Monday, January 5, 2009

first project of 2009

, originally uploaded by sew-do-I.

I got these make up kit for christmas present from my husband. They are extra gift for Estee Lauder. I decided to make cover for them as they are nice thing to keep.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


sunset in Kai Bae beach
view from our cottage

Lunch at K.B. resort

in the island

Noren resort

on toll way, originally uploaded by sew-do-I.

We left Bangkok At 10:30 in the morning on Monday 22nd. The traffic wasn't bad. We used toll way because we live Southwest of Bangkok and were heading to East. We took Bangna toll way then drove on the motorway from Cholburi to Rayong about three hours. We get in Trat province around 3pm then continued to Laem-ngob district another 3o minutes. We arrived the old pier at 4. The reason we took the old pier because we save a ticket for oue car. The new pier has been opened a few years ago. they claimed that you arrive the island faster but you pay a ticket for your car. Anyway, we paid for the old one for five people about 480 Baht(currency now 35 Baht =$1 US) round trip. I think it is reasonable.

We arrive in the island about 5 pm,searching for hotel for a good deal. We ended up at Noren resort for the first night. The room and facilities were nice but there no beach way exit. We thought it's not convenience to take the girls to the ocean. We moved the next day to a place called K.B. resort we liked this place alot.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


We knew that we couldn't be back before 25th as we are going to the beach tomorrow. I just put presents for the girls,mom and us tonight then we'll open it in the morning before we leave.
John is seriously looking forward for vacation since he's got promotion as chairman of department last September. I'd prefer camping in the mountain but he deserves this vacation. We' are leaving for Koh Chang in Trad province (means Island of elephant- I have been there twice but yet have not seen any one) for one week or whenever we get tired of the island.

private mini squilt swap

This is mini quilt I'm making for Katy aka imagingermonkey in UK. I guess I can post this picture here before I send it out. Surprisingly, I got an offering message on flickr since I've post here about Cath Kidston's thread tins less than an hour! I told her that I would not finished it before christmas but I'm trying to do as much as I can.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

red stars quilt

red stars, originally uploaded by sew-do-I.

This is quilt I learn how to make with my in-law in 2004. I've found this pattern on Love of Quilting Magazine. I did really enjoy making this quilt and also it's chalenging me because those small 3 inches star blocks are pains in my neck. I said neck,ok.

It was my first time machine quilt. I did a stitch in the ditch with my old Janome. It wans't the machine false because it was made for simple stitch only. And the quilt was too big for the machine neck. I don't like it because it was puckering and wrinkle