Saturday, August 31, 2019

Crafting at The Coffee Bean

A new location of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf was the setting for our craft meeting this morning.
There's a lot of talent right here in this group.

Gorgeous needlework and knitting.
Crochet and cross-stitch.
And even a quilter doing paper pieced hexies.
I cannot believe that today is the the last day of August.
Where does the time go?

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tuesday's Drawings and Scenes from Sofia

On Tuesday Aruna and I got together again for another drawing date.  
And just as with craft group, we are always looking for new places to try.
This time we went to Rite Cafe located in The Cube Mall.
I drew inspiration from a photo taken while walking the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria on Monday, August 12th.
Since there are very few flowering plants during the summer in Kuwait, it was nice to be surrounded by so many colorful blooms in Sofia.
I also really enjoyed the architecture there and took way too many pictures of buildings.
Will share more next time.
Happy Thursday!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Another Crafty Morning

It would seem that the only time I post lately is when I have an art date with Aruna or meet-up with my craft group.
Did you know that Thursday was Granny Square Day hosted by Simply Crochet Magazine?
Above are some of the squares that crafters in Kuwait submitted to our group for posting.
Mine are the bottom left and right.  I'm a traditionalist when it comes to granny squares.
They are my go-to project when I'm not sure what I want to do.
But on Friday, I did try this free pattern designed by Frederika Creates which can be found on the Mollie Makes website.

Yesterday my craft group met at yet another new coffee shop (they are opening right and left over here).  This one is called Bon.
I had a Spanish Soy Latte which was pretty darn good.  Most places say they can't do designs with soy milk but this barista proved them wrong.
Zhraa made vegan lemon muffins again and boy were they yummy!
She also made each of us a tiny granny square decoration for our phones.

Some members were returning from summer holidays.
Suzanne went to Shetland where she learned all about lace knitting.

Carol Ann was in Greece and brought souvenir magnets.
I'm just about running out of room on my fridge.
Amal is working on a needlepoint that's been year's in the making.  She's filling in all the background now.  So beautiful, so much work.
For show-n-tell there was a sheep, a blanket, a purse and a needlepoint case.
And the piece de resistance was Carol Ann's sewing case.
 Can you guess where she's from?  :)
 All the sides are stitched with motifs.
And inside there's a needlecase, scissor fob, bluebonnet magnet, and the cutest cactus pincushion.
She's currently stitching up Van Gogh's sunflowers.
While I humbly worked on quick coasters that didn't require much thought while talking.

Last Sunday hubby and I were wandering the streets of Sofia. Bulgaria.
More about that soon.
Have a peaceful Sunday!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Crafty Morning and an FO

Today was another crafty meet-up with Kuwait Crafters.

Every other Saturday we meet at a different coffee shop and today we chose Opt Coffee that just opened at the end of June.
My friend, Aruna, crocheted the sweetest little colorful pears.
They've gotten a lot of love on our Instagram story.
And this craft bag made by my very talented friend, Rene @whiskersandyarn, was a belated birthday gift some time back that I finally got pictures of.  Really perfect for your current project or crochet-on-the-go.

My FO (finished object) from yesterday is the Happiest Blanket Ever, a pattern by Tamara Kelly at Moogly.
A really easy pattern to follow and quick to work up which is just what I like.

Of course, with color changes every row, that does mean lots of loose ends to weave in.
But that didn't stop me from finishing.
Or from starting another one in different colors.
Happy August!
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