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I'm Ummu Noora,a.k.a Angeliquez, a stay at home wife to one really amazing man, momma to Noora,The Angelittle. I wife,cook,bake,craft and love ruffles,the color pink and creativity in it's various forms, not necessarily in the order.This is where I'm writing what I'm upto while I'm trying to ignore my laundry. welcome,to my corner of the universe.

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I'm Ummu Noora,a.k.a Angeliquez, a stay at home wife to one really amazing man, momma to Noora,The Angelittle. I wife,cook,bake,craft and love ruffles,the color pink and creativity in it's various forms, not necessarily in the order.This is where I'm writing what I'm upto while I'm trying to ignore my laundry. welcome,to my corner of the universe.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Angelique-ical updates.Or something like that.

i am officially the worst blogger.Ever.
(This is where you try to convince me that i am not.lol.but don't even try.because that even sounds tempting to give into.lol.)

I have been doing so much crafting yet i haven't posted about a single one of them!

So not to make myself feel bad,I've been convincing myself that i am going to do it soon.insha Allaah.

Update on my pregnancy..
The second trimester is almost over..Can you believe that????:-) :-) :-D
Our little Angel kicks around and plays inside me all over the place now,Masha Allaah..what a beautiful feeling..
So far,hubby has been only able to feel it two times..(I cannot forget ever how happy he looked that night when he first felt it..:-) )
I am feeling pretty good too,Hamdulillaah..No more extreme tiredness and fatigue.The nausea and morning sickness completely gone,it's like i never had it!(Did i have it? LOL..)
But of course there is this new routine of one thousand pee breaks every night.and then,my baby seems think that my bladder is a trampoline.or its exactly the spot where the baby wants to sit,even when not jumping sky high bouncing off it.,lol.
And my super fragile bones.That's the one thing that really bothers me these days.can't sit in one place,it hurts so so bad.(which is all too important for my crafting needs.)
Other than that i am perfectly happy hamdulillaah.

how i soo soo wish to hold my little angel soon..

I am trying to make the most of these days,as the second trimester is what they call the best days of the pregnancy.
that is so true.

thank you so much,you have all been so sweet checking on me!

cya soon..tc all of ya.
lotsa love,

Monday, August 17, 2009

Heart felt..

Look what i just received!
A lovely package from sister Aida!I had mentioned that I'd love to work with felt,and that it wasn't available to me here,so she sent me some!
isnt that just awesome?

Thankyou sooo much sister Aida!
i received it yesterday.She had also put in a felt apple and a flower brooch..Her work is amazing..wanted to post about it and mail her right away,but couldn't as my net connection was down.So after i wa done dancing around the house dancing with joy, i spent most of last evening playing with my new treasure.
Here is what i came up with..

A strawberry magnet.Now it lives on our fridge,holding notes and scribbles in place.

Another strawberry i stitched on my maternity dungaree chest pocket.I had previously undone what was originally there.
(Yep,that's where luscious strawberries came from.I LOVE strawberries!)

And this baby,would be my first donut.:-)It's for my sister.
I have so many ideas making crazy havoc in my already jumbled up mind.i'd be running back to show em to ya as soon as is showable!lol!

Thankyou again sooo much sister Aida..

have a nice day..i think ive more felting to do!


Thursday, August 6, 2009

So even when you dream,you might as well dream well!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ain't this just sweet?

And now i want to make one just like this.
these are key chains,but imagine the dozen things it could be,altered the fabric and size?!
I love felt food.
Too bad felt isn't available here and i have no experience whatsoever buying stuff online!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sleepy beauty-ness..

hows ya all?

me?why,thanks for asking,im..just great!

Finally the nausea and hate for all things edible is receding..slowly..
I was beginning to think that it never would!

finally,i am growing biiiii-iiiig,Masha Allaah.This time its real i tell ya,it's not my imagination.(my hubbs told me so.)

and it does not help with my sleepy beauty-ness.

No one ever told told me how bad it would be!

i cant stand too long,cuz my back hurts,my feet aches..

i cant lie down to rest comfortably because when i lie on my back,i cant breath,
when on my sides,my hip bones ache like nothing I've ever experienced before,
and obviously,lying on my belly is off limits.So is a good night's sleep.:-(

I decided that if it really troubled every pregnant woman,someone would have told me.
after all,one can tolerate sleep deprivation only so much..
specially when one is pregnant,
counting all the fatigue,and the others that come with the package..lol..

so I've been reading a bit about difficulty to sleep during these days..
and it happens to be that most of us really do go through this..
how come no one talks about it?

only later i found out that it all cancels out and you forget it once you hold your little angel..

sigh.......**dreamy smile**

Ahem.back to..where were we?
maternity pillows seems to be a good solution for the sleep problem.

looky here!

don't you just wanna go to sleep?

