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, July 23, 2005

Introducing Vivienne

As promise, here is a picture of Vivienne on the day she was born. She had just been been weighted and dressed. She was opening her eyes and I caught it on time. Isn't she gorgeous ?

Well, we came home yesterday. As it was also shopping night, after dinner on the day she arrived home. We decided to go shopping. Vivienne doesn't have any girly clothes. We have been getting neutral colour clothes as we were not sure about the sex. So mummy picked up some nice pink/purple clothes for her. Here she is today after bath and put on her new clothes. I have also model her in front of Twinkle Twilight. I'm about 45% finished now. This will be my main piece of my rotation at the moment.

Hopefully I can finish it soon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I am now a DAD

Well, after all the wait. Our daughter Vivien had been born. Amanda started having contractions around midnight. We stayed at home for a while and finally went to the hospital. I can say I am not a very good support person. At 8:18am on the 18 of July 2005. Vivien entered our wonderful world. It was really exciting. Amanda and the sonographer had been right, it is a girl.

Her birthweight was 2970 g, length was 49 cm and head circumference was 35 cm. And she is gorgeous. Of course I'm bias !!! She slept pretty much on her first day. She was very interested on the breast which is a good sign. Today she was a bit more noisy, crying a bit when hungry or needing her nappy changed only. Otherwise just sleeping most of the time and looking around in between. I will post some photoes when I can. There are too many things on my mind at present.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Harmony Started

Well, I finally started this BAP. It was among the first few charts I got and was my first goal for 2005. Not bad starting it after six month of the year is gone. I don't think I will finish it this year though. I've started few other projects already. It is actually 3 charts join into 1. Namely Cherry Blossoms, Fragrants Carmelias and Lotus Pond. You can join the 3 into 1 big fabric to make Harmony. It was designed by Serendipity.

It is actually quite pleasant to stitch on as there aren't too many colour changes. Since Sunday I have done part of the bamboo and leaves. No picture yet, Once I've done more I will post it. However one surprise thing I find in this chart is that the symbols are not the same for the 3 charts. In Cherry Blossom it would use a symbol for particular DMC but when you look into Fragrants Carmlis, the same symbols is for a different DMC. It could lead to a lot of mistake and frogging if you don't tripple check. I just have to be careful. I don't know why they did that.