Thursday, February 14, 2013


Mellisa of St.John's stitcher is having a great give-away and the last date to enter is 16th Feb

Hop over and check it out soon. Here's the link

Monday, February 11, 2013

TUSAL and a finish

Oh, sooo much has happened the last week. Let me start with a celebration.

My dear mom completed 60 years!! We had a small gathering at home. My aunts happened to be with us on that day. They had come down to Chennai to attend a wedding, so we had an impromptu gathering. I baked a cake of course.
My mother does not like chocolate cake. So baked her an almond cake with almond butter cream frosting. V did the frosting and the message. We initially started off with edible markers, but the frosting started sticking to the tip of the marker. So we used gel for the rest of the message

I tried a different version of the savory bread, with corn and paneer. 
This definitely is a super hit at home. The whole loaf is finished for a single breakfast. The hubby and V demand this for breakfast every Sunday now!!

Last night I baked some cookies. I call these health cookies, as I used a health mix powder instead of whole wheat. 
 The original recipe is for whole wheat walnut cookies from here. As I had a carton of the Manna health mix at home and not being used, I used that instead of wheat. The result was absolutely yummy. V had a few when they were still warm and was totally thrilled. Boy, I have been on a baking spree!!

Now for the TUSAL. 

 It's already the 2nd one of the year!!

 And finally, I have finished August, my version of it

Initially when I replaced the red with orange, I had a little doubt. But I love the was it has finished. I am also very happy with the Indian flag, standing there tall and proud. Now I am all set to start September. I have decided to finish the cottages fast and then resume the seashells.

Wow, quite a lot isn't it?? With that I take leave today. Till next time.. take care.. be happy.. keep stitching.. Au Revoir :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Feb is up

Yep, Feb is all done and up for the month.

And that's a closer shot of Feb alone. I used seed beads this time. 
With each finish, I gain more confidence. Am eagerly waiting for the rotary cutter now, to be able to use felt for the finishing. I have placed the order for the cutter mentioned in my previous post, by the way :)

The August cottage is progressing real slow. But I am almost there and hope to post a completed picture in my next post. Probably I should do an all-day stitching. Just stay at home with nobody around and do nothing but stitch!! Wow, I feel an idea sneaking in my head now, hehe.

That's about it from me now my dear friends. Do leave your comments, when you drop by. It's great to come back and read your comments :)

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