Friday, November 30, 2007


....updates on my Trellis Tunic - It's now end of the month and I haven't finished my tunic yet.

I am now doing the left sleeve...and I am with mixed emotions right now - bored/impatient, excited/impatient and irritated at the same time. Here is the partially finished of my tunic...and my alphabet of emotions...

Bored/impatient - been frogging the sleeve 4th time today, this time to get it right I had to plot the written pattern into charts just to be sure that the instruction is correct for Row 1 of the sleeve.

Excited/impatient - I can't wait to finish this sleeve and move to the next sleeve...and be able to finish tunic

Irritated - I think this will not fit me at all at the waist area... huh huh...need to do more sit-ups...

topview-trellis tunic
topview-trellis tunic, originally uploaded by lifeasastitcher.

closelook-left sleeve

closelook-left sleeve, originally uploaded by lifeasastitcher.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

I've been TAGGED

Gene tagged me with this meme...and since my kids are already at school, while my DH is now at work, and I'm too lazy to do my laundry just yet...I don't mind doing this..and tag some friends along with it. smile_wink

38 things about me that you may or may not want to know.

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?
Nobody, my kids slept and husband slept early. Watch Big Love and it's not a funny tv series

.2. What were you doing at 0800?
Doing this blog

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Glued on my Puter

4. What happened to you in 2006?
rediscovered my long lost hobby - crochet

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
Angel, Abbie your school bus is here!

6. How many beverages did you have today?
At the moment a cup of coffee...2 more to go and of course some juice for the rest of the day.

7. What color is your hairbrush?
I don't often use hairbrush...more of a comb user,but I have one it's black and red.

8. What was the last thing you paid for?
Car Wash

9. Where were you last night?
watching Big Love

.10. What color is your front door?

11. Where do you keep your change?
coin purse and every part of the house

12. What’s the weather like today?
Cool and just right a bit chilly in the early morning - Winter is coming soon here in Riyadh

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
Coffee Crumble, Vanilla, Mangoes and Strawberry

14. What excites you?
Yarn shopping!!!

15. Do you want to cut your hair?

16. Are you over the age of 25?
Way over 25, I'm 32

17. Do you talk a lot?

18. Do you watch the O.C.?
Yes, whenever I get the chance.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?

20. Do you make up your own words?

21. Are you a jealous person?
A quiet type, but a jealous person all right.

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "A".
Arleen (She is also my cousin as well)

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.

Who’s the first person on your received call list?
My husband

25. What does the last text message you received say?
From my eldest daughter, she said she's on her way home from their school's Girl's Scout Investiture Event.

26. Do you chew on your straw?
When I was a grade schooler

27. Do you have curly hair?
When I used to stay with my aunt, she often have my cousin and me curl our hair and my mom too when I'm on my summer vacation, good thing now i can decided what hair style I can wear

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
Bedroom - so sleepy.

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?

30. What was the last thing you ate?

31. Will you get married in the future?
Am now happily married

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
No movie house here in Saudi Arabia, but got to watch Illusionists on tv last week

33. Is there anyone you like right now?
Miss my kids and hubby, it's kindda deafening here at home without them.

34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
Last night

35. Are you currently depressed?

36. Did you cry today?

37. Why did you answer and post this?
because there is nothing much to do, and too lazy to do anything productive at home - like laundry.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Trellis Tunic - from Crochet Today April 2007 issue

I am so excited to do this project, I started this last month with this yarn - Scheepjeswol - Superwash Zermatt, but after doing the first half of the tunic, the drape looks drag.

Scheepjeswol-Superwash Zermatt
Scheepjeswol-Superwash Zermatt, originally uploaded by lifeasastitcher.

So I have to wait for this month to buy another set of yarn, this time I bought Neveda Skol

Neveda Skol
Neveda Skol, originally uploaded by lifeasastitcher.

Here is the first portion of the Tunic -


Trellis Tunic-back
Trellis Tunic-back, originally uploaded by lifeasastitcher.


Trellis Tunic - front
Trellis Tunic-front, originally uploaded by lifeasastitcher.

Here is the full shot the tunic I'm making, and hopefully be able to finish it before the month ends. I'm kinda stuck on the shape armholes, and already seek help from Coats and Clark for clarification of the pattern instructions. I just hope I don't mess this up. I am really looking forward of wearing this tunic on the coming Holiday. And if ever I finished this tunic, this will be my very first crochet tunic. Can't wait to finish this one.

Trellis Tunic- back & front

Trellis Tunic- back & front, originally uploaded by lifeasastitcher.

I also wanted to share this with you guys, I'm not sure if this is a boucle yarn, it didn't state what kind of yarn except that it's part acrylic, and part wook. What do you think I should make of this? I think I will make a shrug with this yarn.

baby blue yarn
baby blue yarn, originally uploaded by lifeasastitcher.

And something for my friends...

white scarf-a

white scarf-b

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Angel & Abbie's Achievement - PROUD MAMA

I am so thankful to God that He gave me two smart daughters. Angel is now at the 7th place as the most Outstanding Student in her Class. She is also one of the finalist for the Spelling Quiz Bee to be held on November 25.

While Abbie is 6th place and also the 4th finalist for the MATHinik Quiz Bee to be held next week.

abbie_6th honor2

abbie_6th honor

I am so proud of YOU. You made your Papa and Mama so happy with your achievements.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Happy Birthday - - Angel & Abbie

The kids just celebrated their birthdays. I cooked spaghetti and fried chicken, brought the kids to the mall and have a wonderful time. I took some shots the eve of their birthday, a video where we woke up the kids and have their cake blown...That' what we've been doing to celebrate their birthday ever since we moved here in Riyadh.



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