Sunday, November 6, 2011

Missing You

I am sorry I am absent for so long.  And I really do miss you all my friends.  I miss your stopping by, your comments and I miss reading the blogs that I frequently visit.  I miss the times when I was not working full-time, I miss waking up late and I miss writing posts on a regular basis.  Oh sorry for ranting....

Anyway, last October 1, DMC Philippines held an exhibit in our local mall and they invited stitchers, including me, to showcase their works.  Without much ado, here are some of the photos that I took.

And here's my piece (which I have featured here before in one of my posts) that has been shown in the exhibit:

Since it's more than a month since I took the pictures, I cannot recall anymore the details of each of the photos featured. Some of the pieces were done by some of my online friends.

Thanks for dropping by and take care everyone!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm Still Alive

Yeah, I've been absent for a long time and wondering whether you are still there my online friends and fellow crafters.  Life's been so busy (with work)...nothing's new... I'm tired...tired...tired... LOL!  And no new updates to show you except what happened with the shawl I was knitting and the green doily that I started and have shown you in my last post.  And add to that, my laptop that contains all my photos for the blog has bitten the dust.  Anyway, remember this shawl from my previous post?

Here's what happened:

My teacher said that I unknowingly added a stitch in every row.  So the answer to my previous post whether this will become a shawl or something else is... it became SOMETHING ELSE, LOL!  So I just unraveled the whole thing.

Now for the doily.  This is the photo from my previous post:
And here's what happened:
It ruffled big time!  Based on the look of it, there's no way it will flatten no matter how I will block it.  So, another one that I unraveled.

By the way, I just wanted to share with you that I was chosen by DMC Philippines to be their Stitcher of the Month for August.  Here is me in their Stitcher's Gallery :-D
This is all for now my friends.  Take care all of you!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What I'm Working On

Well, no accomplishment for last week, no finished piece.  The reason is I can't concentrate on one WIP at a time.  Added to that, last Wednesday I was on-leave from work, so I took the opportunity to visit Dreams and had a knitting lesson there.  Crazy huh?!  :-D  How in the world can I finish all the things I have, cross stitch, crochet, and now knitting!  Oh well, I'm crazy and everyone who's been here with me knows that, LOL!

Here are the pieces that I am working on:

As of today
As of June 20, 2011
For more than a month, that's very little progress.....

And here's my update on my multi-colored flowers shawl:

I started another doily, the one on the cover.  The thread is Aunt Lydia's No. 10 crochet cotton thread in Wasabi.  It says in the pattern that the doily will ruffle a little but it will flatten after blocking.  But my piece ruffles a lot.  We will see when I finished and blocked it if it will really becomes flat.

And here's my knitting practice.  This is going to be a shawl but we will see if it will become one or something else, LOL!

This is all for now friends!  Take care everyone of you :-)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Red Shawl

Despite being busy, I wanted to finish as much projects as I can otherwise WIPs will pile up and I will get overwhelmed by them.  It's my goal to lessen if not finish my WIPs this year.  Crossstitch-wise, I am not successful.  Crochet-wise, well... not successful either, LOL!

Remember this photo from a previous post?
It's a square motif from this book:
Photo courtesy of
Now, here's the finished piece.

Sorry for the messy background :-D
Again, this is all for now.  Have a nice week ahead and take care friends!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Doily No. 4

How are you my friends?  I am sorry for being absent for two weeks.  As usual, life's so busy.  When I was a stay-at-home mom, it seems that there's not enough time to do all the chores at home.  And now that I'm working, I want to stop time and do everything that I can and most of all finish all my cross stitch pieces and crochet projects.  Oh well, what can I do....

I still crochet regularly at the office during lunch breaks.  And the good thing is, I have crochet buddies there so every lunchtime, we eat hurriedly so we can have as much crochet time as we can .  And there's one officemate who's into knitting and maybe someday soon, she will teach me how to do it.  We will see....

Crossstitch-wise, I do it regularly every night but for only an hour or so, that's why there's not enough progress to show you on my "Tropical Fruits".

I wanted to share with you the photos of my Doily No. 4.  I finished it maybe two months ago but it's only recently that I was able to photograph it.

Unwashed and unblocked:

White still wet and being blocked:

Dried and blocked already:

This doily is very textured and the thread I used, DMC Cebelia No. 10, is a bit stiff so I have some struggling with it.  I got spoiled by the pearl thread which is soft and very easy to maneuver.  But one thing I like so much about Cebelia is that blocking is very easy since the thread is stiff.  Anyway, here's the detailed photo:
I've got the pattern from this book:

On my last post, Raine thought that the cat in this photo is a toy:
But it is a measuring tape:

This is all for now my friends.  Take care always and have a nice week ahead of us!

P.S.  Deb MN was asking about the Tropical Fruits pattern.  I think it is only available here in the Philippines  as it was published by DMC Philippines.