Sunday, January 30, 2011

Violinist Cat

Last week, my daughter asked me to make a gift for her classmate. Tsurayya Nur Afifah, we called her Ifa, is having her 11th birthday today at January 30. She has been in the same school with my daughter since kindergarten, 7 years ago. And right now they are in the same class at 5th grade.

Ifa loves to play violin. She used to play it in yearly school play.

So I decided to do this violinist cat. It's designed by Margaret Sherry and I found the chart on CrossStitcher Magazine Russia edition. I do not know the chart name, but it has a similar design with the Catafiddle, only in different color. The Catafiddle from Heritage Craft has a brown cat, this design has a gray cat.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Parisian Street - Week 2

The last two weeks have been very windy and the weather kept changing through the day. No outdoor activities last week. So, I spent most of my spare time stitching, doing house works, and watching television.

One thing that caught my attention is the natural disasters in some parts of the world and here in my homeland. My deep condolences to those who lost their love ones and homes.

By the way, here is an update from the second week of my Parisian Street Scene.

I was trying hard to finish the below-left part of the piece. Well, I need more luck :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

First Piece 2011

Finally, at the beginning of year 2011, I managed to stitch the Parisian Street Scene, designed by Maria Diaz, from The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

As far as I remember, I only have 1 WIP, the tablecloth…. So I will do both of them alternaly…

I started stitch the new piece last Saturday. And here is the progress from the first week.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

What's in the envelope?

Happy (belated) new year everyone..!!
I have been feeling unwell since 5 days ago.
But I have recovered now... And I finally can reveal what is inside my new year's exchange envelope..

It is a coin purse from Hanna Sutrisno, my dear Indonesian cross stitching friend at facebook. She currently lives in Taiwan. And she sent the package from there.

It is lovely! I love the fresh color. I think I can use it for my pocket camera or cosmetics.

And here is what I have made for the exchange. A card I have sent to Ngiang in Jakarta.

The pattern is from CrossStitcher Magazine #229, designed by Margaret Sherry, and I also downloaded the mount from the website.