Saturday, February 24, 2007

Update on Moi Bedspread

Here is the progress or non progress todate:
Four squares into one (above)

I was trying out a red and a pink thread combo with the same size hook (above)

The tiny work-in-progress is a new thread (a shade darker than the original Petra)

using a hook size of 3 /5


Mmph, my Chinese spoon collection

Started collecting Chinese spoons recently and here's what I have todate:
The doily is a Pansy flower doily from an international SAL
The two Double Happiness boxes were party favors from a recent wedding dinner :

And I am thinking of collecting old cake trays/plates, this one is in silver

The doily is a Pansy flower doily from an international SAL

Valentine Stuff

We went out for a Valentine Day function at the club cos hubby was leaving for New York on 15th Feb. The event was fully booked and the majority of the guests were our age and older! There were two couples in their eighties who took to the dance floor with grace! Its amazing to see the guests really enjoying themselves.

When we were kids, only the winner gets a prize but that night, for all the fun games, all participants get rewarded! LOL

And the delicious menu was planned with, what else? a romance theme ~ love songs!

(Trio Anti Pasto)
Combination of salted mushroom, grill vegetables and salmon capriccio

"Love Portion Number 9"
Sweet Potato Yam Soup served with bread & butter
Main course: I had
"You Decorated My Life"
Braised Lamb Shank, served with mushroom, rice, baked tomato & grilled vegetables

While DH eat:
"Endless Love"
Rolled Seabass with Lemon Hollandaise Sauce, served with pesto potato, asparagus & grilled capsicum

"Only You"
Cold Orange Cheese Cake, served with strawberry sauce

"Wonderful Tonight"
meant coffee or tea

All in all, we had a lovely time even though we did not take to the dance floor.

Strawberry box was my party favor and the crystal bracelet, a gift from DH

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Chinese New Year Eve Dinner ~ 2007

We just came back from this year's CNY eve dinner hosted by my brother, John and his gurlfriend, Foon Fong.

Also present were Foon Fong's 2nd Brother and his family, wife ~ Jamilah, kids ~ Selena, Iskandar and Julia; her 3rd (& youngest) brother, my Auntie Karen, Yatie and Diyana, Mom and myself.

Hubby is currently in New York visiting his two other children with his newly married eldest son and his new daughter-in-law. A first reunion for them in more than 7 years.

We went back to Foon Fong's place for coffee after the dinner. Iskandar asked Diyana why she speaks Malay with Yatie and Diyana replied: cos I am like you mah!

Koong Hee Yuat Sai (Hainanese) to all of you and hope to see some of you soon! Posted some pictures taken at the dinner.

Sam Siong Si Seng
Emily and gurls

Selena, Julia, Foon Fong, John and Mom

Foon Fong's 2nd Brother, nephew Iskandar and 3rd (youngest) Brother

Yatie (my eldest daughter) and Diyana (my youngest daughter)

Foon Fong, John and Mom

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Stashed and Stash Given!

Look at the Stash that came and those that went!

VSE to me from Yasmin Yong: Dark Green Aida, Dark Blue Felt and Silver Perforated Needle craft paper. Thanks Yasmin!

My VSE to Usha (above)

My Secret Partner VSE to BJ (above)

DMC 115 & 75 bought me by Niesa and look at the stuff she gave me! Thanks Niesa!

Colorful felt bought me by BJ:

Craft Books and Small Project

Some needle crafts which I am interested in:

The Classic Quilting of SASHIKO

One-Color Cotton Embroidery

And from Just Cross Stitch Feb 2006 issue, I have in mind to stitch a sign "Bienvenue cheznous" "Welcome to our home!" for a doorknob decoration and I even bought the fabric for it from Linda J.

And here is the progress on my bedspread:

Chef N Brew's Cili Burger

I had a bowl of noodles for breakfast this morning followed up with two bananas and an orange! So no surprise that I did not feel hungry until 2.30pm! And here's what I eat for lunch!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Bedspread Finally!

I finally picked up my thread for the HAP (huge ass project) of mine, the King Size Bedspread! Its DMC Petra Art. 993 AB Size 5, Col 5964! 10 balls came home with me from Adelene plus a new Tulip hook 1.75mm with a plastic finger grip! Easier on the fingers while crocheting a huge piece!

And I finished the 1st square today itself! But I would need to complete a minimum of 3 squares a WEEK to have it completed (1 year from today? LOL)


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Alphabet Meme: Tagged by Melanie fm NNC!

