Showing posts from January, 2017

The Alphabet Club Catch up post : Letter K

Hello Friends,
I’m back with another TAC catch up post . Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. I’m happy to know that you found the J words interesting.
This post is going to be a long one, so get a cup of coffee and start reading.
K is for Khaki(UK/ˈkɑːkiː/,CanadaandUS/ˈkækiː/) is a color, a light shade of yellow-brown.Khakiis aloanwordincorporated fromHindustani(UrduorHindi) ख़ाकी/خاکی (meaning "soil-colored") and is originally derived from thePersian(Khâk, literally meaning "soil"), which came to English fromBritish Indiavia theBritish Indian Army. The word Khaki is commonly used for police uniform these days.

Another loan word from ancient Indian language Sanskrit is Karma (कर्म); (listen).It means action, work or deed. It also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).
I see a lot of cross stitch designers using the word Karma in their designs…

The Alphabet Club Catch up post : Letter J

Hello Friends,
I'm back with another TAC catch up post. This time its letter J..

J is for Jungle .The word Jungle in English has been derived via Hindi (जंगल) from Sanskrit jāṅgala rough and arid. The word जंगल in Hindi has the same pronunciation and meaning as the English word. Isn't that interesting?

J is for Juggernaut.A juggernaut (UKi/ˈdʒʌɡərnɔːt/US/-nɒt, -nɔːt/jug-ər-not[1]), in current English usage, is a literal or metaphorical forceregarded as mercilessly destructive and unstoppable. This usage originated in the mid-nineteenth century[2] as an allegorical reference to the Hindu temple cars of Jagannath Temple in Puri, which apocryphally were reputed to crush devotees under their wheels.

J is for Jalebi (जलेबी) is a sweet popular especially in India. It is made by deep-fryingmaida flour (Plain flour or All-purpose flourbatter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. They are particularly popular in the Indian subcontinent during Diwali.

It's GG time

Hello Friends,

I hope you had a good start to the new year . It's time for first GG update  of the year. What's GG you ask? GG or Gifted Gorgeousness SAL is Jo's baby where we show what gift stitching we have been doing. These can be gifts received in form of patterns,kits,floss and fabric or gifts we make for others.
Here are the gifts I received last month and failed to show you. I visited my family in India last month and somebody missed me.😁 Look what DH made me , a free hand embroidery piece . No need to say I love it ! I asked him how he made it and he showed me the steps :drawing the pattern, fitting it in the frame size. I'm impressed by the talent my man possesses.My late father in law used to embroider and I have seen some of the master pieces he has created. DH has been thinking of continuing with the craft his father did since a while, sorry I don't know what that embroidery is called in English.
I received a beautiful pin cushion with my initial from…

The Alphabet Club Catch up post :Letter I

Hello Friends,

I'm sorry for not posting about the Alphabet Club since long, don't know what happened but I fell off the wagon for this one.So here I am trying to catch up ...

Without further delay let's talk about Letter "I"

I is for Hindi word Indradhanush meaning Rainbow. The composite word Indradhanush is made of two words Indra and Dhanush ,dhanush is a bow , bow of Indra, the god of lightning, thunder and rain.
I haven't met a person who doesn't love rainbows. In childhood, we used to wait for rainy season in India to see a rainbow. However, I was quite surprised when I saw a rainbow almost every morning on my way to work while I was deputed to Pascagoula, Mississippi. Here are two of my favourite Indradhanush pictures:

I can ramble about the colorful city of Istanbul for days, talk about how it was called Constantinople and was the capital city of Roman/Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman empires, about how this transcontinental city has a rich culture influen…

Year 2016 review and Crafty plans for 2017

Hello Friends,
Another year has come to an end and it is time to reflect on the year gone by.
2016 was a good year to say the least...I think I grew as a human being and have found ways to be happy(read avoid circumstances/people which/who make me unhappy).
The year has been good one with vacations, visits to meet family and some surprise meet ups with friends...something I always wish for.
As you all know, 2015 was a major breakthrough year cross stitching wise, 2016 may not have been so exciting however there are some new things I did in this year.
1. Participated in a cross stitch mystery SAL. 2. Started to write a daily and a craft journal. 3. Participated in postcard exchanges. 4. Won a cross stitch giveaway on Instagram. 5. Bought a cross stitch magazine in Kuwait. 6. Joined a book club and have managed to finish listening to one audio book. 7. Participated in a cross stitch blog hop. 8. First independent knitting finish. 9. Participated in a cross stitch ATC swap on Instagram. 10. First char…