Monday, December 11, 2006

New to view!

Halloween Exchange made into a treatbag. The design is a freebie by Lizzie Kate and the dangling ghost is made out of DMC Glow-in-the-Dark floss. Yes, it is supposed to glow in the dark.

Some simple beadings done on my baju kurung. And a picture of my niece who helped finished it off...reason being she needed some extra money for her school trip.

MYS Exchange 2006. A needlebook for Wendy. The design is freebie from Jeanette Douglas' A Bug Collector featuring a ladybird button. All hand-sewn because my machine was on loan to my SIL.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Where's the pictures?

While I'm here, I might as well write something.

I have loads of pictures to share, but have been very lazy to be online at home nowadays. I could probably do updating in the office but work time is too precious to do that. In any way, I always forget to bring along my card reader to upload those pictures in. (Sometimes I do bring along my compact camera along whenever I go).

My mini challenge is going along fine. I could not find the time to do the various 5 (5 ...'s, 5 Minis, 5 tattings) as I originally planned but at least there're something finished. In anyway, I still have one more exchange to finish before end of year. Need to clear that off first.

On the TV most favorite TV to watch right now is Project Runaway on Channel 11. So brilliant! This year's participants are some of the best designers so far. Sometimes I even skip my fav series like Amazing Race, Hallmark's Midsomer Murders just so I can watch that series. (I would tape that other series and watch later). Wish I can afford an Astro Max!

Place I went to..Been to Arau visiting my sister. While I was these, I joined in her group of friends for a beading class at the local community college. We visited Padang Besar. I thought I am way beyond temptation at that shopping place. I'd been there before many times, but still couldn't resist looking at all those nick-nacks and wearables etc. Managed to control myself over other things but I did went crazy over the brooches. Hahaha..Won't tell you how much I did spent on them. Like I dont have many brooches at home...

What's that button doing over there??

Oh no! I'd been tagged. Well, since I haven't been at this blog for the longest time, I might as well do whatever the tagging is except maybe with a bit of changes in the rules..hehehhe

I've Been Tagged ......... by

The Rules : "List 7 songs that you are listening right now. No matter what the genre, whether or not they have words or even if they are good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post this instructions in your blog along with 7 songs, then tag 7 other people to see what they are listening to"..

Ok, Azie..I'm going to put in my 7 songs but I'm not going to tag that other 7 people.Most of my blogger friends would probably been tagged already...

Since I am commuting on the trains, I dont really listen to radio on weekdays. Radio is for weekends while driving to places. So I am putting songs that I would like to listen over and over in my Sony MP3 player.
And the 7 songs are :
1--> Dalam Kenangan - Kaer

2--> If tomorrow never comes - Ronan Keating
3--> Button - Pussycat Dolls ;-)
4--> Kerna ku sayang kamu - Dygta
5--> Songbird - Kenny G
6--> Mungkir Bahagia - Hazami
7--> Keabadian Cinta - Anuar Zain

Sunday, August 13, 2006

My tatting adventures..

Went to meet Faizon, Linda, and June on Saturday (12Aug) for my first tatting class. It was fun. Here're the result:

The picot is too small. I had trouble 'gauge-ing' the size of each picot. Maybe I need to come up with that gauge thing soon.

Yikes! Forgot to make up the joint!

Finally did the joint, only to find that I joined to the wrong ring.. :-)

Managed this small band. I am not sure if I did the correct sequence of rings, or whether i did the join properly or whether my double stitches are too loose. The rings looked un-uniformed, the picots varied in size.. Let's hear what the more tatting expert say...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Another exchange finished.

Bookmark for Wendy as part of MYS 2006 exchange. I adapted the freebie design of Lizzie Kate to make up the bookmark.

Book..not included. :-)

Winter Basket by Lizzie Kate, finished. Well, not really. Still one more floss color is missing.

This is how it looks so far. One more season (Autumn) to go. And the buttons to put on.

WIPpin' it out 11Aug

I am sharing my current WIP of Michael Powell's Village Scene. Been focusing on it for 8 hours and I started to feel burnt out already. One of the reason why I couldn't stick to hourly rotation. I had planned that I would stop once I stitched one third of it..Managed only half of the one third.

I think it's because of you couldn't really see what you are stitching. MP uses lots of backstitches and long stitches for outlines. Long stitches, as opposed to backstitches, are not recommended to do until you have finished all your cross stitches.

What do you do when you feel burnt out of a project? You start a new one! LOL! Taking a break by gridding another scenery-to-be project. Yeay! It feels good... I planned to take out my DT Sanctuary sampler but too lazy to set up the stitching workstation (the stand, magnifier, lighting and all).

