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LANARTE 33925 Bench with Hat and Flow...

Project started from October 26, 2013, finished on November 29, 2013. Designed by Marjolein Bastin       [...]

Le Suh: Royal Makkum China

The most exquisite and most complicated project ever…. The plate is so real and so detailed that it looks like it’s jumping out of (or falling from) the canvas. It took me three months to finish this project. Stitched on 28ct ecru cotton. [...]

Just in time for the Valentine’...

Valentine’s fairy by Nora Corbett. Stitched on 32ct zw natural linen, with crescent colors hand dyed threads and mill hill beads. It took me about 2 weeks. Completed in January, 2013.   [...]

Hourglass project completed~

Finished on 20 December, 2012. A specialty stitch to replace the MH heart-shaped treasure.     &nbsp… [...]

Hourglass 2

12 December The two blending filaments have finally arrived.  I waste no time to put them in use.    15 December Sands flowing through 18 December  Wash before… [...]

Hourglass wedding record

This hourglass pattern is an amazing design from stoney creek. The original words read: “Time spent with the Lord…is time well SPENT” This is all very nice. However, the roses, the hourglass, the white lace, all reminds me of how beautiful it will be if it’s a wedding record. So I decided to go ahead with it. I was [...]

Little girl’s purse

Cross stitch pattern designed by Joan Elliott: “Thank Heavens for Mum~” Stitched on 32ct white linen with DMC embroidery threads. This is the first of the four mother’s day cross stitch patterns designed by JE. Well my mum doesn’t like it on her purse, think it’s too girlish. I understand. She picked… [...]

Time for tea ~ jam pots by Thea Gouve...

TG3047 JAMPOTES Finished size: 30cmX9cm Stitched on 18ct white cotton AIDA. 74 DMC colors used in this relatively small piece of cross stitch. As expected the pattern is really colorful and…..yummy…..       [...]

English Valley Cottage

A beautiful piece embroidered by my mum: English Valley Cottage from Dimensions Gold Collection (35019).       [...]

MD Annual Christmas Tree 2010

From September 28 to October 8 2012, I worked solely on this project. “The fifth in Mirabilia’s annual Christmas Trees, this glimmering icy blue and white tree shimmers in green and teal.”   Materials include: 4 skeins of Crescent Colors Belle Soie, 3 packs of MH glass beads, 3… [...]

Hydrangeas done~

Hydrangeas done~
  The finished size is larger than I thought. Think I used 32ct evenweave while the original DMC pack provides a 30ct linen evenweave. So following the designer’s idea, the finished work should be even larger….Overall it’s a good deco to be displayed on the… [...]

October Birthstone Sampler 2

Here comes the finished project: Lazy Daisy as calendula buds. Birthstone: Opal   [...]

October Birthstone Sampler

October is approaching. I decided to make myself a little stitching piece. So I took a little time browsing the catalog on 123stitch. And I picked this cute little pattern. October Birthstone Sampler by The Sweetheart Tree TST made a series of 12 mini samplers, representing the 12 months, with each birthstone and birth flower smartly in [...]

And Many More…by Just Nan

  I just finished this cute little thing: “And many more…” needle packet. This pattern is a sequel to Just Nan’s “20 Flowers”. “And many more…” means many, many, many more flowers. Here’s the original:   Now here comes my work: [...] | 1 Comment

Beautiful beads…Again…

Mill Hill, one of the brands that the preview pic on the website really understates the real thing. I tried but it’s very difficult to capture the gloss of the beads.     &nbsp… [...]

Fairy enchantment by Joan Elliott


Hydrangeas Update 1

Hydrangeas Update 1
As of 30 July, 2012     &nbsp… [...]

Hydrangeas by DMC

Started on July 10, 2012    DMC XC1296 Hydrangeas Size: 18 x 11 inches (45 x 28 cm); Stitched on 30 count natural linen I couldn’t buy this kit, for it is sold only in the States, but I love, love this pattern. So… [...]

The scent of lavender 5

  Finished on 9 July, 2012     [...]

The scent of lavender 4

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