I used Lizbeth size 40 Col. 125 Seascape for this round. Only 2 more rounds to go and it is done. It is getting quite large too. Measures about 14 inches now.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Our first visit to Asiatique on our last day in Bangkok. It was a shuttle boat ride on the Chao Phraya river from Saphan Thaksin. Opens from 5pm to 12 midnight. It is worth one visit. You can dine by the river in one of their many restaurants, catch a show or muay thai, enjoy live music or shop.
But the highlight of our evening was supper at this porridge stall about 300m from Saphan Thaksin BTS station. The last time we were there was in 2007.
Friday, 27 March 2015
This orchid has the loveliest shade of purple.
I love the home decor ideas in Bangkok. So much so that I wished I lived there. So many things to get that just will not fit in your suitcase. Unusual lamps, furniture, indoor & outdoor water features, plants, ceramics etc. You name it, they have got it and all locally handcrafted. What we find here at home is so, so, boring and almost everything you see is imported.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Wierd colour scheme or not, this round is done. Tatted motif by motif while joining to the previous round. For each motif, I used about 2.5m on shuttle 1 and 3m on shuttle 2 with split rings and split chains.
Next is another 12 motifs. I am contemplating between a variegated or solid colour. Logically it should be a variegated but I am inclined to a solid colour.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
These glass sculptures caught my eye at Terminal 2 Changi Airport. Is this mosaic glass art? Fresh flowers were arranged in the centre. It was surreal but at the same time it reminded me of the Rafflesia flower. I am not sure why, perhaps because of its size.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Monday, 23 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Top photo is a panoramic view of the Singapore Esplanade and the Marina Bay area. We were having lunch at the OUE Rooftop. You can see the ships in the background. In front of that is all reclaimed land where the Marina Bay Sands building and the Gardens by the Bay are located.
The second photo is from the other side of the bay with the central business district buildings, Clifford Centre, the old post office which is now the Fullerton hotel.
The photo below shows the Esplanade area while the last photo contrasts the old architecture Fullerton hotel (right) with the new One Fullerton (left).
|Taken from the OUE Rooftop|
|Taken on ground level from the Fullerton Bay Hotel|
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
This is finally done. Pattern is found in Aunt Ellen's Treasury - Tatting Patterns on page 35. Tatted in Altin Basak Size 50 threads in light blue (367), blue (324) and apricot (324). It measures about 20 inches across.
Thank you all for your encouraging comments throughout.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Monday, 16 March 2015
Round 4 was a little tricky but 5 & 6 was fine. It isn't too difficult. My Josephine chains seem very thin compared to that tatted by Fox here.
I will change the thread colour for the next round which is individual motifs. That will take some time to tat.
I hope more tatters join in. It is never too late.
Friday, 13 March 2015
Not me, but the Marigolds. You can see some measly blooms but hopefully in their new home, they will do much better. They need lots of sun and feeding.
Is today Friday the 13th again. Last month the 13th was a friday too. Lucky or unlucky? Most of the time it is just another day.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Round 7 is done. Next round will be tatted in the variegated thread. I currently have three projects to tat: this one, the blue and apricot piece which is almost done and the recently started Fox's tat-along Corona. I'm swamped but enjoying it.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
I have had this plant for years and it has never flowered in my balcony because of the lack of direct sun. It was a cutting from my mother's garden. This year I decided to severely prune it's off-shoots for propagation. The one shoot remained, decided to flower after a fertiliser application.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
This is Ben Fikkert's pattern in his Floriade book. Fox asked if anyone was interested to tat along with her and I was game for a challenge. I would think twice to tat it on my own because it is an extensive piece of tatting.
This is rounds 1 to 3 tatted in Lizbeth size 80 in Red Burst (#147).
Monday, 9 March 2015
Chilli is a regular condiment in most eating establishments in Singapore. What do you do if you get a boring toast of butter and kaya (coconut jam) for breakfast? Spread some chilli and make yourself a savoury sandwich. All that was missing was some ikan bilis (little anchovies) and that would be AAA's favourite sandwich which his mom makes (without kaya that is).
Friday, 6 March 2015
While on the highway crawl to our family reunion dinner, we passed this strange structure. Are you wondering if that grey building is a house. It is a house but not for humans. If you enlarge the photo, you can barely make out the tiny holes in the concrete wall. This is a bird nesting house for swiftlets that make edible nests with their saliva. It is a traditional Chinese delicacy that enhances general health. More infomation about birds nest listed here.
Thursday, 5 March 2015
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
The remaining twelve daisies in apricot is done and blocked. That is my new blocking board, not as sturdy as my irobot packing box lid but it can be built to a larger piece. Got it from Daiso ($2 shop). It came 2 in a pack so I got 4 packs.
The doily is now at its finished size of approximately 20 inches across. It is not done yet. I have to tat some filler flowers in between the daisies. You can see one at about 4 o'clock.