Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's been long time!

I can't update my blog with photos...

Hi, friends! Long time no see, how have you been?
I have been trying to update my blog, though I can't!
I just can write texts, but can't add photos that I've taken...
I'll search what the problem is and will find spare time to update again with so many photos!
Until then, have lovely days!
See you,


Thursday, October 03, 2013

Biscornu - Atalie "Avril 2007"

Hello, how are you doing?
Thank you so much for your lovely comments for my last post.
And some friends who sent me e-mails in last few months, please forgive me not to be able to reply you yet, will find time to reply you soon.

Here are some photos to share my completed pieces Biscornu and scissor fob © Atalie.
I love Atalie's Biscornus so much, and had been wanting to make them for a long time!
This design was stitched by Atalie over dyed threads, but I didn't have them nor similar over dyed threads, so used DMC instead.

長年の憧れであった Atalie の Biscornu を作りました。

Recently I'm just getting used to work society and getting back my mojo a little by little!
And then, find even a short break, I was making something small to be satisfied to see the complete piece!


And also I wanted to make a gift to a lady who I like so much, so thought this would be the perfect set for her when she sews something!


It's been so long since the last time I stitched and made spider web roses, whew I was almost going to forget everything, how to make them and also how to put pieces together to make Biscornu!

作り方をすっかり忘れている自分に愕然(T ^ T)

And here is a little scissor fob that I made, got inspiration from the original Biscornu design.
I also made tassel, before then I couldn't make it nice, but this time it worked well very much!


I do hope she loves them, and hope she uses them for her handmade time!

Ham-chan, our dearest hamster has died in Feb.


He was the most loveliest hamster in this world, we Tass and I still believe it.
Tass my son wanted to have another one, but whenever we see hamsters at pet shop, we never can find more pretty one than him. So we decided not to have anymore, because he is the best for us forever.
Ham-chan, we will never forget about you.


Design : "Avril 2007" Biscornu © Atalie
Fabric : 30ct linen
Thread : DMC (my choice)

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Sew Buttons © iStitch finished as Tote Bag!

Hi friends, it's been so long since I posted the last time!
Thanks for your lovely comments and also e-mails although I'm not blogging much nor haven't been having no chance to reply you... I'm sorry about this!

Today finally I can share some photos of my work.
I had finished this Sew Buttons © iStitch which is designed by my dear friend Carol R. for a long time ago, but had no chance to finish this.
Since when I saw this design I was thinking to make a tote bag for myself.

ずっとずっと前に完成していた、お友達 Carol R. のSew Buttons © iStitch 。

How is this? Isn't this beautiful?
I love this soft tone and variety of buttons I added on.

And also the frill besides stitched piece made a good accent, I think.


A photo with leather handles is above here!
I'm quite satisfied with this finish, forgot to take a photo of inside, though I used lavender color plane fabric for inside.


I used some kinds of pearl white and transparent buttons like Carol R.'s has done on her sample piece.
I didn't have tiny square buttons nor lovely one like her in my stash bin but aren't they still nice?!


I used these leather handles for this tote bag, not thin pairs of them like I used before for my Initial tote bags, as this one is a little bigger than mine.

These handles are more thicker and designed like leaves.

And here are some of my lovely tiny Cocoa's recent photos!
She will be one year old on 10th of this month!

She is a very naughty and active girl, sometimes we think if she isn't dog?!

She is like a cat, very acrobatic, she jumps very high and run very fast so we can't catch her once she starts running around!
But once she came on my lap, she becomes like this.
She shows her tummy and she looks relaxing very much.

But now I have been working hard outside, so haven't been able to look after her and also my son Tass.
I realized that I don't like this situation very much, want to take care of them as much as possible...
My physical strength is not good enough so when my day off I have been sleeping until Tass comes back from school...
Ahh, I need more time and want to stitch more!!

I have many of finished pieces that I have to do finishing, hopefully I will be able to work with them one day soon!

Thanks for your visit.
Take care and have a lovely weekend!

Design : Sew Buttons © iStitch
Fabric : 32ct linen (unknown)
Threads : DMC

Monday, July 22, 2013

I'm still here!

Hello everyone, it's been so long time!
Since I've started my new job, I have been very busy and have no time to stitch nor blogging.
But, wanted to let you know that I'm still here and will update some of my works that I have just started recently!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

After a long Silence

Hi, it's been so long!
Since I've been to USJ (Universal Studio JAPAN) on 3rd of January, a very cold day with my brother's family, I'd been ill in bed for a month after that as it was very tiring (for waiting) and I think I've done overwork for children.
But the end of last month, I've found a help-wanted ad which might be good for me and so I tried to have an interview three times for a company.


