Thursday, 11 October 2012

Blog Award & My earlier crafty indulgences - part 1

I am happy to share with you all that this week I received a Liebster award from Weaver birdie :)Thank you so much for the award ! She does lovely amigurumi . Do visit her blog .
I have tried my best to fulfil the blog rules at the end of this post  :)

I would like to post about my crafty indulgences few years back which were occasional and I kept a flickering hope to revive those once I leave my job . I used to work as an IT manager of a large team size of ninety in Hyderabad and worked almost 11 hrs per day from 9 to 8 in office and back again 2 hrs. of left over office work at home .  Add to these , cooking and other unavoidable household tasks at home . I grabbed whatever time I got on weekends and warmed up my eyes with needlework books and few kits :)

These are two Anchor quick stitch needlework kits that I completed while being in job .  Each took 3 months to complete . Yet to be framed , these will get more straightened at that time. Other craft indulgences in next post :)

Coming back to blog award, these are certain rules to follow when you get this award.

* Explain 11 things about you
* Answer the 11 questions about yourself
* Choose 11 blogs and name in the post
* Follow the blog of the person which awarded you
* Visit at least three blogs awarded by this blog

11 things about me:
*Being a needlework crazy, my cutlery in kitchen often clash with my needles to get my attention!
*My role says that I am supposed to cook and I was a good cook sometime back!
*Hate procrastination!
*Love spicy and junk food:)
*Work late at night but have to wake up at 5 am for my morning walk!!
*I have an Achilles foot:(
*My long term wish is to give something back to society. I do in bits but that's just donating funds.
*I spend my money more on crafts than on clothes!!
*Hardcore workaholic!
*Have a creative and wandering mind, cannot stick to one thing at a time.
*Yellow is my favourite colour and that dominates in my blog too:)

I hope you have not closed your window yet :)

Now, answers to the 11 questions:

* How do you define yourself? Disciplined
* What is your favourite dish? Aloo (potatoes) cooked by my Mom
* Would you rather cook or you cook? I cook excuses to cook full meals.
* What is your favourite dessert? Ice-cream
* If you had to stay with an ingredient, what would it be? Salt
* What is the best trip I've done?   A 15-day long trip to Shimla and other parts of Himachal Pradesh. My daughter was 2 years old at that time. The best stay was at the Maharani suite in Chail palace hotel.
* What is the best restaurant you've eaten in? So far, Sahib Sind Sultan in Hyderabad, don't remember any other. I have tried all the 5 or 7 star hotels in Hyderabad, but I would say food in such luxury hotels doesn't satiate my taste buds :)
* Do you prefer meat or fish? I am a veggie
* What is your favourite cheese? All types, no specific choice.
* Black or milk chocolate? Milk chocolate.
* What is the worst dish you've tried? Sprouts.

I am already following weaver birdie and at least three of those in the list. I pass on this award to all my blog readers :) I always love to link all of them irrespective of blog awards especially the new friends either fortnightly or monthly :)

Do write in . I love to read your nice words ! :)

Best wishes to all and good luck to all new bloggers (including me ;)) with their blogging adventures! :)


Preeti :)



  1. Whoaah.. Its raining awards everywhere :P
    Lots of Congrats.. and waiting for indulgence part 2 3 4 .... ;)

    1. Thank you Archana! Those indulgences were my life lines at that time ;)

  2. Congrats on the award! I too was an IT person, rather into Consulting. but i am so much happier now, be it indulging my craft or mothering my kids, basically mothering them :) Just miss the financial independence tho, but hey have a Banker for tht ;)

    You must frame your anchor-stitch. Would brighten up any wall in your home, its very cheery!

    1. Thank you! Good to know that you were also in IT! I reached at a satisfied level in my job and then decided to spend time for my activities and with family. After few years my daughter will also move out for her graduation, so wanted to spend more time with her too:)

      I don't miss financial independence because even while I was working, my hubby provided me everything:) my expenses are less.. He was the most happiest person when I left my job:)

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  4. The stitch needle work pictures are just awesome! Can imagine how much of patience you put to create them!
    Congrats on the award!
    Glad to know more about you:) I also don't like procrastination!Trying to avoid myself and make other do so.
    I have been to Shimla few times, lovely place and not sooo hot in the Summer :)
    have a lovely day!

    1. Thank you so much! I too am glad that you read about me :) we visited Shimla in the month of february, off-season, so it was snowing and temperatures were below 0. Also, Manali was full of snow at -7 . February end is the best time to visit. Before that, roads are blocked and after march, there will be a summer holiday rush.

  5. Beautiful projects!How did you find time amid your busy life then?Hats off to you Preeti.

    1. Thank you so much! Such a big appreciation ! :) I just did those on weekends. I avoid cooking on weekends, so either we eat outside or my husband cooks :) so I used to steal time that way:)

  6. These are two beauties. Get them framed! I also have one Anchor kit, which I believe I bought at least 4 yrs ago and it is still not complete. I also spend more on yarn than clothes. :))
    Me and my husband love hills, but we still have to visit Chail. It would be our next destination, for sure. It was a pleasure to know so much about you. :)

  7. Hi Preeti, Congratulations for your award. The anchor stitch kit birds are just lovely. Do put up pics after you frame them.

  8. Beautiful work! I would love to have the parrots!


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