Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year and Themealicious 2012 wrap up!


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


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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 sewandso.co.uk 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
 

10 comments:

  1. Hi Yanahanim, what great stitching. Your masterpiece is indeed worthy of the name and your sister-in-law must have been so delighted with her gift from the heart. I wish you an even more productive 2013 - 22 finishes for 2012 is impressive!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Kaye, thank you so much :) she was delighted indeed and I think my status in my turkish family elevated for several degrees hehehe

      Delete
  2. I love your stiching and wish you a productive new year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you Fidike, the same wish for you :)

      Delete
  3. Beautiful finishes!
    Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you so much Chris, happy new year for you too :)

      Delete
  4. Welcome back and congrats on the finish! Here's to a fabulous stitching year in 2013!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you so much! here's to you too... xoxo

      Delete
  5. Silver Tea Moon looks amazing, the beading is lovely. Lucky Sister-in-law to receive such a great gift.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you Jo, actually few weeks ago I just realised I should've stitched the beads in the same direction just like when we do the cross stitch. I had no idea about it at all, it doesnt show though after framing (I guess), its no big deal but since now I know I will try to do better next time :)

      Delete