Wednesday, December 29, 2010

For Santa and his Reindeer! [Edited]

As every year, Tass and I prepared some foods for Santa and his Reindeer on a Christmas Eve!
I remember that I knew this Western tradition about 3 years ago on some stitcher friends' blog. Tthere is no such romantic tradition in Japan, so I remember I was very touched by this story!

Since then, this is our tradition in our home, Tass looked forward to prepare food for them this year, too!
(Canework fairy doll had made by my mum for many many years ago...)

Same as the last year, we prepared some biscuits and milk for Santa, and carrot for his Reindeer!
Tass seemed so fun to prepare for them if they really come or not!
After he went to bed, I ate biscuits with mum and drunk milk and a bit of carrot!
That was quite funny that we were eating them at midnight at entrance!!
If Tass red this article someday when he grew up, he would be shocked!! :(

A photo above is next morning (a boxing day)!
Whew,,, Carrot was not taste good before go to bed, lol

Here is little Tass Santa, he was very looking forward to have champagne (for kids).
This photo was just after he had some, looks happy, huh?

Belated message, though Happy Merry Christmas!

I do really hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day!!

[Edited on 29th Dec. 2010]
P.S. Dear Berit : Thank you so much for letting me know about "Reindeer"!
That's why when I've done spell check, it appeared with yellow line as it says they are wrong!

Please everyone teach me English if my sentences were wrong, without any hesitation!! :D
Thank you!!

Take care and have a lovely day!

Thank you for your visit!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sweetie's Christmas Show and a Bird!

Hi everyone, this time I just share some photos of Tass my son's Christmas Show on 17th of Dec.!
Now he is 5 years old and he played cymbals in concert of his class (4~5 years old).

They played musical instruments so well, and they danced and sung!
It's amazing when I think how they remember everything so quickly, I think they just had lessons for a month, though!

BTW, about a week ago, mum called us to the garden (very small one), then when we went out there were a little bird on the rock near by!
So I just went back into house and took some photos of him!
He was SO cute, we have never met him before!!

After that he stayed a little bit, but when Sweetie came back with his shoes with very loud footsteps (as he was excited), a birdie flied away and never came back to us... Sweetie was very sad and he planned to make birdie's bed. He was so well making a little birdie's house, but he never came back... sigh I hope he comes back to amuse us again!

[Edited] A few days ago, "Annonymous" who loves birds left kind comment here to let me know the name of this bird!
This is a female "Daurian Redstart", thank you so much, Annonymous for your kind comment!!

Take care and have a lovely winter holiday!
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Cactus Diary

Hi, did you all have a merry Christmas? I do hope so!
Here is Christmas Cactus Diary, just a quick note!

After I posted the last one (30th of Nov's), it has been blooming so beautifully!
Now it's in full bloom now!

Now it's full blooming!!
I love this soft colour so much and their shape!!
They are not lovely at all while they hadn't flowers, it's just a grotesque plant, but it's amazingly beautiful when they are blooming!

The other Christmas cactus isn't blooming at all, I don't know why, but this pot has been blooming beautifully every year!
I hope this will keep have flowers for more years!!

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and have a lovely winter holiday!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

"Dog Lessons For People #143" - L*K Finished! [Edited]

Hi, thank you so much for your comments and thanks for visiting my blog, though I haven't been updating often.

Finally "Dog Lessons For People #143" © Lizzie*Kate has finished!!
I don't know why this took me so long time to finish...
When I first saw this pattern online, I thought to stitch for Tass as he loves dog! (me, too!)

The thread colours are very cheerful and so made me happy to stitch along, though why??
It took very long time to finish, lol
Most of my friends (in Mama's stitching group) love this pattern, and also my mum loves this colour combination so much!

Today was the 1st Stitch group's gathering day of Dec., so as I finished this, I passed this pattern to one of my friend.
She was motivated completely by this pattern!

Actually the frame was my son Tass's choice!
Just we went out for shopping, I was with this finished piece, and found some frames which is just the right size.
So I let him choose the frame colour, and he chose this one!
I also was going to choose this colour, so whew...

This time, I didn't insert glass, I added quilt batting between stitched piece and the cut board, so it's a bit puffy and it's so lovely now in the right frame and my son Tass seems very happy with this.
I want to hang this on his room!

Here is "Christmas cactus Diary".
My mum's Christmas cactuses are in full bud now!
So I'm going to take photos and report them how it grows from now!
I remember that my dear friend Carol R. and Angela was posting their Christmas cactus on the blog, so me too!

