Friday, December 29, 2006


Hi, it's me again.... :) it's been a long time since my last post, still with no free time. Just wanted to share with you all pics of two of my finished project that were framed in the past couple of weeks: African woman which I finished in 2005 while living in Barcelona and Rune Gypsy finished earlier this year. Both are now hanging on my living room. The pics don't do them justice at all.

While I was picking them up at the framer's two ladies didn't believe they were stitched they thought they were paintings...LOL...they even put on their glasses to have a better look.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!!!


Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I finished stitching Wordsworth's Christmas Cheer on Friday, I really enjoyed this project and even liked to do the backstitch. It's done on linen using Anchor threads, and added three small buttons as hollyberries. This is the second Wordsworth I've stitched (here is a pic of the first one) , the first one was a birthday gift for my daddy and this one is a new addition to his small collection hehe . I didn't want to frame it, but wasn't sure how t0 finish it, finally I decided I was going to finish it as a pillow. The previous pillow I'd made was hand-sewed this time I did it with a sewing machine...I had no idea how to use it and it took me all Sunday afternoon to finish it...but final result looks OK not as great as I had imagined. Maybe I'll do better next time.

There is a pic of the pillow:

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Our little nephew °Ü°

Today my brother and his wife welcomed their first child, Joaquin . He was born by c-section at 8.10 am and weighted 2800 grs. He's so tiny and we're trying to figure out if he looks like his daddy or mommy. He is the first baby for both families so everybody is really excited, including the new aunties of course .

Meet the proud parents :

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I've finished the name sign :)

On Sunday night I finished "Gabriela" . I wasn't sure where and how to stitch the birth date , so finally I decided to keep it simply and just backstitch it. I added a little bee that I had in my stash, I think it looks cute. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out and the framer liked it we're both happy!

E.T.A. Si Nela, el español es mi lengua materna. Y la abejita es una aplicación que tenía entre mis cosas y que se supone es para scrapbook; yo decidí usarlo aquí y lo pegue con silicona caliente.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Afghan update..

So like Carla has told you, I've had little or no free time for stitching. After almost a month it seems like I've made very little progress.
My SIL is having her baby this thursday and there is no way I can have the afghan done by then as I'd planned. I don't even think it will even be done by Christmas ... :(
But the good thing is that I still have fun working on it, and if you don't mind me saying so... it looks gorgeous IRL! .... :)

Friday, December 08, 2006

WIP - Gabriela

This is my progress on the name sign...after I posted the previous pic I notice that the letter G was not in the right position so I had to "frog" the whole letter ... oh well I think everything is Ok now.
I had to scan it this time, so the colors are all not as how you see them IRL. I think I'll finish it by the end of the week and on Monday I'll work again on Wordsworth - Christmas Cheers.
For those who are wondering, Carol is still stitching on the afghan. She has very little free time so she only works on it on Sundays.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Name Sign - Gabriela

This is my weekend progress on "Gabriela", a name sign I'm stitching for my framer's newborn niece. The color of letters was chosen by her to match those of the baby's bedroom. What’s left to stitch is a little bunny, in the original design the bunny was holding the letter "Q" but I adapted it to hold the "G".

How do you secure your thread when you begin a new one? Specifically, do you or have you ever used a waste knot?
I've never used the waste knot method. I usually start my thread using the loop method, and to finish it I run the thread under 3 or 4 stitches

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bouncing Babies & Buttons - Framed

Yesterday I picked up "Bouncing Babies & Buttons", I think it turn out ok. I can't manage to take a picture that shows well the color of the mat but you get the idea
The framer has asked me to stitch something for her. She has a newborn niece and wants me to stitch her name so she can frame it. I've chosen to do it using the designs from the book "Honey Pots Alphabet" by DMC. I want to have is done ASAP, I'm kind of worried of getting bored and not being able to finish it..hopefully that won't happen

Monday, November 27, 2006

Wordsworth - Christmas Cheers

I started a new project last week; it's Wordsworth from WOCS #116.
I have subscriptions to 4 cross stitch magazines (The Gift of Stitching, WOCS, Cross Stitcher and Quick and Easy), so my list of things I want to stitch from them is really long, that's why I decided I was going to start stitching some of them, Wordsworth is one of that list.
On Tuesday I went to the framer to get the baby sampler framed, I tried to convince her to have it done by Saturday morning but I had no luck, she told me she needed a week
Today I received some cute fabrics I bought last week. I'm decided to learn new techniques to finish my projects so I think these fabrics will come in handy later on.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Baby Sampler is Finished

Well things didn't go as planned and I couldn't finish the baby sampler on Saturday ...but I did finish it today.
Tomorrow I'll go beg the framer to have it done on Saturday morning.

I went to different craft stores and couldn't find the buttons I originally wanted for this design, so I used the ones I had in my stash.
When I was in search of my buttons, I noticed in a craft store that they were selling illegal copies of Leisure Art patterns !!! They even have them on display...I was so
mad and decided never to shop in that store again. I think I'll call copyright authorities of Peru tomorrow; hopefully they will do something about it.

