venerdì, luglio 29, 2005

Mail art

Finally I could upload some pictures.
My first Italian partner in a mail art exchange told me she had received my envelope. I received mine by the other lady. So I'm going to show the pictures.

The first one is the envelope that Francesca stitched for me. I like country themes and she stitched something by JJ.
Here is it! It's really nice!

The second one is the envelope that I stitched for Vittoria. She likes Aida and tulips. I was happy to use Aida because I have some many pieces of Aida but I don't like using them for my projects. I will be able to finish all my Aida!!!

I used a FREE SanMan pattern but I changed colours because I've not all those SSS.

The right side:

and the back side:

Two questions

The first question is the weekly one.

What is your most unique/interesting stitching quirk? (This could besomething concerning the way you stitch, how you organize your stash,etc.)

It was hard to find an answer. I couldn't answer this question till I read some ladies' answers.
Probably my unique stitching quirk is about threads. I usually keep my DMC threads in their boxes, the Gold Concept ones. So they're in numerical order. But I've other boxes!!! When I used a colour and I cut a remnant I keep it in another box. I made a lot of little cards and I signed on them every DMC number. So when I have the remnants I wrap them up these little cards. And the cards are in numerical order. Well, I think this is a quirk and I don't know anyone else who use a remnants' box.

The second question is for you.
This morning I saw in the EMS gallery a picture of a sampler. I'm going to write the lady who uploaded the picture because I would like to know how I could find this chart. I fell in love whit this pattern! If you know something about this sampler, please let me know it!

I've not any progress to upload because I worked on my sachet exchange and my mail art exchange.

mercoledì, luglio 27, 2005

I'm ready!

I'm ready to take part in the Silkweaver's contest. I'm going to post my Summer Fun picture on their forum. I waited for having the button. I was looking for a rectangular pink button. The one I attached is the most similar to the one I wanted to attach. Unforunately in my LNS they don't have so many things. I can find everything only by Internet.
This is my Summer Fun with the button.

I stitched yesterday but I worked on a sachet for an International exchange on EMS forum. I can't post my progress because my partner must not see anything till she receives her sachet.

martedì, luglio 26, 2005

Little progress...

Yesterday I didn't stitch a lot, but I went on with the charity's project. I have to send this block before the end of July but it's taking me a long time because there're so many 3/4 stitches and I don't like them on Aida!!!

I think you can't see the progress. I worked on tha cat's head but the colours are bright.

Yesterday Lore called an Irish Bed&Brakfast to book a double room in Dublin.
You can see it here. It looks so English!!! I like it very much!!!

lunedì, luglio 25, 2005

Sometimes they come back!

I came back. I've not been writing for some days but I was busy. We celebrated two birthdays outside Florence. But I could stitch few stitches.

And my Terre de France came back. Here is my eighth block. It took me more hours then the other blocks because there're big figures. But I love it because it speaks about Paris that is one of my favourite cities.

giovedì, luglio 21, 2005

What Italian girl!

Today I decided to take part in a quiz that I saw on Carol's blog. Thank you, Carol, your quiz is funny! Well, I turned out to be a really Italian girl...LOL!!!

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city girl with a small town heart

Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome

Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand

And gorgeous Italian men - could life get any better?

What City Do You Belong in? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
(and More Love Quizzes) at Your New Romance.

Have you ever done a color conversion? If so, what did you think about
your results and would you do it again? If not, would you like to try

Yes, I have. Sometimes I did some colours conversion. My first conversion is for a little pillow for one of my friends wedding. She wanted me to change the colours of some roses...I was happy about the results, but it was difficult to change them. I had been stitching for few months. My last conversion is the one for L'atelier de broduese. You can see the picture on my blog. I'm really happy about the results even if in the picture you can't see clearly how it turned out.

WOW!!! I've just realized that I can add some pics by blogspot.
I'm going to upload something!!! Well, I have an old pic... Here I was in Assisi (Italy). But you can't see Assisi...just me!!!

mercoledì, luglio 20, 2005

Again stitches!

I'm happy because I'm stitching during these days. I'm thinking about my Ireland's pattern too. I have to take with me a pattern to stitch during the holidays. I need an easy pattern with few colours... I don't know if I stitch in Ireland but I want to have something with me...
Yesterday I stitched my second envelope for the Italian mail art exchange. Big progress! But I can't upload it, I don't want my partner to see it.
So I'm uploading a little progress of the last charity's project of the month. This Margaret Sherry' cat is so cute, but it's difficult to stitch 3/4 stitches on Aida!!! I don't like working so!!! I hope to finish it as soon as possible.

martedì, luglio 19, 2005

Another little happy dance

Here is my finish.

This is a block for a quilt that will be sewed by an Italian quiter and that will be for OTB.
About quilts, I had finished a pattern for charity several weeks ago. Now the quilter finished her work and you can see the quilt here. My block is the one at the bottom of the quilt on the left. On my website there is the story of this block.

