18 November 2005

Hand Dyed

Last nite, for the first time I have successfully do my own hand dyed on aida 14 ct. Initially I was in the kitchen, dyeing my son's white shirt to light brown. He need a pair of light brown shirt and pants for his concert next Saturday where he will be acting as Lion King. As I couldnt find the right pair, I decided to dye his white shirt & pant using Dylon.

After satisfied with my hand dyed project, suddenly my mind run wild. I remember reading my stitching friends in Malaysian Stitchers group discussing their experience doing their own hand dyed. Tarraa.. I start looking for my 14 ct aida and soaked them in pot. As M using a little bit of 'Havanah Brown', my white aida has turned to pinkish brown tone. He he.. M satisfied anyway and love the colour !

I also remember my stitching friends has also dyed their fabby using coffee and tea. And I decided to tried them too and wallaa.. now I have a pair of rustic fabby!!! Probably because I used a little of coffee, the fabby did not turn well but the colour still charming. My daughter then giving me a wild suggestion, why don't I try do my next hand dye using Milo. Well.. see whether I dare enough to do that.. hem hemm.. I smell of cocoa now !

14 November 2005

My Weeked ....

I had a good start over my stitching weekend as early as Friday night. I start straight after my dinner and slept by 1.00 a.m. working on my new project from CrossStitchers Stitch a Year of Cuddles 2006 Calendar. I simply like Margaret Sherry’s cat featured in the calendar and decided to stitch it on 18 ct aida to ‘ someone ‘ for her birthday, ermm.. it’s more like a belated birthday gift… Haven’t decided yet on the finishings, cud it be a card, potpouri sachet or what it may end later. I have to admit my weakness – always fail to do the finishing part. Sometimes I have something on mind, but by end of day nothing much is done.. errrkkk !!!

DH wasn’t around over the weekend so I happily had a wonderful weekend to my own.. hik hii.. He has to accompany his business counterpart who just arrived from LA and will be busy accompanying him during his one week’s stay here. Bob has taken a good care of DH during his last visit to LA couple of months back. Thanks Bob who later has bought and sent me a book on cross stitch after he know my interest on this lovely needlework. That’s a very sweet of you ! We intend to invite Bob over dinner one of this day as we are still celebrating our Hari Raya Aidil Fitri here.

The kids are now having their school holidays, so they won’t disturb me much as they spent most of their time watching the tv & playing their playstation. I decided to let them enjoy their happy time on tv & playstation without interruption for this first 2 weeks of their school holidays. After this, everything is back to normal. They still need to study eventhough their holidays will be for another 7 weeks.

I continue my stitching for couple of hours on Saturday morning but was interrupted by the computer... Despite of stitching, I think I spent most of my time browsing and browsing the net, and downloading as well. I didn’t realized that my anti-virus program was not working but I noticed my computer is getting slower nowadays. And all this while I blamed the internet provider for this !! But the fact is, there are some virus & trojan dancing happily in my puter.

So after had a 2 full days of browsing and browsing, M back to my stitching world again last nite and spent hours on MS cat. It already 1.30 a.m. when I sadly decided I have to take a break, just bcoz I have to go to the office the next day.

Now, M at work and missing my MS’s cat !!! The worst thing.., I forgot to bring my stitching folder to work today… so there wud be no lunch stitching today.. errkkk !!!!

26 October 2005

I Did It Again !

I am so happy to announce that I have successfully completed my square on Enon's SPRR in 24 hrs' time. This is my highest achievement so far as I normally take longer hours to finish a small chart. This pattern was stitched using Candied Apples from Six Sweet Strands. The schedule mail out supposed to be on the 2/12 but I have mail it out to my partner, Inazz on 25/10...

Craze Over Checkered Charts

All the sudden, I feel like stitching checkered charts. I found this chart from Quick & Easy cross stitch mag, which I named it 'Blue Green Checkered'. The initial chart only consist of few squares, but I added more squares so that it will fit the blank card for a friend’s birthday.

This is my another craze on checkered chart which I named it as Checkered Heart, a freebies from Anchor. I intend to give this to someone as her birthday gift. I probably may stitch this chart again for next coming Valentine *wink*

17 October 2005

RR.. ?? Again...???

All these while I've told myself that I will never join any RR after my first RR. My first RR was "Frickle Minded RR (FMRR)" where only 3 of us from Malaysian Stitchers (Nik, Cheez & myself) participated. I love stitching for their FMRR but, I feel guilty when I always unable to complete my stitching as schedule. All of us suppose to complete our FMRR before our birthdays which fall in June. Nik & Cheez managed to do it right on time, but myselff... urghhh.. I still didn’t finished on my RR... :(

Recently my another stitching group, Needlecrafter organizing another RR namely "Single Pattern RR (SPRR)". I was comtemplating to join at first, but later I decided to take the challenge. This RR only requires each participants to stitch the same pattern on the owner RR, in different colours/tones. This time round 8 members has agreed to join the SPRR, which means I am committed with this RR up till Feb 2006…

This is my square on my SPRR. The original pattern was taken from Papilion Creations, namely Love Letter but I did some modifications to the patterns in order to suit our SPRR requirements. It was stitched on 14 ct aida white, using Icing on the Cake from Six Sweet Strands.

I also has received Hani SPRR and surprisingly I managed to complete my square on her SPRR way before the next mail out date, i.e. 21 Oct 05

20 August 2005

Welcome 'My Little Touch to Bloggers' World

After months of contemplating to create my own blog, now I proudly announce that 'My Little Touch' has brave enough to join the bloggers' world.

This blog specially dedicated for all my stitching friends after been inspired with their stitching blogs.