As we have to if order it online,and have no idea what would work best as there are at least a dozen types of pillows designed specially for pregnancy.

Anyone any advice?Tips?
About these pillows or anything for the sleep problem?

And I've seriously started thinking about beginning to make some baby stuff.I'm hoping to start as soon as i start feeling s'more strength to keep me up and running.:-)

meanwhile,i'll be in bed snuggling with a book of chicken soup for the soul,with half a dozen pillows and cushions,ignoring my aching hips.

....hips?what hips?....
(yep,im totally denying that i even have hips.Clever huh?**grin**)


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A cup of tea,please?

More like half a dozen please?
I haven't really been much of a tea lover,well lets say,ever.But the past week,I bought two packages of tea,chamomile,and peppermint.I was looking for cinnamon tea,which i hadn't had a lot,but over the few times that i had,it had become my first choice for tea.And it has amazing benefits too.
No cinnamon tea i found that night,so i settled for chamomile and peppermint,of which's amazing benefits i had also read,and thus, was born my tea loving tea-self.

And you know what,i had totally forgotten that i was pregnant and that it complicates everything.

I came home and googled and read about consuming tea during pregnancy.Everything i found was contradicting each other.one says its ok in moderation,others say no NO,YOU CANT EVEN LOOK AT TEA,or else it's going to become a two headed monster or something.
(Ok,it didnt say that exactly,but they might as well have!
it seems that herbs arent really tested stuff so its not really safe during pregnancy..not because it has done something but more because they arent sure wether it may do something.for instance it's been said that as chamomile has relaxing properties it relaxes the uterus and MAY trigger early contractions.not good during early pregnancy!But chamomile relaxes body and mind,soothes tired and sore muscles,helps sleep well at night,even cure colicy babies,and help ease the discomforts of PMS.So if you are NOT pregnant, you should definitly go for it!)

Imagine my disappointment..the only thing that i actually wanted to go inside my throat willingly after so long,and i couldn't have it!:-(
so i talked to my sister about it and she also was of the opinion that moderation was the answer.she also talked to a friend of hers who is a doctor,and she said that teas even some herbal,has a substance tannin.which theoretically,interferes with the body's iron absorption.She said that she drank coffee(which has tannin and caffeine too),all throughout her pregnancy but Masha allaah she and her baby are both fine.So no tea not a lot definitely,but an occasional cup,once a day,must be OK.not close to meal times definitely.

And hubby bought me cinnamon tea today!
It's been v rainy and very cold the whole day and it was totally out of this world enjoying a hot cup of delicious cinnamon tea!
Thank you sweetheart!:-)

Go have some tea,and enjoy it!
(And please let me know that you did,lol!)

lotsa lotsa love,

Monday, July 6, 2009

missed me?

i tell ya,i sure did miss ya!
It's been way over a month since i posted last,right?
no,i wasn't erased from the face of earth..only stuck away as far as the blogsphere is concerned..
Thank you so much for being concerned and nice enough sweethearts to check on me!
believe me,you made a girl real happy!
this happy actually.:-)
I'm am alhamdulillaah past my third month and into my fourth and counting.Last month was a nightmare every single day of it lol..The pregnancy gift package bonuses hit me hard at full power..i got each and every bit of the lovely bonuses!
every smell made me sick,so sick of every smell and scent i was that hubby even stopped wearing perfume(my poor poor beloved!),
and i held my breath and was breathing through my mouth all the time.Ahem,not so cute,but i hadn't any other option.
every food was way beyond disgusting that i have to make up a word to describe it,
and i was tired,hungry and always starving,as my poor body couldn't keep anything inside for more than a mere second from eating it.and there was hardly anything that i liked or wanted to eat!
I even lost weight,but fortunately as i am not exactly (ahem,)under weight,it doesn't seem to be a problem as far my gynecologist is concerned.
my poor hubby..he has been so worried sick about me!
But hamdulillaah over and over again I'm feeling better..fatigue and little bit of nausea still there,but back pain always there now almost always, with my belly growing.
though more fatigue and sleepless nights are to be expected,i feel so much better and am so happy that the morning sickness is finally going away.my sense of smell is quite bearable too,and i can breath with my nose more often.
And since ive begun feeling better,ive been able to keep my eyes open for longer periods of time.Which resulted in quite a bit of sewing!
I've managed to whip up an awesome (even if i say so myself,lol :-p)shirt for hubby,a little baby dress for Sara and experimented with my sewing machine's various functions I've been too busy to explore before.
I hope to keep in touch more often,now that i am feeling a lot better Masha Allaah..



Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back from the hospital..Thank God..

What i'm feeling like right now..

