Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cottages - Feb

Hello my dear friends. Hope you have all been busy with a whole lot of crafting. Well, not me. But I do have some progress to share

Isn't that really pretty. I am so in love with this SAL!! I made a mistake in the roof. The second line of the roof aligns with the third, which should not. Tonight I am going to frog it out (yes do I have a choice) and fix that up.
Well, that's about it from me today. Till my next update.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TUSAL - Feb 2012

Hello friends. Just a very quick post to show you all my TUSAL for Feb 2012

I also have started the Feb cottage, but unfortunately have no pictures yet to show you. Promise to put it up in my next post
Till then..Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir

Monday, February 20, 2012

Proudly presenting...

...Jan cottage!!!
I just love the colors and each stitch, the fabric...just everything about this. It was great fun. i have never ever done a french knot earlier. Initially, when I found that this required french knots, I had more than half a mind to put in small beads. But last night, when I had done everything but the eyes and the buttons, I thought of checking out youtube to see if there's a video on how to put in a french knot. And of course there was!! Isn't that sit awesome!!?! Finally after viewing many many videos, I thought why not and went in for the french knot. And I love the way it turned out.
I did have a few incorrect stitches initially. If you notice the snowman closely, his left eye is closer to the right than it should be, hehe. Does not matter, he's cross-eyed ;)
I have enough time, well about a year actually, to figure out how to finish this up :d:d. I would love to make these beauties into a calendar.
Now to start Feb. I have the fabric and threads layed out, all set to start.

Yayay, am totally excited I have a finish so soon into a year thanks to Vonna. So, my dear friends till my next update.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir

Monday, February 13, 2012

Baking.. Progress and more stash!!

Yay, I have another follower. A very warm welcome. Thank you all sooo much for stopping by and leaving behind your comments.

Yes, I have more stash!!! But this time I can say am "authorized" to get stash thanks to the Cottage Sal. I had ordered for Feb and March cottages through 123stitch and received the parcel last Friday. When I went home from work, V was up waiting for me. She said I had a "surprise" and handed me this parcel. And, am sure you can imagine the hug I gave her :D

I decided to bake some "Christmas" cookies over the weekend. I got the recipe from the December edition of GoodhouseKeeping.
V "decorated" these with a set of edible markers that we got as a gift.
Some "sugar" versions.
A few other variations - choco chip, jam and nutella. Thanks to V I have now fallen all over in love again with Nutella. Aren't they yuuummmm?!

And I can now finally finish Jan cottage as I got the WDW and the Crescent floss required to complete it along with my parcel. Here's where I stand now
I am simply loving every stitch of this SAL. At my stitching pace, hope to finish Jan this week and start off Feb.

Thank you again for stopping by and all your kind words.
Till my next update.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir :)