Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Mystery quilt

My good friends from the Studio Quilters in Elstree sent me the instructions for a mystery quilt. This is very kind of them, it makes me feel that I am still part of the Group even if we are miles and miles apart.

There is something about Mystery Quilt. On one hand, I really want to do it, go through all the steps without knowing where it will end. On the other hand, I wish I knew more about the end result before choosing my fabric. But it will defeat the purpose of the mystery, won’t it? I guess I could use some left-over fabric, mix and match from other projects, or fabric I am not so in love with. I guess I could do that, but not knowing what the quilt will look like, makes me want to be sure that at least I love the fabric I will include.

So here are my fabrics: 4 dark, 4 medium, 4 light. I went to Brigitte with my Mum and we choose those. There are all Japanese fabrics (some of them cost a little fortune, but it is good that it was in S$).

Went through a morning of cutting, and was fed-up before I finished it which was a good thing as there were some errors on the cutting instructions. I am now done with Part 1 (cutting) and Part 2.

Now this is what I mean about Mystery Quilt. I am not quite sure I like the combination or the look of the block. Oh well, I will have to carry on and I am sure the result will be nice in the end. Part 3 looks more promising – Flying Geese.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Baby steps

I am running slowly (or else I am not running at all - but that’s another story). So rather than running, I am doing baby-steps (or else I am working for babies).


This little knit is for Olivvier and is going to England - if the Icelandic ash cloud let go. It is lime green, made from Sublime yarn from this book.

I am knitting another cardi from the same book, but I cannot show you much… there’s is a Little Lady who might spy on this blog.

For the same Little Lady, I have got this. It was all embroidered this over Christmas, and then it took me a lot of time to find somebody to frame it. Originally, I wanted to use a coloured varnish for the finish, but the wood is so nice natural, that I finally choose a mat finish.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Small project

Days without anything to show ? Yes, but I have been pretty busy… Ok, ok, not-working busy, but showing-the-city-to-my-parents busy, training-to-be-a-pilates-instructor busy, dealing-with-my-teenagers busy, enjoying-some-holiday-with-the-family busy, you get the picture. This means that I cannot start or concentrate on large project. So small project it is. Small enough to carry anywhere, small enough to work on while chatting.

A few weeks ago, I went to a workshop and we start working on a little appliquéed case – perfect for my glasses (need them more and more :( - old age).


Oops! I did it again

My mum and dad came to see us in Singapore. We said (not my dad) we wanted to sew together, but honestly there are so many things to do and see that I did not really expect to have much time for needle craft. So before she arrived I went to my preferred place in Chinatown and got some… batik!

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By the way, look at my beautiful Orchids. Want to know the price? S$ 13 each, which is about Euros 7.5 or GBP 6… Sorry to make you feel jalous.

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Sorry for the pictures, not the best… but once again we have been pretty busy and I took these quickly before the skirt went back to Europe.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Here where I have been…

… went for a few days holiday (lots of un-edited pictures, no comments)

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Bangkok, Hua Hin and the Thai country side