Thursday, 31 December 2009

+++ Lo How Rose (3)

Today, the last day of the year 2009, I am still stitching Lo How a Rose project, however I was not supposed to be staying in London, because we were planning go back to Japan in this Christmas. But we are still in, because our flight has been cancelled about snow. That was so so so shocked, it was very hard to tell my parents and family that we could not come back.
Anyway, we could not help us, so had to changed our mind and keep stitching.....

But still not finished.

a Happy new year to you all

Sunday, 6 December 2009

+++ Lo How Rose (2)

I was thinking I have to finish this before the Christmas, but I think I couldn't.....
I just stitched only 1/3 parts, and only almost 2 weeks to go to Christmas!! (sigh)

Sunday, 29 November 2009

+++ Candles


I have just completed the C en Roussillon's Candles on this weekend. The original design was a four candles, but I did put three of them in my frame.
(just I have small one only, unfortunately). And the red floss was running out on the way to finish.... you can see a bit different color in it....
I really like this candles, one more Christmas decoration has done, yeh!

Friday, 6 November 2009

+++ Lo How Rose (1)

Finally, I have started to stitch "Lo How Rose" from the cross stitch christmas(better homes).
This is week day project.

(Recording purpose 7 November 2009)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

+++ More Christmas Tree search.... (Free Charts)

I found some more Christmas Tree, when I was googling:

*** Snow Poem Tree (2008)
from Be-Stitched
Erynne's Blog

This poem tree is very my taste, someday I will design like this tree by myself!
screen shot>>>>>

*** Feliz Navidad 2008 – Joyeux Noël – Merry Christmas 2008
from AlarTTex
This site is very popular about sisi sampler that I will stitch next year (maybe), and has very cute tree last year.
Alartex Joyeux Noel Merry Christmas
screen shot>>>

*** C en roussillon's Free chart page
C en Rous sillon - Grilles gratuites (Free Charts

Please take a look this page! Very lovely candles, trees and some more! I really love this candles motif and make small decoration with these pattern.

screen shot>>>

Hope you may like it, too!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

+++ Brids Tree (Xhaftx's Ptaszki)

I have finished Xhaftx's Ptaszki (Birds Tree) just on my birthday weekend! I was using Christmas color, Green, Red (DMC 304, 368, 988) and Golden floss.

Xhaftx's Ptaszki

I thought I should use more another color in it after I have done framed it.
or reverse the color Red at the border and Green on the Tree should be better????

How do you think?

Friday, 16 October 2009

+++ Singin' Bird

Singin' Bird by Hannah

I was very happy to hear that my daughter Hannah wanted to stitch with me :->, when I was stitching the Birds tree, then I had her created the design for her stitching.
She made small singing bird on her fabric then was stitching along!
So this was her first SAL, I was very proud.

"Singin' Bird"
Designed by Hannah
Stitched with DMC #25 Cotton floss
October 2009

Sunday, 11 October 2009

+++ Brids Tree

Brids Tree

I just started to work on the Brids Tree, that was desgined by Xhaftx's , who is providing the charts. The original design was not green and red.

This small project should be completed soon!
One Christmas decoration will be finished.

Sagami xxx

Friday, 25 September 2009

+++ Christmas Trees

I found some Christmas Tree charts when I was googling in the web:

1) I just registered to Carole's Sampler de Noël 2009
Her site is in French but you can send her an e-mail to get your part 1 (English is OK!)
I can't wait to start this tree~~~~!

2) I fall in love this chart when I saw lovely Birds' Tree in the Xhaftx's blog then I tried to contact her via e-mail however I could not find her mail address on her blog, because Google translation function was not enough to me. I just left comment (in English) I hope I could get her reply....

3) One more tree from mimie's blog Noël Quaker, this is freebie chart.
She also has some free charts.

I am thinking to start the Carole's Sampler de Noël 2009 first, then Noël Quaker and if I get reach Xhaftx, I could have Birds' Tree as well. Hope I could get some more stitch time in this autumn time.

