I haven’t quilted for 3 days now, no time.. Every one at home is getting sick, one after another. Cold, cough and fever. I didn’t but get diarrhea. Really it’s an awful week.

This is a "non relevant" post to this blog, sorry it just to make me feel better for a sec from this sickness aura.

On my trip with the kids to a local farming last week, I bought couple of indoor plants there.
One of them is Lavender. Even I could only get a pot of it (they run out of stock) I was so happy to get it because I have been trying to look for that plant since last year. I had ever read an article that lavender is natural mosquito repellent, just simply put a pot of it on the room that you don’t want mosquito came in. It’s not easy at all to find real lavender here, because it’s not a local plant. Here I upload pictures of Lavender. Sorry for those who always good in taking pictures..you should be “get something itchy in the eye..” to see mine this time. Haha…very blurred and unfocused.
I hate mosquito really bad.
Since I only have 1 pot of small lavender plants then I have to let it grow thicker and bigger before I divide it into couples of pots. Oh..I hope my lavender could grow fertile in this rainy season and no more mosquito again in every rooms at our house in the next couple of months :)


New Fabrics

Yesterday after I took Ian to his kindergarten and accompanied him playing on the playground that has already set for celebrating the UN day (all the kids and teachers were supposed to wear traditional costumes from different countries around the world, Ian was wearing Japanese costume) then I spent couple of hours waiting him going off from school, first at a traditional market buying fruits and vegetables and then visit a nearby fabrics store.

At first I just want to buy one metre of white polka dot that I run out of it, but finally I ended up on buying many kinds of fabrics. I plan to collect them for my future quilting. Hahaha....as if I’m an expert on it! I don’t care, I just fell in love to see their lovely colors and pattern.



Hi friends..
I just finished my reading on ‘The Friday Night Knitting Club’ novel (after a whole month!) and found these wonderful notes that I want to share with you, something about anything we’ve made by our own hand.

“This can be the most fun:
To show off what we’ve made. And other times it’s just so hard to wear or use something that seems less than perfect or didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to. But just put in on anyway; celebrate your hard work and your talent. And your love. Why else would we create? Especially in the world that doesn’t need homemade anything. That’s when we need homemade everything. It never matters if things don’t end up just the way you planned. Every moment is a work in progress. There may be worse, but there is always better. When you wear or use something you’ve made with your own hands, you surround yourself with love, and all the love that came before you. The real achievement, you see, is being proud of what you’ve made.”

What do you think.. beautiful isn't it?



This post is just an intermezzo in the middle of my quilting work.

I bought this inspiring book couple of days ago. At first, I planned to give it as a Christmas present for my boy’s Montessori teacher but I couldn’t stand to open the plastic cover and read it myself. Really it’s a good book for teacher or someone who’s working involved with kids. I speed up my reading and had finished it in an hour last night. I found many encouraging quotes and heartwarming stories in it.

I’ll share some of inspirational quotes here:
Every good teacher is a student of students. After all, if he is to venture to cross over to student’s side of experience, he should have some idea of where he is going and how to get there. –Wayne.R.Rood-

Abruptly, circumstances arrange themselves so that the commonplace becomes the significant and the routine memorable….Afterward you know that you have learned something valuable, something that can’t always describe exactly, or measured, or fully explained. But something. –Arthur Gordon-

In teching you can’t see the fruit of a day’s work. It’s invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. –Jaques Barquin-

Oh yes, one more thing.. I found funny notes from a kid on this book that loves his ‘very strict’ teacher. I thought before kids don’t like a strict teacher :)


The Progress

Sorry if you feel bored to see the same project of mine for more than a month!
This is the latest progress of it. Finally I know I want it to be a blanket for my girl. I had recently knew too that the pattern I chosen called 'double nine patch'. Really this is all about learning by doing for me. First time sew -hand sewing-, first time trying patchwork too.

I think I need one more big block and then think again the color and pattern for the border or shashing. Wish me luck :)