Monday, 19 March 2018

Some progress and a gift from a blogger friend:)

Life is just as busy as always and there shouldn't be a reason for not squeezing in few hours a week to write a blogpost:)

I made a good progress on two of my new starts this year-

Stylised allium flowers - designed by Lesley Teare from the magazine Cross stitch collection, May 2011

After

Before

This is how it will look when done


Smiles all round - designed by Margaret Sherry from the magazine The WOCS, issue 240

After : stitched lots of browns

Before : believe me, both stitching are in the same direction:)


This is how it will look when done

My blogger friend, Catherine, from the blog - I Love to Stitch - enjoys cross stitch and jewellery making. Her beading work is very neat and lovely! It is so nice of her that she made a beautiful beaded crystal ball for me:) Thank you Catherine, your gift is so pretty! It took a long time to reach me. She posted in January and I received it last week. I am glad it did not get lost in the transit.


Isn't it delicate and beautiful ? Few months back, I had purchased lots of jewellery making stuff. Seeing beading tutorials on pinterest, I used to think it looks quite easy to make but, when I started making it, I realized that it is not as easy as it looks. I couldn't make it firm at all and the beading needles are too delicate to handle.

Anshita took pictures of some flowers at home but she was too busy to shortlist them. I will share few images in each of subsequent posts. There are no more flowers now but it is good to see that there were some pretty ones in my small balcony garden.



Button roses


Thanks for seeing!
Have a crafty week ahead!
Preeti:)


25 comments:

  1. Lovely progress on the new starts. That is an amazing gift from Catherine. Thanks for sharing the gift of nature with us.

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  2. Nice progress on your cross stitches !!!
    Lovely gift and flowers !
    Have a great week !
    Anna

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  3. You have made good progress on your cross stitches. Very nice of your friend to send you an amazing crystal ball. Beautiful flowers from your balcony garden!

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  4. Great progress on your starts Preeti and what a lovely gift so delicate and pretty. Love the flowers have a great week. :) xx

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  5. Great progress on your projects Preeti.

    Linda

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  6. I'm glad you've found some time to stitch. You've made good progress. How nice of your friend to send you that gift. It will be creative inspiration every time you see it.
    xx Beca

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  7. Your flowers are beautiful Preeti! I love the stitched alliums, so pretty. Catherine is very talented and what a lovely gift she sent you.

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  8. Very nice projects, dear Preeti!
    I like flowers too!
    Hugs!

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  9. Preeti: I am si happy you like the crystal ball, I like 5he colors I did for you, I am going* to make one in that color for me.
    Anshita did a lovely job takin* photos, beautiful flowers.
    Preeti: you have some beautiful designs started, I look forward to seeing your progress.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  10. Thanks for the flower pics. We have still snow here in Sweden...

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  11. Fantastic progress. Love your beaded gift. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. So many pretty flowers stitched and real! And an adorable hedgehog. : ) Catherine did a lovely job on your beaded gift!

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  13. Beautiful cross-stitching progress. How lovely to get a gift from a blogger friend; it's very pretty. Beautiful flowers too!

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  14. Lovely progress and gift. :)

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  15. Such a lovely gift from Catherine. I have never tried beading but I can easily imagine that it's not so easy.
    Nice progress on both your WIPs.

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  16. Great progress on both your projects and such a lovely gift from Catherine

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  17. Lovely designs you are working on...they are both so different!
    Love the gift you received - so pretty!

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  18. Hi Preeti, i always love seeing your cross stitches and it's progressions. As you said, life is so busy and i'm lagging behind in updating my blog. Guess i have to take your advice and spend some time to blog. Love your garden flowers. Nice photography :)

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  19. I love your Flowers from Lesley Teare, that is going to be gorgeous.

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  20. Lovely flower stitching and flower photography by Anshita, Preeti! I really love the purple flowers you are stitching :)

    Enjoy that pretty gift from Catherine!

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  21. You're making great progress, Preeti, I love the cross-stitch design.
    Amalia
    xo

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  22. Beautiful stitchery, Preeti. It is going to be perfect. And what a beautiful gift you received! Kisses, my friend.

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  23. veramente un ricamo prezioso e raffinato <3

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  24. Ooo that beaded piece looks like it was fun to make! What a lovely gift for you. Your stitching progress is abundant as well. I feel like the allium flowers are satisfying to work on with each little piece being a mini-finish all on their own.

    I like button roses very much; such cute flowers.

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  25. good to see all your cross stitch progress..And the flowers from your garden is just lovely

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