Thursday 8 May 2014

Few updates and gifts.....:)

Hello all,

Thank you so much for your wishes on my last post . I could not reply to any single comment . Soon after that, I was busy with the preparation of House warming pooja for our new flat . It was on 1st May. It is an elaborate prayer as per Hindu mythology. Raj and I together did that (under the supervision of 5 priests) for almost 3 hrs which included 20 min of Havan (small bonfire) in peak afternoon time when the temperatures were running 42-45 C . It was done in the drawing room so not that hot. But still, fans and ACs were switched off during the entire time as they would blow off the lamps . So you can understand why I am not posting my 'uff, it is so hot !' photos . We had invited some local friends and relatives for the lunch. We were happy as all went well nicely.

Some updates on my crafting....

I worked on the Margaret Sherry SAL. This was the only Cross stitching I did for last 1 month.

Making a crochet purse for my mother :) She was with me for 5 months and left 2 weeks before the house warming ceremony. I missed her. I could not complete this purse . Will send her whenever I am done with. It is an interlocking crochet stitch .

Anshita made this bunting for the new house using foam sheets :) We had put it on the main door during the pooja . I like it!! It looks cute !!

And here are some gifts....

A Margaret Sherry Calendar sent by my cross stitching friend Jo from Serendipitous Stitching .
It is a Calendar  with 6 big Msherry Cross stitch charts . Thank you so much Jo !! That's so sweet of you for sending me :) I have only digital charts so this is surely a treasure for me . She also sent me two lovely postcards with her beautiful handwriting but they are now packed with my greeting cards . I will show them when I unpack after shifting to the new flat .

A new phone 'SONY Xperia Z1 Compact (White) ' from Raj :) No special occasion, just that my old phone stopped working so he got me a new one . I am not used to this size of phone .

With my old phone (Nokia xpressmusic) of seven years

I am in the process of ordering things for my giveaway. We are planning to shift in the end of May. But I haven't started anything....still many fittings are to be done . I am getting it done one at a time but I guess its slow. Raj changed his job in Feb after being 13 years in the same company. So he has become very busy and the ownership of all his pending tasks at the new flat have been transeferred to me :(

This weekend I purchased some craft stuff for both Anshita and myself. I have some more to show, but no time for pics.

Have a lovely week and weekend!



  1. Lovely update on your MS project! Jo sent you a fab calendar too :) Have fun with the move!

  2. Beautiful updates ! Love the cross stitching !
    Have a great day !

  3. Lovely up date ..
    They all so lovely
    Big hugs x

  4. Great! The gifts are wonderful. The bunting is beautiful.

  5. Nice progress Preeti. I love the purse your making. Great colors. Does sound like your very busy. Enjoy the move.


  6. Good luck and happiness in your new home. I love the crocheted purse!

  7. It sounds so great and busy at your house!!
    I hope your having a wonderfull time in your new flat.
    the celebrtings sounds great!!
    Your DD made a great garland.. so bright color..
    She is as gifted as her mother
    Your progress update looks so great!!
    beautifull phone, and love the calender!!
    Have a great time.
    Take you rest!!
    have a great weekend!

  8. Congratulations for all the changes in your life!
    Your MS is adorable! Love that calendar.
    All your pretty crafty things!

  9. Wonderful projects and gifts! How interesting to learn a bit about Hindu traditions. Thank you for sharing.

  10. The ceremony sounds lovely, albeit a bit sticky from the heat. You Margaret Sherry is looking good. And as I said already puts mine to shame ... I have almost finished gridding. But I did finally get all the fabric and threads sorted. Hope to see a finish soon.

  11. Congratulations on new beginnings! You shall have some crafty boost in a new place when you are done with all the fittings and so on.
    Anshita's bunting is lovely! I can imagine it brightens up your room :)
    Get time for some rest too! Wishing Raj all the best in his new job!

  12. Your daughter's bunting is great, she has a really good eye for colour.
    Glad you like the calendar, looking forward to seeing what you decide to stitch first.

  13. Olá amiga, amei o crochê, lindíssimo!!! Uma abençoada semana.
    Doce abraço Marie.

  14. Great work on your MSherry SAL :D You'll finish soon!! :)
    Your crochet purse looks so pretty already :)

  15. The interlocking crochet stitch looks lovely! should give it a try sometime.. i know moving takes a lot of work.. wishing you joy and happiness in your new home :)

  16. Σου στέλνω πολλές ευχές από την
    Ελλάδα !!!!!!

  17. So pretty works!! Also Anshitas bunting, my compliments to her, too :-). It's unfamiliar to use a new cellphone, isn't it? I sometimes also have my difficulties there ;-). Thanks for your nice comment and have a sunny weekend!

  18. What an exciting time in you life, Preeti! A new job for your husband, and preparing for a move, and a new phone. The purse you are making for your mom is stunningly beautiful! The colorful bunting Anshita made is just right for celebrating your new home. You are making good progress on your Margaret Sherry piece and the calendar is a gift I know you will enjoy using. Thanks for posting :) xx

  19. I wish I could cross stitch. I did learn how to embroider when I was a young girl. My mom taught me. She knew all the hand crafts. I haven't embroidered in years and just recently I was thinking of taking it up again. I even bought a loop a couple of weeks ago. I guess I just need a few more hours in the day to get it all done. I've enjoyed your blog. I'm happy to follow you. I'll be by for another visit soon.
    xx Beca

  20. Congratulations on your new home!! Loved the interlocking crochet colour combination.
    Pack all your crafty stuff carefully as they get lost so easily while moving. And remember where you have kept what. It'll be easier to unpack. :-)
    And the new phone is also amazing. I got one two a couple of weeks back. Husbands are sweet , aren't they ?? ;-)

  21. the bunting is super cute! The purse is also beautiful! All the best with your move Preeti. Hearty congrats on your new home.

  22. The bunting is very pretty and the crochet purse lovely.

  23. Preeti All your works are so cute. What type of thread u have used for interlocking crochet?You have organised your embroidery threads nicely. From where did you get those plastic spools and the box? can i get it online from anywhere?.


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