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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till next post,
Gaia














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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till next time,

Gaia

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..





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Our tea group meet-up on 29 July ; High Tea and Nicol's  http://www.nicols.ca/, 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

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





these white hydrangeas are so big...

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till next post,

Gaia