A Luscious strawberry!*giggle*

Did I mention that i have been having fever since i got pregnant?No?I'm not sure.Well,the thing is,i have been.
Actually for the last 4 weeks.It was always come and go type fever,and as it is pretty normal for my body to act like that to any changes,we assumed that it was about the pregnancy changes.
I had slight abdominal pain too,which the doctor diagnosed as a not so to worry about infection which could be dealt with drinking plenty fluids.
That was,until yesterday morning,when my fever got worse,so bad that i could hardly walk on my own.
Limbs hurting and a severe back ache accompanied with the worst cold ever,loss of appetite for a whole day so i didn't really have anything in my stomach..
hubby took me to the doctor early in the morning after fajr,at close to 6.00 AM,when i started to get sick ahem,puked(it wasn't morning sickness i guess because that was it,i don't feel sick anymore,hamdulillaah).
I was sent home after a few tests(which showed that my infection was not so good),and given paracetamol to take every four hours,and antibiotics 3 times daily.By the evening,despite taking paracetamol every four hours,my fever wasn't doing so good.I was still running a high temperature when i went the gynecologist after 3 hours of eating my meds.
As i mentioned before,i had an appointment scheduled with my gynecologist for last evening.
She checked me up.and She got me alarmed being alarmed herself about my condition.she got me admitted in the hospital right away.Luckily Masha Allaah,even though i did get fever again in the midnight,it didn't get too high.By the morning,several hours had passed without fever,and also it was without taking the pills.Alhamdulillaah.
The hospital bed was sooo uncomfortable!Hubby stayed there with me awake all night..Alhamdulillaah i was discharged late this afternoon.Now im home,ready to hit the sack.(and hungry,lol)My poor poor hubby he is asleep now,knocked unconscious as soon as we got home!I myself am dozing off right now...

Monday, May 25, 2009

The sunshine in my belly!

Here's my new blog..
I thought it would be nice to have a new blog about the sunshine in my belly!

But i would be posting about it here too..just thought i might keep it in a separate blog too!Does that even make sense?

Of course you cant be as excited as i am,but it would be so nice even if you totally pretend to be!:-) )
I am 6 weeks and a day pregnant now.
We got confirmed on this very happy news when i made a home pregnancy test on the 15th of this month.By then,I was already 4 weeks and 5 days pregnant.
Thank you Allaah,for no one could have given me a better gift!

As I am writing this I am still awaiting the arrival of the dreaded morning sickness.My mom always had it,and had it bad.Everyone thought that i would follow her there.lol.
But miraculously Masha Allaah,I am in my 6th week and still have no sign of the morning sickness.Alhamdulillaah!

But that doesn't mean that I am a miracle.Though one is happening inside me right now,i am far from being one myself.I have been prettt-tty hormonal and have been ahem,on an emotional roller coaster.Or a not so joy all the time joy ride.Or a ..well,you get the point.I am hardly a person who isn't in charge of her emotions..so this hasn't been exactly easy.But i am working on it.And i have decided that i am handling it pretty well:-)
And there i this thing about me eating everything in site.Yep,everything.
Last night i ate a whole carrot,with nothing else,just dipped it into chilli sauce.No,really,and i loved it.
I know i wouldnt have been hungry enough to eat like a rabbit,not if I was my old unpregnant self.
Yeah,that's a good argument.:-)

Here is what my little angel is up to this week!

This is going to be a busy week for your amazing little embryo. Their brain is still growing remarkably fast; miniature hand plates are starting to develop and the early formations of what will be their fingers are already visible. Also, the lower limbs do not develop quite as fast, so they’re pretty much still flippers. Up until this point, your baby has been very curled up with the head and tail in close proximity, but this week their trunk and neck are beginning to grow and straighten as their tail recedes into its resting position in the back. Even though your little miracle is only 6 weeks old, they’re already capable of demonstrating reflex responses to touch!


Last night,hubby told me that my belly looks little bigger now!:-)
I have been feeling that since i missed my monthly happenings.And also it doest hurt to have an over active too hopeful imagination either!lol..
Oh the joy!
I can hardly wait to walk around with a big pregnant belly!:-)

My next appointment with the doctor is tomorrow.I have never looked forward to a doctor's appointment this much before.She said she would be checking my angels heart beat tomorrow night..:-)

I'm so hungry..care to join me for a snack?:-)


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dad's still in the hospital,but not in the intensive care unit anymore.
I visited him yesterday and he was feeling better,Hamdulillaah.
But we don't yet know when they are going to discharge him yet this time.
Thank you everyone,for keeping us close in your prayers..

This is for you,for being so very sweet and kind through all this..
And i have plenty more love and prayers for you.where this came from.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our world revolving around the ICU..

My dad has been admitted again and this time in the ICU..He was taken to the hospital last night well after midnight.This is the third time in the past two months..

before they said that it was his heart,but this time the doctors are saying that he has some fluid in his lungs..They said that that's whats been causing the harsh difficulty in breathing and chest pain..

The good news is that they have said that there was no need for an operation,they believe that it can be solved with medications..Alhamdulillaah..
Please include us in your prayers..

