Friday, 25 June 2010

One more large cross

I did not pack my shuttle and thread to Penang but on the second day there, I found a craft shop and they had threads and shuttles. I bought myself a pink Clover shuttle and a ball of thread. Perle cotton size 8 by Cosmo (from Japan) in the colour below. As I just finished a number of large crosses (pattern by Mary Konior), I could remember the pattern and started this cross in Penang and finished it in Singapore. The thread was very weak and it broke a number of times when I was closing the rings, but I like the colour.

Also at this craft shop I found some patterns for the nyonya kasut manek (beaded shoes). I bought 3 patterns and mom asked when I was going to start on that. Hmmmm . . . , I don't know, when I finish my tatting, stained glass, patchwork and quilting? So far I have made 2 pairs of kasut manek - a red one here and a blue one here. The 3rd one on the frame is ruined by mildew. Now where did I put those new patterns . . . . ?

9 comments:

  1. LOL! Of COURSE you bought the thread and shuttle and other goodies! Why else would the things be in a store just for you to see!

    Thanks for starting my day out with a giggle!
    Fox : )

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  2. I must say Fox, I happen to chance on the craft shop. I did not look for it. It just appeared, what luck. I was obviously so pleased. Have a great day ahead!!

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  3. Don't you love surprises like that? Please be sure to post the new kasut manek when completed! Wow...looks like intricate work.

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  4. What a great way to find a shuttle and thread. Love the colour and cross! It just goes to show that no matter where you are you will always find a shop that sell Tatting stuff!!

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  5. Gina, I don't know when it will ever be started and finished. When I do, I will post it, definitely.

    TypsTatting,
    LOL, I really hope so. What will tatting addicts do without them!

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  6. Is it the shop in Penang Road? SSL..

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  7. Hi can you tell me where is this craft shop located? would like to get some nonya kasut manek patterns.

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  8. Shop is on Penang Rd, Penang, a few doors away from the barbeque pork shop. Can't remember the name of the shop though.

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