Wow, how time flies
This blog desperately need upadating....
September and October 2007 went by so quickly. They were 2 of the busiest months at work. Then come November which we spent nearly 3 weeks off holidaying. We went overseas. First to Saigon, Vietnam. We met some of Amanda's families including her 91 years old grandma. Everyone adores Vivienne of course. We then travelled up north to Hanoi and the amazing Halong Bay. Flied down to the lower midland in Nha Trang, Danong, Phan Tiet before returning back to Saigon. Then off to Singapore for a short stopover before heading back to home in December.
I did braught a small stitching kit during the trip but hardly had any time to work on it. We visited an embroidery shop in Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City called XQ. They sell many amazing embroideries. I got talking one of the worker there regarding the floss they were using. SHe gave us a direction to a shop in a market. As we had sometime, the cousin then brought us there. Apparently they sell the floss by weight, so I grapped 1 kg of floss which looks like this
That's a skien of DMC 310 on the side for comparison. Best of all, all these only cost me about A$14. What a bargain !!!
After we come home. I had to rush to complete our RR. Due to the busy time I haven't had time to do much on Larry's piece. Hans and Larry had actually finished in September. They have also posted the finished piece out. I felt terrible as I was the organiser of the RR yet I'm the one who bogged down. So I stitched as much as possible and managed to finished Larry's piece and post it back to him before the new year. I also added the year '2007' on my piece. Overall it had been a very succesful RR. If I ever participate another one, I need to be extra careful regarding my commitment. Here are the 3 finished pieces of the RR, Hans, mine and Larry's