As I am not allowed to sit in one place for too long or walk around a lot.,l cannot be there with for him as much as i would like..:-(
But i did visit him this evening..one visitor at a time is allowed for an hour in the evening..
And i spent most of it there with him..Actually till the nurses came and officially kicked me out..lol..

he was feeling a lot better and he looked much more relaxed..i was delighted..Alhamdulillah..

Someone always has to stay there in the hospital in the waiting area at all times..two uncles,my brother,(the one who is a year younger than me,Faisal)and my hubby are dividing the shifts staying there..I feel so unhappy that i cant contribute..the last time,I stayed with him most of the time,(We didn't know that i was pregnant at the time yet,though i always was feeling exhausted running all around)and now that i can't go there to be there for dad,its been tough..Mom with her baby merely a a month old,cannot even visit dad..babies aren't allowed in the hospital these days due to the various diseases..the uncles work and so does my hubby..and my brother is a student.But they are managing well Masha allaah..
I am hoping,praying for the best..
Praying that my dad gets well and back to normal soon..insha Allaah..

Im doing good Hamdulillaah.thanks for asking.
My doctor said that me and my little angel are both fine hamdulillaah..
We have to go to her again next Tuesday..to check our lil angels heart beat!I can hardly wait..
And about my pregnancy..morning sickness has not kicked in..we are hoping that it stays that way..
But i am hungry all the time!!!!
Craving sweets more than ever!!!!

Don't worry,i will try to get a hold of myself if sweet cravings are becoming too much!:-)

My only problem is that my belly isn't showing much yet.
I can hardly wait to walk around proudly with a huge pregnant belly..Insha Allaah!:-)
It's almost as big as this.Well,Maybe i only see that,but im hoping that its not my over active imagination,LOL..


Sunday, May 17, 2009

In 245 days..

Insha Allaah!

I am 5 weeks pregnant now..and counting..
we are so very happy..
All we can say is Alhamdulillaah!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


An Atheist Professor of Philosophy speaks to his Class on the Problem Science has with ALLAH, The ALMIGHTY.
He asks one of his New Muslim Student to stand and . . .

Professor : You are a Muslim, aren't you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So you Believe in ALLAH ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is ALLAH Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is ALLAH ALL - POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to ALLAH to Heal him.
Most of us would attempt to Help Others who are ill.
But ALLAH didn't.
How is this ALLAH Good then ? Hmm ?

( Student is silent )

Professor : You can't answer, can you ?
Let's start again, Young Fella.
Is ALLAH Good ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . . ALLAH . . .
Professor : That's right.
Tell me son, is there evil in this World ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn't it ?
And ALLAH did make Everything. Correct ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ?

( Student does not answer )

Professor : Is there Sickness ? Immorality ? Hatred ? Ugliness ?
All these terrible things exist in the World, don't they ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who Created them ?

( Student has no answer )

Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.
Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen ALLAH ?
Student : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever Heard your ALLAH ?
Student : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever Felt your ALLAH , Tasted your ALLAH , Smelt your ALLAH ?
Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of ALLAH for that matter ?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still Believe in HIM ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your ALLAH doesn't exist.
What do you say to that, son ?
Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith .
Professor : Yes. Faith . And that is the Problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat ?
Professor : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as Cold ?
Professor : Yes.
Student : No sir. There isn't.

( The Lecture Theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events )

Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat,
a Little Heat or No Heat.
But we don't have anything called Cold.
We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can't go any further after that.
There is no such thing as Cold.
Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.
We cannot Measure Cold.
Heat is Energy.
Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

( There is Pin - Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student : What about Darkness, Professor ? Is there such a thing as Darkness ?
Professor : Yes. What is Night if there isn't Darkness ?
Student : You're wrong again, sir.
Darkness is the Absence of Something.
You can have Low Light, Normal Light , Bright Light, Flashing Light . . .
But if you have No Light Constantly, you have Nothing and it's called Darkness, isn't it ?
In reality, Darkness isn't.
If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you ?
Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is Flawed.
Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how ?
Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality.
You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good ALLAH and a Bad ALLAH .
You are viewing the Concept of ALLAH as something finite, something we can measure.
Sir, Science can't even explain a Thought.
It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.
To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that
Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing.
Death is Not the Opposite of Life : just the Absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor, do you Teach your Students that they Evolved from a Monkey ?
Professor : If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir ?

( The Professor shakes his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument is going )

Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and
cannot even prove that this Process is an On - Going Endeavor,
are you not Teaching your Opinion, sir ?
Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher ?

( The Class is in Uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever Seen the Professor's Brain ?

( The Class breaks out into Laughter )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever Heard the Professor's Brain, Felt it, Touched or Smelt it ? . . .
No one appears to have done so.
So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that
you have No Brain, sir.
With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir ?