This photo was taken on 30th of Nov.
There is one more pot of Christmas Cactus, I hope they bloom beautifully soon!!

[Edited on 2nd of Dec.]

I just updated my scissdors blog :

There are new design scissors there!
Please have a look, and please ask me anything you want to know.

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

Design : "Dog Lessons For People #143" © Lizzie*Kate
Fabric : 32ct Wichelt Lambswool (maybe...)
Thread : DMC

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Scissors Available (Pre-Order)

Hi everyone, there is a news!!
There are 5 new design scissors available!!
They are very cute as well as the other type.

Now I am taking order (Pre-Order) from you as for these new type, but I have A, B, C, D types with me in stock, so please let me know if you are interested in!

My scissors blog is here :

You can also jump to the scissors blog from the left banner.
There are details of new scissors with bigger photos on the scissors blog, but please read "Information" before you order, thank you!

I hope you enjoy them to see and have them in person soon!

Take care and have a lovely day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Pumpkin Patch" Finish! [Edited]

Hi everyone, how have you been doing?
I have been doing fine recently, as well as my son Tass.
Thank you so much for your kind heart as always, you ask my son and my health in the mails, comments, e-cards, etc...
I really appreciate for your kindness, I'm so touched that so many people in the other countries is concerning about us, how special and how wonderful thing.
Thank you again so much!

As for my stitching (WIP), I decided not to mess around anymore, stitch a few pieces at once, not a lot (lol), as my mum and my friend suggested me not to mess around anymore (lol, Exactly!!), I know that's why I always mess up and can't tidy up on the table!!

So here it is, as I decided to finish my WIPs a little by little, even though it was on a Halloween day, I re-started this "Pumpkin Patch" by PS!
I told my friend about it, then she said "Hello??? It's Halloween, today!!
I think you can hold it until next year, LOL"
And finally finished this yesterday! whew!

It was very lovely design and fun to stitch along as I love autumn designs and colour very much!
Actually I miss count the border, so there is gap between letters and house etc...

I thought to add little spiders or something like that in the gap, but decided to leave it.
Did you notice that??? I shouldn't have mentioned it? (lol)
This year I completed two autumn designs, so I'm very happy about that.

I couldn't frame them this year, but next year I will find nice frames for them and want to display on the wall! :D

BTW, I re-started selling scissors, and sent e-mails for people on the waiting list first.

Did you all receive my e-mail regarding scissors???
If you didn't and if you're still interested in, please let me know.

My scissors blog is here :

Now I'm doing pre-order, please e-mail me how many and which type you want!
And there is 2 shipping ways, so please let me know about it, as well.

AND!! Please read "Information" before you order.

Take care and have a lovely day!!

Thank you for your visit, even though I haven't been updating often.

[Edited on 12, Nov, 2010]
Dear Ann who asked about the fabric that I used for this design.
I think this linen was "Wichelt Labmswool", I'm not sure, but I don't have many kinds of linen with me, so probably I used the one I wrote below!

Design : "Pumpking Patch" by Prairie Schooler
Fabric : 32ct Wichelt "Lambswool"
Thread : DMC

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Dance! - "Pumpkin Hollow" Fin!

Hi everyone, how have you been doing?
It's been almost one month since I posted the last time.

As I told you that I can't buy new cross stitch stuffs anymore (lol), though my friend (no blog) presented me some new charts as I wrote about it!
I was so happy to received them!! Thank you, "N"!! :)

When I saw this lovely design, I couldn't resist to start to stitch!
And rarely happen, it was quite fast to finish for me!

Isn't this design so lovely?!
When I saw the chart photo, I thought more darker colours that chart calls for, but when I gathered all threads they were quite colourful, and so if it wasn't lovely, I was going to undo with different colour.

But when I finished and saw the whole design, I thought it's so lovely and perfect!!
It was so fun to stitch a long this design, so it doesn't matter if someone asked me to stitch this design again, I would do that! :)

Here are some french knots parts, it's been so long since I have done french knots last time, so it was quite difficult for me this time...
Oh, I shouldn't forget to tell that I changed this pumpkin's flower colour and also the pumpkin that there is left of the sign board ("Pumpkin Hollow") since the colour didn't show up well on this linen colour.

Thank you so much for your visit even though I haven't been updating regularly.
Now I'm in stitching mood, so hope I can share some finished pieces or WIPs soon!

Take care and have a lovely day!

