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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chain stitch and variatin_Simple embroidary

It was snowing here at Kansas on the weekend.
The climate was very cold. I am interested to go and enjoy the cold but my son is not allowing me to go out.(He verymuch carefulabout my health)
Both the parents are very busy enjoying their little Sidhu's inga inga language.
So i get in into my hands with this simple embroidary in a felt cloth with the available thread.
Variations of chain stitch is appiled by me here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Back stitch designs

These 2 designs are done by back stitch.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Holi -Celebarated at Kansas.

History Behind Holi : In India everyone celebrates Holi but there is a very few amount of people who exactly knows the reason behind its celebration and origin. Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as 'Holika'. Its origin is connected with the story of Prahlad, the son of the evil King Hiranyakashyap. Prahlad was a devotee of lord Vishnu, whereas his father hated Vishnu. Instead, he bounded everyone to worship his idol and whoever would go against his orders he used to kill them. He tried hard to kill his son Prahlad too but every time Lord Vishnu saved him. After several attempts of killing Prahlad going in vain, Hiranyakashyap went to his sister Holika who had a boon to remain unscathed by fire. He asked her sister to take Prahlad and sit on the fire. So she followed her brother's wishes. However, with this sinful act against Lord Narayana's devotee, Holika's boon ended and she was burnt to ashes, while Prahlad came out safe. From that very moment onwards Holi is celebrated as the festival of the victory of good over evil. Even today, bonfires are lit on the night before Holi in memory of the event and burning of the evil Holika.

Celebrating Holi : Holi is the most popular festival of colors celebrated in India during the Spring season. Holi is the festival for both young and old hearts because the festival has no bar on age. Different people have their different ways to enjoy holi. Pouring colors, dancing on traditional Holi songs, rhythmic drum beats and wild processions are the most common scenes that one comes across during this festival. Splashing waters on each other is also a common way of enjoying holi. "Holi Hai...Holi Hai..." is what the people keep singing with colors all over their face.
Various kind of sweets are made and distributed to friends and family which also marks the togetherness of holi. Basically holi is the only festival where people can play different pranks on each other, play with each other, and eat and enjoy with maintaining the love and respect. It is said that in holi the old hearts also become young and enjoy holi at the fullest as it comes once in a year.
Time of Holi : Though holi does not has a fixed date in English calendar it is celebrated in the month of March-April. The dates vary every year due to the fact that the Hindu calendar is based on solar cycles

This year on Saturday,19th of March here at kansas guys celebarated Holi.
I am happy participated it.
Fo mela of various parts of India like, Gujrat, Panjab,Andrapredesh, karnataka, Konhini are arranged and it was so fun to enjoy all the food.
The holikas form was burned outside and everybody through colours one among all and it was so fun to participate with.
One person played drum in the stage and girls began dance to the drum and young girls joined too.
The student, invariably all ages displayed their creation in the board and that was feast to eyes.
I captured some photos to view with.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Towel border--cross stitch

This simple cross stitch work done by me on a Towel as border

Monday, March 14, 2011

Huck Embroidary border design 3

This is a simple and easy design.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Huck Embroidary border 2

I extended the Border. Now it does looks like this.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Huck embroidary border

Huck embroidary is also knownSwedish weaving  .  It was used in the 1940s to decorate the borders of Huck towels with embroidery floss.  Today it is used for afghans, placemats, table runners, pillows, and more.  Swedish weaving can be done on a variety of even-weave fabrics including huck toweling, monk’s cloth, and Aida cloth.  Swedish weaving is unique in that  only work on the front side of the fabric and the stitching does not show on the back.  Traditional Swedish weaving designs are usually mirror images
I finished the border design of the Huck Towel. The design looks like this.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Huck Towel

Here at kansas the weather is very very chill. Not able to go out. We are even not opening the maindoor, since the cool wind will affect Siddhu.
Sitting inside the house making me somewhat bad.While the infant is active it is o.k. But when he sleeps.......
So my daughterinlaw on the way back from her office from Hobby Lobby store got some embroidary thread, needle(I have not taken any of my needlework kit here)and cloth to stitch. She used to encourge me to do all my craft.
On opening the cloth i found one is addida cloth, i mean our matti cloth. The other one is named after Banded Huch Towel.
I opened it and found very happy because it is the military towel we used to call it.
When i am little girl, my mother used to stitch our book bag, shoulderbag, market bag everything out of this military towel.
It was various colours i remember blue, green,rose white like wise.
Even in my school in needlework session i too had done butterfly, towers and various designs out of that military towel.(pl. somebody tell me the correct name of this).
Now my mind is blank and tried out only one design
Ohhhhhhh! it does cameout well.
O.K. Lt me try some more designs and post here.
This is the first one i made and here it is with happy memories.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bunch of flowers--Lazy daisy

I created this 3 flower bunch to upload for International womens day photo at Stitchin fingers.
The purple bunch is for dignity......
The white bunch is for purity........
And the green bunch for Hope.......


Today is womensday.

mangayaraga birakka ma davam seithal vendum.
We are all proud to be women
My Greetings to all.

Monday, March 7, 2011

BUTTERFLY-Laisy daisy

While doing heart design and corner design, i fall in love with laisy daisy stitch.
Not only that, i dont have much more time todo my needlework and a very little time.
Meanwhile i want to complete one design and this stitch very handy and easy.
I think this design is pretty also.
While browsing net, i got this design from FRENCHKNOTS site.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Heart design--Lazy daisy

On entering into Claidias, flicker photostream, i came across this heart shaped design.
I like it and found it very easy to stitch.
So given a trial on it.
Thanks Claudia for the pattern provided by you.