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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Monday, April 28, 2008

Box Lid Finished

After nearly a month, this is finally done. There was actually quite a lot of beadings to be added. Also Vivienne had been caught with a virus, so my stitching time was also decrease, but she's on the mend now. So this took longer than I anticipated. Boy, is this sparkly ? I tried took a pickture at an angle to show the beads but it didn't work. I think I need more photography lesson. LOL BTW this is a link to a bigger picture if you want to see it.

I was going to leave the box bottom empty, but recently I came across Easy Cross Stitch It seems I can create my own pattern, so I've uploaded my surname in Chinese and voila, a simple pattern come out. So I'll attemp this next so hopefully it'll turn out good. We'll wait and see.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Over 1's

I don't understnad how some people loves them. Maybe I'm getting older. LOL. But since my lasic surgery over 1 year ago, it had been more difficult to see that small. Luckily now my eyes are returning back to normal, I can see those over 1 much better. So I picked this JOB lid, and just put in the last over 1 stitch. Hooray !!!

The rest should be easier now, and soon I'll have a first Chatelaine happy dance. The finishing into the octagonal might be tricky (yes, I decided to do it into the octagonal box as per original design) but I'll have a go. I think I will actually have enough floss to another panels, so might frame that if I feel like doing the panels again.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


I think I may have caught a finishing bug. LOL. I decided to pick this up and concentrate on it, secretly hoping for a finish. This had been my "when I'm tired of colour changing" project. I usually work on it in between projects so I don't have to change colours. Just did 1 or 2 length. This time I did a lot of it. I started and filled in all the red on the right side. I used the light pink for filling in the middle, however the 3 colours don't do well together so I frogged it up. I went through my stash and chose this Holiday Blue gloriana. This was intended for my CDC. The result however is much nicer. It also mean this will be entirely done in gloriana. I will fill in the blue for the left next, so at least this project is >50% done. Closer to a finish. Another happy dance this year ? That would be even better, assuming I don't start other project. LOL