Thursday, 25 August 2016

Unfinished Edging Completed

When I first started tatting edgings, I often did not know what it would end up as, so I would leave it unfinished. 

I found this one which I tatted years back. I no longer have any of the pink thread so I unpicked some rings and chains and joined it to the beginning. But not before I found some mistakes. There are still mistakes if you bother to look closely. I could edge or border a small oval pillow with it. The thread is Venus Size 40 in a dusty pink and a dark plum.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A Green Japanese Meal

These were exhibits in the recent Garden Festival. A table set with plants mainly succulents and other plants - Fittonia, Selaginella, Lithops, Pilea etc.

Care for some sushi, ramen, udon or soba anyone?

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Carved Jade Earrings - Green and Lavender

Very light colours but the carvings are quite neatly done. The lady showed me several pieces of jade and there were some with bird carvings too. Pretty, but unfortunately I did not want to spend too much. The second photo shows the other side of the jade. The jump rings and ear hooks are 14K gold-filled.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Lunch At Home

Wolfberry bread from Duke Bakery with chicken breast and dijonnaise, and a salad. 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Favourite Landscape Garden

What I love about this is the plant colour scheme. 
Different shades of purple, lilac, pink and rust.
The lounging pod blends perfectly into a 'wild' landscape.
There are wild orchids with pretty blooms near the waterfall feature.
It won the Best Outdoor Lighting Award but I did not get a chance to see it at night.

This was my favourite landscape garden at the Singapore Garden Festival 2016.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Jade Silver Threaders

Some prefer silver to gold. Another mismatched jade stone colours, one in light green and the other in pale white. Connected with 925 silver jump rings to the 925 silver threaders. Simple and easy to wear.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Kalanchoe Astray

These little Kalanchoe babies have naturally landed in between the bark crevices of this tree and have found a comfortable new home. Nature at work - wind dispersal. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


I am halfway through tatting this last round. It was difficult to get into the momentum of tatting. I easily got bored and distracted each time I finished one repeat. It was not after several starts and stops did I get the hang of it. It should be completed in a week's time, . . . . hopefully. Will post it then.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Cha Soba Tempura Set

My favourite thing to order in a Japanese restaurant.
This was the small portion. 
I did not understand why they would cut the noodles up before serving.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Olympic Gold

Singapore is celebrating
Olympic Gold for Joseph Schooling
Olympic record for 100m butterfly
First for Singapore
One for the history books