Friday, November 17, 2006

WIP - Bouncing Babies & Buttons

I started another's a baby sampler by Gail Bussi that came in Cross Stitcher #170 (Feb 2006).
My SIL's Baby Shower is on November 25th and I wanted to give her something for the baby done by me, so I went through my magazines and decided to do this design. I want to have it finished by Saturday morning and immediately take it to the framer because she usually needs a whole week to have it done.
The picture shows my progress of one evening.

Do you stitch Christmas ornaments? If so, how many do you stitch each year and for whom? If not, why not?
Never done one, I have to learn some finishing techniques first.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Baby afghan...

I have done a little more progress on the baby afghan... it's now a fact that it won't be done in time for the baby shower, so I guess I'll just give it to my SIL when the baby is born.The bears are almost done.
It seems to me that I do very little progress, but it's just that I only have time to stitch on Sundays and I have to be in mood because I hate stitching as an obligation it's supposed to be something I do to relax.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A bigger Biscornu

Thanks a lot for your comments about my biscornu...but guess was too small!!
On Tuesday I gave Carol the biscornu but when she saw it she said that she really liked it but the one she needed had to be at least twice that size So then I had to do another one, this time the design I chose was 60w x 60h. I was to lazy to think of another color of fabric and thread so I chose the same one as my first biscornu.
Sandra, my SIL, saw the first one and thought it was really cute, so she decided to keep it.

This is Mylo (our 4 month old yorkie) modeling for the camera with the second bicornu.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Blue Biscornu

This is the first time I've stitched a biscornu, I really enjoyed doing it . When I saw them on blogs I thought they were difficult to make. Carol told me she needed a pincushion so I decided to do one for her .
I used a piece of 18ct Aida that Carol dyed a while ago. The size of the design is 30h x 30w and it took me 3 hours to stitch and an extra hour to turn it into a biscornu.
I'm going to stitch some more of these, maybe on linen and with speciality threads .

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Birth Announcement

Well as Carol already mentioned my brother and his wife are expecting a baby boy, so I decided I was going to stitch them a Birth Announcement. The design I've chose to stitch is Baby's Friends by Dimensions.
This whole year I've not been in the mood to stitch...but finally I think this is changing. I'm hoping to finish this project by the end of November...well lets see how that goes.
The picture shows my progress after approximately 12 hours of stitching .

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!!!! °Ü°

Monday, October 30, 2006

My progress...

Not much progress done in the past to weeks, I've only managed to stitch 3 evenings. I always seem to tired or it's just to late when I come home from work.
The baby will be here in less than two months, and I still have a long way to go..... *panics* . Hopefully this weekl I'll have a little more time and I'd be able to at least finish another bear.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I was tagged by Dawn
THE RULE: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether or not they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.I can’t answer this question as I mostly listen to the radio in the car to and from work.
These are my top 7 favorites at the moment
1. Hips don't lie - Shakira
2. La Tortura - Shakira & Alejandro Sanz
3. No te pido flores - Fanny Lu (Colombian singer)
4. Beautiful - James Blunt
5. El Universo sobre mi - Amaral
6. Miniature Disaster - KT Tunstall
7. Because of you - Kelly Clarkson
Who ever wants to respond this, feel free to do so *Ü*

Monday, October 16, 2006

Finally an update!

It's been a long time since my last post... sorry for disappearing!
A lot has happened since the last time I wrote. I started working a full time again. Our company has moved to a another part of the city, so now I'm have less free time. It's supposed to be only a 20 minute drive there, but with all the traffic jam sometimes it takes me more than an hour to get home. I hate driving in Lima it's just too chaotic, but using the public transportation is even worse.
We have a new puppy, so we're all happy about that. My other dog, Gaston is thrilled to have a new friend. We just have to be careful que doesn't sit on him! The puppy's name is Mylo he is a 3 month old Yorkshire terrier....the cutest little thing!
I haven't done much stitching, I just have to organize my time better, but I do miss it a looooot! This is how my quilt project is looking so far.... I need to work on it again soon...the baby will be here in only 2 months!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

For Vane...

Hola, bueno para los baberos no utilice waste canvas, porque los baberos vienen en un kit de Dimensions. Asi que vienen con el diseño ya pre-estampado en la tela, y con eso ya te guias para hacer las cruces.
En realidad nunca he usado waste canvas, una vez me compre un poco con la intencion de bordar sobre una camiseta, pero hasta ahora no me animo.

Monday, September 18, 2006


Here are some pics of my latest wips. I was going to post them last week, but couldn't find the time.
I finished this bib for my nephew. My sister is stitching the other one that came on the kit.

I've also made some more progress on the baby afghan, now the lower part is complete. I've done some more stitching during the weekend. Another one of the bears is almost complete.

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