( The Room is Silent. The Professor stares at the Student, his face unfathomable )

Professor : I guess you'll have to take them on Faith , son.
Student : That is it sir . . .
the Link between Man & ALLAH is FAITH.
That is all that Keeps Things Moving & Alive.

It turned out later that the student was Masha Allaah,Dr Zakir Naik.

Why is it so hard to let go?

a beautiful story..
It raised my spirits,and got me thinking and thanking Allaah..
I wanted to share it with you!


The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five.Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.

"Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?"

Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face .

"One rand ninety-five. That's almost R2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a week away and you might get some money from Grandma."

As soon as Fatima got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted Out 17 cents. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the neighbor and asked Mrs. Kamaa if she could pick dandelions for ten cents.

On her birthday, Grandma did give her another rand and at last she Had enough money to buy the necklace.

Fatima loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up.
She wore them everywhere - Madrassa, kindergarten, even to bed.

The only time she took them off was when she went swimming or had A bubble bath. Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green.

Fatima had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready For bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story.

One night when he finished the story, he asked Fatima, "Do you love me?"

"Oh yes, Daddy. You know that I love you."

"Then give me your pearls."

"Oh, Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess - the white Horse from my collection. The one with the pink tail. Remember,Daddy? The one you gave me. She's my favourite."

"That's okay, Honey. Daddy loves you. And he brushed her cheek with a kiss.

About a week later, after the story time, Fatima's daddy asked again,
"Do you love me?"

"Daddy, you know I love you."

"Then give me your pearls."
"Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll. The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is so beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper."

"That's okay. Sleep well little one. Daddy loves

And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss.

A few nights later when her daddy came in, Fatima was sitting on her
Bed with her legs crossed Indian-style. As he came close, he noticed
her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek.

"What is it, Fatima? What's the matter?" Fatima didn't say anything
But lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it,
there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally
It's for you."

With tears gathering in his own eyes, Fatima's kind daddy reached out with one hand to take the cheap store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Fatima.

He had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up
The cheap store stuff so he could give her the genuine treasure.

So as it is with Allah. Allah is waiting for us to give up the cheap things in our lives so that Allah can give us beautiful treasures.
Are you holding onto things which Allah wants you to let go of?

Are you holding on to harmful or unnecessary partners,
relationships, habits and activities which you have come so attached
to that it seems impossible to let go of?

Sometimes it is so hard to see what is in the other hand, but
Do believe this one thing.. Allah will never take away something without giving you something better to take its place.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The butterfly story.

I have not heard this story before.I read it here in a Muslim wife's blog.Masha Allaah beautiful place she has got there..Go visit her and see for yourself!

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.

one day a small opening appeared; he sat and watched the Butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.
Then the man decided to help the Butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the Cocoon. The Butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the Butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.
Neither happened!
In fact, the Butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What this man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting Cocoon and the struggle required for the Butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the Butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the Cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly. Freedom and flight would only come after the struggle (Jihad).
Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.
-Noble Qur'an (2:155)
truly,Allaah is with the patient ones.

we so often forget that everything happens for a good reason.We tend to forget that Allaah always has a bigger better plan than our incapable minds could see.We are so quick to become impatient and start complaining.Allaah is the most sufficient..he does not need us,it is we who need Him..He is The All Knowing.It's up to us to be patient because every hardship in life,every misery,we are put through it for our own good.

love from,

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Anyone miss me?

It's been so long since i posted last..
It's been such a hectic of couple of weeks.My dad was admitted in the hospital with a critical heart condition.Pile on top of it his diabetes!!!!
I stayed awake with him most of the nights,me and my hubby both.(My brother was with him for the rest.We did shifts staying with him at all times,though dad kept insisting that he was fine.)After almost a week,dad is outta the hospital Alhamdulillaah.Honestly i didn't get even a few minutes to blog.But i am thankful Alhamdulillaah that dad is doing better,and i am praying that his condition gets better insha Allaah.

It's been two days after dad was discharged from the hospital.I came home and slept all evening and all night too.It is very unusual for me to be able to sleep soooo long hours.

I don't really know why,but I haven't been feeling really well for the past coupla days.So all i am doing is reading and a whole lot of just doing nothing.No hexing either.But i hexed a lot during the long hours i spent at the hospital with dad.I felt so happy knowing that dad loved what i was doing.He even helped me arrange some hexy blocks into flowers!
Dad told me stories about how even when i was a kid i used to make little cute stuff with my hands and paste little pictures all over the place,draw pretty stuff on the mirrors..etc etc.
I felt so happy feeling how proud he was of me.

He told us various fascinating stories about his amazing life,things we haven't seen or heard of ever before.Boy was my dad a great man.He still is.maybe,I will tell ya some of the stories sometime later.Insha allaah.

