Thursday, 14 December 2017

Josephine Doily WIP2



I have tatted a few more rounds but made a mistake. I am not correcting it as I only realised it after finishing the round. It will not affect the subsequent rounds of the pattern but the lower ring should be 2 ds larger and there should not be picots in the chains on either side of the ring. 

Yes it is staying, not a fan of cutting or unpicking one whole round.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Angels



I saw these for sale at the local supermarket. I was really tempted to buy them but someone reminded me that I already have too many plants. A photo of it on my blog will have to suffice.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Matilda V2



This version of Matilda has simple chains unlike the earlier one. A pattern from Lee Hye-oon of Lovely Tatting. Using two distinct colours, you can see that one colour is tatted first while the second is intertwined and joined to the first. Both versions are pretty. This one is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 635 Violet Pink Dark and Col. 646 Purple Iris Dark.

Monday, 11 December 2017

A Sleeping Cat





She knows how to relax. 
I wish I could sleep as well as she does.
She loves her catnip pillows.

Friday, 8 December 2017

New Plants



Calathea roseopicta



Mandevilla

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Matilda



Margaret sent me this pattern when she saw it on the Bella Online Tatting Newsletter. Thank you Margaret. It is a pattern by Lee Hye-oon and it can also be found in her new book 'Lovely Tatting: Doilies for Fall & Winter'.

I used Lizbeth Size 20 threads Col. 620 Azalea Medium and Col. 694 Harvest Orange Medium.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Durians



It looks exactly like the real fruit



But it is actually a cake.
Must try it one day.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Josephine Doily WIP1



I interpreted the pattern incorrectly and tatted the above. My apologies to the designer. Below is what it should be.



The pattern is by Lee Hye-oon and can be found here on Lovely Tatting.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Dinner at Daimon Bistro


The newly refurbished bistro


It could look like you were in Hong Kong instead

The lights in there made all the photos without the use of flash pink

Water was served in enamel cups with the chef's mantra.
Chef Alvin Leung is known as The Demon Chef.

Barbequed Pork Mexican Milk Buns

Popcorn Chicken with Waffle


Skewered Meat

Jumbo Springroll

Daimon Cherry Duck

Claypot Lard Rice

Friday, 1 December 2017

Pretty Purple





This plant had some lovely purple flowers.
I have only seen the plant but not the flowers until now.
It looks like a Chlorophytum but I may be wrong.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Current Favourite



This is her favourite dry food these days.
She won't eat unless she has some of this on her plate.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Distractions


Not much tatting has been done.
I tried to start another pattern from Lee Hye-Oon.
I guess I was distracted with too much online shopping
that I tatted this all wrong.
Can you believe that this was all I tatted the whole
of last week.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Streets of Shanghai French Quarter



We took a lovely morning stroll through some of the loveliest streets lined with these trees.



As the autumn temperatures were getting cooler, we saw residents airing their blankets getting ready for winter.



This local grocer had many fruits and vegetables and other sundries catering to the community in the area.



Live hairy crabs for sale


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Brunch at Mr & Mrs Bund



Bread 



Arugula Parmesan Salad



Tripe Sauce Piquante (Beef Tripe)



Tomato Mozza Salad



Escargot Garlic Parsley



Pate de campagne



Smoked Salmon



Croque Mr Bund (Ham & Cheese French Toast)
and Mashed Potato

We did not order any main courses or desserts at this brunch.
I am sure the rest of the menu is just as delicious.


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Naupaka Doily



Have you visited Lovely Tatting by Lee Hye-Oon? This pattern is on her website. I tatted this in Venus Size 40 in Col. 486. Does it look like it is spinning? Or my eyes are playing tricks? I did not block it before taking a photo.

She has also published two pattern books. I have just ordered them.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Impatiens


Painting the wall with flowers


Aren't they gorgeous?


Fuchsia blooms


Red and white blooms

Friday, 17 November 2017

Peace Hotel Shanghai



Every city has a grand old dame.
The last time we visited, it was under renovation.



Beautiful old architecture with grand interiors.



A beautiful flower arrangement greeted us at the lobby.



Intricate light fixtures



Love this door to the jazz club.
Home to the oldest jazz band that has been playing here every night for over 20 years. 
Average age of the six band members is 76 years old.

We should make an effort to listen to the jazz band next time we visit.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Zhujiajiao




We visited Zhujiajiao to watch Water Heavens by Tan Dun.



An ancient water town about an hour from Shanghai.



Lots of tea houses with seating overlooking the river.







A quick peek at the stage before the concert started.
It was an interesting experience.
More info here on their website.










Hope you enjoyed the photos.