Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I'm back...!

Hello everyone !

It had been more than week since we were back in Miri on 10th Oct evening. I didn't feel like blogging until 2 days ago but I was quite tight up with other chores.

I had a great time in Kuala Lumpur eventhough we didn't enough time to go to all places I wished. Apart from visiting families, the 1st place that I wanted to go was the LNS - Yee's Craft World, which is quite famous among Malaysian Stitchers Yahoo Group's members. My stitching firends, Azie & Inazz brought me there. Yessss ! I had a great time there, browsing and shopping for stash. Talked to the owner, wife and his SIL. They were very helpful and their staff were also nice to us and even have knowledge in whatever item we asked for. I had experience where the owner/employee of a LNS don't have clue what they are selling. Duhhhh...! I finally found the suitable print cottons for a baby quillow project. Also bought some country look cottons - chickens & sunflowers. And some aida bands and notions. In short, I spent more than usual *LOL*

After Yee's place, we had our lunch and went to other LNS. Bought some more buttons and crochet thingies. Crocheting - my SIL and I had kind of knowledge swap when I was in Kuala Lumpur. I taught her how to do simple patchwork and she taught me how to crochet. We even swapped books. This is great coz I've always trying to make her interested in patchwork since she has more multi-featured sewing machine than mine. Mine is a very basic portable sewing machine.

Talking of patchwork, last week I received a package from Isabelle. Last time she offered some charts including one applique' instruction to stitching bloggers. I claimed for the applique' instruction booklet. Isabelle as always a kind-hearted lady, sent me drawstring purse, embroidered lace bookmark and sachet along with the applique' booklet. I love them all! You can see the pics in her blog (I haven't manage to snap some photos yet).

Stitching wise - I didn't bring anything to stitch during our holiday in Kuala Lumpur. I started stitching Popcorn bear mini kit (magazine freebie) after were back in Miri but I'm in a really slow stitching pace. Furthermore, I can no longer sit still for a long period since my tummy is bigger and I need to do regular exercise for blood circulation after sit/lie down. Anyway, I don't set a list to stitch for this month except for some finishing touches.

p/s I made some changes to my blog yesterday - colur scheme & graphics. I feel that this is more refreshing. You may refresh the page if you couldn't see the changes made. Zohrah, I saw your comment coming in while typing this post *LOL* . It is good to know that you've made one for yourself (drawstring purse). I'm thinking of making one myself *wink*


Isabelle said...

Dear Zalita, I love your new look! So fresh and it makes me feel a baby is coming too ;o)(when I have a baby I would love to decorate his/her bedroom in such a theme). And it is very classy as well.

Your trips to LNSs sound like a dream! What I like most is your craft knowledge swap with your SIL. I imagine that must really bring two friends together!

I hope you haven't been too exhausted with the return home and the inevitable chores. Hope you can take it easy now! :o)

Zohrah said...

The 1st drawstring + box have been claim by my colleague...I'm going to make many more.. Just wondering how to make for a long box rather than circular or squarish.

Do take care and more back rubs. Is this going to be a boy?

Golf Addix said...

errr didn't she mentioned about her new sony erricson K700i ? her trip to aquaria and lost her old motorola phone for about 5 hours and suddenly upon reaching our parents place it was next to her in the car. he he he he...

Christine Doyle said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love your new look - it is a lot easier to read!

Adam said...

Wow! The new fresh look of your blog looks nice.

z_mnor said...

Thank you Isabelle

I love this new colour scheme - fresh and cooling.

I really enjoy those trips to LNSs and the craft knowledge swap with my SIL. We are actually more like friends since we are about the same age.

z_mnor said...


Wow! You're really in a crafting mood ! Would love to see more purses from you. We haven't have a clue yet about the gender. The baby is still hiding the truth from us *LOL*

z_mnor said...

Dear hubby

syyyy...you made me blushing *LOL* That is definitely one of the sweetest memories hehehe

z_mnor said...

Thank you Christine

It's nice to be back in the blogging space. I missed reading other people blogs especially the crafters'.

z_mnor said...

Thank you Adam

yeahhh ! It had been quite some time with the previous theme (sunflowers & bees/brownish red). I can see this blue theme gives a fresher look to my blog.