The boys love to play Chinese Chess. The chess paper attached in the box of chess is wear and tear. The lines on it is faded. The paper is so light that while they are playing the chess, the wind will blow the corner of the paper. It always interrupts their games.
Well, let me think of a way to solve this problem. I use a piece of felt and sew the lines on it.
Another piece of fabric sewn behind.
Now, they are so happy that they can play the games on this new chess mat. They can see the lines on it and they are not interrupted by the wind anymore.
I found that other games also play on the board with 8x8 rows and columns such as Draught and Othello (or formerly called Reversi). Both of these do not have a 'river' in between. Hence, the mat that i sewn here can be used to play other games!
We have been searching for the Othello game set in the town but we are unable to get one. Hence, we bought 2 sets of smaller Chinese Chess so that there are 64 chess pieces. Now, we can play the Othello game on this mat too.
Time flies. It is the end of September. I have been busy in this month. I have not accessed blogs for a month.
I helped a family to take care of their boys while the parents went travelling. I woke up early around 5.30am to get ready for the boys to go to school. I sent them to school every morning and fetched them home in the afternoon. I prepared simple lunch and dinner for them as well. It was their school examination period and I helped them to do revision. I also took care of the pets and plants for the parents while they were away. Well, it was tiring but a good experience.
After that, it was my turn to go travelling. Although it was just less than a week, I walked most of the time for almost ten hours a day! After I am back from the trip, I am so tired but still worth it.
It has been a long time that I wish to sew a small handphone pouch. A friend bought me a piece of fabric that is pink with a Hong Kong movie character, CJ7. This has motivated me to start sewing a pouch immediately.
Well, let me try out the use of Velcro for the first time.
Hmm....finally it is done.
It is not perfect but I enjoy the process of sewing it.
I have my very first digital camera since few years ago. It was first spoilt at Singapore Zoo when I visited there. I could not take any photos there. Well, it was just after one year warranty period and I required to spend for the lens repairing.
One year later, I brought the repaired camera to visit Hong Kong. On the first day, it spoilt again. I did not intend to send it for repairing any more.
I bought another new digital camera which is about 50% cheaper than my previous camera. They are of the same brand. There is no camera pouch in the package. According to the sales person, if I buy a camera costs 50% more expensive, there will be a free camera pouch. Well, I prefer to save that few hundred dollars. I sew it myself. Here it is - the padded blue colour pouch with sweet pink strings and tag!