About what i have been up to..
I sewed a dozen abayas a while back.So i haven't been thinking about any more as i don't think i need more right now.But recently,While browsing for abaya designs(I love doing this and do this a lot for no reason that i can explain,)I found this amazing full butterfly abaya.Love at first sight.It looks so royal so elegant,and it looks so easy i could make it in under half an hour!Insha allaah.Anyone can!(Do i hope too much??)

see the gold satin lining?isn't it just amazing?
I have to have this one.One exactly the same would be fine though.And i am going to use black satin for the lining insha Allah.It's so so so beautiful.I love it so so so much.It's from sunnahstyle.com.
This is how my abaya should look like when its done.
I wear all black on black so it's quite a challenge creating something different every time.And i try to keep embellishments to a minimum on my abayas.

I haven't really figure out whats up with this sleeve,but its a nice look,though a little festive.not for everyday wear definitely.Cover the hair and chest and it would be a perfect outfit for us.Don't you think?

Another butterfly abaya from sunnah style.com.This one isn't a full butterfly,it has a cute sleeve.see it?

My hexy garden has grown a lot very long,but no pics unfortunately.I'll be running back with it to show you as soon as i get some shots of it,insha allaah.
I'm nodding off again.In the middle of the afternoon.And i slept all morning too.
I'm telling ya, something is not right with me!


Lotsa love from,

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An omelette Pizza for breakfast

What do you do when you wake up too early with a lot of time ahead of you ages before time to make breakfast for your hubby?
What if you crave pizza at this early time of the morning?
You make pizza for breakfast of course.
That's what I did.
I made a breakfast pizza for breakfast.
I made an omelette pizza.:-)

An omelette pizza

  • 3 eggs
  • half a small onion
  • 1 chili pepper
  • pizza sauce
  • chili sauce
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Cheese of your choice.(I had cheddar in my fridge,so you can guess what i used.)
for the dough:
  • 250 gm(approx. 2 1/2 cups)All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast(dry yeast is OK too,but you should dissolve it in lukewarm water before adding.I've had some trouble with it,so i always prefer instant yeast)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter/margarine
  • a pinch of salt(you can omit this too)
  • Lukewarm water
how to:
  • Preheat oven to 190`C.
  • Make the crust.Here is how to.
  • Next,chop finely the chili and the onion.Beat eggs and mix the chopped onions and chili.
  • Make an omelette.
  • cut the omelette into little squares.Set aside.
  • Slice the tomatoes.
  • roll out crust.Spread sauces,sprinkle the pieces of chopped omelette.
  • place tomatoes all over.Well,you know.
  • Grate cheese onto the top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.Well actually till cheese melts should be OK with the thin crust.I think.I made it in my microwave,and I cooked it om high for seven minutes.
  • Tadaaa!Your breakfast pizza is ready.
We had breakfast and have one whole pizza left yet.Anyone care for pizza?

PS/This was supposed to be posted this morning.But blogger needed all morning and afternoon to upload to images!!!

Being awake since the crack of dawn,I also managed to do some hexing.
As my mom was too busy being pregnant for the last nine months,the last three of which was spent by me in making of the quilt,she had not seen it.So yesterday,I took with me home the block that i was working on,as my tendency to miss working on my quilt the hours i spend at home with mom,and also wanting to show it to her at last.Previously i had showed pictures of it.Mom was happy with what i was doing,and hubby did me the favor of how it was done.(I explained the last four months telling him,and and everyone that i know all my quilting updates.And now,hubby is doing the honors for for me.saves me so much energy.And the way he explains it,you would think that he is an expert,LOL.He is that good at it now.I love you sweetheart!)

Now i have a whole new problem.Well actually not so new,as i knew it would become a problem.I have far too many orange and pink flowers.You see,i cannot place them far apart enough for it to not over power all the other colours.So i am thinking like maybe i need to make more flower blocks,and NOT give into my strong urges to make any pink blocks.
Well,that's it for now.



Monday, April 27, 2009

spicy barbecue tuna

Here's what i conjured up for lunch.

Spicy barbecue tuna

  • 2 cups chopped tuna
  • 1 big onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp dark soya bean sauce
  • a few curry leaves(i used dried,fresh would always be better of course)
  • 3 tbsp heaped red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp heaped chili powder
  • 1 heaped tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ajinomoto(MSG)
  • sunflower oil(enough for sauteing the onions.)
  • Salt to taste
How to:
  • Heat oil and saute onion in it till semi translucent.
  • Add garlic and saute till soft,then add ginger.
  • Add chili flakes,chili powder and tomato paste.cook on low heat continuously stirring.add more oil if it tends to get dry.
  • Add tuna.Mix in well with the spices.
  • Add salt and Ajinomoto(MSG).
  • Blend in barbecue sauce and soya sauce.
  • Put in the tomato wedges and cook just until tender.Mix well.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Serve with rice or noodles.

I haven't tried yet,but i guess you can use chicken or beef instead of tuna too.