Melanie tagged all of us gals at NNC!

Another one of those meme. The Alphabet Meme:

A - Available or Taken: Taken
B - Best Friend: Myself
C - Cake or Pie: Cake on top of a pie
D - Drink of Choice: Cam Peng or Cam Kow kosong!
E - Essential item you use everyday: Tissue paper especially in the mornings!
F - Favorite Color: All sexy shades of Purple
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Gummy Bears of course! Worms are for fishing!

H - Hometown: Born and bred in Kuala Lumpur (The Chinese Maternity Hospital next to Tong Shin); first five years in Kampong Pandan area; then shifted to PJ Old Town and the last 12 years mostly in - Back in Kampong Pandan area!

I - Indulgence: Food!
J - January or February: January 1st - Hubby's birthday!
K - Kids & ages: Two gurls ~ 22 going on 23 & 20 going on 21!
L - Life is incomplete without: Good food, good company and good thoughts!
M - Marriage Date or Most Memorabable Date: 29 Dec and 12 May ~ gurls b/date
N - Number of Siblings: 2. 1 bro & 1 sis
O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges
P - Phobias or Fears: Japanese ghost stories/movies
Q - Fave Quote: Never say Never!
R - Reason to Smile: Secret Recipe outlet!
S - Season: Autumn ~ or Fall in Canada!
T - Tag 3 or 4 People: 3 ~ 1st daughter, 2nd daugther and Leley Pang in UK!
U - Unknown fact about me: I am really slim beneath!
V - Vegetable you don't like: Beans sprouts! There are loads of colorful veggies available!
W - Worst Habit: Eating fast
X - X-rays: ? ~ had them before but not more than 10Xs?
Y - Your Fave Food: Fried chicken
Z - Zodiac Sign: Gemini

I now tag Yatie, Diyana and Leley

Friday, February 02, 2007

And My FRE to Shanny!

Angie's FRE to Me!

Cross Stitch

More Crochet Pieces

Now That I Learnt to Upload Multiple Pictures......

Some of the crochet pieces from 2006!

City Day ~ 1st February 2007

City Day ~ the roads to Sungei Wang was truly jammed up so we detoured to Time Square! Hubby sent his car for polishing and thus we had hours to kill there. First mission was to get him some jeans for his trip to New York. Levi's and Timberland had nothing that delight him cos they were mostly low rise(!) and he is used to waisters! Finally found him two different designs at Camel Active in Metrojaya!

Well I must add Time Square is getting to look a lot like Sungei Wang these days. The last time I visited was when Debenhams(?) was still there. Luckily due to its size, although the crowd was fairly strong it was not jammed as it would have been if we were at Sungei Wang!

After having found him his jeans, we had lunch at Thai Nudle House on the 3rd floor. The Seafood Tomyam in a little steamboat was yummy, Pineapple fried rice with prawns was strong in kunyit flavor and the Mango and dried shrimp salad has that oomph! We forego the dessert at this Thai and opt for cake and coffee some where else.

Some of the things in the windows of the tons of shops that I liked were the Selangor Pewter Lunar Plaque with the most adorable trio of pig and piglets ever! TS has some of the tiniest shoplots ever and they are doing great business! Alot of eateries are located on the third floor where the cineplex is. Eventually we managed to locate Secret Recipe after walking up and down the corridor looking for Lot 3.99 (SR).

Hubby had the Carrot Slice while I had a lovely Lemon Cheese Cake and English Breakfast in a pot. Hubby's bottle of Appletiser was supposed to be No Added Sugar and No Added Preservatives but he complained that it was SWEET; even when served over ice! Aiyoh, being with him at Secret Recipe that day was the slowest I ever eat a single slice of cake!

Hubby was complaining of being tired at the end of our visit, we picked up his car at 5.30pm and he comment how we ladies can never tire of shopping. And I commented that I should be the one going to New York instead of him.

Once home, he was horizontal (well, as he put it ~ he did not have his afternoon nap!) while yours truly had to contend with making a nutricious soup for din din!


Test Run for Multiple Pictures In A Blog

Just trying out posting multiple pictures on the same blog. Hope it works. Right on top are the two Japanese cotton fabrics I found at Nagoya a couple of sundays back. And the other pictures are of the stash I collected for my partner for the NNC VSE.