SS, Page 1 Done

You read that right. A page of SS has been completed.

Surprise WIP 1.3

Is that more color coming through? You bet your sweet behind there’s some more color coming.

This completed page has 5200 stitches. and there are 142 pages left to work on. Yes! I gave you a little information on SS. It has a total of 143 pages. I do think that in the next couple of pages it’ll make it very impossible to keep the stitch as a surprise. (^_^).

Keep on stitching!



Some Surprise

No…I don’t have a surprise or anything. Just an update on that surprise stitch haha.

Surprise WIP 1.2

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated on SS. I wanted to finish the last page on AF4 before stitching on this. Now I’m very enamored with SS. I just love stitching SS. You can see the colors a little bit better now. Right?

There’s only 3 more columns on this page and it looks amazing. We’ll start to see some more colors being added. I like the black stitches, as it doesn’t take a lot of time to stitch continual blocked colors, but excited to see what’s coming. Ooo I can’t wait to stitch these next columns! I want to just stitch haha. Why do I have to work!

Keep on stitching!




I hadn’t felt like stitching this past month, but I did finish a column for the Surprise stitch.

Surprise (110616)

Here’s a bit more of a closeup to see the colors.

Surprise Up Close 2

Love these colors. This is the stitch I’ve been looking for all this time. It compliments AF4 so well. The color schemes are the right amount of opposite for me to flip between the both and not get bored. All I can say is…FINALLY!

The Surprise and AF4 stitches are my first rotation cross stitch projects. Goodness. You do realize I can stick with these for quite a while right? I mean…it’ll take years to finish. You ready for that commitment? Lol.

Holidays are a’coming. Thanksgiving isn’t very far and Christmas is around the corner as well. I plan to take a long vacation for Thanksgiving and an even longer one for Christmas. I’m excited about it because I can get in a ton of stitch time. Right now, I only can stitch on the weekends. Usually a Saturday gives me ample time to do a good lazy day of stitching. If I can plan it that way. I would love to plan it that way haha. Other things muddle the works sometime.

Does anyone have rotational stitches? I don’t plan to “plan” when to stitch Surprise and AF4, because I love the freedom of feeling like one or the other when it’s time, but I do wonder if you guys have a plan with stitching projects when there’s more than one. When’s your best time to stitch?

Leaving you with an oldie, but goodie Korean song now. Gosh, I can’t believe how long I been in the Korean music game. I feel old sometimes haha. My love for all things Asian began when I was a wee doll in the year 1996 and I was introduced to anime (*ahem* the original Sailor Moon was a must after school and Dragon Ball). Then manga, live dramas, yaoi manga, and then music. I think that’s how it all flowed. Goodness knows you can’t part me from my yaoi manga and dramas! Haha.

Enjoy your days,



It’s finally here. After the many months of toiling down in the cellars and scrapping every bits I could to pay for the luxurious item, it is here!

Surprise Chart

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Those are all the pages of my new chart. I’m going to try not to give too many spoilers on what chart I got. For now, it’s a complete surprise. I know. It’s such an evil thing to do. MUUUHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

This might be a little cheat, but I had to show of my gorgeous fabric.

Wren Fabric

The fabric is big, but I did need it. Also, I buy my supplies from and this was the closest I could get to fitting my stitch pattern. You might have to take a couple inches off of the height and width to equal the size for the project. I have a good amount of space on the edges.

Wren Fabric 2

This was the first time I bought hand-dyed fabric and my first time working on 28ct fabric. I really like the color and I’m hoping I choose something to pair well with the stitch. The holes in the fabric are quite visible to me too. I guess I expected to have issues with that.

Surprise Colors

Colors, colors everywhere! I got so many new colors to add to my thread box. The project calls for well over 80 colors. I’m glad project cards aren’t that expensive.

And finally…I wasn’t going to bring this project to light without showing a bit of it stitched haha.

Surprise (091116)

This is 800 stitches. I kept the needle in for possible comparison.

Up Close of Surprise

This is a close up shot because you couldn’t really see the color from so far away.

I’m very excited about this new project. I do think this is “the one”. The other stitch project I can work on when I need a break from AF4. I’ve been hoping to have a rotation. Hehe, rotation. It sounds good.

By the way….

My Threads Thus Far

My updated thread box (^_^). Something so calming to see all the colors together.

Happy Colors

Seriously, why is just looking at it like an obsession?

Speaking of obsession. I might be a wee bit hooked on a K-pop group I just got introduced to. Their name is BTS and I feel guilty for never listening to them. I’m a Big Bang, VIP, gal haha. I’m not in the dark though. I know my groups. I just know older groups lol. I don’t really keep up with the new groups. I don’t really like their sound.

Well one day, a very slow work day, I was clicking around and saw this.

I thought I was lost lol. I even said “I’m lost…I need to go back to Big Bang to get my head right”. Little did I know I found myself clicking on other videos.

It was this video that made the ship and didn’t break it (OMFG the second guy in the cop uniform gave me life. How did I even stand a chance seeing him in a cop uniform. Don’t get me started on the third guy in the glasses and office wear). I have to say, they are interesting. They have a good sound. Relatively young group. They’re in their early 20s (one of the members is 19). It shows in their lyrics and mannerisms. Still, they have me interested.

Though…I might like them because of other visual reasons than their music lol. No, no, no, no. I like their music. It just doesn’t hurt they’re gorgeous.

I’m going to dedicate a page soon to my love of Korean things. It’s not only the music I like. I am an avid Korean drama lover and enjoy a lot of their culture. I hope to visit South Korea someday and bump into an idol. *Ahem* Preferably Taeyang from Big Bang.


What? Don’t judge me…I CAN DREAM!

*whispers sadly* I can dream.

Have a good one,