December 2015


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

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I caught a viral infection on Sunday and was quite sick and weak. With antibiotics and paracetamol feeling slightly better today. My husband was also affected by this stupid virus.
Now to see the progress made during this last week of this year.
Square ornament
The black work pattern by SEBA designs was worked on 18 count Aida cloth with single strand of Anchor skein. This was a Christmas present for a close friend. Pink stones and pearl beads were added as embellishments.

WIPW73-Squareornament[18]

WIPW73-Squareornament[18]


The work on the cube ornament on 14 count Aida was resumed after this project. The embroidery was completed. Now these have to be brought into cube shape. First time attempting a cube. Feel quite anxious and excited.

WIPW73-cube ornament[14]

WIPW73-cube ornament[14]


Saturday was RPW day. Two different edges this week. Started on these and BLOP! fell sick. They will be resumed next year.

WIPW73-RPW2015

WIPW73-RPW2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Some progress was made during this week on this black work cube ornament on 14 count Aida. Though a fan of Seba designs, this is the first time I am trying one of her patterns. Either this pattern is very intricate or I have difficulty working on it, this is taking quite a bit of time to work. I used Anchor variegated cotton skein.

WIPW72-cube ornament[14]bw1-2

WIPW72-cube ornament[14]bw1-2


The same design is started on 18 count Aida fabric also. This is for a square ornament. This is more difficult.

This week’s edges were completed today. Happy to stay within this schedule of completing on time. The free graph for these edges are here. Beaded cross stitches are continued this week also. The edges before incorporating the beads.

RPW2015-101,102

RPW2015-101,102

After working the dark green glass beads. Image is not perfect.

RPW2015-101,2012 bead

RPW2015-101,2012 bead

The earlier weeks randjes were completed. The blog which is running this challenge seems to be well set for 2016. The next year’s challenge is a long sampler including alphabets, which will be posted in parts every week.

WIPW71-RPW2015

WIPW71-RPW2015

This project is a cube ornament. The black work pattern for this ornament is posted on a facebook group. Many people would be familiar with Seba Designs. This is stitch a long. This is my first SAL. Started the outlines with double running stitch. This is done on 14 count Aida.

WIPW71-cube ornament[14]bw1

WIPW71-cube ornament[14]bw1

The earlier edges were completed. The graph for this week’s edges are in this blog. The colours of the first edge are interchanged. It was easier to work the border first. The beaded are added later. I still need to practice more  of these beaded cross stitches.

RPW2015-99,100

RPW2015-99,100

This week’s progress is better.
Our Chennai is limping its way to normalcy after the terrible floods. Family is also coping now.
The latest edges on Randje per week 2015 was completed. Some progress has been possible on earlier edges.

WIPW70- RPW2015

WIPW70- RPW2015

In between falls was attached to this saree. This is  a cotton kota saree designed by Arundhati Menon. I enjoy this work of attaching the long strip of cloth to the sarees. It is a calm and meditative work like ironing.

WIPW70-sareefalls

WIPW70-sareefalls

I need to look for some Christmas ornament patterns to be worked in cross stitch or black work for my friend.

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