Wednesday, November 24, 2010


In my previous post dated September 6, 2010, I mentioned that I was hesitant on buying the DMC Philippines' Daylight pattern since I've already owned so many landscape and nature-themed patterns. But one of my friends said to me that she wants a cross stitch gift and by that she means that I wouldn't give her the pattern but instead the finished material. In short, I will do the cross stitching. Isn't she demanding :-D But I am not complaining as I enjoy doing cross stitch so much. The only question is, when am I going to start and finish the gift...

Back to the topic. So after talking to her, I thought that Daylight would be the perfect gift for her or... is it only a justification to buy the pattern? So off I go to purchase Daylight. Here it is:

Pattern specifications:

Design size: 20 inches x 15 inches if done in the recommended 14-count Aida Ecru
Number of stitches: 280 x 210
Colors: 39 colors
Total amount of threads to be used: 59 skeins
Stiches: full cross and some backstitching (the birds' beak and feet)

Until next time and thank you for reading!

Monday, November 15, 2010


I've got this from a dear friend through email. So true and very touching:

by Erma Bombeck (written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute, look at it and really see it, live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some Things That Make Me Happy

Here are some cross stitch kits that I requested my brother-in-law to purchased for me which he ordered from I actually received these last month, but it is only now that I've got the time to post here.

Morning Lake - finished size will be 7 inches x 5 inches on 18 count Ivory aida:

Overlook Cafe - finished size will be 7 inches x 5 inches on 18 count white aida:

Amaryllis in Bloom - finished size will be 4 inches x 8 inches on 18 count beige aida:

Single Rose - finished size will be 4 inches x 8 inches on 18 count beige aida:

One Will Never Do - finished size is 5 inches x 7 inches on 14 count white aida. I've already finished this one and given to a friend. This is such a small project but it took me more than a week to finish because of the specialty stitches, stitches that I love to hate like lazy daisy, french knot, and my best enemy - BACKSTITCH!

Finished project:


Until next time and thank you for reading. Take care everyone :-)