Monday, August 26

Winner of the Crochet Runner

We have  a winner for the crochet runner - drun roll......... it's.......... Celia from Portugal.

This is what Celia had to say about Crochet and what it meant to her.
'Crocheting means reviving my childhood hobby and remembering those long-ago pleasant afternoons and evenings spent creating bedspreads, tablecloths, doillies, etc. Nowadays I apply my creations on CQs, bags, etc. Always a pleasure.'

There were eleven of you who chose to participate and I loved reading all your associations with crochet. Thank you for sharing

Celia I'm hoping you read this because I can't email you. Would you email me your postal address so I can post the runner to you. My email address is maya (dot) matthew ( at) gmail (dot) com.

I hope you will participate in the next giveaway I have.
Have a great week.

Friday, August 16

Looking for Roy G Biv 2 - Violet


The Jacarnda in the Nilgiris - such a pretty sight.
I don't know the name of this flower but its so intense and velvety.
Petal strewn road.
A violet house. Purple and violet are considered vaastu colours in India.

Friday, August 9

Crochet Runner Giveaway

There is a man from Andhra who we call 'The Laceman'. The Laceman brings an assortment of crocheted products to my mother's house on his bicycle. He only asks you to take a look at what he has, you needn't buy but you know at the end of the half hour spent on the verandah looking at cushion covers and table cloths you will end up buying. 
Over the years my mother has bought for herself and for us beadspreads, tablecloths in assorted sizes, runners and doilies. Each piece is exquisite.
The last time I was visiting my mum The Laceman came calling so I decided to buy a runner to giveaway on my blog in appreciation of the craftmanship and skill of the women of the West Godavari region in Andhra Pradesh.  

The handmade ecru coloured crochet runner in the picture is there to be won by one lucky person.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what crochet means to you.

The giveaway is open until the 23rd of August.

Friday, August 2

Page for Theresa - Book Page Swap 2013

Here's the page I made for Theresa.
Theresa's theme is Travel or Travelling.

What a coincidence because I'm going to be away on a trip, hoping to spot the Big 5 in Tanzania and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean of the coast of Zanzibar. Can't tell you how excited I am, its my first trip to the African continent. Any tips? or advise on things I must do and see or avoid. I'm all ears,do tell.
 Its been a bit of a roller coaster ride getting things together for the trip especially getting a shot of the elusive yellow fever vaccine but I'm hoping It's All Smooth Sailing from now on!

Have a wonderful weekend.