Friday, June 22, 2007

Me Pretty Clockz

It's not going to be a very useful clock, LOL, but it sure does look good! At least to me anyway, I really like it. And I can take partial credit for it because I helped to stick the vinyl on the canvas, hee hee. Most likely this will be hanging above the TV, or maybe above our floating DVD shelves, we'll figure it out eventually. Anyways, here's a photo of MY clock (I've decided everything in the house belongs to ME! *grin*), just ignore my wilted flowers in the background. It's time for fresh ones, methinks!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

500 grams!

After 5 weeks of hard work doing this 'Weekend Warriors' thing at the gym, I have only lost half a kilo! *sob* Isn't that sad?! My trainer also took other measurements and I have lost a total of 5cm, which is like negligible! Sigh, I was in Sydney on Monday and Tuesday for a business planning workshop, I really shouldn't have pigged out at the buffet! LOL. Oh well, who knows if it would have made a significant difference, but I guess ultimately, at least losing something is better than nothing, or an increase! *gasp* I guess I was hoping for a little bit more as I thought I had lost 2kg when I checked a couple of weeks ago, or maybe I was cross-eyed! I'm not actually too disappointed as I'm still pretty proud of myself for putting in all this effort, but compared to those weight loss programs on TV, it seems rather pathetic! I know it's unrealistic to do such a comparison, but it would definitely be pretty cool to see a 5kg loss! Anyways, I will keep plugging along, hopefully I will see more results at the end of 12 weeks!

I do have an update on my Monsterbubbles freebie, 'Home', but I actually haven't stitched on it in ages. Most of the latest progress came about from stitching during the men's French Open final (I was hoping Federer would win, but alas!), which was a couple of weeks ago. I haven't stitched since then but I'm sure I will get back to it eventually. If not soon, at least during the 2nd week of July as I have another stitchy date with my friends! Anyway, here's the latest WIP pic:

I have more pictures to share with you! Firstly, looky at my pretty fruit bowl -- きれい! My very clever, artistic and talented Terrence created this gorgeous design, had it cut out of vinyl with adhesive backing and stuck it on our plain red fruit bowl (actually a salad bowl, but it works for us!) that we just bought yesterday, and VOILA! I really love it, it's so pretttteeeee :) The corner of our coffee table is also decorated in a similar style, and Terrence is in the midst of designing a clock that will be hung above our TV. I'll share the photos when the clock is done! He's just waiting for the vinyl he's ordered to come in. In the meantime, check out our fruit bowl and the coffee table!

Before I go, let me leave you with one of my favourite websites at the moment. The pictures with their crazy captions never fail to make me chuckle and hopefully you will get a few laughs too! Go on, you can has cheezburger too! Don't raise your eyebrows at me, you'll get it once you see the website:, hee hee....

Sunday, June 10, 2007

いち、に、さん 。。。

Before I continue, I just want to thank everyone who has visited and left comments. I don't have a popular blog so I don't get a lot of comments, but I do relish whatever I get, so thank you to those who have dropped me a message! :) Of course, my thanks to those who have visited too -- don't be shy, say hello! Hee hee...

Anyways, I have managed to do more stitching, so that has been great. Still not close to finishing yet but I reckon I have made good progress. The only thing is, it's going to be off-centre! *sob* I assumed the specified stitch count (74w x 69h) would be right and I didn't count on the chart to be sure. I guess I should have, but I don't think I have ever come across a chart where the stitch count provided was wrong! And this has to be one of the rare times where I don't start stitching from the middle and started from a corner. So yeah, the right stitch count should have been 72w x 67h, which makes all of my calculations wrong and I didn't realise until I had done a fair bit. It's not a huge disaster, it's just a little lop-sided with the left looking pretty cramped compared to the right. This totally goes against my anal-retentiveness where everything has to be just right, but the desire to NOT want to frog is stronger, so this stays! LOL. It's okay, I will get over it, hopefully when the whole thing is finished, it won't look too bad.

Alrighty, that's it from me, just a quick one from me today. Bubbye! :)

Sunday, June 03, 2007


Firstly, I have some great news to share. My grandmother had her check-up with the doctors recently and we received excellent news. My grandma had two tumours, one of which is now gone! Of course, there is no guarantee that it won't come back, but this was really the best outcome possible as the doctors were hoping for precisely that to happen through the radiotherapy and chemo sessions. The other tumour that is in the rectum wall is still there, but that one the doctors were always planning to remove through surgery. I'm not too sure when the operation is scheduled, my sister said that the doctors still plan to keep monitoring my grandmother's condition before going ahead. But still, this is really really fantastic stuff and we couldn't be more pleased. It was definitely nice to have some uplifting news.

Secondly, I cut my hair on Friday! I went through a phase where I would only cut my hair once a year when I was back in Singapore because I could never find a hairdresser in Melbourne that I liked. Then, my friend, Miho, recommended a place to me, and the guy was pretty good; at least I didn't feel like crying when I walked out. LOL. Okay, that's being a tad dramatic, but you get what I mean. Anyways, the last few times I've been there, I've just been getting a bob haircut, which is fine but getting a bit boring. So this time, I said I want something different and I got it! I'm still getting used to it because I haven't had a fringe for ages, but it's growing on me and I like it! So yep, that's me, with my round face and all, but hopefully it will get sharper with all the exercise that I'm doing! Muahahaha... For some reason, my hair looks really flat in the photo, but oh well, you get the idea. (^_^)

Lastly, I managed to get some stitching in yesterday! I had another craft night with my friends, and this time there were 6 of us (and Licorice the cat) so that was good fun! Three of us stitched, one was knitting, another was beading and the last was drawing. I didn't work on the LHN piece that I was previously stitching but decided to get started on my own part of my RR, which should have been done yonks ago. I didn't get much done, but it's a good start and it feels good to be stitching again! Anyways, it's a Monsterbubbles freebie called 'Home' and suits my theme perfectly. Hopefully I will finish it soon, here's where I'm up to at the moment:

Anyway, that's it from me. Before the weekend totally disappears, I better get some laundry done! Till next time!

About me

  • I'm Leeny
  • From Melbourne, Australia
  • This is where I dazzle you with my wit and fascinate you with my interesting self....but no, it ain't happening. I'm just a normal person, who can be a little nutty at times, but otherwise lead a regular life. Oh, and I LOVE cross-sitching, but I'm not 80 years old :p
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  • Little House Needleworks - Spot of Coffee
  • Monsterbubbles - Home (freebie)

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