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Monday, December 26, 2011

PS "Christmas Sampler II" Finished!!

Hi, it's a very cold day today, might be snowing a little bit later...
By the way, here is a finished piece of "Christmas Sampler II" © Prairie Schooler!!
I finished this yesterday, yes on a Christmas day, but couldn't update last night as I was so sleepy...



Isn't this very beautiful design?
I wanted to stitch all three patterns of this sampler, but it's beautiful so decided not to stitch two more other left patterns.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hi, I wish you a very merry Christmas!
Today I'm feeling so sleepy from lack of sleep as Sweetie was so excited to receive Toy (LEGO Creator series) from Santa, and he couldn't sleep well and kept talking to me from a day before yesterday, lol


Here is an ornament that I've stitched a couple of years ago for the class (of course it was free) for beginners.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

WIP - "Christmas Sampler II" 1222

Hi friends, thanks for your visit and your comments!
It's a very cold day today, and will be more colder from tomorrow... sigh

Here is my WIP "Christmas Sampler II" © Prairie Schooler.


It's nearly done, brown dots, back stitch, and leaves are left.
I hope I can be in time for this Christmas!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Finished Piece - "The Old West"

Hi, thanks for your visit!
The Christmas concert of Tass's Preschool was held on Friday, and it was so fantastic, he was so good and also we mums performed on the stage, too!



By the way, this "The Old West" © Little House Needleworks was finished before I've had terrible headache, but was forgetting to update...


Friday, December 09, 2011

His First Work + My WIP

Hi, thank you for your visit and comments!

Sweetie has finished his first cross stitch project a few days ago, and so I share some photos of his work and my WIP today.
His first project was Sea-Otter kit on blue 10ct fabric (6 strands).
Except the back stitch and start and the last of stitching, he did everything by himself.



Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Gifts from dear friends!

Hi, friends.
I have been stitching a little by little almost every day!
Now I have been stitching "Zippity Do Da" © La-D-Da, though I also have "Christmas Sampler II" © Prairie Schooler as my WIP, and the Christmas is coming soon, I will switch to "Christmas Sampler II" from "Zippity Do Da".


By the way, here are some gorgeous presents that I have received for a while ago.
I'm sorry that I couldn't update them for a long long time.
Here is
Huswife from Merumo.
I participated in her Giveaway, and I wasn't selected for a winner, but she kindly make such beautiful needlebooks as second chance of her giveaway!


Sunday, December 04, 2011

He is stitching!

Hi, thanks always for your visit!

Recently Sweetie has started to cross stitch together.
Seems he loves it, and is enjoying so much!



His first project is Sea-Otter on 10ct blue fabric with 6 strands.
He is quite good at stitching, so I can stitch beside him at the same time. :D



Saturday, December 03, 2011

Autumnal tints - "Momiji"

Hi, thank you so much for your visit and comments.
Now I have been stitching "Zippity Do Da" © La-D-Da.
I just stitched first alphabet "Z". whew...

By the way, here are some photos of autumnal Tins ; Maple-tree calls "Momiji" in Japanese.
I took these photos at the nearest shrine from our house.
I share some photos here.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

All Our Troubles - Finished!!

Hi, friends!
About a week ago, I've finished this "All Our Troubles" © La-D-Da.


While without the berries, I thought that this is a little bit dark design, but when I've stitched red berries, it made this piece more beautiful!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our New Family

Hi, today I share some photos of our new family!!
Here they are!
Our new family ; Hamster calls "Ham chan" (male).
We have been having him since 1st of July.


He is so cute, but he is a nocturnal animal so most of daytime he is sleeping in the mushroom jar that is showed behind him on a photo above.
And then just after we turn off the light, he starts to move around!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Exchange FOR Marie-P

Hi, how are you?
This weekend, Tass and I stayed over at "Hoshinoko Yakata" with his friends.
As well as their mums are my good stitching friends.


Although we couldn't see Jupiter from the big astronomical because the weather wasn't good, we could have wonderful time together!

By the way, I heard that my friend
Marie-P has received her parcel from Japan, I share some shots of our exchange piece.


