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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Crafty Me

My sister-in-law asked me to make a cross stitch project two years ago. Persuading me to join the DMC unframed category contest. It was one of the entries under her store (Stitcher's Nook). Being so much into Arts and Crafts, I excitedly agreed with her because it's been a while since my last project. And I have to admit I missed cross stitching, I haven't stitched anything since I started blogging.

She provided me with all the materials I will be needing for the "Thai Parasol" project. I'm not a fast stitcher, usually a large pattern would take me at least 6 to 8 months to finish. With barely 4 months and not much time to devote to the project because of my store, that I have to attend to at least 10 hours everyday, I was having second thoughts. But what the heck, I love cross stitching and I missed it so much that I gladly accepted it, even if it meant a few hours of sleep for 3 months.


With lots of hard work and time spent, I finished the project in time for the competition. I didn't make it to the top three, but I'm happy that the project turned out really nice. I don't know if we (my sister-in-law) were just sour-graping and griping over (haha) the results when we went to the exhibit, but when we saw the finalists, I know my project was far too good. I think the judges based their judging on the designs not on the work. I could have a been a finalist if not a winner. I could say though, that the top 3 winners were excellent.

I used to be a cross stitch nut and sew a lot in the past. I used to bring my projects everywhere I went, even during my bowling tournaments while waiting for my squad. I give them as gifts to friends and relatives. I made wedding announcements for my friends, birth announcements, bookmarks for my kids' teachers during Christmas and simple embroideries for my friends and family to hang on their walls. Cross stitching surely requires a lot of time, but it relaxes me and gives me enough time to ponder on things while I sew.

8 comments :

Anya said...

Wow!!
Liza its BEAUTIFUL ^__^
Have a nice weekend
:)

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

mckhoii said...

i agree ^_^

Ria said...

Very nice :) How are you Liza? Have a great weekend!

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Ebie said...

You did a fantastic job! It is so beautiful. Ive seen some of your work posted here before (when I was still a newbie in blogging). Very detailed. It is not about winning but our self satisfaction. I've done a lot of crochet afghans and entered in one contest, I did not win but got a certificate of appreciation. Also, the work I did was a combination of cross stitch over afghan stitch. Once again, my congratulations!

Mizé said...

It´s an awsome handwork Liza, I loved it!
I wonder how you find time for so many things :)
Good weekend!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

That is beautiful!

Sasha said...

Grabe ang ganda naman niyan, tita! Alam mo ba, pangarap kong matuto niyang cross stitching pero kulang talaga sa time. Pero gusto ko talaga saka yung isang klase pa, knitting.

Pinakita ko nga sa mga sis ko yang pic, gandang-ganda rin sila :)

P.S. Tita, sorry di ako nakarep nung nagtext ka. Nung magising ako huli na at ok na kamo hehe

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