Monday, September 29, 2008

Soccer Quilt and Baju Kurung Update

Gosh! It’s been two weeks since I last updated my blog! I have been busy…busy not with baking cookies…. given up on that this year since, one, I have no maid, and, two, the cookies usually end up in the dustbin when they are not being consumed after six months of making them. What a waste! So, this year, I shall waste NOT! I am planning to bake cakes only this year.

I have been busy instead, besides my hectic work schedule, making me come home extremely exhausted – so, what’s new! *grin*, making the soccer quilt and the baju kurung with whatever spare time I have during the weekday when I am not mentally and physically exhausted.

I am in a hurry to complete the Baju Kurung as the class I am taking at Epal is valid only for this month of September. Next month, another project is offered, and I can only carry forward the September month project until the 15th of the following month. I still have quite a lot to go before this weekend.

Today, with Aiman in tow – he has started his school break for the festivities – I went to class and managed to complete the sarong! Yippee!

It took me 4 hours from 8.30am to 12.30 noon to complete it. Terribly long, huh, just for a sarong? Maybe because this is my first time doing it. I hope that should I do it the next time, my timing would be better. Errrr….am I already planning to make another one? LOL! *wink*

Thank God I brought the PSP for Aiman to fill up his time waiting for slow me to learn to make the sarong. If not, it would hardly last him an hour. LOL!

I am now left with just the hemming on the baju (dress) and the sleeves. I also just started on the beading works for the sandal. I don’t know when I will have time to work on it since Raya is only just 2 days away. Maybe after all the visiting is done with?

I have only two weeks to complete it to bring it to class to put the top together with the soles. This will be my first ever beaded shoe that I am doing!

By the way, talking about beaded shoes, my sister who came back from Mecca about a month ago brought me back these two lovely items – a sequined bag and a beaded PINK pair of shoes!

Actually, I was only entitled to ONE gift, but, I managed to sweet talk my sister into giving me TWO! *wink*

Thank, Lin! Hugs!

On the soccer quilt, I have started putting together some of the pieces of the quilt.

Having to do 54 blocks of the soccer ball, I got bored last week, and decided to make changes to the original design I found in the book. The quilt will now be inter-spaced with 12-patch blocks. With this latest change in design, I have only 30 more blocks to go. Huh? Did I just said just THIRTY MORE blocks to go? OH MY! LOL!

It's going to be Raya in two days time. I am putting both the baju kurung and the soccer quilt on hold. I will be baking Carrot Walnut cake tomorrow. It's been some time since I last baked them, so I hope they will still turn out great.

BTW, thanks, Emily for the Raya wishes!

SELAMAT HARI RAYA to all my muslim friends and readers of my blog. To those travelling back for the long holiday, do drive safely, and have a good holiday!


Biblo said...

I also wanna have a piece of that carrot walnut cake!!! Baking tomorrow? Can I get my sis to drop by to pick up? She is coming to Pontian on Wed!!! ^_*

The soccer quilt is looking good. And before you know it, you'll be taking orders for baju kurung? Nah, you'll be too busy! LOL!!

Selamat Berbuka and Selamat Hari Raya!

Barbara said...

What a delicious spread of food in your previous post!

That soccer quilt is coming along nicely. The hexagon must be difficult to piece! And the baju kurung lessons are coming along great!

Interesting range of beaded shoes, very unlike those that Jess beads.

Selamat Hari Raya Nik and to everyone at home.

Za said...

Huh? What? When? Your sis is coming, Wendy, to pick up the cake? err.....sorry, did not budget for an extra. *wink*

Maybe next time?

Yeah, BJ, my beaded shoes is not going to come close to the lovely shoes that Jess makes.

The hexagon pieces were fun to do, but, the rounded corners takes getting the hang of doing it. It's the monotony of doing the same thing over and over again taht got to me. *grin*

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Wendy & BJ! Hugs!