We decided to do exchange for Easter in 2010, but as you may know I wasn't well for a long time, and so I've received her wonderful pinkeep last year but I hadn't been sending out mine to her for a long long time...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My WIP 10 Nov, 2011

Hi, friends!
Thank you for your comment for the last post!
I'm so happy to receive comments from you all.

Here is my WIP from this month, "All Our Troubles" © La-D-Da.


 

At the moment I can't stitch on small count so I'm stitching on 32ct.
I have so many 40ct linens, so hope I will be able to stitch on 40ct again one day!



Monday, November 07, 2011

STITCH AGAIN!!!

Hello friends,

Thank you so so much for your comments, e-mails, and messages for my health.
Although I have been taking medicines for headache every day, I am getting better than before.
So I have started to stitch again from this month!!
To stitch makes me so happy and I am feeling so nice that I can stitch again!

Thank you so much,

I will update my re-start stitching piece later.

Take care and have a lovely day.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nothing I can do...

Hello friends, thank you always for your visit and your comments.
I appreciate for you all.

In the last post, although I said I know why I have been suffering from so many symptoms, from these last few weeks, I'm in terrible condition.

Terrible headache which I have never experienced before, hard pain on eye balls, threw up so many times, etc... etc...

So I had visited so many clinics to see doctors, and had check up, but nothing bad was found.
But pain is still keeping me feeling so bad and negative even now.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Long time no see! I'm still stitching!

Hi! It's been so long since the last time I've posted!
More than one month?
But, I was still stitching, stitching is useful in getting rid of stress for me.

But the other hand, I haven't been well this past one month.
Almost every day I had headache, and also wasn't feeling well like car sickness...
I know why these symptons happen always to me, though I won't tell about it here at the moment.



I was going to finish, Mary Glover SAL, and also "Isabella Johnstone SAL (Private SAL)" with Terri, but as I have been having headache, I couldn't stitch over 32ct.
So I have changed the plan now.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

PS "Birth Sampler III" For UTA, Framed

Hi, it's been so long time.
I have been unwell again, somehow...
So haven't been stitching much recently, sigh ;(

By the way, I was forgetting to post this "Birth Sampler III" © Prairie Schooler for a long time!
This was a gift for my dear friend's baby girl, and I presented her when we met in Jan.
Her daughter, sweet Uta is so lovely, she was always smiling at me!! :D
I wasn't sure if my dear friend S. likes this (cross stitch work and this design...), but she was really pleased to receive this and so I was very very happy!!!


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Mary Glover SAL - 0503, and Freebie

Hi, it's been so long since the last time I've posted.
Every year this season (especially March and April), I've been not so well, and also my son had been ill these past few weeks, he had high fever for about a week, and couldn't eat anything at all...
It was cause of inflammation of the middle ears, and also he had adenovirus.
That's why he had high fever, and it took so long time to recover.


Now he has been OK, but am feeling not so well...


I've been working on Mary Glover SAL a little by little, but even I've tried so many times for over one part, I can't manage it, also have tried tent stitch, though...
I will practice them and will try it again, later!



Thursday, April 07, 2011

Isabella Johnstone SAL : Week #3 and #4

Hi, I had been busy since my son's spring holiday has started. But from today he goes to Preschool, so I think I have a little more time to stitch.

Here is a photo of SAL week #3. I carefully stitched stems and leaves as I had mistaken when I stitched week #1... This is so fun design to stitch along!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Isabella Johnstone SAL : Week #1 and #2

Here is Isabella Johnstone SAL with Terri. Actually from today Week #4 is started, so I'm very behind...


Here is a photo of Week #1. Normally I don't like to stitch leaves, though this is fun.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Giveaway @ pleasentree~日々の楽しみ

Here is a link to the post to wonderful giveaway for the Japanese earthquake.
pleasentree~日々の楽しみ: Giveaway
I hope more people will donate and pray for Japanese people.

Thank you,





Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Isabella Johnstone SAL : Schedule

Hi, Terri made a schedule for our Isabella Johnstone SAL! Thank you so much, Terri! Here are our plan! I haven't started Isabella yet, though she has already started and made a good progress! Oh I should hurry! :D


Anna Millet, 1895 SAL with Carol R. #1 [Photo Edited]

Hi, thanks for your visit and thank you for your comment! I always appreciate for your words toward to my works, health, etc...

