of the sun, its cusp and midnight,
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
of the sun, its cusp and midnight,
Monday, December 5, 2022
Find It, Found, Foiled
Yesterday I found a bunch of faux flowers being thrown out.
And today I found this on the ground.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
A Drizzly Surprise
I thought I had waited out the chance of rain this morning, but halfway into my walk, the drizzle started. It was a nice drizzle though; refreshing since we don't often get rain in the desert.
I always pick up litter along the way, find a kitty to feed and leave a little love whenever I can.
And just as I got closer to home, I noticed that someone had put out a big bunch of flowers by the trashcan.
"No flowers without a little rain" ... even if they are fake. :)
Have a nice day.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Several Things for Day Three
My game plan was to post every day this month. Vloggers do Vlogmas on YouTube so thought I'd do Blogmas here, but I already missed day two. :) Whoops!
Last night we went to a wedding -- I normally don't like to go as they are all quite different and never know what to expect. Often, I'm not appropriately dressed because my husband is not good at asking questions and getting details. Sometimes we go, just to make an appearance but don't stay very long; however, since we had friends in from New York who went with us, we kinda had to follow their lead .... and as a result, we didn't get home until after midnight.
Dancing went on for several hours which meant the dinner buffet didn't start until 10:00 p.m. (another reason I don't like going since I'm not a fan of eating so late).
What I had planned to post yesterday was the start of a granny square scrapghan made entirely from leftover yarn.
Since it's just for me -- to be used as a lapghan or table cover or an outdoor blanket -- I'm literally just knotting each new color in and crocheting away.
Besides, I love the scrappy look of handmade patched together with whatever is available.
Today was our by-weekly Kuwait Crafters meet-up -- 8 of this time, always a lovely morning of sharing and crafting.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Hope this finds you doing well.
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Still Here, Crafting Caturday
Story of my life.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Crafting Days of Summer
Did you know that Friday the 12th was World Cross-stitch Day?I stitched and photographed the above for a post to our Kuwait Crafters Instagram account.
And stitched a small design from Gaza that is documented in the book Palestinian Embroidery.On Saturday, 6 of us gathered for crafting in public ... something we've not done in quite awhile. (We are hoping to start up our regular craft meetings again next month.)Zhraa on the far left is the one who crocheted the granny square sweater for me that I posted about before. Saturday was the first time I wore it and I really do love it so much.
I miss walking but it's currently 11:18 a.m. and 104 degrees (with a high expected of at least 110 F) so indoor crafting is the best thing to do this time of year.
Sunday, July 31, 2022
From 1931, the museum was based in a former cathedral (built by A.P. Zenkov between 1904-1907) but a new building was designed and erected in 1985.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
We traveled to Bishkek, Kyrgystan end of April-early May where I sprained my left wrist while on a hike and that meant I had to abandon the 100 day creativity project. (It took nearly a month for my wrist to heal.)
At the end of May, I went to the States for a month to see my boys and to be with my mom when she had wrist surgery. (She fell months earlier and the bone did not heal properly so surgery was necessary to try to get some movement back in her wrist/hand/fingers.)
Just as I got over the jet lag from that trip, we went to Almaty, Kazakhstan for 5 days. Unfortunately, a nagging eye problem had me in bed our last afternoon there and once back in Kuwait, a doctor's visit was necessary. (Thankfully, the two eyedrops, ointment, and two different pills did the trick after about a week and my eye finally feels fine.) (Statue of Kazakh composer, Mukan Tolebayav, Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 11, 2022)
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
I broke my streak.
Completely forgot about posting yesterday. Actually, I remembered right after I laid my head on my pillow, but it was already 11:30 p.m. and I did not want to get out of bed. :)
I had something else planned for day 26 of the 100 day creative challenge I am doing but it just didn't work out. So, the default option is always hearts.
Monday, April 25, 2022
More major cleaning needed to happen today so I was only able to sit down this evening for a very quick stitch.
The pattern is a Monday motif freebie from the IG account @thetatreezcircle that promotes Palestinian embroidery. The pattern is coffee beans from Jaffa and Gaza in Palestine. I just happened to have a little frame that it fit perfectly in.
Best wishes for a new week.
Sunday, April 24, 2022
There wasn't much time for crafting today.
We've had a lot of hazy, dusty weather lately with the air quality today rated as "hazardous". So, even though my husband thinks I'm crazy for dusting when it's dusty outside, I have to clean when the mood strikes and today was the day for some deep cleaning.
This evening I sat down to add a few rows to a simple granny square, my favorite to make. I have loads started and whenever I come across an odd ball of yarn, I'll find a square where the color will match best and then do as many rounds as I can.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
A Better Square
Today's tapestry crochet square was much easier than yesterday's mosaic crochet.
I'm satisfied with the results, though I would sometimes forget to change color in the right spot and need to work on better tension when working over the yarn being carried across the row.The design is the dove afghan square by Lisa Hamblin which can be found at crochetnmore.com
Tomorrow is the release of the 4th pattern.
If you are on Instagram you can check @alessiafiberart or @bokkyshome for updates.
(Dalai Lama XIV)
Have a good day.
Friday, April 22, 2022
No. 2 of the Peace CAL
The design is by Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar who is the queen of mosaic crochet. You can find her on YouTube or on Instagram @tinnahekl
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Peace Sign Crochet
There's a crochet for peace cal (crochet-along) taking place on Instagram with a new pattern being released every Sunday for 9 weeks.
The peace sign was the first one posted 3 Sundays ago. I wasn't sure if I was going to join the cal but decided to give it a go today (even though color changes are not my favorite thing to do)
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
May Peace Abide
A person who is fond of the moon.