for our stuffs to move back to Australia, so there will be a lot of packing as well thus stitching time will be cut down even more. Hopefully I can still finish the samurai soon.

Our flights had also been confirmed, we were on a waiting list to go back earlier. We will be flying out of Heathrow on 3 Feb to Singapore, we will stay there for 5 days to get over the jetlag and shopping. We will leave for Sydney on 9 Feb which is also Chinese New Year. :))

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Brand New Year

Well, the festive season is over and back to normal now. I haven't been stitching much due to work. Only small progress on Samurai. It is also slow as I'm filling the confetti stitches. Found out a new feature to add on my blog, expecting baby bar. I hope it works well. We are going for another ultrasound next week

Saturday, January 01, 2005

New Year's Eve + Goals for 2005

Here it is, update picture of Mighty Samurai. I have actually done a bit more on it since my last post. The paecock is now finished. I've put in one of his foot, another one to go. Have also put in some of the confetti stitches. Tried put in one of the Lazy Daisy stitch but wasn't happy with its appearance, will try again. Hopefully I can finish this BAP very soon.

This is another picture of my current wip. The Tutenkhamun beads stitch kit. I found that some of the beads are not of the same size which make the project not as neat. But with some tension adjustment, it looks a bit better now from my previous picture in the web album. Nearly half way now. There is another to do, its partner, queen Nefertiti. Hopefully Amanda will be interested in her own project again and will pick it up again. I have become her project finisher.

I have forgotten to put in my stitching goals for next year. This had undergone some changes wth recent events. Here they are :

  • Finish current WIPS - Samurai, Horse, Wedding Blessing plus Tutenkhamun
  • Start and finish Harmony, this has been in the stash for too long. Baught it about 3 years ago, though haven't finish kitting it.
  • Start and finish My Custom Cupid from Gloden Kite
  • Start and join in the SAL of Flaming June from HAED
  • Start my Monalisa from Golden Kite, I'm sure I won't finish it next year
  • Maybe start The Eight Immortal after I finish one of the above new start

Hmm, it will be interesting to what happen this time next year. I'm sure starting will be easy but the finish will be a little bit harder. This is the first time I'm writing my goals down.

Happy New Year everyone.