By the way, finally I can share some of my progress photos of Anna Millet, 1895 SAL with Carol R.. As for the SAL, I've shown my thread and fabric for it on the earlier post, but I have changed them...


Here is my new thread and fabric for Anna Millet, 1895. Belle Soie silk "Cranberry" on 40ct Wichelt (Sandstone / tea dyed).

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mary Glover SAL #1 and #2

Hi, since last week, my mum has been having cold, and now Sweetie Tass, too...
Mum is getting better, though Tass has quite high fever, but he is very fine, playing a lot in the house! :D
I hope I won't get their cold next!!


By the way, since after I finished "Sarah Spurr" © Carriage House Samplings, I have been stitching "
Mary Glover SAL".
I didn't know about this wonderful SAL, but Merumo asked me to join in, too!
When I jumped to the SAL blog, I fell in love with this beautiful design and decided to join in soon!
Thanks Merumo for asking me to join in it!



Here is a photo of #1.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Dance! "Sarah Spurr" Fin!

Hi, finally "Sarah Spurr" © Carriage House Samplings has finished!
It took more time to stitch outer frame than I thought, but it was very fun!



Here are some photos of "Sarah", it finished this afternoon and the weather wasn't good today, so I took these photos in the living room, that's why they are not good photos, though...
Especially the colour doesn't show well justice, in the real time this piece is so beautiful on this rich colour linen!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Some More Efforts for Sarah S. and A Next Project

Hi, thank you for your comments, as always.
I appreciate for them!

My Sarah Spurr is getting close to finish soon!
Now just to stitch an outer frame!! whew...
But it's going to be quite tough, so will take some more days to finish!



Isn't this design beautiful?!
I LOVE this, so much, when I finished this piece, I will take more detailed photos of her to share!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Sarah's progress 0203 and "Setsubun"

Hi, how are you?
It was a fine day today, not so cold, not windy, was a very comfortable day!
How's weather in your country?

BTW, here is my "Sarah Spurr" © Carriage House Samplings, I can't believe that I can stitch very faster than usual, it's so fun to stitch along like when I began cross stitch!!
Sarah is so beautiful, but I'm not sure the thread colours that I've changed...
What do you think? so far so good? or do I better to change somewhere in this piece??
I do hope everythings going well in the end!!


Tomorrow, my friends and our children will visit one of their home to let them play and of course as for us to stitch!

I'm going to write down my 2011's goal on the left side bar sometime soon, so I can figure out what to stitch next! :D
If you are planning to stitch the same project, please feel free to let me know, we may be able to do SAL if our timing correspond to our plan!







BTW, today was a "
Setsubun", Sweetie came back from Preschool with Ogre mask as every year!



This year's Ogre is also pretty, not scary at all! :D



And we made Rolled Sushi (Makizushi or Maki-Sushi) called "Eho-Maki" which brings happiness for us whom ate whole it as looking toward the years direction. (Sorry for my poor English...!!)







This year's direction was south-southeast, so we ate them as looked toward south-southeast.
We hope we will be able to be happy this year, especially hope to be in good health!


Sarah will finish soon, so please look forward to seeing her finished piece!




Take care and have a lovely day!
Thank you for your visit to my blog.



Tuesday, February 01, 2011

New WIP "Sarah Spurr" by Carriage House Samplings 0201

Hi, I was going to decrease my WIPs this year, though I couldn't resist to start this design that I had been longing to stitch for many years!!
It's been a long time to stitch on 40ct, but I love this 40ct Vintage Light Exampler (Lakeside Linens & Designs, Inc.)!

Here is a photo of Sarah's progress on 25th of Jan. I changed some thread colours, it's quite tough design, but I'm very enjoying to stitch along at the moment!







And here is some photos of Sarah's today's progress!
At the moment, I'm stitching only this, so it's making rapid progress!

Now it's more stitched, so please look forward to see the next progress!! :D
I'm already planning to stitch another CHS design as next project!



Thank you so much for your visit!
Take care and have a lovely Feb.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Prairie Schooler "Birth Sampler III" Finish!!

Last night, I decided to finish this sampler as I wanted to start another design.
I'm so happy that I could finish this earlier than I thought!
My dear friend went back to Tokyo, so when I found the right frame for this, I will send this sampler and some pressie for her in Tokyo!


