Friday, 21 June 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL June 2019 update

Hello Friends,

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post.I'm glad you liked the pictures of my new city.

I know I'm late ....It's that time of the month when we show what gifts we have been working on or/and what crafty gifts we have received. If you don't know what I'm talking about , check Jo's blog for more info. This is a easy SAL where you have choice to stitch any designer, color or pattern, just that it should be a gift for someone or gift from someone.
I have been working on baby gifts as my penpal recently gave birth to a baby girl. After thinking hard what wold be appropriate and quick gifts, I made these:

Will be made into a card
Design :Durene Jones

Pattern name :Hearts for Ruthie
Pattern source : Ravelry
I also finished this scarf which was started in Feb 2018. The yarn was a gift from my husband.

Drop stitch scarf
Pattern source : Ravelry

This is a very quick post, though I would have liked to write about the challeneges I faced in making in the bib.

I will try to be back for IHSW report, till then happy crafting.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Hello from Mumbai!

Hello Friends,

How have you been? Hope you missed me...😀

I write this post from my new home in Mumbai, capital of Maharashtra, a central state in India. Its been 48 days since we landed in Mumbai with dozen of bags and a scared cat.

While the house is far from "set" , I have been missing blogging so thought of writing a quick post.

For those of you who don't know Mumbai, erstwhile Bombay, is financial capital of India. Its one of the largest and most populous city in the country.The city is home to business houses established in British colonization era and to Indian movie industry called Bollywood apart from many other things.

The city has always caught attention of people from other parts of the country as well other countries and is called City of Dreams, City that never sleeps .Millions of people from across breadth of India come to Mumbai everyday to fulfill their dreams.

So far things have been good and I'm enjoying my new role of being at home(won't use the word housewife). I have decided to take things slowly , we only have a running kitchen and furniture in master bedroom .

What I enjoy most is the freedom of roaming around without carrying a residence proof. If you wonder why I say that its because in Kuwait , every expat has to carry a residence proof at all times and failure to do so can lead to deportation.

The second thing I enjoy most is how well connected the city is, the public transport is like a spider web here with intracity trains called local, metro trains, buses and monorail apart from autorickshaws and taxis. I have been able to go to places whenever I want by myself without spending a fortune on taxis .

One such day was last Saturday when I took a local to attend WWKIP (World Wide Knit in Public day) organised by Mumbai Ravelers. If you have followed me for a while, you know how KIP is a very important part of my crafty life , I hosted 3 KIPs in Kuwait with the very first in country in 2015.
Though I didn't organise or host KIP this time , I suggested the group meets on 8th after I joined it. Apparently the group hadn't met in months (over 2 years?).

We met at a cozy cafe which hosts Yoga sessions ,a total of 12 ladies attended the meetup and it was so much fun. The group is so talented with variety of crafts like weaving, knitting and crocheting. Some of them are designers, I was in awe!.

I share a picture of all the projects displayed together, though I wanted to click individual pictures of these projects.

On personal crafting front , I haven't been crafting much. Recently picked up my knitting needles and finished a scarf. Pictures to follow later.

While we have been busy setting up the house , we did take time out to explore the city. Husband and I are such travel addicts that we couldn't wait for us to settle down fully to explore the city. I will share a few pictures . Feel free to read about these buildings/monuments on wikipedia or ask in comments.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus ,also known by its former name Victoria Terminus , is a historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens according to the concept of Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and meant to be a similar revival of Indian Goth (classical era) architecture. The station was built in 1887 .
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus or Victoria Terminus 

 The Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai,built in 1893. Architectural style Gothic Revival style.

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai , popularly known by its former name Crawford Market , is one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. 

I would like to be more regular with my travel posts now compared to Kuwait , I hope I'm able to share more of this hobby of mine with you.

Friends, I have been reading your blogs , however as I do it from my mobile, leaving a comment is not possible. Once things get more settled , I will try to make a schedule for reading blogs from my laptop.

I hope you enjoy this update as much as you liked reading about my life in Kuwait.

Will see you for GG SAL update soon.

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