Thursday, 2 April 2009

Malaysia and quilting

Its been a while since my last post. So what have I been up to? Last week the kids had spring break and we drove to Malaysia for a couple of days. Its only half an hour to the border from where we live. We stayed at Pulau Springs which is a golf resort (not that any of us play golf) which has nice big rooms and a swimming pool. The food was great too.

Driving in Malaysia is very different from Singapore. It has wide open spaces and far fewer high rise apartments than here in Singapore. (The drivers were more polite too!) It reminded me of rural NZ except they had acres of palm trees instead of pine trees.

We spent a day at Kota Tinggi waterfalls and the following day we drove to Desaru Beach. It was hot and we had the whole beach pretty much to ourselves. We went swimming in the ocean which was lovely and warm. We all got home a little sunburned.

April is birthday season in our house. Today is Celine's 11th birthday and on Monday is my husbands birthday. Brooke's 14th birthday is on the 17th. We are having a birthday party for Celine on Saturday.

As for is the first day in ages that I have done any sewing. I finished off the sashiko coasters as well as doing another woven quilt. This one is longer than the first one. It still needs to have the edges finished, be quilted and bound. I might do some couching on this mm I have to think about that.
I haven't done anymore on my tree quilt as I'm not sure if I should add the shading to the windows with fabric or with paint. I have just watched a DVD from Esterita Austin on "painted peppers" and I'm feeling inspired to try my hand at fabric paints. (once I pluck up some courage!!!)
Next week we are getting some friends from Holland to stay. They have been travelling around South America. Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Guatemala to name a few. I'm sure they will have some interesting stories to tell.
Well that's all from me...until next time


Biddy22 said...

My goodness, young lady, you live in a dream world! Lovely, lovely, lovely. Thanks for sharing the impressive photos. Spending time with scenery like that,I'd have trouble concentrating on quilting and handicrafts of any kind.
I hope everyone has fantastic birthday celebrations.

Irene said...

Wouw, gaaf leven super leuke blog !!! thanks for sharing it with us