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



Procrastinating!

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.

Friday, 29 September 2017

New Nail Art




It was my choice of colours and design. The nail artist did exactly as I requested but she thought it would have looked even better if the black design was done in white. Yes, I do agree with her but I wanted something in black.

Still, it made me smile!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Oval Doily Completed



I like how it turned out although it seemed forever to tat but it is worth it. The last round is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 187 Green Ice. 

How does it look in different shades of green?


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Lunch at Tekka Market




We had a late breakfast but could not resist a bowl of mutton soup when we were at Tekka Market in Little India.

It must be years since we visited this market. On Sunday, it is bustling with people. 

On the second floor, there were many vendors with colourful outfits in preparation for the Deepavalli festival.

There, I bought a simple blouse which was made in India. 
I plan to wear it for next Chinese New Year but maybe it will be worn before then.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Round Medallion No. 12



This is not pretty. It did not turn out like the pattern in the book. I am a little disappointed. It looked like an interesting pattern but I must have blocked it all wrong. The outer chains should be more rounded.

Pattern is found in Tatting with Anne Orr on page 16 and 30. Tatted in Lizbeth Twirlz Size 20 Col. 407 Midnight Mist.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Pink Bromeliad Flower




Aechmea fasciata

Pink vase plant or Urn plant. 
We were surrounded by these plants in planter boxes in the waiting area at the departure gate.

They were pretty!


Friday, 22 September 2017

Coconut Shell Pot




After having the refreshing coconut jelly, I recycled the shell into a little pot.

Also made the simple macrame pot holder with the dyed jute yarn which I got from Chatuchak market in Bangkok.


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Maranta WIP 2 - Unyielding Chains




Thank you to your suggestions for keeping the chains uniform. I was stubborn and refused to measure the chains. This is the result. After tatting, I need to push the stitches back. This is when the chains get uneven. It will have to do.

So far I have used Lizbeth Size 20 in Col. 620 Azalea Medium, 702 Coral Orange Medium and 184 Rainbow Splash. It sure is very colourful.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Singapore F1 2017


This was the qualifying rounds on Saturday night - Vettel,  Verstappen and Ricciardo.

We did not watch the finals but congrats to Hamilton, Ricciardo and Bottas.



This year, we had a great view of the pit and watched Ariana Grande and Chainsmokers in air con comfort on a screen with free flow of food and drinks. We are not F1 fans but attend previous F1s for the concerts. This year, it was a different experience. It was an enjoyable night, thanks to J.



Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Oval Doily WIP 3



This is what it looks like after Round 7 is completed. 
One more round to go.

I have been dragging my feet (shuttles) on the Maranta pattern.


Monday, 18 September 2017

Gift Appreciated



I received this lovely Paul & Joe set from a friend.
She said she thought it was perfect for me. 
I love make-up and cats.


It was unfortunate that the powder had shattered when I unwrapped it but it is still very usable.
It came with a fluffy wand to use with the powder.


Paul and Joe is known for its packaging.
But this lipstick is pretty unusual as it is shaped like a cat



Such a delight!
Can you apply without distorting the cat?
Perhaps not, but it is cute while it lasts.

Thank you

Friday, 15 September 2017

Coconut Jelly





Perfect on a hot afternoon.
Refreshing!

It is a young coconut fruit with its coconut water made into a jelly with coconut fruit pieces. After scrapping the rest of the fruit, the shell makes a lovely pot for plants. I will show you when its done.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Oval Doily WIP 2



Rounds 4-7 is done.
Decided to switch to Lizbeth Orchid Green Medium Col. 667 for Round 7.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Lower Seletar Reservoir



I took this photo from the train as we passed Khatib towards Yio Chu Kang station. It has been a while since I took this train to the city. When you are not in a hurry to get somewhere and the train is not too crowded, it is quite a relaxing ride.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tatting with Fox



I have only tatted this far.
This is a pattern by Maranta that Fox and I agreed to tat together after a long tatting hiatus for me.
You can see her progress here.

Now, I am a little apprehensive as I start the next 2 rounds.
The long chains may be a little difficult to control.

How do you make long chains equal in length?
Measure consistently?


Monday, 11 September 2017

Jade Ring



I love rummaging through the sale baskets for special deals.

These days, I look for jade rings. It was in a small box and you pick what you like, hoping that it will fit one of your fingers. 

I found this one in different shades of green and fell in love.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Peach Ixora




I found these growing next to a multi story carpark at one of our breakfast haunts. Lovely sweet colour. Ixoras usually come in red, pink, yellow, white and orange blooms. This was a nice change.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Medallion #19



This is a pattern from Tatting with Anne Orr. I recently got this book from the Book Depository.

It is missing some rings along the chains but I decided to carry on without them because I realized the mistake too late. Tatted in LIzbeth Size 40 Green Ice Col 187. The colours do not show up true in this photo. 

I hope you are having a good tatting day.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Sweet Dreams




I need my beauty sleep too.
That is after I wake someone up.
So that she can watch me sleep.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Oval Doily WIP1




I wanted to tat an oval doily. After looking through some pattern books, I settled on a pattern on page 7 in Rita Weiss' Tatting Doilies and Edgings.

I am alternating two Lizbeth Size 40 Kelly Green Medium Col. 712 and Sea Island Citrus Col. 161.

Rounds 1-3 completed. It has been a while since I tatted. A break from tatting is required sometimes. I hope to complete this before I get bored. Maybe I should have started with smaller patterns.