26 August 2012

The Week's Round-up

It's been a rather hectic but happy week with the Eid celebrations. We made our trip down south to Singapore for the customary visits.


Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the place. It's just that I've been so many times I've got Singapore oozing out of my ears - I guess one of the 'perks' of having a Singaporean parent.

We pretty much had the usual Eid this year:

Tired faces (mostly mine)
Annoyed faces (mostly Yummy Hubby's - bless him though, he stuck to his in-laws pretty well overall)
Large(r) cousins (shhh! Don't tell them I said so, but then again they're probably saying the same thing about me...)
Screaming (mostly Mum)
Blank faces (mostly Dad's)
Money packets
Empty pockets, eheheh.

You can probably tell that we had a lot of fun, haha!

Anyways, we managed to extract ourselves and travelled home a little earlier this year, and guess what? I managed to get some sewing done. Can you believe that?

What I did was I finished up the box of patchwork squares from earlier. Well, most of them anyway. I basically went on a chain-piecing marathon. Such soothing, brainless sewing - don't you just love that? I've got everything sewn into rows, now I just need to sew the rows together. It looks like it's going to be a small top - lap size. When I first started this project I was thinking of something bigger. I may have to add more squares later... we'll find out soon, I suppose.

And now for the pictures:

A closer look:

Milo making a nuisance of himself:

I was going to sign out now, but thought I couldn't without showing you some of the pretty flowers I met in Singapore. We always try to visit at least one touristy place with each visit and this time we went to Gardens by the Bay. They have 2 covered (and air-conditioned! aaahhh) conservatories, the first is about flowers and the second is basically about the rainforest. I wasn't so impressed with the rainforest because, let's face it, you can get the real thing over here (try FRIM) so it felt a wee bit on the man-made side. The flower conservatory on the other hand was just my cup of tea. I hope you enjoy the photos, have a happy week ahead!



MamaDaniel said...

i never land in Singapore..even though i'm a Johorian.. kesian kan? huhuhu..

p/s: so obvious.. Milo sangat sukakan fabrik.. ;) hehehe..

Zara said...

Hullo MamaD! Must land in SG - at least once ok?
Milo will like anything that will make a mess :(

Mila@Rimbun said...

Salam aidilfitri zara...
I went to singapore last year, but havent heard about The Gardens.. will look for it in the next visit.. bila tuh.. God knows hahaha..

FarahLin said...

Looks like you've got your mojo back! Your patchwork quilt is looking great.

Zara said...

Hi Mila! The Gardens only opened this year I believe. Have fun on your next trip!

Thanks FarahLin, Patchwork is coming along slowly but surely :-)