Festival season has begun here. The first is Navrathri (nine nights translated literally). The significance of this festival is to drive away the ignorance in us and win over unwanted characteristics like ego, selfishness, jealousy and such..
The air is full of cheer and happiness - little girls dressed up in Paavaada - chattai (traditional south indian costume for girls), ladies in sarees adorned with their fineries. This is a time to visit friends and relatives. This is also a good time to start on any new activity - education, new craft, pick up on pending crafts etc
We were unable to have a big golu the last 2 years primarily due to my work hours. This year though, I somehow managed to work around that and have setup a simple golu
V is all set to invite people home, to visit our golu and take vethala paakku
Now, as you all know, my stitching has taken a back seat over the last few months. I won't say that I did not stitch at all, but much much lesser than I would have liked to finish. Post Navrathri, I plan to start with all the vigour again and try to complete seashells by the year end.
With that I say bye today friends.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir