Friday, 29 June 2012

A Hearty Welcome

What with becoming a blogger, starting a new blog, debating about my style of writing and trying to get good photos, I just realised that I have been remiss as a host. A casual glance at the sidebar showed me that I now had 25 followers! And I had never taken the time to greet them.

So today I would like to extend a hearty welcome to all my friends on Google connect. Trust me, I have visited each one of you and enjoyed your blogs (sometimes with help from Google Translate). I also enjoy reading your comments on my blog and really look forward to them. Do keep writing in and let us keep visiting and chatting.

Also a warm welcome to all my readers and visitors. 

If anybody has suggestions about how I can improve my blog, I would certainly love to hear them. At present I am doing up my blog in a trial and error, learn as you go method...LOL. There are many things that I have still not tried and there is so much to learn.

Until I became a blogger, I had no idea about Google connect and "Following". I would bookmark my fave blogs, so you can imagine what a huge bookmark list I had. Once I understood what it meant I promptly "joined" all my favourite blogs. Now it is so easy and so much fun to be up to date on their blog activities. But on a personal note, I had never expected to have so many friends and that too, so soon. I am absolutely thrilled. Having moved to a new city, I really missed my friends back home. Not anymore, my virtual friends bring me so much joy. Plus I have managed to contact a couple of my bloggy friends personally!! Isn't that just great.

Thank you friends for making me feel welcome.

What?!... a post without crochet. How is that possible? 

This is what I am currently working on. 

This is my own design and I will reveal it to you if it works out right.  No, don't worry no guessing games this time. But, I will give you a hint - this item is for my dear hubby, that is if it turns out to be okay. Wish me luck.

Bye for now, Take care.
Love xxx

Monday, 25 June 2012

It's a .....

Hello there, I hope you are having a lovely day today (did I hear someone say Monday blues?). I spent the Sunday gorging on lovely ripe golden Alphonso mangoes. I guess I went a little overboard, but the desperation comes from knowing the fact that they will soon be gone! And then will come the long wait of 9-10 months for the next mango season. Oh well, good things come to those who wait.

Let me thank all of you who waited for me to reveal my new project.

Actually it is not something grand, it is a simple pin cushion.

I am not very good at sewing and my sewing machine is used only for mending clothes and maybe hemming new towels and seaming store bought garments. So it is not like I really need a pin cushion. 

But for my last project - the pen tablet cover I was using these pins  for sewing the lining. Every time I was done using a pin I would carefully put it back in the holder, you know those round discs, so that it was not lying around ready to poke anyone. 

And each time I had to put them back in colour coded manner (yes, I am crazy like that), hence my sewing was moving at a very slow pace. So I thought of making a pin cushion and of had to be a crocheted one. 

I am totally in love with the hexagon motif which I am using for my Hexagon Blanket so I decided to use the same motif and join them to form the pin cushion. I needed eight hexagons for it and I used the join-as-you-go method to make it. I have used Bliss knitting cotton and a 2.50 mm hook.

Do you like my pin cushion? Do let me know!

And now, let me digress. Today morning I had a visitor ..... of the feathered kind.

This is the Common Indian Myna and it belongs to the Starling family of birds. Mynas are  regarded as symbols of undying love, because they often pair for life. Upon googling for more info I was saddened to know that they are considered a nuisance for various reasons but I will not go into them today.

Bye for now...see you soon.
Love xxx


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