Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Lone Star Doily

This doily is called LONE STAR DOILY from the CDS series.

I fell in love with it at first sight . I just love the shape and the look of it. It's an easy enough doily to make and whipped up really fast too. I was thinking of a different colour , but then some doilies I think look best in white. This I felt is one of them ' white doilies'.
I'm working on more projects but still not completed them ..will post them with pictures asap. Incase if you are wondering whether they are doilies again , then I 'd say you are right ....I'm in desperate doily urge!!!

The next thing I'm going nuts about right now are exchanges. I really want to do a secret pal exchange as well. But then whoever is my secret pal would in all probability find out it's me from the very first package from me. How many people from UAE are actually there in any group? Usually , its just me ! So there , that means secret pal is definately not for me . But I'm joining many swaps right now ....and I'm loving it!It is so much fun to make things for exchange partners...the big thrill is in actually making something for someone feels so special!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hot off the hooks!! I present my latest doily ! This was done as a Doily Along project in the group Gathering Threads. This was such a fun doily to make. So fast to work and turned out neat too.
The doily was a mystery pattern. I used Coats Omega thread in size 10. The colour looks more pinkish than lavender in the picture. The size in 17.5 " in diameter. This was fun and I can hardly wait to start the next DAL.
Doily Thoughts!
Not that there are many other kinds these days. But the thoughts relating to crochet appear to be the best to me right now.....or at any other time too!! There have been no recent picture posts of my projects. I'm still working at finishing off projects. Just finished a doily from a Crochet Along. It's blocked and still drying.
And then , another new Doily Swap , yay!!! I dont seem to get enough of these swaps & I'm such a sucker for doilies. Actually it more like a round robin. I really wanted to make this gorgeous floral and butterfly doily for my ' to send ' partner but turns out she prefers a doily in white or Ecru. So it looks like the flowers and butterfly doily will have to wait until another time. So I'm busy looking for a pattern of single coloured doily. There are so many beautiful ones , it gets more and more confusing!!! I want to make them all.
Aaaaaah! I get so mad when I run out of thread in between making a doily ...who doesn't? But what makes matters worse is that this thread isnt available here. I got it from India. I can always order for more but then you know what that means , waiting !!! And that is soooo bugging. I had checked out the thread requirement in the pattern and checked out the thread label. And believe me according to the label just one and a half balls of the thread would've been sufficient for the doily and I had three balls of it. And still it looks like it wont be enough !! So there are some misleading labels here.
The thread baby dress is coming along great. It's going slow , the pattern is quite labour intensive. But I'm enjoying it so so much. I know that it'll turn out just great. But still a long way to go before it's all done.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Serial bomb blasts in Mumbai
It's heart breaking, shocking and distressing to see the kind of terror that is taking place. It's so disgusting !!! ...totally...what is expected to be gained from killing hundreds of innocent people??? Can such acts ever be justified??? I DON'T think so...nothing justifies killing, hurting and ruining innocent people .
I guess I'm just too upset to write anymore today about this or anything else. Just watching the news makes me want to cry. I cannot, for the life of me, understand what is acheived from this sheer cruelty...except for pain and death. What possible 'cause' could this help???

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Busy Days!!!
I have not been ignoring my blog ......just been too busy with life. Had a fantastic week of shopping the whole day and watching the Football matches at night. Now , if you are wondering what the extensive shopping is for, it my brother's wedding soon. And Dubai being the shopper's paradise, I was merely enjoying it. Dubai probably has the best choice of Indian outfits and sarees out of India. We managed to get a whole load of gifts and Sarees for the Bride.Not too many of silks but a lot of trendy chiffons and sequins and crystal work. Maybe I should take pictures of it ....hey no I can't ! The bride sometimes visits me here!!!
And the World Cup season was wonderful. And my son, too, is bitten by the bug. He, ofcourse, supports Italy since they won the CUP.That was one amazing Final. And other extremely exciting match was between Italy and Germany. We used to go in a huge big group of cousins and friend to the Conventional Hall at the World Trade Centre , Dubai. The set up was entirely like a stadium and the atmosphere to match. It was such fun. Now , we are all waiting for the Cricket World Cup next year.
On the crochet front, I'm still working on the same projects that I was a couple of weeks back. With having so much , there was hardly time to crochet.
I'm also teaching crochet now .And I'm so happy that it is going so well. The students seem pretty keen and eager to learn and doing really well for a beginner.
And another thing I discovered....the Postal Authority hates me!!! I still havent received the exchange package which was sent by my partner weeks back...actually almost a whole month!! I'm checking at the post everyday ...but no package. By now , the package counter people signal to me even before I enter that ' you dont need to park and come out , nothing in the post for you !!!'. And I have been so polite all the time . How upsetting is that ? I know my partner has put in so much of love and effort into the puffy , I just hope it reaches safely.