I served with it a somewhat Japanese style fruit salad.
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped orange
  • 1/2 cup chopped apples
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp juice of a lemon
How to:
  • Sprinkle lemon juice over the apples in a bowl,mix to coat well.
  • Add all other fruits,and mayonnaise and mix to coat.
  • chill until ready to serve.

you should try this sometime.
My hubby loved this.
I did too.:-)


Friday, April 24, 2009

wanna see my sewing stuff?

ya.I thought so.I knew you would love to.Thank you.:-)

One of my boxes to organize my ever so growing fabric stash.Its a fabric covered box i taped together using cardboard.I made a big pocket outside and three small ones in the inside.I always need more room to store stuff!
fabric,some ribbon,lace,and a rolled up cord.

This little sweet is my thread basket.It's getting too small for all my threads.They keep increasing with my fabric stash too.I made it with this tutorial from my little mochi.She has various other sweet projects too!
Go check it out,you'll love it if you haven't already seen it and fallen in love with it.

Two pairs of tailoring shears,and one pair of pinking shears that i love so much.

pens,glue,tissue.hair clips and hair bands..and a nail cutter.well,things aren't where they are supposed to be,but at least they are looking tidy.lol.

My round pincushion.

Another pincushion i made..I think you can guess where this one came from!

My hexagon pincushion.Isn't it a sweet thing?If you read my ramblings,I am sure you know that i have something going on about hexagons.One side is yellow,The other is red,that's the one shown.It was paper pieced.
this here is my little hexagon basket.I made it too from this tutorial.I run all around the house and this little box always tags along.It is stuffed with hexagon cuts for my quilt.I know,its very scrambled,but believe me i organize it.It just gets jumbled entirely on its own.Not one bit my fault.lol. The first pin cushion i ever made.Also my first patchwork one.
This one is my favourite.Isn't it obvious..It's pink!;-)Its the one that runs along with my sewing basket all the time. And here is my progress on the quilt since i posted last..um..was it Tuesday? Nine flower blocks joined and the tenth started. My hands hurt from all the sewing.I didn't want to stop.too eager to see how it looks as it keeps growing!my left wrist kept hurting and hurting from holding it for so long in one position,..i guess..And the fingers by which i hold the needle from my right hand,the tips,hurt so much that i cant hold the needle.so i assumed that it was time to take a break!:-)But hopefully,I will resume as soon as i can hold the needle!
I definitely am obsessed!
A close up. nine blocks and growing.

I am very happy about how its turning out.
What do you think?

Love from,

Sunday, April 19, 2009


i finally am back working on my hexy garden.It has been a pretty looong break.But finally I am up and running again.Boy,it feels good.I didnt even realise how much i missed working on it every single minute that i had.
I have started joining the flowers together.It is amazing seeing it grow slowly.Ahhh,pure bliss.;-)
This is how much i have got done so far.Not much to the eye,but it takes two times more time to join two flowers together than to actually make two flowers.(For me anyway.)Not to mention how not very easy it is to me yet handling the growing blocks.But it is such a beautiful feeling seeing it grow piece by piece.Every little obstacle i stumble upon along the way is worth the while.Totally.:-)

Two or three nights back i was at mom's,sleepy and i was waiting for hubby to come back home with.That was till i found a full of paint tubes waiting for me to do something about it.Anything.SO i had to paint something,i had no choice.And when i couldnt find any decent paper to play with my paints,I tore off a piece of cardboard from a box that was going to the garbage after a sorry life..I gave it some life.At least to a torn out piece of it.lol.

I didnt really finished it..But i have a feeling that this is how its going to stay.
I am back to working on my slowly growing garden.see ya!


Friday, April 10, 2009

A quick microwave dessert

I have been dreaming of food and doing nothing else for the past few days.Again.My sweet tooth has been going crazy lately and it was only a matter of time before i surrender to it completely.Which is why i made this sweet pudding.And the best thing was that it was super easy and with the microwave,it was super fast!


  • 1 can sweeeeet condensed milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

How to:

  • Beat eggs.
  • Add the can of condensed milk.And mix.
  • Add vanilla.Beat well.
  • Pour into a microwave proof glass pan.Round pans work best in microwaves because the corners tend to over cook.)
  • Microwave it for 5 minutes.Check if its done.A toothpick inserted into the middle should come out clean.If not give it some standing time.If not done still,microwave it a minute more.
  • Cool before serving.I love it chilled!
  • Enjoy!

Its a very simple dessert..But it is always a winner

You can caramalize some suger in the pan you are going to use for the pudding before pouring pudding mixture into it.bake it just as above,and Viola,Its caramel pudding!

