An HST Quilt for Patricia

So happy to share the quilt I finished up for my friend, Patricia, last August. This took too long to get started and finished but it when I did finish, I couldn’t help from feeling oh so giddy! Patricia is a very dear friend, our friendship is one I cherish a lot. Her son was in the same class…

Quilts of 2015

This year was one of those times where I’ve surprisingly sewn more quilts than any other year! I’ve surprised myself for even managing to finish them in time. I love how these simple blocks turned out. A combination of different blocks that I’ve been sewing since 2014! I usually don’t follow a pattern or have…

Last Quilts of 2010

These were actually quilts I’ve made as Christmas presents to my in-laws but didn’t want to post of these until after I knew that the recipient(s) has received their quilts. Both quilts are a mix of cotton and linen and just love the mix.

Books Galore…

Finally managed to get a chance to take a photo of my recent book acquisitions 🙂 We’ve hardly bought books last year more because of the shipping costs. We typically order from Amazon as we don’t usually find books we like at the bookstores in Shanghai esp. when it comes to crafts and cooking.

Quilt for Penny Finished

Made a lap quilt for our housekeeper as she’s just moved to a new home and we thought it would be nice to give her a housewarming present. Managed to finish this quite quickly. Maybe because I didn’t struggle with the quilting on this as I did on the other quilts… or maybe because I…

Double Happiness Quilt

Yes, I’ve finally managed to finish a wedding gift for my cousin Gil. It’s a very late present but as the saying goes: better late than never. Probably would be even later since I’m mailing this to him in the US.

Sewing and Baking Cakes

Yes, a lot of sewing and baking going on around here. Taking advantage of the yucky wet and humid weather to do some sewing. I wish this ‘plum season’ will pass, somehow this year it feels quite drawn out… So in a way, I do not really feel ‘summer’ in Shanghai as we are missing…

Quilts for Owen and Liam

Today was the last day of school for the kids. They are going on to ‘zhong ban’ (means ‘middle’ kindergarten) next year. The year has gone rather quickly. And to top that, one of the kids’ classmate, Owen, will be moving to Hong Kong so there was a bit of flurry of activities esp. for…

Pockets of Time

These days, I just feel like the days go so fast with each waking moment spent doing something. I guess you can say never a dull moment. So many things to do and projects to start on top of the usual 10 hours at work a few evening hours during the week and full days…