Hello everyone! I’m baaaack!
Sorry for the lack of posts.
I’ve been stuck in a whirlwhind of work and actually haven’t stitched much. But just this past Sunday, I did indulge in a craft of the yummy variety. I played with my food hehehe!
Attended a cookie decorating class taught by the talented Mong. It was such an eye-opening and fun day out for my friend D (who by the way, designs and makes beautiful jewellery – check it out at her Essentials Etsy site) and me.
We learnt how to make, tint and thin royal icing, outline and fill (I mean flood! (in cookie speak) ) a cookie with the icing, work with fondant and using it to decorate a cookie.
It was so fun, especially when done with a friend!
The designs one can churn out are limitless and creativity reigns.
I have a problem.
I’m heading to Australia for a week as a tagger-along very soon – J is visiting his friends and I thought it’d be nice to just go along and do no planning, no organising and well, maybe just nothing for a change.
That’s not my problem, of course!! Hahaha!
Rather, I need to find a way to stitch on the plane!
Are needles allowed on the plane? Will they pass through airport security? Will it be okay if I actually show the guards my sewing to prove that I’m really doing needlework?
I know scissors are not allowed but can I borrow one from the staff onboard the plane? Or is there any other item – allowed on the plane – that I can use to cut the threads?
How has your experience been? Thanks in advance for sharing and learning together
Can I just say what a difference some backstitching makes!
A Glassful of Roses looks a lot more complete now and I’m looking forward to finally finishing this very soon. Stay tuned!
(Check out the Flickr (right) photostream for more pictures.)
This is my current WIP – I have been on it for at least two months now!
This should have been a quick stitch but not for slow pokes like me I suppose. Haha!
I will try to get this done by end-July.
This is a pattern from an old Cross Stitcher magazine and is done using DMC threads on 14-count antique white Aida.
I absolutely love how the backstitches bring out the details in the piece. It’s like a different piece before the backstitching and after. Amazing!
What do you think? How should I finish it?
(I’m thinking of making it into a card for a friend.)
Hello and welcome to my blog!
Here, I will share with you my adventures in the world of cross-stitch and hopefully, other forms of needlework and embroidery as I go along. Ocassionally, maybe I’ll indulge in some other crafty endeavours too.
I find cross-stitching to be such a relaxing hobby. (But lately, I find it slightly stressful as I have to squeeze out time for it because of my hectic work schedule – the irony of it!)
As a little girl, I used to watch in awe as my mother churned out piece after piece of art. She’s not the sort who would stitch pretty little things; rather, her pieces were large ones and she always finished them beautifully into functional pieces. We had a few cross-stitched cushion covers, a cross-stitched piano throw and I even got a cross-stitched pencil case. One of the more memorable pieces she made was a pretty wedding sampler for my uncle’s wedding – that was framed up just in time the day before the wedding!
Perhaps I will try to get some photos of the pieces that are still remaining in our family home.
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I would love to learn and share together with you all so feel free to get in touch at xstitchaholic [at] gmail [dot] com.
Meanwhile, happy cross-stitching!