Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Chart - Prosperity

Prosperity also known as Fu (in Mandarin Language), Fook (in Cantonese Dialect) and Hock (in Hokkien Dialect). Many Chinese believe that by having Fu hanging/displaying in the house is a symbol of bringing success to the family, especially in financial aspects it brings good fortune. Also, Fu is often use during Chinese New Year. You can find many greeting cards, red packets, lanterns, posters, pillow covers, pastry, paper cut, accessories etc. with character Fu.
Some would write or hang the Fu character upside down (reversed). It means "Fu Tao" - good fortune is 'arriving'. As you can see in my previous posting, I have stitched the revered Fu as a gift to my confinement lady.

I will never thought someone would like to have my design, and of course I would glad to share it to anyone who loves to stitch one.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Kit Conversions of Dimensions/Dimensions Gold to DMC

As I am working almost 75% complete on the 'A Row of Love' Dimension Gold kit, I run out of threads that came with Dimension kit. I have no choice to get the closer match from DMC threads.

First thing came to my mind is to search in the Internet and hoping to get site or anyone that could provide a Conversion chart from Dimensions Kit to DMC.

Thank God that I finally found a couple. Thanks to 'The Lotus Pond' be so kind to share her comprehensive Kit Conversions Database. I really appreciate her effort in compiling the conversion through out the years.

Another one from cyberstitchers.com. The online Floss Conversion Charts is so impressive and completely amazing.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Trekkies show their loyalty in style at movie tie-in

Apart from Cross Stitching, I would also like to share something special about my family... about Star Trek. Read full article. Article from TheStar newspaper.
Picture taken during Star Trek 2009 movie preview in OneUtama Mall

This picture taken when my son, Riker Si at 7 months old (year 2005). My husband and Riker were in USS Enterprise full uniform.
This is Seven Si. Seven is 7 months with her Startship Voyager, and her uniform too.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

'A Row of Love' - sneak peek

A sneak peek of my half way through project - 'A row of Love' from Dimension. I fall in love with this chart when I first saw it on the Internet back in 2001.
My little workspace for cross stitching

Look at the date of the receipt, it was Nov 2001. Wow....a long 8 years I have kept it in the box. And only now I decided to stitch it when I gave birth to my daughter, Seven Si.

2001 was a memorable year for me. It was the year that I
- became a Christian and baptised in Church
- married to my lovely husband and moved into our first new house
- bought my first car and today the car is still with me :) It works perfectly
- got my first job, my first salary
- first time participated in public motor Treasure Hunt, and won lucky draws (hunting only 2 of us - my husband and myself)

Today, I have blessed with 2 beautiful child; 1 boy and 1 girl.

Thank you God for all that I have received from you and most of all, that I know I am never alone, for You are always here beside me, in my heart. And, not forgotten to my husband, thank you.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Busy, busy, busy...

Not only Cross Stitching - but there is also the other passion of my life over the weekend ...

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Birth Sampler using Paper Canvas

As I sat down on the sofa, I saw my art work 'A Birth Sampler' on the shelf. Hah... it was 7 years ago I stitched this for my sister in law when Rachel was born. Time flies by.
Last week I was there to attend my niece, Rachel’s birthday party. That was her 7 years old birthday anniversary. She is a very intelligent girl. You won’t believe she actually sang ‘Poker Face’ by Lady GaGa and dance like Lady GaGa (in MTV) in her age of 7. I was amazed.
In the picture: Paul Si (father in law), Seven Si (my daughter), Richard Si (my husband), Riker Si (my son), beside him is Rachel Si (the birthday girl), myself in yellow t-shirt, Cecelia Cheong (sis in law) and Simon Si (bro in law)

Coming back to the Birth Sampler, that was my first project done using Paper Canvas for Cross Stitch. I find it easier to stitch on paper canvas than the cloth type.

I am still keeping one un-touch. The paper canvas is so precious to me because I can't find it in any of the cross stitch shop in Malaysia . Wish I can have more of paper canvas to make Greeting Cards for this coming Christmas.

Rachel is a very creative girl, so I gave her a Batik Painting Kit as present. The kit comes with a brush, 4 bottles of inks (red, blue, black, and yellow), 1 colour palate, and a silk cloth with butterfly pattern drawn using wax. I can't wait to see her finish result.
Update on 7 Sept: Rachel has done her batik painting... tang tang, here is the finish result... so sweet.
I have also introduced batik painting as one of the activities for my company Charity Event in July this year. They enjoyed the batik painting.