Sunday, January 22, 2012

One year you're in and the next year.... you're out

You know what they say in the zodiac world,

One year you're in and the next year.... you're out.

Today is the last day of the Year of the Rabbit. I thought it would amuse me to embroider the rabbit's last day.

This was the first one I did. I used dark brown embroidery thread and I kept the stitches simple - just double stitches, french knots and running stitches. For balloons, I used the old cork and stamp trick I had employed before.

I had so much fun I made a total of 7 pieces. I found that I much prefer the chestnut brown thread for the rabbit.

I really like these rabbits. I may keep them around for a while. No reason why they can't stick around for another year.

I would have made 8 pieces because 8 is a lucky number (for Chinese) but it was time to go for an important dinner at my MIL's. Yes, today, all over Singapore, many families have a reunion lunch or dinner. This is an important custom. Family members come together to have a meal together. Special food is cooked for this meal. One of this dish is yu sheng which is a salad with raw fish. My MIL substitutes raw fish with abalone.

This is my MIL's version of yu sheng.

You're supposed to toss the salad while asking for wishes to be granted. The messier the salad, the better it is. What a strange custom! And afterwards, you're supposed to eat the salad, even the ones that fell on the table.

See you in the Year of the Dragon.

Linked to these parties:
Young and crafty
Family ever after
Ninth Street Notions
So Very Creative
DIY Home Sweet Home
You are talking too much
Get out of my head please
Three Mango Seeds
The Gunny Sack


Bethany said...

Jane, those are stinkin' adorable!!! I'd definitely keep them up for a while! Happy New Year!

punkychewster said...

I love those rabbits!! They look like they're high on sugar! hehe! Gong Hei Fatt Choy!!

btw, who's that annoying anonymous commenter up there? DELETE! no balls to leave his/her name. Bleh!

Dee said...

I LOVE those rabbits. I love the naive style; they are so cute and comical. Did you draw them?
I don't know what the first commenter said but it doesn't seem nice.

Laurie-Jane said...

Can't wait to see you embroider a dragon.

Love the wishing on a salad custom have a happy time.


Yadira said...

I'm in love with these rabbits, they look like they're happy to leave ;). I wish you a lot of success, happiness, prosperity and great health in this new year. Have an awesome day!

Little Blue Mouse said...

I love your rabbits, especially the last two. They look to be having a high old time.

jane p said...

I have deleted the first comment - the nasty one.
Live long and prosper.

Tonia L said...

Very cute! I should keep them around for a long time!
~Tonia @TheGunnySack

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