Saturday, 25 January 2014

A cross stitched home...

...for pins and needles
While I was  visiting my mother I had time to complete another small cross stitch kit. I was not quite sure what I wanted to do with it; finally made another case for pins and needles.



I really do not need another one. Maybe I can give it away at some point or take part in a swap if I can get a chance. For, now I will keep with done things.




I, also want to show some of my old cross stitch work;done about 15 or more years ago.

These are some of the practice pieces, now I can see that I did the Y incorrectly on 'may sunshine fill your day'.

some old books including DMC cross stitch book 1962 belonged to an aunt of mine. 

These framed pieces decorate the walls of my old room.



Thank you for taking your time today to stop by,

til next time,
xxx,
Gaia


Saturday, 18 January 2014

Irish crochet motif [learning left hand crochet]

Rose
I was given these crochet, tatting and hardanger books by a cousin of mine recently. There are so many things in here I would love to learn ; was so eager to try something from the Irish crochet book.


I tried the rose motif which I thought would be an easy one for a start. After few re-doings [i had copy it in US terms] I was able to understand it better.

 
Ref: Russell -Lea crochet book 2001,Australia

**sorry for the quality of the pictures as it is not easy get clear ones on winter mornings**

There is always something new to learn;  hopefully, I did it right.

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Few more pictures from my visit.

This 18th century Buddhist temple stands on stone columns.

Church belonging to colonial time

Hindu Temple

Tea Plantations

Mist gathering over the hills ; early afternoon




Pigeon having a snack on a leek farm

family of monkeys

Post office & bungalow ..built during colonial period.



 
[you should be able to click on the pictures to make them larger]

Thank you for taking your time to stop by,

til next time,
xxx,
Gaia

Friday, 10 January 2014

Winter Scarf [left hand knitting]

This is the yarn I got from my friend [I showed in my last post], very pretty, soft hand dyed merino wool.



After trying out both knitting and crocheting patterns, I chose to go with knitting this time. The pattern is 'double seed stitch' and I am using 4.5 needle. Hopefully, I will be able to complete it before winter ends.


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My mother loves gardening and these are some of her plants. I would have liked, if I was able to get some pictures of flowering plants too but there weren't many as it was the rainy season in the tropics.






I want to wish all friends in the world of blogs,a very happy 2014 !! I am glad to be back after a small break and there is so much catching up to do.

Thank you for taking time to stop by,
till next time,
xxx,
Gaia