Thursday, 29 May 2008
Pat so kindly sent me one of her blissful block kit to try out. I have never done crazy quilting and thought that it would be easier to use Pat's kit. I followed Pat's instructions which came with the block. I used backstitch but I could not sew straight so you see a lot of white space on the left and right of the girl's image. I did not have much experience of placing the pieces surrounding the image and ended up with pieces overlapping with edges hanging. I suppose I could cover it up using the ribbons or embellishments from Pat's kit or make the block smaller. Any advice from experienced crazy quilters?
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Umi gets all worked up when mom comes to feed the chicks. I caught Tsuru trying to peep into the nest when I was watering the plants yesterday. They are curious to see what is in the nest.
Friday, 23 May 2008
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
I made this for AY, a very early birthday present. It's a pretty heavy necklace. I like how the colour combination turned out. She wanted something bright to dress up a simple dress. I hope it does the trick. I sent it to her last week and she received it yesterday. I hope she liked it.
Monday, 19 May 2008
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Friday, 16 May 2008
Tiny with no feathers, chirping away. It probably hatched sometime today because last night I noticed the female bird was still brooding. Umi and Tsuru are excited too. But cats and birds are kept apart. I hope to video tape the female bird feeding the little chicks.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
This is a necklace made up of fresh water pearls in light pink, Swarovski bicones crystals (5mm), a Delica bead rose (1.8mm across) in dusty pink, antique silver-toned metal base filigree, chain and findings. I made this over the weekend as a gift for JK to thank her for all her help. I just met her about a month ago but she is so easy going and just great to deal with. From the jewellery she wears I think she prefers a simple design. I hope she likes it.
Monday, 12 May 2008
Sunday, 11 May 2008
My mom lives 300km away and I just called her to wish her Happy Mother's Day. She told me about her day with her new grand daughter who was born on the 1st of May. She's happy. She has two daughters, two sons, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. I see her about 3-4 times a year when I travel to visit. I will see her next month.
Friday, 9 May 2008
This is the female bird brooding. I took this photo at night with a flash.