Friday, 5 October 2012

Hi, I am back

Hello there, my lovely friends. How are you? Did you miss me? Well. I sure hope so, because I really missed all of you.

I am back from a two week trip to Mumbai for Ganeshotsav. We had a very nice time down there and caught up with a lot of our friends and relatives. But on a personal note, the trip was not very successful for me. More about that later.

First let me welcome our new friends;
           Angelique (please let me have the link, if you have a blog, dear)
           Sherin Deepu from Kuk's Kitchen
           Anna from Hindustanka's Sunny Indian Days
   and  Linda  from Linda Crochets (if you love thread crochet you must visit Linda to admire her perfect doilies).
 (A small note to all my fellow bloggers and followers: Please write a small comment when you join my blog and also don't forget to state the name of your blog, so that I can follow you too. Thank you.) 
 
Okay, now I have a little confession, I was back last Friday ie: 28th September. Then, how come I had not posted anything so far? Well. you know how it is sometimes, you have so much to say that you don't know where to start. 

So firstly, let me start by telling you why my trip was not so "successful". I had planned to use the second week of our trip to visit an ongoing book fair and the wholesale yarn and bag making supplies market with my brother. But, come Monday I was down with viral fever with high temperature and terrible bodyache. And even if I was ready to drag myself to the market in this condition, my brother got a huge swollen toe after stubbing it against some furniture. It was the same toe he had fractured some time back, so he was in real agony. So there went my yarn and book buying trips down the drain. (To the secret delight of my husband !!).

I was also supposed to meet a couple of my school friends for lunch, but that program too flopped because of the viral fever. I was really looking forward to that as it has been ages since we met each other. So, maybe next time :(

We had decided to start back on Friday, of course my hubby very sweetly suggested staying back for one more day so that I could visit the yarn market. But that would have been very selfish of me as it would have meant that he would miss the two days of rest at home before resuming duties on Monday. 

So, you see I was in a bit of a blue funk and sort of sulking in a corner. Sadly I could not blame anybody for this situation, which made it even worse!! He he... ;)

Secondly I wanted to start posting with a finished project. Yes my Rose doily is finally complete. But being the Queen of Procrastination that I am it took me two days to weave in the ends. 
But finally Ta-Da:

Rose doily




Don't you just love the colors on that rose! I think I will make a couple more doilies, maybe with orange roses or yellow? What do you say?

If you would like to try this doily, HERE is the link to the pattern I used. Have fun.

It feels so good to be back with all of you. My husband calls me an internet addict and I confess I am guilty as charged! I spent the last few days visiting all of you and I see that some of you have posted about some lovely things, crochet and otherwise.

That's all for today. Do write to me, I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care and Happy Hooking.
Love xxx

33 comments:

  1. I hope you are fine now, Sangeetha :) Glad you are back home and blogging. I saw loads of news on TV about Ganesh pooja, and once saw someone was doing it in here, Chandigarh, too.
    Thanks for mentioning me in your post :) It is so fun to read about your husband's patience for your hobby :) My husband is just the same,he even goes to buy yarn with me when I need and helps me to choose the colors :)hehe
    The rose doily is very pretty! I will think of making the same, thanks for the pattern!

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    1. Hi Anna, I hope you have fun making this doily. Love

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  2. Oh Sangeetha, You come back with very nice doilies..:))
    Welcome and this is amazing...:))
    Best best wishes..

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  3. Oh, Sangeetha, your crocheted Rose doily is most lovely! Sorry to hear you were not well while you were away. Nice to stop by for a visit with you again!

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    1. Thank you Lorraine, It sure feels nice to be back with all of you again. Love.

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  4. Welcome back Sangeetha. Sorry to hear that you were not well - I hope you are feeling better now. . :)

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    1. and also, your doily is very pretty. :)

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    2. Hi Debi, Thank you for your lovely words.

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  5. Welcome back! You were missed:) Hope you are all better now, am sure this lovely rose doily deff makes you better! What are you planing on using it for? Lovely doily, beautifully done and looks exquisite:)

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    1. Thanks Rajeswari. In fact it was your doily with blue roses that inspired me to try this pattern. And, next time I am also going to try your tip of completing the leaves first. :)

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  6. Good to hear you again! Hope you are doing better now. Your doily is very pretty ! :)

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    1. Thanks Preeti. Congrats on completing one month.
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  7. Your doily is so gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  8. That is the most beautiful doily I have ever seen! Just beautiful! One more project for my list!

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  9. oh dear!!! nice to see you after a long time.. hope everything is fine. i'm spellbound.. what an artwork!!!!

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  10. Ohhhh...wow you have come back , great!!!!
    Beautiful doilies I have ever seen.thanks for sharing.

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  11. Its beautiful! Is this Anchor size 20 thread? What size hook do you use for this thread? I used a 1.25mm. I hope its the correct size! :) I am still an infant at crocheting and still have to learn a lot. Recently I tried my hand with fine threads and doilies. So its mostly 'try and test' phase for me. This doily is in my 'must try this' list. You make beautiful things and I love your blog name. Have a good day! Shikha

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  12. These are BEAUTIFUL !!
    Hope you're feeling better and wishing you all the best :)

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  13. Sorry to hear that you were sick on your trip. That's just no fun at all. Your rose doily is so very beautiful. Take care and have a great week. Tammy

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  14. The rosey doily looks pretty!!

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  15. Sorry to hear the trip wasn't great. I hope the next one is better :). Love the doily though !

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  16. Absolutely lovely! Love the variegated yarn on roses very much!
    Lena

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  17. Your work is really beautiful. I hope to continue communicating even the translator tool produces funny phrases. Since I am now your follower. Kisses!

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  18. Its beautiful!! Hope to make one for myself some day...i have recently started crocheting..so learning and experimenting as of now!!

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  19. Hi, Thrilled to join you here. N I am drooling over your work:) This the one I was telling you over the phone the other day.

    Today I managed to make the time & muster the strength to pull out the crochet hook & thread & make a fresh start. Followed your tip about leaving the left hand loose. Made a swatch of about 20 dcs. & 6 rows. Less said the better about the first 2 rows. By the 3rd row... Lo behold I got da rhythm & the crocheting got smoother:) The work is not as even as I would like... Got a long way to go... You are genius!!! Thanks for coming to the rescue & bailing me out;)

    The next time I go to town will took up the thicker yarn at Pradhan stores...

    Happy crocheting:)

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  20. hi Sangeetha,
    Can you please tell me the hook size you used for this project?
    I presume that you used size 20 red rose crochet thread. I'm using the same, but my flowers are too small and tight. So wanted to check on the hook size.
    thanks!
    Ranjitha

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  21. Hi,
    Can you please tell me the hook size you have used for this project ? I'm working on this doily, and i'm using red rose crochet cotton size 20. My flowers are coming out very small and tight. probably i need to change my hook size.
    Thanks!!
    Ranjitha

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  22. Hi Sangheetha,.
    After inspired by yours i made one and you can find it here.
    http://crochetkumari.blogspot.in/2013/09/irish-rose-doily.html

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