Before writing about today, let me sum up the week that has just passed.
On Wednesday I went to work to find out that we’ve been entrusted to conduct a team building program for our client. When? It was for the next day! Yes, the team building sessions were on Thursday and Friday (yesterday). Can you imagine how busy we were? Cracking our heads trying to get the best/most suitable activities for each session? That Wednesday I arrived home after 8pm 🙁 .
Anyway, despite the short notice, I think the team building (done indoor, in their office) was quite a success.
Oh, last week I arranged for an afternoon tea session with our former teacher, Cikgu Baha. It was scheduled for 3pm, on Thursday (yes, LAST Thursday!). I sms-ed to as many friends as I could. Since it was a working day, not many managed to give positive feedback. To make it worse, I myself could not make it (yes, no thanks to the team building sessions!). Bad, Sabariah, bad! Cikgu who teaches at University Berunei Darussalam, received his doctorate from Universiti Sains Malaysia during the graduation ceremony last Wednesday. Congratulations, cikgu. And thank you to the few friends who made the effort to come to the tea session and meet up with cikgu.
So, that was how the week was.
Today, I started the weekend with my monthly breakfast meet with S, A, R, A and Y. The funny thing is that I’ve known Y ever since my secondary school days, and only recently I found out (by chance) that Y knows S from their student days in US in the 1980s and they had not met for quite a while, until today!
Here’s the pic taken with my handphone:
We left the place at almost 11am.
Instead of going home, I headed straight to Bangsar Shopping Village II for another meet! This time it’s for the NeedlesnCrafts gang!
I didn’t bring my Aina’s camera, so we have to wait for some pix from the others, especially from MW who brought a photographer 🙂 .
I told the gang I was going to be a bit late (their meet was to start to at 10.30am). To make it worse, there was a minor accident on the Federal Highway 🙁 . The accident happened on the other side of the highway but my side was crawling nevertheless 🙁 – Malaysian culture I think – to slow down and look on the other side…
I arrived just after 11.30am. I am sorry to the others that I was so late. Diane from South Carolina (US) sent some threads to MW to be distributed to us during our meet. Thank you, Diane for the threads (I got 5 skeins, with 1 of them linen and another one metallic). They are lovely! Will put up a pic here if I remember to snap one tomorrow.
My birthday came early today when Rose gave me a hand-knitted purse! 🙂 Here’s the (cropped) pic that I took from her blog.Rose is fast to blog our meet here.
It was supposed to be a stitching bee where everyone was supposed to do some needlecraft while chatting. However, to our pleasure, it was more of show and tell session, hahaha!!
I brought the cross-stitch kits that I bought and started in Guilin (but have yet to blog) with the intention to continue with the work there, but ended up showing them to the others.
I also enjoyed browsing through the books that MW and Mel brought. Alynn brought the cross-stitch stuff that she has made too. Now, I had some glimpse of a few other cross-stitch items, but am not sure whose they are. On a slightly different note, Alynn’s DD, Afiqah was so well-behaved.
Alynn brought 2 boxes of cute cupcakes. Later I found out that Anna had earlier gave out her own carrot cake! Oh, I love carrot cake!
We definitely missed a few regular members who could not make it this time, notably Nik who had to sit for some exams, Usha, Paul and Tini.
Added on Sunday:
Here are some pix from MW (a moderator of the NeedlesnCrafts e-group):
Me showing off the cross-stitch that I started and almost finished in Guilin:
Me showing off my entangled tatted lace (which I eventually managed to untangle):
Some of the other ladies (Michelle, Lillie, Mel, Veronica and Anna):
That’s (a bit of Alynn and Rose) Janet in red, Michelle with the notebook, MW standing, Lillie, Mel and Anna:
Anna, me and Alynn:
Rose, June and MW:
Here are the cute pin-cushion jars for an exchange that I did not participate in:
Thank you Margaret for the pix!
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