Sunday, July 11, 2010

A New Graduate!

Pictures from last year. He will be 7 years old this year ( on 31 Dec'10). Hazeeq, the +1 boy in my family - such a big boy now. To think that I took care of him when he was 4 months times flies!He has even gone for Umrah in Mekah this year!

Tea Time!

A couple of weeks ago two of my sisters and their entourage (kids, in-laws,...) flew to London/Paris for a much deserved vacation.They did what I would have done - shop till you drop . Only thing off putting was the exchange rate. That's the tea I got to remind me that once a upon a time i too had a ball of a time there - a number of times actually! They also bought some tee shirts, key chain, half a snow ball of Shakespear's birthplace in 'Stratford - upon - Avon ' fridge magnet.The tees went to my boys and DIL. The rest to moi. Oh yes I also got a Harrod's tote.

Weihenburg Contest Sampler Progress

Many months after I started on this contest sampler, this is how far i have gotten. November'10 seemed like many months to complete and I thought I could do it in a few months, give or take some lazy moments. Alas, the lazy moments seem to win over the urge to complete it in time. This is it for now, hopefully it will not take long to showcase the next progress!.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Two contests that I know of that is still on:

1. Win silk threads from Dinky Dyes. Details on their

2. Sampler contest. You get to stitch a sampler with your own colour of choice. Design will be provided. But to enter the contest you need to join the weihenburg group at this website if you are interested -

Here is a peek at my progress. For now I am going to stitch up the design and hopefully will be up to it to add some beads to spruce it up a little. The deadline is 25 November 2010.

Materials used: Belfast linen - 32 count - grey, DMC thread nos. 99, 815, red variegated thread (Ondori)and a multicoured thread - no name - from Diane, USA ( from NNC's birthday exchange).

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NNC 3rd Anniversary Meet

Date ; 27 March '10
Venue : Sabariah's house in Setia Alam, Klang.

We had a blast during the anniversary exchange. There were door gifts for all of us. Nik won the special door - a book gift from Diane, USA. I received a pink and white beaded necklace from Janet for the anniversay exchange. She in turn received mine - blue crochet bag and a cross stich chart. Coincidence! The exchange of gifts were for those members of NNC who wanted to participate - no matter if they are not able to attend the meet. I also took the opportunity to give my blue pincushion exchange partner - Paul - his gift of a pincushion and 3 blue stashes. I received my blue pincushion gifts from Usha instead. See the big crocheted pin cushion adorned with beads. Lovely isn't it. Oh did I forget to mention. We all had to make a felt flower to be included in out anniversary gifts. You can see the flowers made by the members. Put together on Zarina' quilt, they look so pretty.

Wedding Door Gift

This the door gift which was given to guests at the wedding in Singgahsana Hotel. It is a blue glass adorned with some diamante. We put in some sweets into the glass container as extras.

Bersanding - 13 March '10

The Bersanding Ceremony (sitting on the dais)
Venue: Felda Jelai Satu , Negeri Sembilan

Here you see the Groom all dressed in green ready to meet the bride.

The newly weds with me and DH and my uncle and aunty (Pak Uda and Mak Uda) from Alor gajah, Melaka.

My side of the family.

The bride's family.

Some of the cousins - DH's side of the family.

Malam Berinai - 12 March '10

Sorry the events don't seem to follow in order of date.

Malam Berinai - Henna Night - after the Akad Nikah (solemnization of marriage) & after Isya' prayers. Well the bride had already put the henna on her hands and feet a couple of days before this night. The night was celebrated and enjoyed by all with a small bersanding ceremony to bless the newly weds.

Old Friends and Recent Friends

More photos at my son's wedding.

My Sixth Form classmates - Sabrina and Wan Saripah. And me makes three! Why didn't Ailis take a photo with us?...

My friends from the Needlework and Crafts Group.

The Wedding Reception

Venue: Singgahsana Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Date: 20 March'10

We spent 2 nights at the hotel The first nite was on the eve of my son's wedding so that we can wake up early and see to the final wedding preparations by the hotel's wedding planner.That meant 'not enough of beauty sleep' and more of jitters...HAppily things went quite smoothly. We all enjoyed and the guests were thoroughly happy about the food served.

The guests of honour were naturally the in-laws entourage from Jelai, Negeri Sembilan and the orpahns from baitul Izzah from Pinggiran Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

The usherers for the wedding were my nieces and nephews and close friends.

The wedding cake is a dummy cake. The newly weds were give a small cake at the side of the tiers to cut. Here you see the cake during the rehearsal at 10.00am on the day of the wedding.

The dashing newly-weds starting the procession from the Hotel lift lobby. The flower girl (Nik Nazirah) and flower boy (Fitri) are my niece and nephew. The best man is my youngest boy - Aiman - who wanted so much to be seen in his new jacket suit like his brother. Accompanying them is also the bridesmaid who is my niece -Nik Naziah.

Some of the Usherers:

My nephews - Nazreen (left) and Irfan (right).

Usherers/ Guests