Tuesday, January 01, 2013


Happy New Year everyone!
This year I had experienced FIRST actions, one is to went to temple near by to the tolling of temple bells 108 times beginning a little before midnight on New Year's Eve.
And after that I went to shrine to pay the first visit of this year.
Temple? Shrine? We celebrated Christmas just a week ago, then Temple? Shrine?
Exact a mixed culture we have!


I didn't like to take photos at shrine at night, so I took this photo this morning.
Midnight of today we had to let my son sleep soon, so didn't do anything, but there were free Japanese noodles at shrine and also was sold lucky charms, etc...


Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

New Years coming in a few hours!
Only the New Years eve, Tass can stay up late so he is excited and now he is playing with Origami...

On 23th of Dec. a parcel has arrived from Nina in Hungary!
She sent me her original dyed stuffs (Silk, Cotton threads, and also ribbon and lace)!
They all are so beautifully dyed by her hands!
How talented lady Nina is. Thank you so much dear Nina!


And she also enclosed this lovely ornament. Thank you, dear Nina always for your warm heart.
Since Tass's holiday has started, I can't play with PC as he hates to see me in front of PC...


Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

PS Blackwork Angels - 6th Angel And...

I finally could make the 6th Angel for the wreath!
How gorgeous she is, it's like a Japanese singer's costume, lol
Anyway, it was quite hard to stitch with gold thread on this design, so when I finished this I breathed a sigh of relief...

Prairie Shcooler "Blackwork Angels" の6番目の天使が完成しました!

I'm thinking to stitch only 6 Angels to make a wreath, and finished all of them as ornaments like below.
It was quite tough to make 6 pieces into ornaments, but after I finished them I felt so happy!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PS "Blackwork Angels" Again

Hi, I'm working on Blackwork Angels © Prairie Schooler again!
The last post was updated Feb. 2008, it's almost been 4 years!!
I don't know why I had been letting these beautiful Angles alone, it's fun to stitch them again.
Here is my 4th Angel, blowing a bugle.

Prairie Schooler の Blackwork Angels を再開しました!

And here is 5th Angel with doves.
Aren't they beautiful?!
I saw this Blackwork Angels at some peoples' blog and it reminded me that I have them in my UFO.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Baby Cocoa and Ham 1217

Baby Cocoa is getting be very naughty these few days!!
I don't know why, but she straighten her legs and stretch herself out on the carpet every time when she gets out from the circle.
It's so lovely, but she whines then nestles close to me, so I think she misses her mummy...


She is only three months and a week old, so no doubt she misses her mummy...
When I told about this to my son Tass, he showed a bit sad face and he said "I can be Cocoa's daddy!".
Since then he is quite strict to her, lol.

Early Christmas Present 2

On 15th Saturday, I've found a parcel in the post, I knew from who and wanted to open then, but had to go out for seeing my brother's family at Toys'R'us (grandma Santa had to buy so many toys for her grand children, lol).
So soon after I came home, I couldn't resist to open it and found beautiful ornament and also lovely message card with neat writing.



She was noticed what I haven't been able to start Quaker Christmas © By Gone Stitches although I have already gathered all materials for it on my comment at someones blog.
So she motivated me to try to start QC with her next year!
I know she has a little girl to look after, so I really appreciate for her taking her time for me...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Early Christmas Present

Hi, thank you for stopping by, and thanks for your comment.
I appreciate you taking your time to write down.

Here is my 2012 Christmas ornament hanging on the tree.
This year we have new tree thgroughout a period of seven years, we had a very small tree with  fibre lights, but it wasn't lovely either wasn't good to hang on ornaments as it was small.
So I wanted to show the tree with many of ornaments and lights to my son and I took the plunge and bought them this year!


Tass my son was so happy to hang on ornaments with me and actually this photo was taken by him, he was taking Cocoa's photos and has taken this photo for me, too!
He knows what I want and he is quite good at composing, I think. :D 

この写真は、Cocoa の写真を撮っていた息子が何やら知らない間に撮ってくれていました。

Monday, December 10, 2012

Nikolaus Finish (Stitch) + Cocoa Update

Hi, thank you for your lovely comment for the last post.
Since lovely Cocoa has came here, my blog will be updated more than before as I want to share her lovely photos!