Design : "Pumpkin Hollow" by Little House Needleworks
Threads : DMC
Fabric : 28ct Zweigart Cashal Linen (Light Sand)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My WIPs 0918

Finally the day I can share my works (WIPs) with you came today!
Now I feel good that I can update my stitching works on my blog!
There are so many WIPs, though at the moment I'm stitching them below.

At first, I'm stitching "Dog Lessons For People #143" by Lizzie*Kate.
Actually I was stitching "The Tea Room" by CCN but couldn't concentrate on at all, so decided to change the chart that I stitch to this!
The thread colours call for this chart are very colourful and lovely, so it makes me feel cheerful!
My son Tass loves dog, so I want to hung this on his room when it completed! :)

Next project is "Simple Joys" by LHN.
Actually it's stopping stitching at the moment, so the photo is the same as before I took.

Here is "The Tea Room" by CCN.
I started this with my mama friends, but couldn't concentrate on stitching this at all, so changed the design to "Dog Lessons For People #143" by Lizzie*Kate.

My all mama friends who I'm stitching with (5 people includes me) have chosen LHN or CCN designs as I thought!!
One of my friend is very fast stitcher (on Aida at the moment... but will switch and try Linen soon!), so she has stitched many of designs already!
I will share some photos of her works one day later!

And here is now I'm stitching "Pumpkin Patch" by Prairie Schooler.
I want to buy new chart for Halloween by PS, though if I bought my mum would be mad (lol), so I'm stitching the last year version.
Also my mama friend that I talked about is stitching this, too!

I hope I can show you more works forwarded later when I update next time.

Take care and have a lovely weekend!
Bye for now,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Today is my Birthday, I became thirty-something!
But, unfortunately I wasn't feeling well today, and so I couldn't celebrate my birthday.
Just received natural & organic cosmetics from mum!
Recently my mum nags me that there are too many cross stitch stuffs in this house, so she announced not to buy ANY new cross stitch stuffs from now on!!! sigh and sad...

I'm just happy to being with my family, this birthday reminded me about it as I wasn't feeling good.
I'm happy enough to hear that Sweetie always says "Mummy I love you!" and kisses me!
Thank you for my family, especially Sweetie, I love you, too!

Thanks for your visit.
Bye for now,

Past 6 months of our life...

Today, I'm going to share and show you many photos that I took in the past 6 months.
I wasn't feeling well at all, though my mum asked me to go out so often if I could change my feeling... So even though I was very tired I went out with Sweetie when I could.
Here is some photos when we went to see tulip fields near by the facility where I have worked before I've married.
There is very huge ground and so we lied down on the field, it was very nice feeling in the nature.
But after that, we found so many deer's dungs(?) on the field, and we screamed!! (lol)

Here are some photos when we went to a shores of a river with my brother's family!
It was the first time for Sweetie to play in the river, so he was very excited with his cousins!!
They found a frog and I tried to touch it! geeeeee, but ces't la vie, it's mum's lesson to touch them!

Here are some photos when the summer festival was held at Preschool.
Sweetie wore
Jinbei and played a lot!
Last year, my mum sewed Jinbei for him, though he hated to wear them...
So she (my mum) seemed a bit sad (lol), and threw away this year as Sweetie can't fit in anymore...

By the way, I changed hair style, before I was going to let my hair grow, though it's too hot this summer and so I cut my hair about 20cm and now it's bobbed.
I also changed glasses, so it looks quite different from before!

Here are some photos when we went to the sea recently.
We just went to see the sea, but Sweetie + I went into the sea!
It was like hot spring, it was amazed, how hot summer this year is!!!
We decided to visit here again to swim, so I bought swimming wear!
It's hardly believe that I wear swimming wear, probably more than 10 years since the last time I bought swimming wear in Australia...

After we went to the sea, we went to the hotel near by to have some tea and cake.
Background is the sky that I took on that day, and other two photos are from the cafe.
Aren't they beautiful?!

He looks like a big boy already, his teeth already came out!!
It's quite early, isn't it? He just became 5 years old, though...

In Japan, when we were child, when my bottom tooth came out, we throw the tooth on the roof, and then when the upper tooth came out, we buried the tooth in the ground.
But recently there are milk teeth box, so I bought lovely one and put them in it as keepsake.

Sorry that I shared just daily topics, not stitching photos nor story at all, though thank you so much for your visit and reading!
I appreciate for your comments always!

Take care + will update stitching issue next time!

Bye for now,