Thursday 26 October 2017

On Holiday

I am sure you won't even notice it, 
if it was not announced here.

Perhaps I can blog from there.


Wednesday 25 October 2017

No Parking

Some rules are made to be broken?

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Anne Orr's Edging #1

It was suppose to be an edging but I made the thread space between the rings two short and it started to curve so I ended after 5 repeats.

Monday 23 October 2017

Fish for Lunch

This is my favourite fish.
I grew up eating this and I have not eaten it in years.
Never seen it sold here.
We call it 'cheah hu' although I do not know its proper name.
Found a place which sells this in Johor Bahru.

This was the other dish we ate.
A seafood soup with rice vermicelli, clams, prawns, fish, squid, meat & fish balls, and vegetables.


Friday 20 October 2017


These flowers were picked and made into garlands and funeral wreaths. Not anymore.

As a child, I remember that we were forbidden to pick these flowers. They were usually planted in cemeteries.

It is pretty planted by the roadsides now.
A Canadian friend once told me how beautiful it was when he saw them at Raffles Hotel.
It was his first visit to Singapore.

Thursday 19 October 2017

Round Medallion No. 12 v2

I gave this Anne Orr pattern another go.
Paid more attention to blocking.
Used a Venus Size 40 Col. 541 threads.

Side by side for comparison.
Refer here for the comments on the previous motif tatted in Lizbeth Twirlz.

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Sandy's Snowflake

This is the free pattern for September 2017 from Handy Hands. Tatted in Venus Size 40 threads in Col. 486. This snowflake measures about 1.75 inches.

Monday 16 October 2017

Street Lights Little India

Can you tell the theme for this year's street decorations?

Crossing this busy road at the pedestrian crossing
and quickly taking a photo before the lights start to blink
and turn red.
All ready for the festival of lights and good reigning over evil.

Friday 13 October 2017

More Cymbidiums

Lovely arrangement at a hotel reception counter. 
Three different colours.
My favourite orchid blooms.

Thursday 12 October 2017

Maranta Doily Completed

It is done.
Very colourful.
It did not turn out as I imagined but it is definitely different.
I may tat it again in one colour and in size 40.

This was tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in 3 colours: Azalea Medium, Coral Orange Medium and Rainbow Splash (#620, #702, #184).

The pattern can be found here.
Thank you so much for the pattern.

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Pretty Crystals

Nature's beauty is everywhere.

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Square Medallion No. 32

Found in Tatting with Anne Orr on page 21.

This one turned out pretty.
Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 708 River Blue Medium.
The four corner trefoil were tatted separately.

Monday 9 October 2017

Elephants in Little India

There seems to be a number of elephants in Little India.
They are part of the street decorations for Deepavalli this year.

I could not resist taking a photo.

Aren't these babies just so cute?
Especially this pink one

Friday 6 October 2017

Cymbidium & Dendrobium

I love how the dark green leaf makes a contrasting background for the white and pink orchids.
Just lovely!

Thursday 5 October 2017

Medallion #29


Another one from Tatting with Anne Orr.

Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 712 Kelly Green Medium.
Perfect size for embellishing a coaster.

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Snowskin Mooncake

I remember mooncakes when they were $4 each.
These days it is $10 or more each.

But you get to enjoy it once a year only.
Happy Mooncake festival.
Happy moon watching.

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Maranta Doily WIP 3

The rainbow colours are more subdued now since adding more orange. I think it will morph into something different with the last two rounds.

Monday 2 October 2017

Tsuru's New Favourite

She seems to love it.
Breakfast treat.