Jan 31, 2012

Appartement for bird

OK, I report yesterday. Would the small bird really come over?

In this way, a lot of sparrows came for a meal.
In fact, I thought that more various kinds of birds came....
I intend to invite them to a meal every day for a while.
This sparrow who reminded me that one thing..........

The Goode Huswife
The Sparrow's Song

It is an unfinished stitch.
I took out this stitch of the back of a drawer.
I want to complete it with much effort.

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Have a happy day.

Jan 29, 2012


I finished the mail preparations for premium to winners today. I will send it out tomorrow.
I hope that they arrive safely.

I completed "February".
The design of the top right corner is different from a sample.
I used the different design which placed in the chart.

NO.160 February
Fabric:Zweigart 32 count Belfast Linen Cream 
Fibers: Recommended DMC


Probably I think that a new work of PRAIRIE SCHOOLER is released soon. I look forward to it very.

The snow which removed snow is piled up on my garden.
The husband added a sense of fun a little there.

Do you think that this is what?
Is it the apartment of the small bird.
Do you think that the small bird comes?
I will report a result tomorrow!

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Have a happy day.

Jan 27, 2012


I want to thank all people who participated in  My first Giveaway!

Who is the winner?

Our winner is Margaret !

I thank for my unexpectedly many people having participated.
Therefore I prepared for the product of a second place  and third place.

second place is  ....

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives!
The premiums of the 2nd place are a charts of Elizabeth's Garden, and  Japanese-made embroidery needle.

The third place has three people.


Cristina !
Karen !
Rowyn !
The premiums of the 3nd place are Japanese-made embroidery needle.

I will visit  blog of winners and contact it. Please wait.

Thank you for much comment.
All  all participants, thank wholeheartedly!!!

Jan 23, 2012

Monthly ornament

Thank you for participating in my Giveaway.
It is the deadline soon. You please participate, too.

Small free chart....

I finished these to ornaments

Free Chart
L & R   ~Needle Print
C       ~Janice Wood’s
Each diameter is approximately three and a quarter inch.
I want to make 2-3, this ornament every month
Then, for Christmas this year. . . . . I think we can have a very nice set of ornaments.

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Jan 17, 2012

My first Giveaway!

It has been almost a year since I started this blog.
Thank you for following my blog .
It is  my 1st Year Blogoversary  Giveaway.
I've selected items  for my stitchy friends. Please join.

  • Birds of a Feather [Gold Santa]
  • Elizabeth's Garden[Remember Me]
  • Elizabeth's Garden[Night Time in Olde Towne]
  • Hillside Samplings[Friendship Sampler]
  • Waterlilies
  • Cross stitch needles made ​​in Japan[Misuya Hari]

  • Merrily Beams[Feed The Birds]
  • Homespun Elegance[Be At Peace]
  • Drawn Thread[Garden Recipe]
How to enter ~

Just comment on this post and leave your blog's URL or  your e-mail address  before 25th January 2012.
I will announce a winner 27th January .
Good luck and thanks again for visiting my blog!

Jan 14, 2012

New project

I have started a new project.
I love this series. For 12 months, I want to complete it sometime.

Prairie Schooler

When I stitch  this series, I use [Belfast Linen Cream] always.
I used it for this design.  However, I feel that a snowy white color does  unattractive on this linen.
Mmm, should I have exchanged a color of the linen?

Do you like outdoor baths?
Of course I do not wear the swimsuit because it is a bath. The Japanese hot spring may be a slightly strange custom.
There are a lot of natural hot springs in the area where I live in.  And there are often an outdoor bath .  
I like outdoor bath in  the winter . It is comfortable to take a warm bath while watching snow in the place where cold wind blows.

My small blog almost becomes the first anniversary.
Therefore I plan My First Giveaway.
I will report it soon. Please participate.

Thank you for visiting my small blog.
Take care not to catch a cold.
Have a happy day.

Jan 12, 2012


I do not yet put it in a frame. I am going to ask my husband for the production of the frame.
The frame which he makes is simple. There is not all decoration.
But I like them very much. The stitch is very personal work, but this is  family-like atmosphere is felt by putting it together with the frame which the husband made.

Elizabeth's Garden
Fabric: 36 count Lakeside Linens  Vintage Light Exampler 
Fibers: Recommended  DMC
 By the way, real [MY HOUSE IN THE GARDEN] is the snowy inside.
The temperature this morning was -26 degrees centigrade!
The area where I live in is buried among snow from December to March.
Therefore I yearn for spring all the more.

Thank you for visiting my small blog.
Take care not to catch a cold.
Have a happy day.

Jan 10, 2012


Thank you for warm comment yesterday. I became slightly too much sentimental. In your words, I became somewhat cheerful.

The  KOBITO DUKAN  is popular with children in Japan.

It is a picture book of the children, but the fan opens to adults. They are really strange. They are weird  than pretty. However, they are attractive for some reason.
During a holiday, I bought the building block of their design.  Even an adult was able to enjoy these enough.

Oh, there is not the article of the stitch.
The thing which I made before....


Cedar Hill
Bouquet For March

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Take care not to catch a cold.
Have a happy day.

Jan 8, 2012

I keep a copy of your smile ........

Folk Heart [Country days 1987]

The holiday was over.  My daughter went out to the far-off town to go to the university today.
It is April in the new school term in Japan.
The daughter became a university student in April of the last year.
I  thought that I  can accommodate myself  to living apart from a daughter.
However, after all the parting is sad when I spend a happy holiday.  Tears fall...

Possibly I may be not able to accept that my   daughter isn't a child any longer.
It puts a burden on a daughter.
I must do something.   I must get a grip on myself more.

We traveled to Shiretoko on a holiday. Shiretoko is registered with a world heritage.
However, for the off-season, there were not many tourists.
Because we were weak in a crowd, we were just right.

Do you know the Godzilla? This rock is called a Godzilla rock in the hometown. It will be similar somehow.

Elizabeth's Garden
 The motif of many tulips will be increases here. I look forward to it.

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Take care not to catch a cold.
Have a happy day.

Jan 4, 2012

Measure twice cut once

Hello , I wish you all the happiest and healthiest year .
The thing which does a stitch this year.... I am still examining it.
There is the thing which I want to found newly. However, there are a lot of things stopping on the way.

Prairie Schooler
No.130  Country Wise

The aim of this year is this first of all.
"Measure twice cut once

So. I am some rattlepated.
 Linen does not fit the size of the stitch.... I grind a stitch in the wrong place.... Such a thing is frequent.
I want to do a stitch more carefully this year. Of course happily!

I stitching  these now .  The round design is a free chart of  Needle Print.
I wants to stitch  several points and finish these to an ornament a year.

I went to watch a white crane with a red crest with a family yesterday.
A white crane with a red crest is a Japanese special protected animal.
Most of the country of them inhabit near the area where I live in.
They are very elegant.

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Have a happy day.