Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Surprises for my blogger friends !! :)

Recently two of my blogger friends Kim and Jo celebrated their milestone birthdays . I had sent both of them a surprise gift package :)

It was difficult to choose what to make because both of their cross stitch choices are different than what I make .

I made a cross stitched card for Kim with the letter 'K' in French style lettering designed by Susan Bates . The chart is from the magazine Cross Stitch Crazy , July 2016 issue which I purchased on my family vacation to Australia in May this year . You can see my craft books and yarn haul in Australia here and here . You can see the beautiful gifts Kim sent me as part of her Bday RAK .

These are the extra crafty things I sent with the card . Fabric, buttons, crystal chain for her miniature dolls and a lovely fabric pouch depicting an enlarged version of  the miniature paintings of Indian princesses . She was very happy with my surprise :)

Jo received this cross stitched stick figure super woman character , 'Unstoppable' :D because she is always superbusy with multiple projects and SALs apart from her work . The chart is from the book 'Attitudes A to Z' by Kyla May

And the extras - Buttons, fabric and the zippered pouch . She also loved all the things :)

Showtime!! The cherry tomatoes are on and busy coloring . I can't let the entire bunch grow red otherwise the remaining tomatoes won't grow .

I am busy with few things as I have volunteered for a week long function in my apartment society . There is a weekend where we would have a DJ and Dandiya(traditional dance using sticks) and other entertainment and food stalls . I am also putting my craft stall just for fun and if I happen to sell anything, I am going to donate to charity as you know I am not into business but more into hobby and designing. Wish me good luck as this is the first time I am setting up a stall and have lot of apprehensions too . Raj has been supportive taking up more housework to allow me spare time but I am still uncomfortable standing on the other side of the table . Hope everything goes well :)

Have a great day!

Monday, 19 September 2016

The fifth wave !!.......

......I mean , the fifth Wow !! I completed the fifth cushion yesterday :)

I used 4 mm hook . The light green yarn is Sirdar Cotton DK and the red one is Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK .
The stitch pattern is called as 'Twilight' and is from the book 'Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia' by Robyn Chachula .

I have one query, has anyone ever used ultrasonic devices for pigeons? If so , do share your reviews . I am having lot of problem with these birds . We got temporary nylon bird gaurd mesh installed in the bedroom balcony and I shifted all the veggie plants there but I don't want the front balcony covered . 

My cherry tomatoes are growing but only one has turned red so far, others aren't in a mood for the show time . Spinach has given me 4-5 times good harvest so far .
I have 6 pots of cherry tomato plants like these and all are at the same stage

Life is going on very busy , will share a picture of all five cushions together in next post and some cross stitch too , now that the recipient has acknowledged and loved my gift .

Have a great week !

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