Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hand Sewn Project in Thailand Continued....

I'm still here in Bangkok, Thailand, visiting my 93-year old mother.  She is stable but very frail and weak.  She still remembers me but she can't really carry a conversation.  She seems weak and wants to sleep all the time.  Sometimes she would sleep through her meal time, we had to wake her up.  At first, I planned to stay 5 weeks and go home to my dear husband, but I extended my stay for another month.  I feel that I haven't had a quality time with her.  On top of going shopping with my sisters for various things, I'm keeping myself busy with projects and exercise activities.  I'm still working on EPP hexagon pieces, will stop when I run out of paper pieces.

I originally planned to use my hexagon pieces for my new iPad cover, but I changed my mind.  I wanted to do embroidery instead.  Before I came on this trip, I was looking through my book stacks for the red works embroidery, but didn't bring any with me.  When I was looking around in Pinterest, I saw so many nice red works.  This is what I came up with so far.

Enlarged flowers
 I used one of my smallest hexagon piece for the snail's body.

Enlarged snail.
I'm very happy with the result so far.  I'll take it home and finish sewing it into an iPad cover at home.
Will post finish project later.

This is Bang Sue train station at 6:30 am.  The parking lot is on the left side of this photo.

It's really hot in the past few day.  Now that Songkran is over, Thais just have to take bath more often during the day.  Near my mother's home, there is a train station where I go for a walk in its parking lot early in the morning.  It's a good exercise and makes me sweat a lot.  I got there at 6:30 am and there were quite a few people there already.  I love early morning hours, it's nice and cool.

Have a blessed day!!


  1. Hello Margo! How nice that you have this opportunity to spend some time with your mom. Your stitching is so pretty and what a creative use of the hexagon to use as the snail's shell. Really cute!

  2. Beautiful embroidery - and the hexie snail is so cute!

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  4. Margo-- this must be such a precious time for you to be spending these days with your Mother. I'm sure you must cherish every minute and I send prayers that she knows your presence and feels your love....

    Your crafting talents are amazing. I'm truly just blown away by your beautiful quilts and this gorgeous red work embroidery-- one of my favorites. You must keep this beautiful project forever as a treasured memory of this time spent with your Mother.


  5. Beautiful stitchery. The hexagon for the snail is so clever!! Have a wonderful time with your mother :)


    1. Soma, thank you so much. You've made my day!

  6. That is adorable. I love that snail!


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