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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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Abduction of Psych

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This is my new project, which I started last week. It's another fineart piece. Only this time I'm doing a trial project. Click on the picture above for a bigger picture. Marcus and Bjorn of Golden Kite are trying to create patterns using delica beads instead of DMC. I am one of a few who is doing this. Novia is another person whom you can follow her blog from the link on the left. This beads count for this is 185 x 352, making it a total of 65120 beads !!!

This is the first photo after about 3 and a half rows or around 650 beads or about 1%. So far I am really liking the way it's turning out. You can't see much yet, mostly the white sky with some clouds on the left + the tip of cupid wing on the right. I'm looking forward to more beading and see how this trial is turning out. You can see more picture in my new webshot album, GK beading, including my organisation of beads.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

First Time I'm Up To Date

With this Chatelaine online class. Well, almost. Here is the picture

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As you can see, I still left out the 2 rhodes on top, few stitches on the side, some backstitch and the metallic and of course beads + crystal. I decided I'm going to put the metalic stitches a bit later when there is more to do with the subsequent panels. I am really happy with how this online class turn out. Looking forward to the next part already. I might start the next panel borders now so the future instalments are faster to do.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Who would have thought ? A few months ago, samplers aren't my kind of projects. But after seeing a few of these from various group. Now I'm getting more into it. I have started Rosemarkie, my recent stash acquisition include Red Velvet, St Georges, St Germaine, The World of S - A & S, Celtic Banner just to name a few. I also have St Sylvestre on order. This one I already have the fabric + silk for. I really like working with variated silk on them and let the colours take effects. I have to stop my self very frequently as I seem to go into buying spree too often.

I have been communicating with Marc Davis regarding my new love of samplers. He is very much into it as anyone who know him. We noticed there is no support group for Long Dog, which my Rosemarkie is from. So we decided to create one. What a success we had with it. Julia Line, the designer is in the group as well. Within 1 week of it formation, we had more than 100 members and we keep growing. That is a few weeks now. Here is a link to the group page.

Long Dog Samplers

Thursday, April 06, 2006

First Panel of Japanese Octagonal Box

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Ok, not completely finished, I've still got 2 rhodes to do and a few cross on the medaliion. But I will do these together with the second panel. The over 1 on the bird was not fun to do, specially doing them with metallic. Thank god there wern't that many. I will do the second panel before moving to other projects. This is my first Chatelaine online class which I start from the beginning. I want to keep up with this one so can do the finishing at the end while the class is still on.