Also, here's "My Sweetheart" ATC for the Green Paper Collage February 2012 Challenge. As mentioned for my January ATC, I intend to print the provided images in black and white and added colours by tatted motifs. In line with Valentine's Day, the colour I have chosen for Feb is pink and my sweetheart's wearing a tatted pink heart necklace!
Moving on the StitchMap's challenge to do a set of stitcher's travel bag and accessories, Part 2 turned out to be a Name Tag Bag. I used my initial for the front, and the small tatted flowers as a continuation of the pattern on the Travel Bag. It was a bit messier on the machine because of the small size (5" by 3"), with all the starts and stops. And the top hem was hand-stitched because I couldn't get it round on the free arm of the machine. Again, I had to unpick and re-sew a few times. Also with no closure, but with lining on the inside.
After completing the StitchMap's Colour Theory course Lesson 4, my homemade colour wheel now looks like this. Quite cool, isn't it?
These are the edgings I tatted in various colour schemes as part of the homework - from left to right: Achromatic, Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary.
I did more creative tatting, originally intended as the other part of my homework for the course, but opps! I made some mistakes and is re-tatting. But one thing I can be sure - nothing will go to waste!
The Songzanlin Monastery has very strict rules for entering the temple and has a list of 14 that include no sunglasses, no scarves around the neck, no taking of photos and to walk clockwise.At the main entrance of the monastery.
With 146 steps from the foot of the hill to the entrance of the Main Assembly Hall, it may not be too tough for those who are fit. But at an altitude of 3,880 metres, oxygen level is low. I took it easy by taking the chance to snap more photos throughout the climb!
and the Lamuyancuo Lake (拉姆央措湖) on the right.
We had to wait for the bus to bring us go down the mountain back to the main entrance. While waiting...
the locals at a roadside food stall... domestic animals roaming... we saw yak, goats, sheep, chickens and pigs.
We were in need of a good hot meal for lunch, and found ourselves back at the same Western restaurant. These 2 dishes weren't too bad - curry chicken
and a local Tibetan bread with sweet and sour pork.
More photos for the day in the next post!