DGS and me watching "Let it Go" from "Frozen"on my iPad
Saying good-bye at the airport when it was time for me to leave was very teary....I just hope it won't be another year before I see them all again.
While in Singapore, my DD and GS took me to the Peranakan Museum. The current gallery exhibits tell the story of the Peranakans. A brief background: Southeast Asia has been a crossroads of trade for centuries. Some of these traders married local women and made their homes there. The descendants of these marriages are the ancestors of the Peranakans. Their culture is a rich one, full of tradition and beauty. I was particularly struck by the intricate beading of the Peranakan beaded slippers. (More about this in a future post).
I also got to visit with sweet Angela from Pretty Little Things in a Box blog. Angela and I met through our blogs and have become good friends as a result of our blogs and emails.
Angela is an amazing young lady - she has her own shop in Singapore, specializing in knitting, crocheting, stitching supplies - and lessons. My DD and I stopped by the shop, Wish I were Stitching, for a quick visit. The following week, Angela treated me to lunch and some sightseeing - AND on our second visit together, Angela taught me how to crochet! I also received these sweet gifts:
A beautiful shawl Angela crocheted
A book, needles and thread for tatting (yea!! something I've always wanted to learn to do)
32 Ct linen - one of my favorites to stitch
.....and there's more to share, but I'll save that for a future post.
Now - my first 60th Birthday Celebration RAK - delivered to Angela -
I stitched the flat ornament with Angela's initial and DH hand made Angela's shop logo, plus he also made the stand. I didn't get a good picture of the stand, but there is a lot of scroll work - it's beautiful. There were some other small gifts for her - which I forgot to photograph ;(
OK - I'm still suffering from jet lag - so will end this post. I've got TONS to share with you all - and there's been a lot of stitching and needles flying whilst I was on my journey.....so stop by in a few days for more news.