And here it is...
Finally "Nicolaus" © acufactum piece has finished to stitch all.
There were french knots and back stitch left, and I couldn't stitch french knots well, so hesitated to keep stitching them...

そして遂に、© acufactum "Nicolaus" のステッチが完成しました。

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Welcome To Our Home!

Yesterday, after my son's school, we welcomed our new family.
Here she is!
My name is Cocoa, baby Chihuahua (Chocolate & Cream),  I was born on 10th of September, 2012.


We've met on 28th of the last month, and we had been waiting for her for a week to let her take 2nd vaccination.
How long this one week was!! It was tiring to wait for her to come here.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Nikolaus 1130 Progress

Hi, thank you so much for your comments and e-mails for my last post.
I appreciate for your thoughtfulness!  Friends who didn't include e-mail address, I replied comment to you back on the last post.

Since I've been diagnosed, I can have medicine for saliva, tears and muscular pain, I have been quite well than before!
I hope I can stay healthy for my son!  


These few days I didn't stitch at all, wasn't in stitching mood, somehow...
But I re-started Nikolaus today and it forwarded well!
Finally Nikolaus shows his face.

ステッチだけじゃなく、何もする気になれなくて・・・ どうしてだろう。
でも、今日思い直して Nikolaus を再開しました。

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Regarding my disease... 病気のこと

Hi, thank you always for your visit.
Today I confess that I have been suffering from disease named "Sjögren syndrome (Sjogrne Syndrome)" - incurable disease.
As you may know that I have been suffering from many symptoms for these few years, and it was found by many of tests the other day.

I remember that so many people worried about me and my health, gave me e-mails, comments, and messages through facebook, thank you so much for your words of encouragement and thoughtfulness.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

First Ornament FOR 2012 Tree

Hi, I have just finished the first ornament for 2012 Christmas tree last night!
When I first saw this ornament on this last year's Just Cross Stitch Special Christmas Issue,  I couldn't resist to buy the magazine, and the other day I found and bought tiny buttons, I decided to stitch this design!


I was sure this would be more lovelier if I stitched this with over dyed threads, but once I stitched, I couldn't bear to see my messy stitch, so changed over dyed threads to DMC and stitched piece is here. 

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Couldn't Be In Time, New WIP, And My Life

Hi, it's a lovely sunny day today, but it's getting be cold here, too in Western Japan.
How have you been doing?
I've just started this "Nikolous" from this month, although I've been keep stitching Boo! Club 2009 © Lizze Kate as I couldn't be in time.

Lizze Kate の Boo!Club 2009 は案の定ハロウィンには間に合わず、放置。
そして、クリスマスに向けて早々に acufactum の "Nikolous" を始めました。

This design has three red colours for Santa's body, can you see the colour difference?
The right side colour is like orange (DMC #606), and I thought it wouldn't be match for his body colour, but once I stitched, it matches so well!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WIP Since 1st Of October - "Boo! Club 2009" Lizzie*Kate [Photos Edited]

Since 1st of this month, I have been working on THIS!
I always wanted to stitch this series since these charts were released in 2009, but I never thought that I can complete whole designs, so till now I had been keeping them in my closet.
But this year I decided to stitch some things for Halloween, and tried to start this.

10月に入ってすぐ、ハロウィンに向けて Lizzie*Kate 2009 Boo! Club シリーズを刺し始めました!

I was thinking that I don't like to change colours (threads) often, but this project is so fun to stitch along!
I aimed to complete one block a day, and it went well as I planned.
See, I have to stitch border all around this design, but most of them are completed! Yeah!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Merci (C) Danybrod AND Little Destroyer

Hi, thank you always for your visit and your comments!
I appreciate for them all.

As you saw before, I stitched and finished "merci" © Danybrod as pincushion.
When I saw this design, I thought of my friends who may love this design, and sent them for them.

以前の日記に載せた、merci をやっとピンクッションに仕上げました。


I heard that they received my pincushion safely and so update my blog today!
I'm happy to hear that they loved them!
I didn't have the colour that chart called for, so used two colours of DMC for flowers.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ewe & Eye & Friends "Tulip Scissors Companion" - Pinkeep

Hi, it's the end of September, but I just heard chirrup of cicada...
Beetle was living till a day before yesterday, Isn't it strange? It's still hot here today.

Today I show you my latest work that I sent to my friends!
It's been so long time since the last time I made pinkeep, so I realised that I was forgetting how to make pinkeep when I was working on it...

