Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time Table

Time is walking faster than I really like these days. Just let me say, a little crazy...   So let me back few days, few months... 

{Townsquare Pillow Sewing Pattern} 
Thank you so... so much for loving the Townsquare Pillow sewing pattern. I am just so happy that you love the sewing pattern and tried the pattern and came back to tell me how you love and enjoy patterns you purchased. It is a super cute pattern and I am making a quilt using the pattern which I hope soon I will be able to share more later on. 

{Christmas/Holiday of 2017} 
It was a late start for me this time. The little handmade holiday cards was delay and still a few have not been posted still... oh, I didn't manage well this time. 

Christmas was pretty amazing for us! We went into the city on the 24th evening. We first got off 5th Ave- Bryant Park and and took time walked all the way down to Macy's (34th ave). It was cold (not for midwestern) and raining then it was soon turning into snows. By the time, we walked to time square, it was SNOWING! Christmas cannot be without snow for some reason. The charming Macy's window displays were just melted my heart and still in believe of Christmas miracle. 

Of course, the traditional Christmas breakfast started late and the Buche de Noel  that I followed from the receipt was perrrrfect! It was something new for us this year. The lightly made cake and the rich frosting were just awesome together. I would need to double up the cream next time. We had it for the afternoon tea time and and dinner desert. Oh, and lots tea cups time for sure! 

My woolie blanket that made when we still in Grand Forks is just an awesome cozy for the wintery days. My knitting is going super slow now a day! I set a small goal to finish the cowl by the end of February, so I can cast on for a new shawl, which I think will be just a simple pattern. 

It was a productive and amazing year! I have reached my goal of learning to knit and I pretty much knitted something for dear friends this holiday. I think they probably find little oops between each rows(ha). I truly have enjoyed this new knitting journey and met so many knitter friends and getting so many tips from them. From learning how to select yarns, reading knitting patterns, where to find good knitting supplies! Oh, and started a little yarn stash (best), too! 

In 2017, I have dedicated new ideas to design and write sewing patterns. It really have fulfilled my creative journey and encouraged me to share more sewing ideas and learn to be a better pattern writer. However, without your support all these cannot be happen! Thank you for all the kindly comments and messages and your works that made by my patterns. They are all gorgeously made and one of a kind from you! 

{Penny, the girl} 
Penny is my niece, who travelled with papa last summer to states and we've travelled over 3000 miles together and been to so many states is diagnosed Lymphoma cancer in stage four.  We learned about this news just 2 days after Christmas. I am still in the state of shocking about this news and it has been devastating in our family. 

Penny is just a 15 year old girl who is quite funny and charm. I think she is the kind of kid that we called smarty pants here. Smart and confident in every way! She has started the chemo therapy two weeks ago and the first lab report after chemo wasn't as good as doc hope for. There's a lot more details that I actually don't have and can only get few text message from Fifi time to time. 

At this time as you read, I have boarded the direct flight and to be with my family and this is the first time I am fear to go home! The uncertainty and the mind are taking over my little family these days. I can't tell you how scare I am to go, but I know it is important that I just need  be with them. Holding my mama's hand and hand out my hands to be helpful.  

{quarter inch mark 2018} 
I will not be able to come back here for a little while and postpone all the plans for 2018 and more. I am not sure when I will return to states as my return ticket is an open ticket this time. I selfishly ask you to pray for Penny, the girl. Wish things will turn around for her and hope the next two weeks chemo has improvements and we will be able to have a matched hematopoietic stem cell within our family. 

Until then...