This sampler is SO beautiful than I was thinking! Chart photo doesn't show this beauty justice, it's so lovely in the real life!!
It's just my opinion, though PS design especially old charts don't show the right colour justice in their photo, don't you think?
When my friend stitched another old design, the colour was totally different and we all were surprised!!

But this sampler and also my friend's sampler both were beautiful than the chart photo, so it's no problem, though!! :D



If I had so much enough time, I would like to stitch "Wedding Sampler III" for her, and also another "Birth Sampler III" for another dear friend even though her daughter is already 2 years old!!

I really hope she likes this sampler and will be happy to see my work IRL!
Hope Baby girl Uta loves this when she grew up!



Take care and have a lovely weekend!!
Thank you for your visit to my blog!









Design : "Wedding and Birth Sampler III" © Prairie Schooler
Fabric : 10B Fremme Linen
Thread : DMC








Snowing!!

From last night, it's snowing around here.
It's stopping now, but when we woke up, it was snowing and took some photos!
Even this sort of powder snow is rare for us to see in this area, so Sweetie was so excited!









Even in the house, it's so cold this weekend!!!
We are wearing many sweaters on!


He was excited, but just after this photo was taken, he said "It's terribly cold, let's go home!!!"
Actually he was wanting to make a snowman, though he couldn't do that as snow is too little, and also he was very cold!!!


Take care and have a lovely weekend!
Thank you for your visit!




Monday, January 10, 2011

My New Year WIPs and Gifts from Friends!

Hi, today finally I can share some cross stitch works (WIPs) with you!
I didn't iron, so they all are wrinkled, though...

Here is "Merry, Merry" © Birds Of A Feather.
I was going to present for my son Tass, though I couldn't finish this until the last Christmas.
There is gold thread that chart calls for, so I quite hesitate to stitch their parts...
So I bought gold thread for sewing machine, don't know how it'll be, but will see!

Here is a piece of "Birth Sampler III" © Prairie Schooler.
About 2 or 3 years ago, there were so many pregnant friends around me, it was about more than 10 people.
And recently there are many pregnant friends around me again, it's 2nd boom!
One of my best friend had have a baby girl the end of the last year, so I'm stitching a birth sampler for her!!
This is quite beautiful pattern, so I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished piece!! :D

And here is a new WIP, "Snowflake Serenade" © Country Cottage Needleworks.
I'm stitching this on 40ct Newcastle (Natural) that my friend gave me, as I wanted to put this piece in the white frame in the photo above, so choose 40ct.
But it's quite tough to stitch on 40ct as I haven't been stitching on 40ct for a long time now...
I hope I will be able to finish this in the winter season! :D

And here are also birth samplers "Bless the baby" © Lizzie*Kate.
I have been stitching them from the last year (actually I was forgetting them...) for my friend's baby boy, and another three are for my brother's children.
I should have finished this earlier and was going to present for them for Christmas, though I had terrible stiff neck the last Dec., so couldn't manage it.
Hope I can finish and present them soon!



I have received some gift and also Christmas cards from friends abroad!
So I share them with you!

Here is a gift from Caro in France.
She sent the parcel to my last address, though the post office forwarded to my present address on 24th of Dec., how nice!!
Thank you Caro for a lovely gift!!

And here is a gift from Carol R. in the UK.
She made a very lovely and beautiful scissors fob for me, and also she sent toy cars for my son! Thank you always so much, Carol R. for your kind heart!

And here is a gift from Nina in Hungary!
She sent me her original over dyed threads and lovely charms!!
Aren't they so beautiful?!












I don't remember that I have mentioned or not, but now the world heritage "Himeji Castle" is restoring old parts.

So here is the Himeji Castle now. Since tourists can't see the castle from outside, there is a big tent which was drew 3D silhouette by graphic art.
Why we went to Himeji Castle yesterday is, the Castle Marathon was held there, and my brother's children run!
So we went to cheer for them and take photos!!
Sweetie Tass made a flag to cheer for them! Tass is going to run Castle Marathon next year with me (under 7 years should run with an adult), so I have to train for it... whew...


Thank you for your visit!


Take care and have a lovely day!