Thursday, February 25, 2016

A kutch work finish

This is the third finish of this year.   I have done kutch work for the neck and border.  The fabric is golden yellow color silk cotton and the work is done in three strands of anchor embroidery thread no.245.  Already I have done the same design last year.  I have made it simple with embroidery only in the neck and border of the sleeve.  Hope all of you like it.  Waiting for your feedbacks.

Kutch work Neck

close up

border for sleeves.

You can view the same work which I have done last year with another color combo here.

On the first day of 2016, I was thinking what resolution should I take this year, do's and don't s... I used to think over the situations which irritates me, which hurts me that spoils my mood and at times that thinking spoils my whole day resulting in shouting at my kids.  So I wanted to change that habit and when I was thinking how to change that immediately this verse underlined in red came into my mind.

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,

 Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

 The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.

Whatever the situations may be just rejoice in the Lord.  Just I wrote that in an A4 Paper and then I started formatting it and finally after a month I have ended up with this.  Zentangle art helped me to come up with this. I will be laminating this and it is going to be in my wall so that I can see it often.  I used color pencils and duo color peps to draw these.  I have written the tamil verse for it.

I was playing with picasa and I ended up with this.  Colors are inverted and I like it very much.

One more quote which I like. I have sketched this in my journal.

That's all for today.  I have a crochet finish and a cross stitch is nearing it's finish.  Will come up another my cross stitch finish in my next post b'coz it's related to this lent season.  Bye for now.  

I am linking this post to vintage embroidery stitchery link party. Hop over there to see a free pattern and works of other embroiderers.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A crochet ripple finish

Last December I have started this ripple blanket for my friend who is expecting her second baby on March.  I wanted to do with granny squares.  Since it has the lace effect I started rippling the blanket so that it doesn't have any holes. Everything went on well.  I had only 2 balls of yarn in brown and cream each.  But I needed more than I expected.  I ran out of yarn.  I ordered another set and with great confidence I have ordered the brown on seeing the online catalogue of Pradhan stores.  But to my disappointment It was another shade which I have seen after receiving it.  So I have decided to do rows of dc's on both sides till I reach the size of the blanket.  I have done one dc on top of the dc's in the ripple row but the ends got extended than the ripple's width.  I don't have the patience to unravel it and do it again and thought let it be like a frill at the end.  

So what to do with the border.  I had a small amount of yarn left over from the first brown and I have done slip stitch on each stitch on all the four sides. That's all.  Completed.  Phew.  

In this photo u can see how much it has been extended.  I am not satisfied with this blanket.  On my embroidery hoop is a kutch work kurti. Will be finishing it this week.  Will meet u with another finish.  Till then, Happy crocheting.