Saturday, 23 September 2017

Kantha stitched flower vase

to hold the summer memories.....
Although, we didn't have a much of a summer weather this year, I drew a sketch for this project, inspired by the lovely gardens that I saw in and round my neighbourhood..

This is a small piece and, it took couple of weekends to complete. I used one layer of cotton and, to add more texture, for the doily part I added piece of home dyed fabric.

a weaving piece that I have been working on for sometime time..not much progress


 tiny tea trio was a purchase at Homesense Canada. (25 g  of black loose leaf tea) 

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

I had just enough chunky yarn to make it go two rounds. And, sewed the ends together to make an infinity scarf. Pattern is from Crochet by Margaret Hubert.  I don't want to think about the snow yet though.

beginning of another small kantha piece.

adding few rows a day to other crochet project as well.

Urban vegetables gardens spotted during my weekend walks;

my indoor pumpkin creeper too had two more blossoms (few days apart). I don't think there ever will be a pumpkin though :) I am just pleased to admire the pretty blossoms.

beautiful September sun;

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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Crewel Wool

flowers ...

After several months of slow work, I finished the first part of the flowers.  I am thinking of adding few more different motifs to it, and may be make into a cushion.

bit of crocheting..

The weekend was full sunshine, and I did lots of walking..

..sat under a shady tree and did bit of sketching too...

captured few different yellows...

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Kantha stitched ..

saree quilt ...

The bright orange voile saree is one of my mother's, she has not worn it much and, is about 40 years old ;nor it is torn or discoloured. She gave it to me over a decade or so ago. I wanted to use up the saree without cutting too much and, thought that this way it would be used well.

I am using 3 layers of cotton saree material ; two of them are of the voile saree and, one is maroon coloured cotton with a design at one end.

The material has a fine line pattern in it, so I am trying my best to stitch long those lines to keep a straight line.

couple of crocheting projects ......

I have been crocheting the granny square for about six months or so now..and making a slow progress.

 pumpkin blossom opened up and, was there for couple days ...

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Crocheted Moccasins..

My first attempt on something other than blankets, shawls and scarves. I found this moccasin pattern via Pinterest.  You can find it here.

I used Bernat brand and no.4 hook. I don't think I followed the pattern exactly (the instructions weren't too clear for me). I made couple of  unravels before I finally made it. Even then it turned out big bigger than I wanted it to be. But now I know, if I make again what adjustments I should make.

Sunday morning walk........

church garden has its vegetables and flowers growing.

..... also spotted this chair on the side walk which had a lovely needlepoint worked flower panel


my indoor pumpkin creeper too has a bloom which is about open, I am excited !

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Completed wall quilt and our tea group meeting

So, I have finally completed the quilt.  All stitching is done on 3 layers of cotton fabric. (two of yellow and one white) I used a thicker needle so it would easy to pass the thread through 3 layers. There is no batting added to this piece, only the fabric layers.

I wonder how many thousands of little stitches are there.....

All fabric and thread used are remnants from here and there. I didn't buy anything new.

some beaded tassels too..


Our tea group meet-up on 29 July ; High Tea and Nicol's, at Woodbridge, Ontario

I have been part of the Tea and Card exchange group (met via blogging) for almost two years now and, this was the first time that I was able to make it to a meet-up.

L-R  Wendy, myself, Judith, Margie, Sandra  (photo credit Margie)

few pictures I took

What a lovely afternoon it was ..thank you, ladies !!!

high tea menu
choice of organic teas, homemade scones with chantilly cream, finger sandwiches, mini pastries and cookies


more summer gardens from my weekend walks ; this garden is full of plastic decorations

these white hydrangeas are so big...

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