Monday, 23 October 2017

Fish for Lunch

This is my favourite fish.
I grew up eating this and I have not eaten it in years.
Never seen it sold here.
We call it 'cheah hu' although I do not know its proper name.
Found a place which sells this in Johor Bahru.

This was the other dish we ate.
A seafood soup with rice vermicelli, clams, prawns, fish, squid, meat & fish balls, and vegetables.


Friday, 20 October 2017


These flowers were picked and made into garlands and funeral wreaths. Not anymore.

As a child, I remember that we were forbidden to pick these flowers. They were usually planted in cemeteries.

It is pretty planted by the roadsides now.
A Canadian friend once told me how beautiful it was when he saw them at Raffles Hotel.
It was his first visit to Singapore.

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