息子の飼っていたカブトムシも先日まで生きてくれていたし、かと思えば、夜になると秋の虫の声が響き渡り、この間は立て続けに マツムシやコオロギが室内に・・・
虫は苦手なので、外へ逃がすのに悪戦苦闘でした >_<;;

Here they are, my latest pinkeep(s), "Tulip Scissors Companion" © Ewe & Eye & Friends.
I have received same pinkeep from dear Angela before, and she stitched this design on pink linen, and it was so lovely, so I decided to stitch this on pink fabric, too!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

iStitch "Sew Buttons" AND WIPs

Hi everyone, thank you so much for your Birthday Wishes!!
I appreciate for your lovely words!

Now I'm in stitching mood, and am working on many of projects at the same time!
It rarely happens, so am very happy in these few days.
I shouldn't do over work, though!

Here is my latest finish, "Sew Buttons" © iStitch (Carol R.'s design).
When I saw this design on Carol's blog, I fell in love and can you believe?
She presented me this chart as a birthday gift!
Thank you so much Carol for your lovely heart always.

Isn't this beautiful?
I have to add tiny buttons later, and will finish this maybe into a bag!

I stitched rose and butterflies three times, because I didn't like my choice of colour for them.
And finally found this perfect colour (DMC #152) in the end and I love this so much!
I'm now exciting to think about how to make a bag!
Thanks again, Carol.

Friday, September 14, 2012

38 ***

38 years ago today, I was born.

Thank dad and mum...
And thank you, my sweet boy.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Mermaid Sampler FIN + Garden Glade Again

Hi, it's been almost one month since I posted last time.
I don't know why, but I couldn't upload photos on Blogger, although I tried some times before, and even now... but found the way finally!
I use HTML editor, I can upload photos! whew...

Anyway, finally I finished this "The Mermaid Sampler" © Carriage House Samplings!
It was quite fun to stitch along, it was Private SAL with Nancy, I'll ask her how she is working for it.

Although I've already chosen the frame for this sampler, I'm concentrating on another one now, so haven't been framing yet, hope it looks lovely. :D
It was good for me to stitch on 28ct as my eyes are tired lately...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

La-D-Da "Bo Peep" Framed, And My WIP

Hi, how are you spending your summer holiday?
I hope you are spending lovely summer.

The other day, I framed my finished piece "Bo Peep" © La-D-Da.
I was going to frame this in rich brown frame, but there wasn't the right frame in my stash, so I tried to frame it in this yellow-green frame that was in my stock.

Isn't this too bad?!
The size was just right for this design!
I gave this to my mum and she doesn't mind it in this frame, so I won't change, maybe...

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Happy Dance! La-D-Da "Bo Peep" Finished

Hello, how is your summer holiday?
I have been busy to play with Tass my son, and also have been looking for his lots of homework.
In Japan, recently we have terrible sweltering hot weather everyday, we are like boiled...

子供の頃は、30°C というと驚いていた記憶がありますが、ここ毎日35°C が当たり前で・・・
県北部では毎日の様に 37.5°C と、高温注意報。37.5°C なんて学校を休ませようかどうか?と迷う体温と同じですよね。

By the way, "Be Poop" © La-D-Da has finished tonight!
I'm so happy that I finally could finish this!! :D
I was thinking this would be more subdued colours from seeing others' finished pieces, but it wasn't, quite lovely.
Does it depend on colour of linen I choose?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Magnifying Glass

Hi, it's been long time!
I have been busy with my son as it's a summer holiday and he is always be here.
Lots of homework, projects he has to do, and I have to look after what he is doing as he is still a little boy.

A week ago, we went to Zoo and he drew animals! And next day I was on duty for kids' swimming pool at school. I think I was under the direct rays of the sun for two days, now I have herpes virus on the upper jaw, and it's terrible and today I was at hospital for 5 hours, whew, tiring!!

By the way, I thought it's about time to try to stitch over 32ct again, and tried to stitch on 36ct.
I had bought a magnifying glass before, so tried to use it for 36ct, but it was hard for my eyes yet...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Bo-Peep" WIP 0712 - Leaves done

Hi, how have you been?
It's so humid day around here today... Summer has come, I heard cicada was shrilling this morning!!


Since I've finished "Birds of Killingworth" and framing, I've been stitching "Bo-Peep" © La-D-Da.
And here it is, I've finished all leaves!! whew... I don't like to stitch leaves much, so now I'm feeling very nice!

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