Susan is progressing well. I really enjoy stitching this sampler. Here are some pictures of my progress to date.
That white patch below the butterfly is the tail of the squirrel. Hope to work on this sampler regularly.
On the Exchange front, Carol had received the Snowman Ornament that I stitched for her. The design is by Patti of SamSarah Design from JCS 2007 Ornament Issue. The red fabric is what I used for the backing of the ornament. I am so glad that Carol love this ornament.
I received a gorgeous pin pillow from Riona. This is for the HoE PS Seasonal Exchange. My favorite season is Autumn and I really love this design that Riona chose to stitch for me. The pin pillow is filled with crushed walnut shells, it's sure is heavy. Riona's stitching and finishing are perfect. Thank you, Riona, for a wonderful exchange.
Look at the beautiful stitching and that acorn charm at the corner! I love it!
My thread pack for Brenda's Mystery Sampler finally arrived. Look at these gorgeous colors!
I am looking forward to another new start, ha, ha!
I found this lovely scissors stand while out shopping with my DD. It came with the scissors, I love it. The fob attached to the scissors is made for a friend.
Another find, a tiny wooden cup. It is supposed to be a card/message stand but I am going to make into a tiny pincushion. That stitching is another scissors fob using Caron's Wildflowers thread.
My friends and I visited the Peranakan Museum last week. I took lots of pictures. The Peranakans are people of mixed ethnic groups. The Peranakan Chinese form the biggest number of Peranakans in Southeast Asia, there are other communities of Peranakans such as Jawi Peranakan(Indian Muslim) and the Chitty Melaka(Indian).
Many beaded items owned by the Peranakans were made specially for weddings. They were mainly made with glass beads from Europe, and range widely in size and function, from slippers to table covers. Here are some pictures of the beautiful beaded slippers.
Peranakan women started to wear the kebaya from early 20th century. Fastened by brooches and worn with a sarong(skirtcloth), the kebaya is the garment most associated with the Peranakan community. I am very attracted to this special exhibition of white lace kebaya, took lots of pictures. They are machined lace but so gorgeous!
Take a closer look at these laces, they are exquisite!
Here is one kebaya that is not white!
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