Monday, 25 July 2011

My mini vacation....

A half day drive through a beautiful trail. It was raining intermittently and wherever i was green. I love the rains and i love the small places that we can visit near our city during rains. Simply refreshing and relaxing....maybe not for the DH coz he was the one driving for 4 hours.
The best part was that the kiddo had a lot of fun too and i did not have to worry about entertaining her. :)

Friday, 22 July 2011

A New Quilt Along

I have signed up for the 36 patch quilt along with Amanda Jean. She is one of the few who inspire me to quilt. This quilt along is fun as there is no limit to the number of patches that one can make. I love this idea. I can make a table runner or a queen size quilt...whatever suits my fancy. I love the idea! This is supposed to be a stash buster quilt however i don't have enough stash to bust :). I am going to use some solids that i have. I hope they would be enough for a table runner to begin with.

On another note, i have signed up for the July FNSI. So i guess a lot of sewing is going to happen this week.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

To post a post without words......

I had decided to only paste pictures in this words. I thought if i could do that i could use my favourite title....Wordless Wednesday. If you know me you would know how impossible this is. I can never be wordless. I simply love to talk. If i have no one around to listen to me, i talk to myself. I also love to think out loud. My husband was the strong silent type when we were recently married. Now he talks at least half as much as me. My little angel too has inherited the gift of gab and between us we manage to give the poor man no moment of silence. His ideal time to come home from work is when i am taking the kiddo downstairs in the park to play. He gets an hour of peace and news without any interruptions. Me and my sister talk to each other and my mother everyday too. I guess that would explain why i pay my own cell phone bills rather than the DH. :)

Well, back to what i meant to really say. This is how i ramble on...i knew i should have said what i wanted to before i took off in another direction. As usual that resolution was hard to keep. So, there is this little wall hanging quilt that i am stitching for my mother. Now though i love stitching things up and gifting them to my family i have never really stitched anything for my mum. So here's the first thing that i am doing....hope she likes it!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


I had a lovely vacation in Goa last week. Our anniversary gift to each other. My daughter went bonkers in the pool which was a consolation for me. The sea was kinda rough so i couldn't let her go in. I am totally refreshed and dying to get back to my embroidery and quilting.
After agonising for ages on what colors to use for the Birdie Stitches stitch along (if you follow that stitch along, you would know how hopelessly behind i am on it.......block 7 is out already). I am going to make a redwork version of it. My decision was made when i saw this beautiful fabric with a warli print in red on it. Warli is a folk form of art and it looks absolutely lovely. I just need to decide now whether it will be a cushion cover for each month or a full quilt or 3 different wall quilts for me, my sister in law and my ma in law. So whatever i decide to make it into....i will show some pictures real soon.

I am participating in a needle case swap on flickr which means i have to think how i can make a pretty one for my partner. There is also going to be a Quilt Along hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts that i am eager to join. Also let me not forget the State Flower Quilt Along which would come to it's conclusion soon. That is one project that i have immensely loved and enjoyed stitching.  So i guess that's that and since i have listed out all my 'To Do' things so publicly i would be motivated enough to finish them all.

Here's something that i did finish though.......a mug rug or a small wall hanging....whichever way my niece wants to use's her gift before i stitch up another pretty damsel for her on demand :).