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March 4, 2008

SBQ – 13th Feb 2008

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This week’s SBQ was suggested by Loretta : Do you have any projects that you have scrapped and started over? What made you start over from scratch?

Oh this is so simple….I have not scrapped any of my projects so far….I would normally re-invent them….lol.

But one project that I have yet to scrap was the one given by a female colleague of mine. She had bought a Forever Friends Wedding kit. Most of the colours are in ecru tones except for the cheeks and flowers. She had used knots at the back!!!…So I have ripped 70% of them. So whenever I am ‘that’  free…I would start stitching it. But looks like it is not going to happen as her attitude had make me so angry just by looking at the fabric. Oh it’s not her using the knots on it but more on work-wise.

Anyway, I am going to find that kit again. Once I found it….It is free + free postage to any good home.

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SBQ – 25th Feb 2008

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This week’s SBQ was suggested by Rachel and is: What is your cross stitch weakness? (i.e., What do you have to have when you see it, even if you are supposed to be on the Wagon?)

What cross stitch weakness can I possibly get that all stitcher’s wouldn’t get as well. I must have ALL the lovely things that I see/surf/ardmire on practically all the stitching bloggers site.  Cross stitching is like an healthy obsession is you can keep it in line…or else you just drives yourself crazy with all the wants that you see.

As I progresses without much stitching nowadays…I only collects charts and books. Now I have limit myself to only UK Cross Stitcher magazine or any magazines that came with Flower Fairies and Margaret Sherry designs. (my on-going weakness)

On a different note : I’ve decided to interact with my online world…to keep my tippy toes sane as all the work…is making me sick. This is my 4th week of still being sick. And It’s best I clear my email box of all the unanswered SBQs too.

July 31, 2007

SBQ – 28th July 2007

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Today’s SBQ was suggested by Dani  and is:

Have you ever thought of getting a rider on your household insurance to properly cover your stash (some of us have quite an extensive stash that an average household policy wouldn’t fully cover) in the case of some sort of damage to your house that would destroy/ruin charts, fabrics, floss, etc?

It’s funny when I read this week SBQ as I actually have a rider insurance on top of covering for the basic household insurance policy. 😉

July 20, 2007

SBQ – 19th July 2007

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Today’s SBQ was suggested by Ish (http://ishsuth.wordpress.com) and is:

Which project (finished or in progress) are you most proud of? Explain why

To begin with, I’m proud of all of my projects but one thing that really stands out…is this redwork. It’s a design that was taken from a bit of others. It looks simple and nothing so profoundly different but it is different. I am disappointed at my finishing techniques though which I am sure that the recipient must have felt the same way. 😦

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Now to find a hole and hide.

July 19, 2007

SBQ – 19th April 2007

Filed under: SBQ — xstitcherzo @ 10:59 am

Let’s do one more SBQ before I listen to book 2 of Harry Potter.

Today’s SBQ was suggested Danielle (http://scopist.blogspot.com/) and is:

Are you on “The Wagon?” If so, how long have you been on and how “serious” are you about it? If not, have you considered it?

I’m not on “The Wagon” as I don’t see it as being wise to restrict my spending on something beautiful and a must-have moments…lol. I’ll just limit my spending budget so that I don’t go overboard only. That way I still can get what I wanted despite knowing that I would not start stitching them straightaway or like 5 months later. But still…I must have it.

And buying from Ebay or others used charts/books/leaflets is a good idea too. Save more to buy more.

SBQ – 12th July 2007

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Today’s SBQ was suggested by The Wagon (http://thewagon.yuku.com) and is:

What do you love to do that many people hate? What do you hate to do, but do anyway?

I can’t really say what people hate to do….all I can see from mags and stitching bloggers blog is that alot of them hate doing French Knot….which I find it rather odd….as French knot is quite simply easy to do…just the right tension when you wind the thread on your needle and the short pull…Voila! and you are done.

I used to hate spot stitching…but now I find them a breeze with embroidery needle.

So what do I hate….well not really a hate but more of a dislike but certainly a necessity…the dreaded BACKSTITCH!!. Yup….I don’t like BS.

SBQ – 03rd July 2007

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Today’s SBQ is: Do you consider yourself a “floss miser?”

If it meant, stitching to the very end…I’m afraid I am guilty of that charge. I rather not use a new thread just for the remaining 4 to 5 stitches. Don’t see the logic in it.

I don’t buy threads in bulk quantity either like many that I knew and of course I could only envy them, for the prices of these OD threads can easily burn my whole year of salary in seconds. Now that is not good….so instead of getting the  “ex” necessary threads…I just substitute with DMC….cheaper but practical on my pocket. 😉

SBQ – 22nd June 2007

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Today’s SBQ was suggested by Kathryn (http://threadsofdesire.blogspot.com/) and is:When you start a new work do you look for something small, do you look for another huge project or do you consider your UFOs?

Definitely would look for something else to get the momentum going and I’ll start by digging up my UFO’s first and if they do not struck cord, I just start something new….hehehe

SBQ – 14th June 2007

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Today’s SBQ was suggested Jennifer (http://astitchinwrinkledtime.blogspot.com/) and is:

How do you store your WIPs and other projects that you have kitted up?

I store them in protector sheets with the copied charts and necessary fabric as that way I can see what project that I have store.

SBQ – 30th May 2007

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Today’s SBQ was suggested Kathryn and is:

How many needles do you use during a project? Have you ever loaded up a needle for every color? Do you use a new needle for every project or recycle your favorite needle?

I would normally use 2 needles in a project…for continous flow. I have never loaded up a needle for every colour… maybe 4 needles with 4 different colours. I don’t use a new needle unless the present needle need to be discard.

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