Monday, January 21, 2013

The Fİrst IHSW in 2013

hello, finally after some times being late now I can post on time :)

Last weekend was a long weekend in Jordan because we were commemorating the birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuH). Even though it was a 3 days holiday but I was occupied by many things (cleaning, cooking dinner for one family of neighbours on Saturday, etc) so I couldn't spend as much time as I intended to for stitching. However I managed to make some progress on The Runaway Birth Records by Gorjuss that I am now working on.

Before IHSW:

On Friday:

 On Sunday:

Not long to go, maybe 2-3 days more. I feel like to keep going until it completely finished! apart from I like the colours so I couldnt stop stitching it, the threads from the kit are a bit difficult to manage, they are easy to get messy so I think I should finish it while they are opened and spreaded on my table anyway. I will let you know when its done!

***** many thanks, terima kasih, sağol, شُكْرًا

Saturday, January 19, 2013

belated TUSAL and Themealicious January check in post

Hi, its me again with my annoyingly belated post! The internet is as unreliable as ever so most of the time when I have time to blog but the page just couldn't open!

But to be honest the main reason why I didn't post my TUSAL jar on time was because its was snowing in Amman!
Sorry Daffycat I was so excited and distracted I didn't do anything to do with cross stitch (or blogging about it) at all :)

some pics of us during the snow...

snow walking around the neighbourhood. This is what its like when its snowing in the Middle East!

Daddy is making a snow girl in Dilara's size with Turkish big long nose!


The right side was my jar from last year, a bunch of ORT in front of it was from my 2 weeks work in Turkey during last Christmas/New Year holiday. I am going to combine them with 2012 ORT since they are the result from that year even though produced after Dec TUSAL post.
The left side is my new 2013 jar. pretty good I guess :)

Let's move on to another belated post: Jardin January check in :)

Jardin January
The holidays were a little stressful...let's relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.

My initial plan was to make 1993's Dimension chart ''GRANCHILDREN ARE LIKE FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN OF LIFE'' that I want to make as a gift for my parents.

Unfortunately, I couldn't start with it yet :( But I am very optimistic hopefully in the next 10 days I can make it :D

At the meantime, I made two little stitches from Lizzie Kate that I think would fit the theme as well:

***** many thanks, terima kasih, sağol, شُكْرًا

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year and Themealicious 2012 wrap up!

Delightful December
The holidays are a time for least, that's the theory! No stress on whatever you want and enjoy!


We are back in Amman since 2 days ago... It's nice to have a holiday but I think it would be nicer if we could have a week more :) This time is no travelling in Turkey, merely family visit, but I enjoyed it so much. Finally met my sister in law after more than 1 year apart, met the new husband of my husband's niece, enjoying the luxury of going out and about without children tagging and nagging along (thanks to mother in law) and almost nothing housework! I wasn't sure whether I wanted to stay in Konya or come back to Amman :p 

While I was in Turkey I did some cross stitching and I am so happy about it.

I finished 'A Good Marriage' by Lizzie and Kat:

Made a small bell pull wedding records that my sis in law brought for me from the states (I chose it from ebay):

Near To My Heart Bell Pull (unfortunately the pull bell hardware is not included, I am ordering one from and will be delivered to Indonesia) designed by Sandi Phipps
13'' high x 4 1/2'' wide
24ct Zweigart Linen Stitchband
5-24K Gold Plated Charm
DMC 100% Cotton Candy Floss
And finally my masterpiece:

I completed stitching the beads on 31st January morning and proudly handed it to my sister in law on New Year night :)

2012 had been a great stitchy year for me, it was my first year being an avid cross stitcher and thanks to blogging and all cross stitching events I was in to, I completed 22 projects throughout the year! Happy Dance! I hope 2013 will be as productive as last year, maybe more ;)

***** many thanks, terima kasih, sağol, شُكْرًا