31 December 2008

Happy New Year & My Carrot Cake

In another few minutes, we gonna say good bye 2008 and welcoming 2009. I hope in 2009, I will be spending more time stitching, tatting, baking cakes & few hours a week on gardening. Not to forget, I hope I will turn as a Quilter in 2009.

So as a starter, I made this carrot cake today. This is my 2nd attempt baking this cake after I FAILED yesterday. I follow Anna Olson's Pineapple Carrot Cake Recipe from Sugar but somehow my cake turned soggy. Ha ha.... I have to admit, I dunno how to bake a cake !

For today's carrot cake, I follow Hanieliza's recipe.. Well, this time round my carrot cake baked well except it a little bit hard as my itchy hand add more flour to the recipe ! Lesson to learn, just follow the recipe accordingly and bake often, so that I will get the perfect baking skill.

I also never tried to do my own icing b4. The actual recipes (both Anna's & Hanieliza's) says to use cheese creame as part of the ingredients for the frosting. But I don't have any stock of this cheese creame therefore I opt to do a normal icing using some butter, icing sugar & milk.

Again, I have to admit that my cake decorating also poor, hik hik... Well, I should go for cake decorating classes I guess... ;-)

Thank you Elisabeth & Sheila for giving advice to overcome my blog problem. I did think of creating new blog at Wordpress but may be I still stick to Blogspot. I also tried tips like what Shiela suggested, but to no success. May be I need more time to keep trying.

13 December 2008

Blog Under Construction ... *Sigh*

I always wanted to change my 2 column blog template to 3 column template but for nearly more than a year, I didnt found any template that suit me. I was toying with few templates last week but I guess blogger is acting now. Each time I try to change the template, I get an error message like this : bx-error messages.

So for the time being, I have to declare that my blog is UNDER CONSTRUCTION until blogger can solve this problem so that I can add more features to my blogs.

21 November 2008

What I'm Doing Right Now...

As promised, this week I start stitching on Inazz's RR. Pity Inazz, for gotta wait for more than a year b4 her baby really back home. I guess this is one of the longest RR ever completed. Out of 6 participants, I guess only Hani & Niesa received their RR back.

I wanted badly to do my own topiary bouquet.. and this is my first ever topiary I ever did, many many moon ago..

Lastly.. let me introduce Mr Nemo, our 4 years old male cat. We have another 2 more cats at home - Creame & Lady Mocha. Not forgetting, we also have our Mr Coco who happily jumping here n there in our little garden. Will upload their photos when I got a chance.

p/s : Welcome Hani to blogging world ... Happy Blogging !! To Linda, I saw you start warming up your blog already...

13 November 2008

Who Are You and How Did You Find Me?

Woww... it been months since my last posting in June. Since I do not have much stitching progress to show, why not I post this in my blog. At least I have something to post in my blog, rite :-)
I found this from Emily's blog, which she got it from Lody's.
I do wonder if there is anyone who reads but doesn’t post comments, I don’t mind as I do read some blogs but don’t comment as well. But it would be nice just to say hello and maybe come and read your blog as well. So who reads my blog?
  1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! And if we’ve never met in real life, leave me a comment of your favorite post I wrote and why it was your favorite.
  2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually really funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you.
  3. Do you read my posts from a reader, blogroll or is this your first visit?

03 June 2008

Happy Birthday to...

Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday to you..
Happy Birthday to... me...
Happy Birthday to you... hik hik...

Wishing myself a happy birthday, hik hik... it is one of the best birthdays that i had. Thank you dear mom & dad, sisters & frenz, for all the birthday wishes. I had a birthday cake bought by DH n kids, who waiting eagerly. It really touched when my youngest doter gave me a flower, which she plucked from my little garden. Thank you, Baby !!!

Today is my 2nd day at work, at this new office. Though it's small office, I kinda like the environment. But one thing for sure, I gotta to learn a lot of thing here.

07 May 2008


I have been wanted to do it for more than a year, finally I did it yesterday. I juz tendered my resignation letter after being here for past 12 years !!! In a month time, unless I got any offer letter I will be unemployed.

After giving much thought, I think this is the best decision I ever made in order to satisfy everybody. I juz want a piece of mind, less stressed n giving my full attention to the family as well to my hobbies.

I can't wait spending my time at home, stitching, tatting, gardening other than look after the kids and house chores. You guys know how I desperately miss my hobbies for past 6 months. And dunno whether for next 6 months I will be joining the Desperate Housewives Club.. ahaks..

Alhamdulillah, thanks God I got 3-4 interviews to attend this week. Wish me luck !!

Thanks Jane, for visiting my blog. It much than pleasure to have your encouragement posted in my blog. I will keep on trying my rusty tatting skills..

Thanks to mamafahmy & dania, I still struggling between time to brush my tatting skills..

17 April 2008

OMG !!! I forgot how to read tatting pattern

I been visiting few local blogs like Dania's, Kak Ain's & the others and very impressed with their tatting skills. I haven't do any tatting work for couple of months and decided to tat a simple doily. At first, I wuz so happy that I still remember how to flip n make a ring. But at one stage, I forgot how to read the pattern.. OMG !!!

So I decided to refer back to my tatting notes by my sifoo - Teacher Faizon. And this is the outcome.. I better brush up my tatting skill !!! Start from the Exercise 1..