Thursday 30 April 2015

Spot the Difference

I need it to be subtle, 
but can you spot it?

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Give Me My Food

The food that I like . . . . .

not that stuff you try to slip by me . . . . 

I only want these . . .

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Corona WIP 8

Six done, six to go. Still a long while before this gets done. I am getting a little restless and wanting to start on a new project. I am worried about having enough threads. To solve that I have to add more colours.

Monday 27 April 2015

Kapok Tree

If you look closely, you can see the light brown pods full of fibres. We grew up sleeping on pillows stuffed with these fibres. I remember there was a kapok tree in grandma's garden.

Friday 24 April 2015

Cantonese Lunch

We booked a table thinking it was a buffet lunch but realised when we got there it was a totally new restaurant. It was a large place but we were the only other table there for Sunday lunch at 12 noon. Perhaps it will get busy later in the day or for dinner, supper or late night drinks. There are still places in Singapore that are not crowded. 

Well, food was good and we had excellent service from a fine young waiter from Spain.

Thursday 23 April 2015

Corona WIP 7

I was wrong. The next round was not joining to the centrepiece yet. Since the last post, I have added 2 rounds. I still have 11 more motifs to add to. It is time consuming but it does look quite pretty.

Wednesday 22 April 2015

New Hospital

This is the newest hospital in the west. It isn't open for business yet but it will be soon. It looks more like a new condominium than a hospital.  

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Renulek's Wiosna 2015 Completed

Thank you Renulek for this pattern. 

This is finally done. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40, this measures about 19 inches across. Thank you Fox for pointing me to this challenge. I had fun matching the thread colours. The last round was a little tedious because I kept making silly mistakes.

Monday 20 April 2015

Cassia Golden Shower

They are flowering and some trees have more flowers than leaves. A popular tree along this expressway.  It would be nice to see mass planting of this tree in a park. Imagine all the trees flowering at the same time. Experience the golden shower of yellow petals.

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Chilli Lobster

This was delicious and did not require fingers to eat. I am comparing it to eating chilli crab. That would be our local finger-licking good dish.

This fusion dish was made with the famous chilli crab sauce poured over a small lobster with mantou (Chinese bun) to soak up the remaining sauce.

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Renulek's Wiosna 2015 WIP 11

The last round of this spring doily was revealed but after two false starts it is not done yet. In the first, I tatted 6 repeats before realizing that there should be 6 rings. So I started again but the chains in the first and second motif were different. Yes, all silly mistakes. Where did my mind go?

Monday 13 April 2015

Black on Black

A popular image of a phoenix and a dragon. What I found unusual was the colour. It was the cover of a restaurant menu.

Friday 10 April 2015

Lemon Meringue

Isn't that pretty? A sweet delight at the end of a lovely lunch.

Thursday 9 April 2015

Corona WIP 6

These motifs are not joined yet. The next round will do that but I had to block it first before I could continue as the chains were just out of control. A little too fiddly for my liking but I am anxious to see the end result.

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Hoya pachyclada white

The other Hoya has flowered and ants are attracted to it. My Marigolds are still not doing as well as expected. It probably needs more sunlight. Although it has flowered, all the flowers are tiny.

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Renulek's Wiosna 2015 WIP 10

I used Lizbeth size 40 Col. 657 Ocean turquoise dark and Col. 664 Ocean teal medium. I will use the same colours for the last round. Or maybe just use Seascape.

Monday 6 April 2015

Kerabu Kacang Botol

I tried to duplicate what I ate but it just was not the same without the right herbs. However it was not too bad and it tasted quite good, not as sweet. Wood ear fungi was added for the crunch. I was tempted to add raw bean sprouts too but decided against it later.

Friday 3 April 2015

Flying Home

I had the best kacang botol (4 angled bean) salad on board SQ from Bangkok to Singapore. I was inspired to try making it myself. Lets see how that goes.

I always enjoy my trips to Bangkok. I come home happy! Do you have a place that you would journey to over and over again?

Thursday 2 April 2015

Corona WIP 5

I started this round wanting to use all charcoal for all 12 motifs but after reading your comments in the earlier post, charcoal was alternately used with red burst. I am quite happy with the result.

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Slippers and Nails

Comfy slippers for walking

Black tip french manicure.