Monday, July 06, 2009

Stitching



An entire month without any posts. I thank you to visit after such long absences from blogging. So much is going on in my life that I don't feel like spilling all of that here -- except for crafting, ofcourse. I love making craft related posts.

Quick update - I am in India currently on the tail end of my trip. It has been fine except missing DH and DS too much. This time I got the time to do all those things I want to do on when I come to India but never have time for - like taking long walks in the parks, going window shopping (and shopping), going to movies, just sitting at home (hotel) and hanging out with family, and so on. But it has been a long 4 weeks without them. It would have been so much better if they were able to come but seeing that we just visited 6 months ago, it didn't make sense. DH wasn't able to get vacation so soon and for me it is work during weekdays anyways.

So glad I brought stitching with me on this trip. It was a last minute decision to throw in something just in case I didn't feel like knitting. Turns out I haven't knit at all and have been stitching away :) Here is a before and after of my long time WIP - Tradewinds

Last update - Oct 22, 2003. Eeeek!!

4th July, 2009


I haven't filled in the mermaid face and body portion because I want to do it over-one and the printout of the chart that I have is terrible. So I moved on to the center medallion. I am so loving this project right now. It's funny how I don't stitch for long time (last time I stitched was during olympics) and then when I do get back to it I wonder WHY in the world I wasted all that precious stitching time? LOL! Just a quick overview of what I did hobby-wise in the last 7-8 months that I didn't stitch --
1 month vacation in India
15 novels (Stephanie Plum Series), one or two other novels
Knitted a pair of Socks, started 2 more socks. Made 2 scarves (maybe 3?)
Few sets of jewelery - at least 3 Necklaces, many earrings, bracelets and stitching fob (for Erin), 3 Key fobs
Few PJ bottoms for DS, a skirt for me, a skirt and a DRESS for a friend
I did stitch in Jan for a few weeks on Thistle Stop

Anyhow, I will be back in the US on July 13th. Just a week left, so much still to do - work wise as well as shopping. See you later :)

4 comments:

Suzanne said...

Your Tradewinds is looking great, Shalini. Wow!!

I bet DH and M have missed you just as much as you have them! Enjoy the last week in India!! Suz

Erin said...

I can't imagine being away from my DH and DS for a whole month! I'm sure they are looking forward to you being home just as much as you are. Tradewinds looks good, though. I hope everything else is okay. {{{hugs}}}

Raychill Canuck said...

I'm starting to think we're stitching twins. We both did Angel of Love and Tradewinds is in my stash patiently waiting for me to start it. I even am using the same changes your are - the verse instead of the alphabet and the over-one mermaids.

Jo said...

love your tradewinds... I have it in my stash somewhere!

I wouldn't worry about not blogging ina whiel - we all get busy!