Happy stitching! xxx Sagami

Sunday, 20 September 2009

+++ Little Amager Chart (Needleprint)

I competed this Little Amager Chart (from Needleprint Free chart) last weekend.
I was thinking I want to stitch Christmas one (yes, I am doing EMS SAL and another one as well), but I want to put small frame next to my a 6 mains frame. So I have done, and think about one more mono-color quaker small chart I should have it....
then I will do start Christmas thingy.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

+++ Quaker a 6 Mains 2 August 2009 Completed

Finally, (yes!) I completed Quaker a 6 Mains on Sunday, 2nd August, it took 3 months though.
I have been very satisfied and very proud of myself :-)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

+++Quaker a 6 Mains 18 July 2009

I do not know how many people wait for this post, but I could not have a time to stitch or post this project.
Just for my recording purpose, I have almost done 6/8 parts of it.
I can't imagine how short I can complete it, keep on stitching! Yes, I will do.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

+++ Quaker a 6 Mains 31 May 2009

Here it was my progress for the 5th week, Quaker a 6 Mains.
It was very hard to make a time last week, because I have been very busy.
A small progress but almost half way through!

Saturday, 30 May 2009

+++ Handmade Lampshade

The stand lamp we had that's shade has been damaged. I have been looking for new shade but I could not find one for my taste. Then I decided to make it by myself. I was using Amy Butler's Midwest modern, and that was my favorite pattern 'martini'.

That was not so hard to make it, so I want to make another shade, and also I would chose from Amy Butler's pattern, of course.
My sons told me,
'mum, somebody can buy it!'

'mmm, I should think about selling it?'

Love xxx


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

+++ A Cross-Stitch CHRISTMAS (Better Homes and Gardens 2001)

I was NOT disappointed this book at all,
'Cos I have been dreaming have it :-> this was very beautiful and perfect condition!!!
I really really thank [J]-chan for receiving at her office.
I have been searching it for 3 months, and found this at only $3.99! This was real sale!

This will be my next project,

and this will be next after next....

But I still have a lot charts that I want to work.

Monday, 25 May 2009

+++ Quaker a 6 Mains 25 May 2009

I had no schedule in this weekend, even it was three days long weekend, just cleaned up kitchen, gardening, planting, some watching DVDs, and stitching!

The image was progress of 3rd and 4th week for Quaker a 6 Mains.

And I received a chart (Brightneedle) last week, so I really want to finish this as soon as possible. then I will start new one.
My target will be before summer holiday......
Wish me luck!

Sagami xxx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

+++ Quaker a 6 Mains 20 May 2009

Quaker a 6 Mains
Last week's progress for my Quaker project. I keep working on only this SAL at the moment.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

+++ Quaker a 6 Mains

This was my Quaker a 6 Mains progress (week 2), and has been posted to Quaker Inspired also.
You could read that I've just started to use plastic square frame for this project, I found this was really easy to handle it. then was so surprised because I thought wooden hoop was the best, but plastic one was very easy to hold and very fabric adjustable.


And I've got another surprise....
I was really lucky last night, I finally finally, had ordered (Better Homes and Gardens) A Cross-Stitch Christmas: Celebrations in Stitches at, only $3.99!!
I have been keen to have it because I really love and want to have the chart "Lo how rose (this link was Leah's work). When I found this was $3.99, I could not resist it to order, because I found that ebay priced around $100 before, then I rang my friend [J] to ask her to receive it for me.
I hope the chart in the book I bought, was no damage...
I am really looking forward to see that!
Many thanks, J-chan!

Love x

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

+++ Quaker Inspired

I was excited to join theQuaker Inspired last week, and just posted my introduction because I finally, yes, finally has started "Quaker a 6 Mains" that [T-chan] told me the best free quaker chart.
This is my first Quaker sampler.
After I joined the Quaker Inspired, I was looking around the other members' blog and met many things!! Yesterday, I found the
Blacksheep's bit of the Web (Edgar's blog who is the member), he has nowBlogoversary Secret Prize' Drawing, of course I put my comment to entry. And also I was so disappointed that I missed other his draw, because he had a Lo Rose Book Drawing... Yes, that was I really really want to have the chart by Brightneedles design.
But, never mind, I have a next chance, I hope.