If you notice the colorful grids, that's because I use leftover threads from finished projects. :-)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Jun & pictures

The lack of pictures show that I was not stitching much these few months...Been very busy at the office too.

Margaret's RR. She provided the chart by Prairie Schooler.

MYS Exchange. A sewing pouch for Margaret. pictures

Aida's RR home theme. I stitched Elizabeth Design's freebie with a change of wording.

Finished Open A New Box by Just Another Button Co, buttons and all!

Veronica's RR. I stitched the Autumn.

The front/back pictures of another set of book covers. Variation of the hanging hearts.

Going Places photos

My new interest.. photography! These are taken with a compact Canon Powershot A520. One of the reason I bought this camera is because it can use the normal AA batteries as backup whenever my chargeables went out. And maybe one day, I'll get those macro and telephoto lenses to go with it.

Anis and Fahim 'chilling' out at Hutan Lipur Lentang, off Karak Highway. The water is very cold indeed.

Nadhirah, Fahim and Balqis at Pantai Kemasik, Kemaman. One of my favorite beach! The other being Pantai Kijal which is just up ahead from this beach. Taken during our balik kampung during Chinese New Year holidays. A few minutes after this, it was dipping the whole body, not just the feet!

Aki and his younger grandchildrens. Missing, of course, is bad mood just woke up from her sleep.

Early morning at our camp site at Taman Negeri Endau Rompin, Pahang. See how clear the water kind of place!

Air Terjun Mahkota, Taman Negeri Endau Rompin, Pahang.

School holidays

I love school holidays. Love seeing happy faces of my nieces and nephews when we are going places. They, of course, love it. Me, well... guess who got to do the paying! Hahaha..
The first weekend, we went to PD. Jammed up the whole of my bro's family and the maid and my sis from Perlis and her daughter, Nabila in an apartment with one bedroom.

The second weekend, my other sis's family came down to KL with my father. The cousins get to meet again. THis picture was taken before we went out to KLCC and Aquaria.

What a way to spend the day? At the same time, there was a Popular Book Fair going on at the KLConvention Center. We went there the day after PD trip. As part of the book cum entrance ticket, there was a bookmark with some discount for Aquaria entrance. As we had to queue up to go inside, the maid and I would stopped anyone on the way back from the book fair asking for that discounted bookmarks! was fun! Feel like doing the begging part from Amazing Race. Well, we did accumulated a lot. A saving of RM40 for our 4 families despite having to queue for nearly 2 hours!

Aquaria is amazing! Unfortunately, my camera went out of battery. Forgot to bring the spares. Well, there will be other time. inshaaAllah.

Isn't this baby turtle cute? Amir loves it. Definitely it's Amir's day out.

Saying hello in KLCC Park while the others playing in the waterpark.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

KL Menjerit!!

Orang KL menjerit..that is.

I took my nieces and nephews to see airplanes at KLIA for this school holidays. They went screaming when I took them to the end of the runaway where the plane looked like it was going down on them..

Well, I told them to's good place to let your steam down..LOL!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Simple Pleasures are Best

Dont you think so? Even though it means picking up the phone and talk to someone or listening to some MP3s, or even just hanging out your legs..

Freebie by Waxing Moon Designs.

Round Robins

A round robin is a piece stitched by two or more people. Usually comes with a theme, a series of designs or even a complete design divided up to be stitched by each of the participants. A dateline is set for each person to finish the stitching before mailing it to the next person until eventually it will reach the last person who is also the owner of the piece.

This is my piece for 2006 MYS RR. Seasonal Postcards c Passione Ricamo. These are previously freebies at the website, but no longer available. However, these postcards will appear in one of the UK mags as part of their stitching series.

And this is an old designer RR. I chose Lizzie Kate's Friendship chart as my theme. I have always wanted a piece like this. It reminded me of old school book where friends will autographed all over..

Book Covers

Finally I had some time to make up these book covers. Previously, it had only been ideas in my head and in the pages of my book. The original idea came from a plastic book cover that I brought back from the US. It fits a standard paperback size (with some room to spare) of any thickness.

People said 'dont judge a book by its cover'. I wonder what they will said when they look at these covers.

My first design..the book Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

Hanging Hearts..the book The Devils Wear Prada by Lauren Weisberger.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Progress pictures..

Last finish of January..LK February stamp without those tiny buttons.

LK May stamp. Finish this quite a long time before..buttons still to be attached.

BC February snapper. I am so lazy to finish up that leftover stitchings!

BC March snapper. Missing the bottom line. Cant find the floss. I think I am missing a few swirls too.

JABC Open a New Box. Stitch this while waiting for car to be serviced.

JN Parlor Ribbons. Managed only 1 band after a frogging due to miscounting.

DT Sanctuary assignment #2. Still missing the fountain paths.