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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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Here are the pictures

This is the placemat of the fabric weaving that I did.

I didn't end up doing the finishing myself. My MIL had a special foot on the sewing machine which did all the binding or tape around the piece. It was done in 30 second. Had I done it, I don't think it would look like that.

This is another picture on our table with the tea pot plus mug on it.

I'm probably going to weave more fabric to make some boxes in the future.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Frogs !!!!!

Okay, Natalie is more than 1 month old now. As per Chinese tradition, we are having a celebration with all the family this weekend. So we are in Sydney. As per usual, this time I decided to take a small project with me to stitch away from home. I decided on Cheryl's banquet.

So I was stitching away last night after the girls gone to sleep. Only to notice that I'm 1 stitch off. Grrrrrrr. Trace back the mistake and it was back a long while ago. Mind you, I don't work on this very often. Now I need to frog out about 20% of what I have done !! Man oh man, what didn't I notice this earlier. And of course neing a symetric pattern, I can't cheat out of it either. Needless to say, I didn't do any more stitching after.

On another note, we were at the annual Craft fair last weekend in Canberra. There was a stand there where the lady was doing some fabric weaving. It looks very intersting so I baught some of the tools. I've been trying this last 2 nights, and I have finished a small block. It will be a placemat for our teapot. Amanda's sewing machine is at service this week. So I can't do the finishing yet. Of course I had to learn using the sewing machine as well. I have will post a picture when I get back home.

Finally, Novia had finished her Orange Tree. You can see it
here. It's beautiful. So I guess I need to go and pull out my Abduction of Psych. As you know, Novia and I were trialing these beadpoint projects from Golden Kite. I beter get a whip for mine.