Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My first bloggoversary!!!!

I am writing this update on the eve of my first bloggoversary !!!! Wow, how a year has flown!!! Isn't it amazing. And I think the blog and all my blog friends have really inspired me this year into achieving a lot this year!!! Thank you all friends for being sooo encouraging and keeping me motivated . Words cannot express how thankful I am to each and every one of you

As a token of my appreciation and gratitude, I wish to give a small gift to my first follower Chiloe. I have not decided what yet, but I would love to make something really nice for her very soon. Thank you Chiloe for being the first one to teach me more about the blog world and also give me many more tips.

Today DD took part in an inter-school theme talk contest. The topic she was given was "Conservation of Water" And guess what, she won the 2nd prize !!!

Does she not look happy!!! So am I :)

Now, for my updates. Let me start with my experiments in the kitchen. Chennai experienced very heavy rain for about 5 days shutting us all inside the apartment . It was terrible being shut inside the house with a 5-year old unable to step out. DH somehow managed to get to work, but I could not risk dropping/picking up DD at mom's place.

So, one evening I just felt like having nice hot samosas. How could I with an incessant. The cook in me then woke up and said "Lets give it a go"!!! Here they are

Well, I finished them only around 8pm, but they did turn out real yummy. Thanks to Sanjeev Kapoor yet again. His recipes never let us down.

Another evening gave me a biiiig craving for something sweet. So, my next venture was my all time favorite Apple Pie.

And guess what it is now DD's favorite too!!! I got the recipe from http://www.joyofbaking.com/. The sides got just a bit burnt. That's mainly because I ignored (out of sheer laziness) the instruction to cover the ends with a foil for the first half an hour of baking!!!

I tried a different way of making aloo paratha too. But could not take a picture of it. Guess was too hungry .

Now, for my crafty updates. I have been doing quite a bit on the beading front of late. A few of my friends requested me to make some jewellery for them after seeing mine . So, I have been reproducing some of those. I did make a few new designs as well.

I could not take pictures of all. Here's just one of them.

This is one of my personal favourites.

And yes, I do have a stitchy update too. I have made some progress on our name board (should I be calling it a name board??? ).

Before I sign off for today, thanks a lot guys for keeping me going. I am eager to receive more feedbacks and comments. If you think I can improve somewhere, on the stitching/beading/cooking front please please please give your suggestions. I would love to improve. I love reading your blogs and comments. Keep commenting. Till my next update, take care


Meari said...

Happy 1st Blogversary!!! I remember when you were new to blogging. I think I came to your blog from Chiloe's site :)

Your samosas look quite tasty! What are they?

Congrats to your DD on getting second place in the talk contest.

nima said...

Happy 1st blogversary....

congrats to little one....and to you to the proud mom....

Ninu said...

Happy Blogversary!! first time on your blog n I love it!!