Monday, November 23, 2009

i can, can u?

These few days/weeks was quite a buzz. Kejap ada kejap tak ada, tadi di sana, kini di sini....gitulah adanya....

However I would like to share my last three days' activities. I attended an event called "Friends Gather" organised by our sewing guru, Corine.
It was a quilting basic, intermediate and advance workshop.  
Bag lovers had a chance to hands-on ; buy the kit/s you fancy and learn to sew them with a fee.
There were quilts on display, cotton materials, sewing machine (Bernina brand in particular) & accessories on sale........

the participants

the expert sifu (Rosie) - instructor, giving a demo

we learn this in basic 1

machine trapunto in intermediate 2

OMG, the advance.......i'm as confused as the patterns.


all in THREE days! ha ha ha

and the happy hour/s too......(mestilah happy)

bags & purses on display

the quilt gallery

one of  many of the instructor's artwork

buy buy buy

 more cotton

and the happy faces

And in the haste (cewah, macam very the sibuk sangat ye), the guru/organizer is nowhere to be found. All i have is just this small photo of her....

the guru/organizer, corine (wan corineshah), in pink

the friends


Day 1 - basic; free motion quilting. Started off by sewing straight lines, curve, diagonals, loops etc. Easier 'seen' than done.
Reaction: Happy

Day 2 - intermediate; machine trapunto, we ( or should it be just "I"?) discovered washable thread. Sew along a traced pattern...looked simple...hmmm.
Reaction: Stressful 

Day 3 - Advanced; was thinking at first whether i should join. Have to make continuous patterns, various shapes, free hand, no drawing.
Reaction: Confused & frustrated

 It was a memorable 3 days where I discovered tricks/trade of my passion, met  talented people, make friends and above all...i enjoyed myself! (not to mention, spent quite a lot too)

Conclusion:  Stressful, confused, frustrated but happy with the outcome.

Keyword from sifu:  Practice, practice, practice

Something that i did just few days before the workshop..(thought we have to show some of our work...)

my incomplete-done-in-a-hurry project...


  1. no, no i cant...mesti punya la tak jadi...hehe...

  2. he he he, jangan kata mak caq, mak long yg terer tu pun give up masa day 3 tu.....

  3. Penat tapi seronok jumpa kawan2 baru! Belajar benda2 baru..

  4. roz,
    almaklum 3 hari dah khatam sampai degree! tapi, yes penat but happy

  5. Salam McKantin,
    Ramai juga yang join kelas jahit menjahit ni ye... kite tak cukup teliti nk join kelas jahitan.. tgk gambar tue,semua jahitan nampak anggun je...

  6. ijan,, teliti, your work will turn out great. above all minat mesti ada dulu..baru balk cuti cuti m'sia ni..