Tuesday 17 February 2015

13 years together !! :))

Thank you for all your sweet and lovely wishes on my Birthday !! I was very happy :))

Today we completed 13 years of our togetherness :)

What's better than to share another cross stitch finish 'Home Sweet Home ' .......that's true :)

This design is from the magazine, Cross Stitcher, August 2010 issue . It is meant to stitch on 14 count white fabric but I stitched on 10-count peach colored fabric . It is a free kit with the magazine but with digital issues, I get only charts . I changed the colors as per my fabric .

Sorry for the blur pics, I have taken in a hurry.

We earlier planned to go to dinner for my B'day party on 14th but Anshita had activity demonstration in school in the morning where the kids show what they have learnt the entire academic year . She has guitar and handball as her activities . After she played guitar we went to see her handball where she does the goalkeeping . She got her finger badly hurt when a guy from her class hit the goal . Girls and boys play together . We had to rush to doctor for X-ray but thankfully it was not a fracture . Her ring finger and parts of palm on the left hand have become black and blue and it pains a lot . She is having her term end exams starting 28th Feb . Thankfully, her right hand is fine . But she cannot play guitar and handball for at least a month :(

Anshita and Raj conducted few games for four (include my mom) of us and we had a very good family time :) We went to dinner on Sunday night when Anshita felt a bit fine .

Today there is nothing special as we have a religious day, 'MahaShivratri' , which means we have to fast full day, but we can eat the items that are allowed on fasting days . So the anniversary party will be on the weekend :)

I will try my best to reply to your wishes personally but owing to Anshita's exams, I might be busy with her .

Have a nice day !
Preeti :)

Friday 13 February 2015

Happy Birthday to me !!!! :))))

Today is my Birthday and I have turned 39 years old :))

Here is a beautiful and lovely card I got today morning from Anshita :)

It opens up to give a warm hug......very cute !!! She is a very caring and loving daughter :)  I love those small pink hands, she made it very neatly :)

I also completed this cute cross stitched Russian doll designed by the very talented designer Rhona Norrie from Tangled Threads . This design is from the magazine, The World of Cross Stitching, June 2013 issue .

I have also planned to start my biggest project, Kitty Litter (Dimensions kit),  today .

Have a nice weekend and a lovely Valentine's day :)

Preeti :)

Monday 9 February 2015

The best part of my home and a Crochet WIP :))

My crafting is going on but at a slow pace . I have been waiting to share pics of my new flat since we moved few months back . We did not hire any interior designer to design something trendy which might not have described our taste , rather , I designed everything and got it approved from Raj and Anshita :)

I have worked really hard in searching ideas and creating designs , measuring every inch of space for effective utilization . Our home is a mix of colors, vintage , trendy and conventional ----all under one roof :)

The best and loveliest part is ...........let the pictures tell you :)

Hello, I am Simba....Bittu's friend , and I will show you .....

Bittu's den :)
Bittu is Anshita's nickname .

Anshita wanted a bay window sitting area, so her mom turned her window into one :)
On either sides, are her clothes cupboards . 

A small nook to keep her book/cup/bowl

A big five feet wide mirror

She keeps only daily needs on these two racks . The actual treasure goes into the cupboard .

Her toy shelf , its five feet high......oops,  her mom still hasn't cleared the top

This was a designing challenge for the carpenter to turn the plywood in a curve . Anshita's mom did not want her to bump into cupboard corners 

I love these dolls on the cupboard....

So many cute ones :) Aren't they ???

A peek into the better part of mess inside the toy cupboard . The empty space is where Bittu's school bag goes . She is in school right now .

The longest handle in the house......2 feet long

Matching drawer handles....her mom was lucky to find those

'Shaun the sheep' was Anshita's favourite.......so her mom got one sheep knob too :)

A picket fence for wall hooks. This is still awaiting few details from mom but it is already in use .

Bittu's Cork&white board is usually full .

This is her mom's favorite picture on the toy cupboard .......isn't it a cute mom-daughter pair ?:)
That's all from Simba........Over to mom!

Now, I just need to add some handmade items to the room. The above crochet squares (total 18) are going to make something nice for her room .

The entire wooden work is done with a conventional water proof plywood and printed laminates (decolam) . For durability reasons we preferred this over the popular MDF work . I will show you few more pics of the home in next post .

I hope you enjoyed the pictures :)

Have a crafty week ahead !!
Preeti :)

Thursday 5 February 2015

A little bit of stash :)

Thank you for your lovely comments about my crafting space !! Welcome to my new blogger friends !!

My sister-in-law visited with her family and I was playing kitchen queen for last few days . I could not imagine if there was any world beyond the kitchen and dishwasher ;) I am slowly catching up with my blog reading and visiting new blog friends .

Just wanted to show the items Raj got for me when he came back on Sunday. I usually order online at a family friend's place in the US and then Raj collects it from him . It is much easier for him than roaming around in Jo-Ann store and finding nothing that's on my list . I ordered my items from 123stitch this time and I was very happy with their prices and service .

14 count and 16 count colored aida fabric. The cream colored one is DMC stardust (glitter) aida fabric.

Dimensions 'Lakeside Village' Cross stitch kit.

DMC light effects and metallic threads and piecemaker's needles. I wanted to try these, I may order more if I like working with those.

Bias tape maker, Q-snap frame, heart hanger. I usually don't use frames for cross stitch but I wanted to try Q-snap.

Magnetic tape and magnetic strips, plastic canvas star and regular. I got these for Anshita.

I am also making something colorful with these local branded cone threads. My brother dropped my mother yesterday and I am looking forward to spend time with her :)

I am way behind in replying to comments. Those with no-reply has become difficult because I am unable to enter reply comments on my own blog post . Anyways, I will figure out that issue but if you have any solution, then please let me know .

Have a nice day!
Preeti :)

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