In March, last year, I wrote about cross-stitching and mentioned that I offered to do a 6-week cross-stitching course at a local high school (for adult education). It obviously didn’t push through so my dream of sharing my passion and knowledge for cross stitch was put on hold. Recently, however, I thought – why on earth should that stop me. I have a blog, there’s youtube, I don’t need to “teach” in a classroom – I can do all these online! So yesterday, I prepared my “lesson plan” in my head, and today I prepared the materials for my 1st (online) Lesson on Cross Stitch!
Compilation of photos taken at the Marco Polo Plaza in Cebu City, Philippines, all taken in February 2015. Just going through my hard drive and I’m trying to organise my photos. As you can see, I’m still working on my 2015 photos – 3 more years of photos to go! More random snippets / collages to follow. Happy New Year! Continue reading Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
I received the recipe for this Carrot and Walnut Cake on 11 December 2012 and I’ve only just tried it out. It was a good time to do it – we have a new oven, we had guests around, and it’s still the holiday season! So there. Surprisingly good, and so easy to make! Will have to do this again – maybe hubs can take … Continue reading Carrot & Walnut Cake
The final season of Game of Thrones will be released in April, which is not necessarily Winter here in the land down under the land down under, but fairly close to it. April is about the middle of Autumn and the temperatures would be dipping once again. So yeah, winter would be on its way by April and guess what, we’re ready for it.
Voila! Yes, I have moved yet again. I now live in New Plymouth and that photo above is the majestic Mount Taranaki. I took that lovely photo on my way up from Wellington. It was a glorious day when I drove up, the sun was out, the weather was warm and the mountain was not hiding behind clouds. II couldn’t resist. I just had to … Continue reading New Post – from a New City!
I just realised, I have a “needlework” category on my blog, but have not posted anything under it. How totally bizarre! I haven’t written anything about my cross-stitching projects nor the new craft I’m trying to get in to – knitting! Let’s put an end to this now and start with Cross-Stitching.
To say that I like to cross-stitch is an understatement. I have been cross-stitching ever since I was at Uni. It was THE RAGE back then. Everyone was in to it and frankly, so was I. My first project was that of a Ballerina, like this one, except her dress was blue. Once that was done, I continued to cross-stitch a few more projects such as:
So … basically, since my cross-pollination project turned out to be a dud, I’ve decided to forego that for now and just focus on making sure the plants I have do well. As you know I re-potted most of my African Violets about a month and a half ago (although I wrote about it on 21 January), well, I decided to re-pot some of them again today. I thought it was a good idea early this morning, on hindsight, I may have uprooted them too soon. I can’t do anything about that now, can I? I guess just have to wait and see if putting them into bigger pots did them more harm than good. Time will tell.