"Quaker a 6 Mains" broder ensemble (free) Comlet
Dessine par Gigi, Jackye - "A mon Ami Pierre", Carinne


Thursday, 16 April 2009

+++ Aury's Giraffe

I was googling and have just found the site called 'Acerca del bordado…' that is Aury's Blog. I downloaded her freebie giraffe chart that was quaker style animal, I really love it.

Hannah keeps asking me ' where's his eyes? ears?' She was giggling when I answered 'He has not eyes and ears, this is just kind of silhouette with pattern', but she still wants to put some eyes on it.
Before my giraffe got eyes, I put it on the frame.

with Zweigart 28 ct Linen
Thread: Weeks Dye Works No.2274 (Romance), DMC No. 3779
<12 April 2009>

Happy Stitching!

Sagami xxx

+++ EMS Project Advent Calender (3)

I've just finished '5' and '6' at the last day of March!
However I found '7' and '8' have been updated on the EMS Site already:-<

One month has gone soooo quick, you know, already summer time!

Happy Stitching!

Sagami xxx

+++ Rabbit (JBW Design French Country)

Small SAL (Stitch Along) for the Easter: This was my first thread work with
Linen (28ct Cashel Linen), took ages. And I really love it even my daughter said "This is not an Easter rabbit!"
Actually, not on purpose to change its original design, woops!
(don't look at the detail, please)

**Rabbit French Country JBW Design,
finished size: 52 W x 41 H, Thread: Weeks Dye Works No.2274 (Romance)
<15 March 2009>

Happy Stitching!

Sagami xxx

+++ EMS Project Rose Sampler (2)

Another record was as of 8 March 2009:

Just finished part6 and started to thread away at my part 7!!

Happy Stitching!

Sagami xxx

+++ EMS Project Advent Calender (2)

Recording purpose only:

Completed 3 and 4 dated on 4 March 09.

Happy Stitching!

Sagami xxx

+++ EMS Project Advent Calender (1)

I did not know stitching is very addictive!
Finally, I have got all materials for the Year 2009 EMS project 1 & 2, and getting materials' story was another long story and funny.
Anyway, I got them and started.

These have been completed on 22 February 2009, already almost 1 month behind, though.

Happy Stitching!

Sagami xxx

+++ Stitching HEARTs

This was Valentine's stitches, I meant.
Charts from Rouge by Agnès Delage Calvet. 16ct Aida with DMC #321 & 498. Completed on 8th February 2009

Happy Stitching!

Sagami xxx

+++ Points complices

When I was 'Googling' to look for lovely charts in the web,
I have found her - Monique Lyonnet. And I could not resist visit her shop and bought her book!
But I was shocked when I found that book has been translated in Japanese!!
I should search it in Japanese site first....

(This image I practice stitching with her some motif)

***Note This post was moved from my another blog.
Originally posted on 3 Feb 09

Happy stitching! xxx

+++ EMS Project Rose Sampler (1)

I have started this EMS Rose Sampler first, which was actually project for 2008, because I could not get all material for the project 2009.

Ryuaro still has been doing washings after dinner, so I could make a time for stitching!
Thanks, > Ryuryu

Weather permitted (yes, typical English weather of course!) I spent to stitch all this weekend.

I finished 'SASHIKO' (Rabbit) however I could not take a pic yet.

***Note This post was moved from my another blog.
Originally posted on 29 Jan 09

Happy Stitching!! xxx

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

+++ New embroidery blog....

I could not tell you when my stitching boom last, but I will post to share my project with friends and some favorite charts here,
and it will be advanced with self-satisfaction record extent :-)

many thanks with hug!
Happy stitching

Sagami xxx