Showing posts from May, 2014

Sunburst cushion cover!!!

With my husband's hectic and busy schedule during the first year of his MBA, we couldn't travel much.  To utilize the summer break before his second year classes start , we have decided to make a trip to the USA. We will be visiting my sister and bil in Colorado.

With the arrival of summer, the days here are growing long and it doesn't get dark till 9 at night. The trees are full of lush green leaves. :-)
The days are all bright and sunny. And to celebrate these lovely days, I made something similar in crochet.
I made my first crochet cushion cover. Its so bright and beautiful that I decided to call it "Sunburst cushion cover" :-) 
It matches very well with my flower vase. Remember the flowers I had made.  I made 16 more flowers and made squares around them.
Joined all the squares using single crochet.

A closer look at the flower

Then I made a fabric pillow envelope case using a fleece blanket with the help of my trusty sewing machine.

This was my first attempt…

A trip and my new sewing machine

Its been cloudy /rainy couple of days here in Toronto and the temperature has dropped again. not too low but to 13C. Well, I'm from a country where the metric system is followed, so I have used celsius, kilometres, and kilograms all my life. And if I hear, pounds, miles and fahrenheits I need a few seconds to grasp the magnitude of these measuring units. ;-)
A couple of weeks back when we had a long weekend here in Canada(for Victoria day) I visited the Niagara falls with a few friends of mine. 
A few pics from the trip :-)

 This was one sight that made me feel , something so beautiful can also be life-threatening.
Okay I can go on for hours(I mean words/lines/pages) together talking about random things, so let get back to some crafty stuff. I know that in my last post, I'd mentioned I would be back with a finished crochet project , but I thought of squeezing in a post on my new sewing machine before that. Well, this beauty definitely deserves a separate post for itself. :-) …

For what joy???

Something exciting happened last week. I was awarded the "Liebster Blog" Award by Ruth of Rose Hill Collections and Anitha of A Little Love Everyday. Thank you so much both of you!!! :-) Ruth has a beautiful blog and I'm always amazed by her fast crocheting skills, as she always has some beautiful crocheted project to show in all her posts. Great going Ruth. And Anitha (as she has already mentioned) is one of my early blog friends. She's multi-talented and I always wait to read her blog posts. After reading her recent post I realized that apart from crochet, we seem to have a lot in common. :-) Thank you again!! :-)

Well the  award comes with a few rules. which are 1) Write 11 random facts about me 2) Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter 3)Nominate bloggers who i think deserves this award and who have less than 200 followers 4)Ask 11 questions to my nominees

11 Random facts about me
1. I have visited 8 foreign counties in the past two and a half years …

Toronto Sugar Beach

After a tiring week, I crave for weekends for some "ME" time where I can just crochet, read blogs, nap a bit and sometimes do nothing(literally I mean). But last weekend the weather was too good to do any of that. So we had to get out and enjoy the amazing spring weather here.
Leaves are coming out!!! :-)
First we went for a small get together at my husband's friend's place. It was a potluck party , and I'd made aloo chaat. (an Indian snack with Potato). I kept the spices to a minimum as there were even non-Indians attending the party. The masalas in the Indian food are not usually International palate friendly.
After the party,we along with an other friend couple decided to take advantage of the good weather and explore Toronto. There were more reasons to utilize this weekend to the most, one being rain forecast for the next weekend and the second, a temporary change taking place in our lives. But more on that in my next post. So going back to what we did last …

A week into May

Time is flying. We are a week into May already. It feels like it was a couple of months back when I wrote my first post about relocating to Toronto. But its almost been a year now.  Its getting warmer here and the tree leaves are coming out. Its nice to be out.

I haven't been crocheting much except for the time I travel to office. The commute is quite long and I crochet in the train. I feel sick if I do it in the bus, but surprisingly not in the train. So I'm happy I do something productive than just stare at the floor everyday :-)
Today I'm popping in to show you all this project I completed a few months back but never got a chance to talk about it. ;-) Its a beautiful knit scarf.

The first time I saw the tutorial for this on youtube, I was amazed. Its a very simple pattern with just knit and purl but at the end we just drop the stitches and stretch it to get this lacy texture. Dropping stitches at the end is quite dangerous for a newbie as a slight mistake could make yo…