Lotsa love,

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My brother has been named..

my Little brother has been named yesterday.The newest member of our family is Noor Al Salam(pronounced Noorussalaam.)
The proper rituals according to our religion was performed and it was a hectic day.We live from our parents house by a distance of um..like 20 minutes.Which is pretty long and draggy when it is a rainy day.Taxi's are not available ever here at the slightest sign of heavy clouds,let alone rain.It was very rainy and cold all day long.Hubby's motor bike caught flu and decided to stay put,so we had to walk all the way.On this very exact day which was rainy,and we were on a tight schedule.We did some delivering of bits of the happy occasion.We had to take my daddy's old scooter for that.We cycled all over Mal'e in the cold evening,delivering the packages to various relatives and friends who lived scatterd.
And little Noor was very quite yesterday.I think it was because of the weather.It is normally hot and i guess he loves it when it gets cold.
Again no sewing to show you.Managed to finish 2 skirts of the simplest pattern yesterday morning.
When i came back home later in the evening,i was exhausted and starving.We had not done grocery shopping for a while and there wasnt much to eat.There is this saying about great things being invented out of nessecity.Or something.Well,i kinda realised that last night.there were so few ingredients available to me at home.So i mixed and matched everything that i had and it turned out to delicious.(And maybe i was toooo hungry to taste well..just maybe.)
So i thought i would tell you how i whipped out this piece of work,the simple dinner that i made out of utter nessecity.;-)

The dish i havent had time to name yet.

Wat I used(Actually what i had in my fridge):

  • two eggs

  • 1/2 cup chopped salami

  • half a carrot,sliced

  • 1 small onion.diced

  • butter,or vegetable oil will do too

What i did:

  • saute the onions ans salami in some oil,till salami is well browned.Take care not to brown the onions too much.

  • Add the carrots ant saute in it till it becomes slightly soft and just a little bit brown.

  • Beat eggs and pour into pan.Scramble the eggs with the rest of the ingredients.

  • You can add herbs,and or chilli of you like it hot.

  • Enjoy!

I loved this recipe.Try it sometime.It would make a great breakfast.And if you ever do,let me know how it turned out!:-)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's a boy!

My mom delivered a beautiful healthy boy early this morning.:-)mommy said that it was yet her hardest delivery yet.Thank God,the hardest part is over.I was with her all morning and most afternoon.My cold has got better,as in i got worse.I've developed a cough now.I'm exhausted and falling asleep right now.Lack of sleep.It was so late when i had hit the sack last night.And i was up with the sun.But i had to give you updates.
I must admit that i was kinda freaked out that it might be a girl.Being my mom's only daughter,I have four brothers.(Now five!:-))I guess it was because i dont have a little sister..i was thinking like i wouldn't know how to be a sister to a girl..because i have a lifetime of experience with being a sister to brothers..confusing right?Yeah,i thought so too.Funny though..:-)

Be back with more soon..After i get some shut eye.I soooo don't want any,but all of my body is against what i want.So it's not like i have a choice.:-)

Love from,

Monday, March 30, 2009

What's been going on..

My mommy has been admitted in the hospital this morning.Has not delivered yet,and i am worried about her. The doctor's have said that the baby was quite big.Which might supposedly make delivery a bit more difficult.They are keeping a good eye on her.Still,i am worried..And i am going to her first thing in the morning.Daddy is there with her tonight.

I have not been doing much sewing.I made two baby blankets.you know,the ones with the sweet little hoodie part?I could'nt take any pictures as my camera is down with some kinda flu.I think.:-)No wonder,i have been fighting a tough cold and fever for three days now.My camera must have caught it from me.no,wait..i think i caught it from my camera.LOL.

I have some pics from some time ago.random stuff.I know how much i drool over pictures from beautiful places out there.So even if it has nothing to do with anything what so ever,I'll still post some of my pics here.Totally random stuff.This here is of a little sketch,one i had drawn one a corner of a page of my recipe book.With lotsa scribbles all around it,But i thought i would spare you the the mind boggling beauty of my scribbling.LOL;-)
This here is the clock in our bedroom.The wall was looking too bare for me to handle,so i cut out petals from sticker paper and made a little something to make it look a bit more not so boring.we were thrilled with the results.

One of the best pictures i ever took.It was snapped with my phone one evening.Was with my sister while the sun was setting.But somehow this picture turned out to look nothing like it should at the time it was taken.I mean sunset is orange,red.not blue.right?even so,I Love this shot!:-)

I keep getting hungry.With my stuffy nose,watery eyes,sore throat and aching body.Some how this cold seems to have made my appetite biiiiiiiiig.I dont know why,but i become some what a stress eater every time when something changes.Let it be my mood from normal to some thing greater or worse..Or my health.Or anything else for that matter.Any changes in anything and i instantly start craving something edible!

Talk about issues huh?:-)
It's 2.30 in the morning.And i am still wide awake.So that i can feel sleepy all day tomorow.like it will do me a lot of good.:-)
hope to come back soon with some good news about mommy..And hopefully some sewing!

till next time,
lotsa love