Thursday, April 3, 2014

On the Road and Stitching

As titled.

Although I had to spend a lot of time waiting on the car for hubby to finish his visits with farmers, it's all good as long as I have my needles and music!!

Can't wait to get home, though!!

Happy stitching~

Saturday, March 8, 2014

All About Animals~

Hubby often complains that I seldom stitch or make anything for him. That is very true, but it is very difficult for me to think of anything he needs I know how to make!! One day, I was at his office, and I had an idea!! I’m going to make a hanging thing for him to hang over the glass panel on his office door to replace those calendar pictures he had on there. And the theme? That’s a no-brainer!! Since he is teaching Animal Science, it’s only fitted to do a farm animal theme~

So here it is, the final product!!! I think it is pretty neat, and the best part, hubby loves it, too!!

IMG_3149Pattern: The Prairie Schooler “County Fair I”
Thread: DMC Cotton Thread
Fabric: 28ct Irish Linen in Color Tea
Finished Size: 7.75” x 22”
Finishing Date: 03-06-2014

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Ok, ok, I still haven’t found a cow that is white on dark, plus all that I can find has white legs. But hey, if you don’t tell, I won’t~ 眨眼睛

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This is how it looks like over the glass panel. Works perfectly as a screen, I think~

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Besides having cows on campus, we also keep a few steer as well for research and teaching purpose. Students got to learn everything about milking and taking care of them which is actually a lot of work!! This cutie is just one of the few steer we have on campus. Isn’t he adorable?!

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We have babies, too!! All born from the cows we have on campus~ And yes, that is hubby’s hand this little one is sucking on…

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Today is actually a cold and rainy day. Nothing better to enjoy a cup of coffee (tea for me) at Starbucks and stitch!!

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Enjoy your weekend!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Start~~

After finish stitching my last project, and I know I still have to put them together, but my hands were itching to start something new. So I went through my stash of projects, and the State Fair just caught my eye. Maybe I’m just in a country mood lately….

So I pulled together the fabrics and threads needed for this project, and I just LOVE the color combinations~

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I am using 32ct Belfest linen color flax and all the DMC threads it called for.

That’s it for now~ It is sunny and bright outside. I think I’m going to take advantage of the sun and go for a walk, and maybe even stitch a little bit before the sun goes down~

Happy stitching!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ice Age of Blogging…

Just like the weather, my blog seemed to went through a ice age… Can’t believe I haven’t post anything for so long!! This freezing weather seems to be a global thing, even here in sub-tropical Taiwan, we are having some freezing temperature!! I miss the sun!!!

Maybe it’s because of this gloomy weather, my needle was slow. It took me a while but I finally finished the third piece of the County Fair series~ This time is the pig!! And what a coincidence that it seems to be finished just in time for Valentine’s Day~

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Pattern: The Prairie Schooler “County Fair I – Pig”
Thread: DMC Cotton Thread
Fabric: 28ct Irish Linen in Color Tea
Stitched Size: 5” x 5”
Completion Date: 02-14-2014

Here are all three of them together. Now the next step is to put them all together as a wall hanging. I’ll have some calculation and measurement to do…

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This year’s Valentine’s Day is also the Lantern Festival, which is the last day of the fifteen day Chinese New Year celebration. It is a big thing in the Chinese culture, there are celebrations and festivals with lanterns everywhere in Taiwan. Hubby and I celebrated Valentine’s Day and Lantern Festival together by going to the Lantern Fest in Taichung. Since it is the year of horse, horse themed lanterns were the stars of the show. It was magnificent!!!

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May you all have a wonderful year of horse!!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rooster and Sweets~

Hellooooooo~~~~~ My darling friends!!!!!! I’m still here!!!! Just been very busy, therefore very little time to stitch. Nevertheless, I managed to finished a second image from the County Fair series. Let me introduce you to the Rooster!!! I really like this one, isn’t he handsome?! Can’t wait to start the next one, just wish I have more time to stitch!!!

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Pattern: The Prairie Schooler “County Fair I – Rooster”
Thread: DMC Cotton Thread
Fabric: 28ct Irish Linen in Color Tea
Stitched Size: 5” x 5”
Completion Date: 11-13-2013

One of the reasons that I was so busy, was because my sister came back to Taiwan for a short visit, and I played tour guide and took her sightseeing, taking the advantages to visit some new places. There is this one place in Taichung that is very famous, it’s the Miyahara Eye Clinic. Don’t be fooled by the name, it is not a place that deals with eye ailments.It is actually a newly-revamped ice-cream parlor and pastry/dessert store that was converted from an old clinic. This store was established as a flagship store for “Dawn Cake”, which is famous for their pineapple cake and cheese cakes. Their ice-cream parlor has more than 54 flavors of ice-cream!!! From fruit to coffee to chocolate, almost every flavor you can think of.

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This one below is just the chocolate selection!!!

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We had to order one!!! I think we ordered some kind of coffee and sugarcane flavor, with their famous pineapple cake and cheesecake and nuts as sides. It was delicious!!!!

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Not only the building and décor inside was amazing, their packaging are also a state of an art!!! I also found this box of chocolate which is molded as buttons!!! Aren’t they beautiful?!

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I’m so happy that I found this place. Now you’ll know where to find me when I am craving for sweets!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cow

Thanks for all the encouragements on my big color screw up. Now that I’ve finished the whole thing, I think overall it looks pretty good. And once I finished the entire series, it won’t be so obvious in the mix of things… I hope (fingers crossed!!).

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Pattern: The Prairie Schooler “County Fair I – Cow”
Thread: DMC Cotton Thread
Fabric: 28ct Irish Linen in Color Tea
Stitched Size: 5” x 5”
Completion Date: 10-02-2013

I did changed the original colors a little bit due to my linen color. This is really a pleasant stitch, and I’ve already started on my next animal. So what’s on your hoop lately?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pumpkins for Cathey


Source: Seven Clown Circus

Happy blogoversary, Cathey~~

We are thinking of you!!!

OOXX


Source: Lilac & Lace

To see more pumpkins, please visit Daffycat’s blog.