My Free Patterns

I am still sorting out the blog entries for my free patterns, so there willl still be patterns that are not accessible. My apologies.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Anniversary Gifts .................

The NNC group celebrated the first anniversary beginning of the month. We had a small (but very noisy) party and brought along some stitching gifts to be entered in an exchange draw.

I picked these items made by Janet in the draw, a patchwork wall-hanging and crochet coasters. Janet does wonderful patchwork and quilting, something that I have not tried before and don't think I will any time soon. Thank you Janet for the lovely pieces.

My contribution to the draw were these - three small doilies and a pin-cushion. The doilies are crocheted with size 20 thread, and the pincushion is tatted with Olympus Gold #40. The person who got my gifts is Mel, who had asked me to make the snowflakes in my earlier post.

This is a close-up of the pincushion. The pattern is adapted from the book A New Approach to Tatting. The originally pattern is for a potpourri pouch, but I made a mistake somewhere and by the time I realised it, I don't feel like starting over. The only way out that I can see is to turn it into into a pincushion. I think I like the pincushion better, :-)

Here are a few other smalls I received. A beautitful cross-stitch hanging ornament form MW. A pretty and practical flower pincushion from June - it can be tied to the wrist. Two lovely crochet bookmarks from Usha, and another pin cushion from Nik.

A big thank you to everyone for a wonderful afternoon and especially to Nik for being such a gracious host.


  1. So many pretty things. It looks like you all had great fun! The edging is very interesting. I have never seen anything joined that way. I can see that it does fill up the hole. Thank you for sharing that.

  2. Hi Faizon,

    I chanced upon your blog from a link at Sitch Stash Store and I must say I love everything that u do! The workmanship is so neat and intricate!

    We seem to have exactly the same hobbies. I crochet and tat but do not knit. Simply can't get my hands off these 2 crafts. I do have some pics of what I had done lately in my LiveJournal blog @

    Do u mind if I add a link to your blog at mine?


  3. Hello Huiz,
    Thank you for visiting.


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