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.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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
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
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
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
A person who is fond of the moon.
Monday, April 18, 2022
Sunday, April 17, 2022
It is way past my bedtime.
This little egg should have been a quick project but I had to put it down and pick it back up again many times throughout the day and night, so didn't finish until 10:05 p.m.
And then I had to call my mom. And now it's 11:24 p.m.
Blessings to all.
Saturday, April 16, 2022
I often find plastic curtain rings when I am out on my walks and when I do I always pick them up.Of course, I wash them when I get home, but once the crochet is added you'd never know they were meant for the trash.
Friday, April 15, 2022
Wishing you a very good Friday!
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Today's project is a washcloth.
I watched a video tutorial on the Instagram account of Sutton Foster in which she was teaching the basics of crochet. Although I do know the basics, she makes me laugh and we could all use some joy, humor and inspiration right now.
If you've not heard of her, she just did the Broadway Show The Music Man with Hugh Jackman. She's also written a book called HOOKED: How Crafting Saved My Life that I would really like to read some day. We have small bookstores here with very limited selections so I'll have to wait until I travel to the States sometime this summer.
I am late posting and it's already past my bedtime so goodnight from here.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022
I had a different creative project in mind for today, but after a walk to the park, I decided to crochet a little nest.
I found a tiny, precious fledgling that sadly had fallen to the sidewalk so dug a hole nearby to bury it. And then when I was cleaning up some trash along the fence, I found a bird's nest on the ground. I'm not sure the pictures show just how wonderfully woven it is with bits of nature and (unfortunately) some plastic, too. Such incredible work those little birdies can do.