Tuesday, 9 January 2018

First finish of 2018

I am happy to show the first finish of this year, Bargello purse.  I have already blogged about it here. I have completed the embroidery yesterday and sewed it into a purse.  



I found a matching zipper in my stash and the purse has enough room to store  pen, mobile and some money.   I added a lining too. 




I found this pattern on pinterest.  Happy that I have finished completed one purse and it is going to the church sale bag. 

Also, I have started one more needlepoint purse with log cabin pattern and it is in progress.  This year I have planned to make a quilt with half square triangles in black, white and red color. Will blog about it in my next post.  My mega cross stitch project is also progressing well. 


I have started blogging in 2011.  And started doing embroidery that same year. I have learned a lot from the net and books.  Last year I have drawn some small embroidery designs and neck designs.  I will be publishing it in my blog in the coming days.  I am having a target of posting atleast one design per month.  I should stitck to my plans this year.  Because last year I have not been on the track as I have planned.  

So what's in your hoop and what are you doing with your needle n thread.  I will be back with the details of my quilt project and progress of  WIP's in my next project.  Till then, Happy embroidering.  

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Welcoming the new year 2018

Hello all

A very happy new year to you. Me too had a happy holidays during christmas and new year too.

Though I was not able to complete all the plans i had for last year, I am carrying up the WIPs to this years working basket. Though i have many wip's i wanted to start a new project this year and i have started doing the sweet caroline cushion cover from crystals and crochet.


I have completed the first five rounds of the cushion.  I will upload the progress for every 5 rounds. 

One more finish from last year. A cross stitch piece converted to a biscornu pincushion.



I have used 14 ct aida which was somewhat loosely woven and 3 strands of anchor threads. Used a pink color button in the middle. 

Thats all for today. I wish you all a happy, prosperous, healthy and crafty new year.



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Kutch work again

Hi all
Today i am going to show my latest finish a kutch work kurti. I have done the same design again for my co sister.  


I have used 3 strands of no.52 anchor thread on silk cotton fabric.  The second image is the embroidery done on the front border. 

I have completed the bargello design on one side of the purse going to be stitched. Now i am continuing with the next side. 

I have also completed some kasuti motifs in my kurti and cushions. Will come up with that in my next post. Till then happy embroidering.


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Mandala hoop

Today I am happy to present my mandala hoop. This project is my long term wish. Atlast i have fixed my mandala in the hoop and it is hanging in my living room wall. 


 I have got the pattern from here. Used local acrylic 4 ply yarn with 4 mm hook. 
Also whipped up some solid granny squares and two color granny squares(half square triangles) for another project. 


I have embroidered some kasuti motifs in my kurti. Wilk come up with that in my next post. Till then happy crocheting.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Block stitch purse

Today i am happy to present my block stitch purse. This stitch was in my to do list for a very long time and finally i have learned it and made a 👛 purse out of it. Very happy. I have also attached the zipper and lining and it is perfect now. It has room to hold the necessary things like keys, mobile, money etc.



I have used local acrylic 4 ply yarn and a 4 mm hook. 

Learned the stitch from here. You can learn so many stitches in that site.  I am planning to make a bag out of this stitch with black and red.

I have completed a crochet table runner and a cushion cover and a mandala.   Now i am focussing on kutch embroidery kurti and almost the neck part is over. Will come up with my projects one by one. So do watch my space. That's all for now. 

Have a nice time with your yarns and hooks.  Happy crocheting.



Thursday, 2 November 2017

Something here and there

Hello all
Thanks for your comments in my previous post. I feel like 💃 coz God has been so merciful to us and we are having moderate rainfall past three days. Usually we get low rainfall every year. This week i am in a mood of doing something sort of small projects. And this is what i came up with.

Crocheted some flowers to form a wreath. I followed the youtube tutorial here to make the flowers.

I am going to make a wreath with these.  I have place it in a canvas to see how it looks. I liked it.

What color background can i give for the canvas. I thought i will paint it with light cream. What do you think. Which color suits the best. Please do tell your suggestions.  Or will it look good on a hoop.

Another thing i have embroidered is needlepoint quilt blocks. I have pinnef so many images and patterns in my pinterest board and from that i have done these three blocks to see how it looks on tapestry canvas. It was nice and i will be hanging it my cupboard door.  Finishing is pending.


I will finish both the projects and come up with another post.
My embroidery needle and threads are busy with the following project.


 Thats all for now. Have a happy time with needle and thread.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Crochet hotpads

Hello all
Hope every one is doing good.  I have done with some projects but not able to show case it here. Being lazy to write a post.  Today i have been here to show u two hotpads which I have made it for my Christmas collection. Already i had a big hotpad in red color. Here i have used the christmas colors and whipped two of these. The first one is a free pattern called summer waves placemat. Pattern available here

                    

The second one i have played with the yarn in order to create a log cabin block. And I ended up with this. It doesn't look like a log cabin. And it tell me that Shami, u r not able to create a pattern. He he. Anyway i am happy with it.


For both of theses hotpads i have used 4 ply acrylic yarn of local brand and used a 4mm hook. Also I have decided to crochet a wreath for christmas. I am also in the process of making a quilted table runner. More over on my embroidery hoop lies a kurti which is nearing the finish of kasuti embroidery. Next week i will be starting a kutch work kurti for my co sister. My mega cross stitch project is also growing up nicely. 

We are nearing the year end. Where does the time flies. Its running sooooo fast. So i will try to finish the WIPs which i have started in the beginning of this year. No more new start this year. Eagerly waiting for 🎄 christmas to come. What about u. I would like to hear from you.