Sunday, November 6, 2011

Something to share

I started to work on the east mosque of Persian Iris Garden. The lower part of the mosque is almost completed. I am really enjoying stitching with the gorgeous blues. I think I'll stitch on this piece a little bit more before switching projects. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Back to some normality

I have been so busy and so stressed these last few weeks, that I did not have any time nor the inclination to stitch. For some reason, the moment that I am stressed, I simply do not want to stitch. Hopefully, now I am settling into a new routine and will have more time to stitch!

I managed to complete part 4 of Garden grow by Papillon Creations. It felt so good to finally stitch again!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Purples and Pinks

Here is my progress on Venetian Opulence. The colours in this piece are so rich and beautiful. Started the skin as well so I can alternate between the bright colours and the neutral tones since I get easily bored stitching with skin toned colours.

Picture is a bit blurry but it represents the colours and the fabric the best from all the pictures that I took.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Floral stitch

Another section on the tree is completed. I am halfway through with this project. I love that each part is small and can be stitched in a couple of hours.

Monday, August 29, 2011

One corner to go!

The bottom right of part 3 of Konstantinople is completed. The end is in sight for this part, it is taking me so long to finish it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jerusalem Stitch

Part 7 of Tree of Stitches is completed. This stitch was new to me. I like its effect!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More growing

Part 3 of Garden Grow by Papillon Creations is ready except for the flower in the centre, which has beads in it. This part  was a very quick stitch and I really enjoyed stitching it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

First tulip

Still working on part 3 of Holland Springtime mandala. The lower left tulip is done.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back from Russia

I spent seven lovely days visiting Moscow and Saint Petersburg. I loved every minute of it and I will definitely  be going back. Here are some pictures that I took.

These are all from Moscow, I will upload some pictures I took of Saint Petersburg later on.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A mirabilia

It's been awhile since I stitched a Mirabilia. I've started Venetian Opulence a couple of weeks ago. Not much to see as I only stitched on it for a couple of hours. The fabric is a soft pink 32ct lugana by Enchanted Fabrics called Bubblegum. It is actually a little bit lighter than shown in the picture.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Speciality stitches

I have completed another two parts on Tree of Stitches. These two parts consisted of algerian eyelets and rice stitches. I skipped the french knots for now. I will tackle them later.

A close up:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Portals

The portals on the top part of the design are completed except for some backstitching. I've really forced myself to finish the backstitch, but I was getting too frustrated especially since most of the backstitch is stitched with metallic thread. I am very happy with my progress.

The picture is not the best as I am having problems with the memory card of the camera and I need to buy a new one.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tree of Stitches

A couple of weeks ago, I've joined a yahoo group called The Stitch Specialists. One of the moderators, Abi Gurden, designed this tree full of different speciality stitches. Needless to say, I had to stitch it! The thread is Mississippi Mud by the Thread Gatherer.  It is actually darker and less variegated than the one I am using for Holland Springtime. This one has more greens, but still, I think it works perfectly for the tree.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Border done

The border of part 3 of Holland Springtime mandala is completed. So much work but the effect is lovely!.

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's a happy dance

I have completed Mouth of Flower. This is my first finish this year! This design was a pleasure to stitch and the end result is amazing!. I could not take a decent picture of this as the fabric always comes out a little washed out. This is the best one!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Top mosque

The first mosque of this magnificent design is completed. The backstitching with the treasure braid is a killer, but so worth it in the end, the sparkle in this part is amazing!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Some eye candy

April has been stressful for me in so many little ways, so to cheer myself up, I've ordered another Chatelaine kit. I am going to let the pictures do the talking as there are many pretties in this one.

Here, I present you...Venice Mandala
The beautiful package

The floss toss

Gloriana Threads

Treasure braid

Silk n Colors

Princess pretty

EdMar and beads
 Lets see how long I will resist before starting this one...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Garden grow

The second part of this lovely design is completed. It was quite a quick stitch except those queen stitches! I am still not totally happy how they look, I might rip them out again.*sigh*

Monday, May 9, 2011


Part 6 of Odds and Ends is completed. The deadline is so close for this one, there is no way that I will stitch it in time. Luckily, this design can be purchased directly from Tams. I will be buying the chart once the deadline is over.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Satin Stitches

I am so loving stitching this part, especially the border. The thread used in the border is Mississippi Mud from The Thread Gatherer. It is gorgeous!

 A close up:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Top left

A corner of part 3 is completed without the beads. I am not sure if I will keep stitching on this part or start part 4 on the top of the design. I just have to wait and decide when I'll stitch on it again.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Started again

Here is Garden Grow by Papillon Creations. Now it is perfectly centred. I loved stitching this part even if some flowers took awhile to stitch. It is a nice break from the large projects I have on the go.

I am stitching this on a 27ct count stitching band using silks, mostly gloriana. No beads yet.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


As the days are getting warmer, I can feel my mojo fading. In these last two weeks, I've barely picked a needle. To make matters worse, I've decided to start a new project, which I managed to start in the wrong place and it is off centre by only one stitch but I have to rip it all out as it is bugging me. 

Anyway, I've started on part 3 of Konstantinople. This part is very sparkly!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ready to bloom

I have finished the last flower on Mouth of Flower. Now all is left to stitch is the stem and leaves. I am excited that I am so close to have this finished.

I finally have taken an accurate picture of the fabric ... but please excuse all the creases.

A close up

Friday, March 25, 2011

Almost done

Part 5 of Odds and Ends is almost completed except for a couple of motifs. I have to work regularly on this one if I want to finish it by the deadline, which is in the middle of June.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

No sails

Part two of Holland Springtime is completed. I am glad that I've managed to finish this part as it is rather fiddly with lots of starting and finishing of threads.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Part 2

Currently, I am working on the second part of Konstantinople Hamam Mandala. This little triangle is so gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it and it stitches up quite quickly.

The second triangle is almost done. It is so hard to take a decent picture on black. This is the best one I've managed to take.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Over one

The over one of the mosque is completed! Gladly, it was stitched without a hitch  and quite quickly too. I guess you can tell that I do not like to stitch those tiny stitches!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just green

I am happy with the amount of progress I've made on this. In the picture the fabric is all washed out, it is actually darker and pinkish.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Part 4 is done. I am still choosing random colours to stitch each motif. I think it looks good!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Part 1 of Konstantinople is done. No beads yet. There is no chance that I'll catch up with the group, I'm way too slow, so I am going to give some attention to my other projects before I start part 2.