Monday, May 20, 2013


I will start this post by showing you my progress on Tropical Fruits.  Not much but I am slowly getting by:

Then last week when I am having a chat about my finished cross stitches with Veron, my high school classmate, she mentioned that if she will do cross stitch, she wanted birds.  So I showed her this pattern from DMC Philippines called Parrots:

When she saw it, she said that it's so pretty.  So I told her why not we do it as our SAL (stitch-a-long) to which she said YES!  But as of the moment she is very busy with seminars and school work, she is a college professor, so we scheduled it by end of this month or June.  I was so excited that I immediately went to the market to buy the threads, total of 44 skeins:
I did not buy fabric as I have some stocks of 18 count.  The pattern called for 14 count Aida, but I always wanted using 18 count.  For 14 count, design size will be 15.1 x 16.6 inches, while for 18 count, it will be 11.7 x 12.8 inches.

By the way, DMC Philippines has a promo:

So I got this by adding 4 more threads (threads I will use for a pattern that I intend to do in a distant future, LOL!) to my purchase:
Thank you for stopping by, hugs to all of you and have a great week everyone!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Joy In The Journey - FINISHED!

Last Sunday I was able to finish this piece, but I was overloaded with work that when I'm home, I just wanted to sleep, that's why it's only now that I can post about it.  So, here it is, unframed:

Sorry, pictures were not that good.  I used a different camera than my usual Sony.

I started working on Tropical Fruits, but progress is not that significant so maybe pictures will follow next week.  As of last posting about this project, I think this was the progress I've shown here:
I hope I can finish this soon but I am so slow I think it will take another year or two?... Then hopefully I can go back to my UFO's.  I am planning to follow this schedule:

First, Floral Splendor:
Here's my progress as of ... I can't remember when, LOL:
I think it has lesser stitches to finish than Memory Lane:
 Here's where I left off with my Memory Lane:
I really, really need to be a good girl so as not to start anything new...  Well, we will see...

This is all for now my friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  And big thank you for all of your comments.  Am sorry if I wasn't able to leave comments on your blogs as it's really difficult to do it in the office.  But I assure you that I always, always read all of your blogs.

Take care everyone and have a great week ahead :-)

To Alison-Jellybean, I haven't upgrade to Google+ yet so I don't know how to reply to your comment.  Because what I usually do is whenever somebody leaves a comment, I usually do my reply in their blogs :-)