Sunday 16 June 2013

Shopping from Joann and my gardening attempts :)

I turned a little bit yarn rich last week when Raj got some stuff from Joann's store in San Jose : ) Although , all the colors I saw on the website were not in stock yet he tried to bring whatever he felt might be okayed by me . Anyways , any crafty stuff makes me happy !!

Here is my stockpile.......

Lily Sugar n Cream yarn.

Patons Bamboo silk and Deborah Norville yarn

Starbella and Redheart  ribbon yarns
14-count cross stitch colored aida
'Everything Mary' purse frame with holes and kiss locks, buttons and invisible zipper
14 count plastic canvas and flannel fabric swatch
iron-on sticker and sew boutique labels
plain and printed felt sheets

I have also started potting plants in my balcony . Flowering plants and few herbs . I got the seeds and the relevant organic fertilizers etc. required for germination from an online Indian store . I was happy with the results because the seeds sprouted within a week :) so far going great . This is not a flowering season in India but I hope the plants will survive until winters starting from October .

They are Dahlia, Zinnia, Carnation, Coleus, Curry leaves, Chili, Coriander and Tulasi (a holy herb plant in India)
Newly sown are fennel seeds , ajwain (not sure in English)

The one in the front (curry leaves) was a small plant from neighbourhood . Others are all grown from the seeds .

These ones are Dahlia . I guess there is a lot of crowding . As an inexperienced gardener , I emptied the entire packet of more than 25 seeds into the pot thinking only few will germinate :)

I keep them moving around in balcony as per the sunlight . I have sown only few types of plant seeds , saving others from my experiments and will use in right season . I plan to buy a few more from nursery .

Last week I took Anshita to gaming zone where we played air hockey and bowling and then some video games . Now everything is banned until next vacation .

The weather cooled down further couple of days back at 26/22 Celsius and I switched off the fan too at night :) Ironically, I am now waiting for the sun to let my plants grow.

Have a happy Sunday!


  1. your husband brought you a lot of nice things to work with!!!!
    lucky girl!!!!
    xxxx Ale

  2. Oohh your yarn is lovely! I wonder what you'll make with it all :) Elisabeth xoxo

  3. Oh my gosh Preeti - Raj brought you a lot of great crafty stuff. I think he deserves a really big hug for that. Your garden is looking good - I wish lots of sunny days so it can grow nice and big for you. :)

  4. Oh Wow!! How lucky you are! Awesome gifts for any crafter wife, i am sure you are super happy that Raj is back.. As your family is whole again and also the lovely crafty things he has bought :) I am not much of a garder person mainly as i never have had the space for it.. but looking forward to your garden adventures !

  5. Beautiful materials ! Now it's time to create ! Lucky wife you are...
    Have a nice week !

  6. Wow everything is so beautiful..
    Have fun x

  7. I want to see what your going to do with the cross sticth stuff lucky girl ;)

  8. San Jose? Is that San Jose in California? That's where I live!
    Nice yarns and crafts supplies. I wish you sunny days and good luck with your plants. I think gardening is just as much fun as crafting.

    1. Hi Olga,
      I know that you live in California and I had sent a mail to you couple of weeks back asking for craft stores. I had also asked about information on one of my posts recently to all. May be, you missed my mail or did not receive it.

  9. What great new stash Raj brought back for you. You are one lucky lady that he would go in the store and buy it. Love your garden pots. And is that San Jose, California.


    1. Yes, it is San Jose, CA. Is there any other San Jose that everyone is getting confused ?

  10. San Jose California! A beautiful city! I am in California too, and have been there a few times.

    Lots of fun shopping, and I love your potted plants! They will do well very soon.

    Lovely blog and visit today!! Have a great week ahead! Almost summer, so you should be getting lots of sun! Sandy

  11. The yarn n crafty things are all love I really liked silk bamboo yarn I see there. Can't wait to see what u are making out of these lovely stuff

  12. What a wonderful husband you have, Preeti! I look at that bright blue Aida at Joann's every time I go, but I haven't bought it yet. A new Joann's store will be open soon only 1 mile from my home! I'm also in California but have never been to San Jose. Your flower seeds are growing very well. My daughter also planted some from seeds a few months ago and they are growing big and have beautiful flowers now.

  13. Such wonderful things Raj brought to you from JoAnn's! That surely had to be a day brightener for you. :D

  14. Hi, Preeti! Those are the most wonderful crafting, sewing and knitting supplies I've ever seen! So I have to send my husband to San Jose too? ;) It is also so sweet of Raj to get all that for you!
    Your plants seem doing great. I agree that may be you shall thin out dahlia, otherwise plants will be thin and weak.
    Which online store? I guess I need to do the same, as going especially to nursery is not convenient as soon as I don't have my own transport to go by.
    Very happy for your beginnings and I can't wait to see what you will come up with those lovely supplies!

  15. lots of amazing stuff! waiting to see wht u make with these. I dont have green thumb, but I love to have a garden, which online store u were referring to?

  16. lucky girl..can't wait to see what you create with your new stash. Blessings

  17. Πολλές πολλές όμορφες δημιουργίες,
    χαιρετίσματα από Ελλάδα !

  18. What great new crafting supply! Can't wait to see what you make with all this. :-)

  19. really liked those printed felt sheets. lovely colours.

  20. Looks like you have lots of fun supplies to keep you busy :)

  21. Yay for cotton yarn, such a rarity here! Good luck with your garden! :)

  22. Great new stash :D Love the colors on your new yarn :)

  23. Preeti. Thank u for such an inspiring blog. Who says only Diamonds make women happy? See most of the comments on your blog. LUCKY GIRL! is echoed. Husbands please take a note.
    Preeti I am a hardcore crafter. I loved your blog. Keep it up.

  24. What a super purchase!! Enjoy :-). And nice growing flowers & herbs! I have got parsley and cress in pots on my balcony. I like these green spots in the summertime :-)


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