Monday, June 27, 2011


Well, if you think that I've already finished the Quaker Welcome.. No way!!! What I mean is that I finally managed to put the round tin finish together.
 That's an inside-out view of the tin.

 And that's the side profile. Overall I think it has turned out quite well. I think it still could have been a neater job than this one. Especially the folding of the fabric.

Took me a lot of courage to start working on this. But after this, am much more confident of finishing a few more like this.

 I went shopping last Saturday for some embellishments and findings for finishing up.  And look what I found!!
Am majorly thrilled with what I got. A small store had soo much in it!! They used to have buttons earlier, unfortunately they did not have any when I went.
Guess, what.. Birthday celebrations continued over the weekend as well. Look what I got from my SIL
 She gifted me this awesome William Morris book by Barbara Hammet!!! Am sooo in love with it and can't wait to stitch a few :d
Over the weekend I decided to "dress up" some of my new kurtas.
The pictures below are the before (on the left) and the after (right)

For some reason, the after and before pictures do not match. I do not remember if I changed the settings of my camera!!
 Both the "embellishments" I used were pairs of my old ear-rings. I especially love the magenta/pink one more. I just stitched on both the ear-rings on the kurtas for that extra touch.

And after a long time, I have some beading to show you too. This is a neck piece and a pair of ear-rings I made.. well, for myself!!
Wow, the weekend was definitely fulfilling!! Wish every weekend were like this :d

Hope my next update bring in more stitchy update.

Till then friends.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My next project

Hello friends, how've you all been doing? Hope there's been a lot of stitching and crafting.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and suggestions. I will attempt to finish the tin (hopefully) soon.

After a loot of going through free designs, books I have etc, I finally decided on what to stitch next. It's going to be my first quaker project!!!

Yes, am definitely thrilled. Am changing the fabric to a beige 18ct aida. The thread remains black. I did start on this, but it is too small to post a picture of my progress yet.

I have been wondering, how to respond to a comment to the commentor's email id? I somehow could not find how to do that. I usually end up responding by posting a comment on their blog instead. Sometimes it's better to respond by mail.

So, that's it from me for now.

Till next time.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir

Thursday, June 9, 2011

B'day gift

I've been very bad lately. Have been buying so much stash!! I discovered last week that Ebay (US) ship to India!!! Yay!! Isn't that great news??!!

Look what arrived in last night's post

I fell in love with this design at first sight!!!

A closer look at the design and the linen.

And what's more, it was being sold with the linen too. I grabbed the offer. It came at $15 and a shipping of $4. I was so glad that somebody ships directly to India and that too at such a reasonable price.

To top it off, what's better is the timing of the arrival. Well, I celebrated my b'day today. And could there have been a better gift than this

Till my next update.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir

Monday, June 6, 2011

And a Finish!!!

Hope everybody's been stitching a lot anf life has been good :)

Guess what, I really do have a finish this time!! This was really a quick one even by my standards!!

This was a freebie available from Manka's blog here. I had to change the brown, used for the flower pot, to a different one as I could not get the drab brown mentioned in the pattern. So, I used a shade from my stash. Though it's not too bad, probably it would have been better with the drab brown.

Now for me to actually "finish" it. I plan to use this on a tin.

I looked up various sites for tutorials on finishing into a round tin, but only found Altoid tins, which are rectangular. Any suggestions/ideas please??!!

Guess what, I now have 20 followers!! A very warm welcome to Thomas (could not find a blog), my good friends Radhika and Keerthi. Keerthi's a great cook and has just started a cookery blog of her own. You can view her simple yet tasty recipes here. Both Radhika and Keerthi are great cross stitchers. In fact, it is thanks to them that I am into cross stitch now, and am loving every moment of it :d

Thank you all sooo much for stopping by and more so for leaving your lovely comments. It's great to come back and read them all :d

Till my next post.. Take care.. Be happy.. Happy stitching.. Au Revoir