About links I want to let you know that some Italian girls uploaded on a website a sort of Terre de France for Italy. I don't like so much, but if you want to take a look at it you can see here.

sabato, luglio 16, 2005


I have an Italian blog but I'm not using the space...I have the space but I have not the pictures. All my pictures are on Lore's computer and I'm waiting for them. He should send me some pics by mail to put them on my computer but he has not sent them yet!!!
I decided to upload few pictures I have on my computer.
Here is the first.
This is my city, Florence. I made this picture last May during a "white night" as we call it. During a "white night" all the shops are open in the city, there are many lights and concerts. In the picture there is Ponte Vecchio, in English "Old Bridge". On the bridge there are only jewellers! A lot of jewellers!

I didn't stitch yesterday. I was so tired!!! I hope to go on with some patterns this night!

venerdì, luglio 15, 2005

A little happy dance!!!

I have a little happy dance! Yesterday I finished my L'atelier de brodeuse. The picture is not good...On my website it's better (but not so good!)
Well, one of my July's goals is caught up but I have still a lot of goals.
I love how my Atelier turned out even if I have to attach the button and sew it!

giovedì, luglio 14, 2005

Two questions and progress

First of all I'm working hard on my L'atelier de brodeuse because I like it very much and I want to post my entry on Silkweaver forum before going on holidays.
Yesterday I was proud of my progress. Here is it!

The stitcher's dress colour is darker than the original one but I must use the GAST Limited Edition Red Violet that is my Summer Fun pack and I had to substitute the original colour. But I like how it's turning out. Well, I saw the pillow sewed by Katrina on her blog and I love it. I'd like to make one too!!!

And now I have two questions...

What do you do when you have some sort of obligation stitching to do,but don't want to do it?

I don't like to have obligation stitching because I like stitching what I feel up to stitch in that moment. But I have sometimes this kind of obligation, for example during a RR. When I have it I usually try to stitch and finish the pattern as soon as possible.

Do you think that you stitch neater on Evenweave than you do on Aidacloth? If so, why?

Well, I think that I stitch neater on Evenweave because I rarely stitch on Aida and I worked a lot on Evenweave, so I surely stitch neater on Evenweave. I think Evenweave is better of Aida for 1/4 and 3/4 stitches too.

martedì, luglio 12, 2005

Little works

On Sunday we had a pic nic with our friends so I couldn't stitch anything during the weekend. But I have a framed work and I'm so happy. You know that I have a lot of works unframed!

I bought the frame not for this pattern but it seems to be the right frame for my Sings of Spring!

Yesterday I started stitching using my Summer Fun pack from Silkweaver. Here is it!

It's a very little progress, but I started stitching it and this is important.
During this month I have to finish two projects for charity, a sachet for an International exchange and two mail art envelopes. After July I'll be in Ireland and I'll not stitch, I suppose. When I come back to Italy I'll start some little works because I realized that I'm stitching all big projects, such as my Once upon a time or other patterns and they're all bigger than about 70x100 stitches.....

sabato, luglio 09, 2005


I received some orders last days.
I have had the Summer Fun pack from Silweaver. It's nice! I've already decided what I'll stitch with it. I'm going to start as soon as possible. Today, I hope.


I had ordered some Expressions small cuts too. They're beautiful. I love Silkweaver's fabrics and I'm thinking how I could use them.


I received my Paw Print order too. I had chosen a Witchel Linen 18ct Light Natural to stitch my Shepherd's Bush stockings. I don't know if the colour of the fabric is right: I'll try to bring it near to the colurs I've to use for Teri's Stocking.


martedì, luglio 05, 2005

Another little progress

I stitch enough. But I don't stitch as I'd like. I'm "busy" with TV and cinema. On TV there are some programs I love during these days. Yesterday I watched the final episode of Friends. I'm so sad! I really love Friends! I can't beleive that we'll not watch other episodes. Fortunately on TV there are the new episodes of Charmed too.

Here is my progress! When I don't watch TV I stitch!

lunedì, luglio 04, 2005

About UFOs

There is a little happy dance. The project was not big but it was an UFO. It's an apron for the kitchen and I called it WIP, but there was an UFO, I'm sure. I have not been stitching it for several months (since November 2004).
During the weekend I decided to finish it. And here is it!

I have other pictures of it.

I'm really happy because I finished something for me. I finished a lot of projects this year but they are all for charity. I decided to stitch something else for me in the next days, but it must not be big because I'm stitching many big patterns.

venerdì, luglio 01, 2005

Only stash

During this week I didn't stitch. Every night we went out with our friends or we watched films with them. We watched the sixth episode of Star Wars too. I didn't remember it!!! I was so young when it was made!

But I have a little progress for one of my charity's projects. I should finish two of them before August. I hope to do do!

I didn't stitch but I purchased something from Silkweaver. I decided to purchase a Summer Fun pack and I have already decided what I could stitch. But you'll see it! I ordered five Reflections small cuts too, I decided to try some colours. I hope they'll be right for some of my future projects.

When starting a new project, do you start in the middle? If you do,
once you've worked down to the bottom, do you turn your chart and
fabric around so that you are stitching the top section downwards
again or do you just stitch upwards from the middle?

I don't usually start in the middle. I sometimes start in the middle, but not always.
If I do so I usually stitch upwards from the middle. I've never turned my chart and fabric around...I think I couldn't do so... If I can I usually start in the top of the fabric.