Wednesday, August 31, 2005


To all Malaysians I would like to wish you a very happy 48th independence day.

May our country will continue to prosper and all of us will continue to live in perfect harmony.

Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Today is my moving day. Well not moving out of my current house....but more of my cyberhouse. As some of you already know, I have my own bloggin spot hosted at bravenet. Since my free account there is somewhat integrated with all the other facilities, especially my bravejournal, website and photo hosting, and with the recent frequent visit from my dear friends, the download has caused my bandwidth traffic goes to the limit and they had to stop my journal/web until the next day to get my daily bandwidth back to normal.

So, here I am thinking if I should stay or not there and start a new one *sigh- all the customisation* I think rather than suffer not having my webspace available, I think I might as well, move out and find a new home.

I think over here, not so much of any limit (though it has it's limit for free accounts) but I think much more tolerable. So people, you will get to see my new home soon after I restore what I had at the other 'house' to the mean time...please be patient with me....

Thanks guys n gals....:)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Sampler House Exchange on LEG

After a very long wait, my exchange finally made it's journey after crossing continents and oceans. In my previous post, I received from Laurence in Switzerland and I am sending to Sue McLaughlin in PA. This has been a great experience doing sampler house as I am partial to houses.....

As you can see below, I have finished it into a needlebook with 2 pages. Credit goes to Merry Cox as I used her finishing technique in doing up mine.

The front of the needlebook. The ribbon is ran under the stitched fabric and tied a bow at the end of the booklet.

The rear view. The stitching are then tacked to the plaid fabric which is similar to a fabric we called 'pelikat' used as a sarong for the men.

The inside view of the book. I included 2 stickpins to be used as fabric counter/marker.
Hope you liked it SuePA :)

Seasonal Stitcher Exchange

I am part of the 2005/2006 Seasonal Stitcher Exchange at the Secret Stitchers BB and with only the first mailing done, I am already having loads of fun and the excitement of anticipation of getting the goodies in the mail. And having almost the same likes of things, gave me a mixed feeling of what I should put in for the first mailing....but, I get overexcited and bought almost anything that caught my eyes.... And of course there will be another round of shopping .... ehehehe

Well, here is what I sent to Amy Cooke (yes, she's my partner for a year and I think we are going to have wonderful year together exchanging gifts and stitches...

This is from the Tom Pudding (retired) freebie and stitched with Needle Odyssey's own handdyed cotton threads with shades of green and purple/mauve and give the right effect on the blackwork grapes.....and oh sorry no pics of the other goodies was taken.....

And this is what I received from Amy

With 2006 bouqet of roses calendar, a pack of DMC needles, a card, a tiny altoid tin, a pack of chicklets (yummyyyy...i love chicklets) and a bottle of Rose Bubble Bath ...waa hoo.....and of course....the scissors n needle keeper.....a SRE book....what a beautyy...... ahhhhhhhhh

Okay, this is the close up of the keeper......the front and the inside....and Amy is very kind to include a pair of scissors for me......Isn't that a beauty.....?

Thank you Amy.....and I am looking forward for the next mailing.....

Saturday, August 20, 2005

MA by T&N from me to Gwen Lewis

This is the rear view with my addy This is the front view before I had it mailed.

Here is the initial mailart that the group started. This group consists of a maximum 30 members worldwide. The theme that we have picked is Monogramme. And I decided to pick letter G from one of the Sajou's and have it all done in red! And lined it with burgundy felt. This is a much easier finishing that I like to do more in future.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

OT: How to stay Young and Happy (Got this off from the email forwarded to me - Author Unknown)

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them. 2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (keep this In mind if you are one of those grouches
3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's! 4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and Lots of time with HIM/HER.
6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourself. LIVE while you are alive. 7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help. 9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity., and mean it!
And if you don't send this to at least 4 people - who cares? But do share this with someone.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Mail Art Friends by Needle & Thread Premier Exchange

For the love of mail art that we have came so fond of ever since it was started again a few years back....a group was setup with 30 memberships from all over the world.

And the premiere mail art that we launched was themed - Monogrammes with Gwen Lewis is the honorable 1st MailArt Coordinator. This is a fun thing to do as I have never really work on any monogrammes....maybe this is the time for me to start using those famous Sajou alphabets that I have. Butttt.....I am not going to show what I did for my partner as she has yet to receive it....instead below you will see what I have received from my sender Ana Sweet.

Front view of the mailart with the monogramme 'S'

Rear view of the mailart with 2 motives from Ann Orr

And look at the goodies that came in the mailart......a postcard or Indianapolis, a card etui with lots of needles inside, 2 skeins of Ozark Sampler overdyeds and a card with Chinese knot charms.

THANK YOU ANA SWEET! You made my day

Monday, August 15, 2005

Sampler House Exchange 2005 - Legacy Embroiderers Guild (LEG)

What can I say? I am partial to houses, gardens, samplers, alphabets (newly acquired taste). This exchange was organised by ChrisOR over at LEG (would require membership approval to join the guild)

This sampler house pincushion or pillow was sent to me by Laurence from Switzerland. I love the finishing and of course the house. The button - a porcupine just adds the touch to the overall finishing. Very cute! I love it. Not really sure whose this house belongs to....gonna have to check with Laurence