Monday, 14 January 2013

Sunny Indian Days Are Back

While still seeing snowy and icy pictures in some of your blogs, dear friends, I can announce that  the sunny Indian days are back to our city with loads of sunshine, blue sky, +20 C and little happy moments.
I think I haven't been sharing yet any Indian animals' pictures, so here is one - an emerald green parrot who was sitting on our neighbors' tree. Can you spot the parrot among the green leaves? It was, of course, much more beautiful in real.
Continuing sunny theme I'm introducing my first stripe of Tunisian crochet, in very summery colors. The edges are not quite even though. You must have recognised those crystal head pins from my previous post. Not sure what was I taking the pictures of - the crochet stripe or the pins. 
I like how the Tunisian stitches allow colors to be joined. I've learned only the basic so far which I picked up from here and here. The "canvas" appears  to be indeed very tight and will be great for making bags and sweaters.
I was crocheting outside our house yesterday, with my husband sitting on the chair to my left. Our all-seasons-changing-tree is still naked, but probably will burgeon soon. Right now as it has some kind of berries/nuts on it and has been a very good feeder for squirrels and birds.
Yesterday we celebrated a Punjab  festival Lori. I think it's linked to the farmers calendar. We had a small bonfire, and were eating yummy sweets and peanuts. As a coincidence it was also a so called Old New Year  eve in my native country, so we kinda celebrated two holidays! 
Hope you all had a nice weekend and having warm days at home or outside. Thanks for you lovely comments and for expressing so much interest to my sunny Indian days.
***Have a great start of the week!***

35 comments:

  1. Love the parrot, is it wild or a pet? I miss seeing super bright birds sitting on trees ;-)

    Love your sunny stripes. The green goes with the parrot theme ;-)

    Bonfire, huh? Yum!

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    1. Didn't think to mention - it's a wild parrot! they do visit us sometimes :)
      Oh yea, bonfire! I was thinking about some of the bonfire/fire pics in your blog while looking at ours.

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  2. Looks like some nice weather! Is that parrot wild or someone's pet? Do you have wild, exotic birds like that where you live in India?

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    1. It's a wild parrot, Jojo. Amazing, right? they just fly towards houses, without any fear!
      yes, I saw many other birds here, but unfortunately I don't know their names.

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  3. Thank you for your comment about my cat HRH -- I got her as a kitten many years ago from the Winnipeg Humane Society when I lived in that city. She is quite the character!

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    1. Oh that's great! :) so nice that you have a story of getting your cat :)
      the cats are the characters, for sure!

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  4. I think I see the parrot, but not sure. I have fallen in love with Tunisian crochet. It is so addicting.

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    1. Well, I guess I a'm also falling in love with it:)good for change too,may be i'll start knitting soon too.

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  5. Que suerte tener dos fiestas ¿no? disfruta mientras puedas que es lo mejor que tenemos,besitos.

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    1. you are right, Matilda :) warm hugs your side!

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  6. Love the crochet, it is not a style I have tried yet but it sure is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. I love that you have wild parrots...we have birds with some pretty dull colors, here in the desert. Happy Old New Year, AND Lori - the treats look yummy, and it's so cold here right now, the fire would be very welcome! Keep up the beautiful work on the crochet - looks like you've learned a lot in a few days.

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    1. thanks a lot!
      keep warm! sending all the warmness your side:)

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  8. oh Anna !telling about lori you brought back my childhood memories back in India ,that pleasantly cold evening with bonfire ,songs and dholki and specially my sweet friends with whom i would serve the sweets to all the guests.where are those childhood friends lost in this big world.

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    1. hello! i understood that you are linked to India :) glad you could recollect some moments of your childhood :)

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  9. I have to admit I'm kind of jealous about your weather ;-). It's really coold here (-5°C) and we have new snow. I can't await spring!! A lovely parrot snapshot you made, and I like the colors of your tunesian crochet. Happy to hear that you had such nice celebrations yesterday, belated congratulations!!

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    1. Hi, Nata! I know, there are many places where it's still very cold. But don't worry, the spring is coming soon :)
      thanks for you sweet comment.

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  10. Your first Tunisian project looks successful:) good work!
    Lori festival is same as Sankranti celebrated as harvest festival. Looks like you have become a perfect Indian wife knowing and celebrating all Indian festivals:) your in-laws must be very happy:)

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    1. thanks, Preeti! hope to improve it.
      yes, they must be :)

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  11. great colors in the Tunisian crochet. I have 2 learn!

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    1. you should, Rajeshwari:) it's so much fun!

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  12. Hi Anna, A very good start for Tunisian crochet. Love those colours. I love the fact that you always find something to cheer about whether it is the change in weather, festivals, bazaars or craft. Visiting you makes me happy!!
    In Ahmedabad we sometimes get peacocks in the front yard!
    Love

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  13. Yes, the weather is pleasant lately. I am glad of the warm sunny afternoons. I love your Tunisian crochet. The colours are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Pradeepa! I'm extremely happy of warm days now:)

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  14. I spotted the parrot! :) Tunisian work is going well. Did you find it more relaxing than others. I did. Its amazing!
    Lohri is actually the harvest festival of India, much like the Thankgiving. It celebrates the new crop. :)

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    1. Great! I must award those who found it in the pic;)
      yes, it's kind of neither crochet nor knitting, however I find it difficult to prevent the yarn from rolling ;)
      Yes, it's a farmers' festival, don't know if they harvest at this time of the year in North India.

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  15. hai..i spotted the parrot..lovely tunision crochet progress..gorgeous colour

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  16. Great Tunisian Crochet, Anna! Please check my blog to see ideas! Have a nice Old New Year!

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  17. I love that Tunisian crochet - it looks very neat to me, and it has such a nice texture and even weave. Lovely spring colours you've chosen too.

    Gillian x

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  18. Dear Hindustanka....I LOVED looking for the parrot! And I found him. Oh, sooooo pretty. I love parrots.

    Had a delicious Indian lunch last week at a restaurant called Pintu's. I love Indian food!

    Take care. Many thanks for all your visits to my beloved blog and your comments, too! Susan

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    1. hi, Susan! I'm so glad that you also liked the parrot, i hope he will be back again.
      Great that you love Indian food, I also like it :)
      Thanks for visiting me too:)

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  19. Hi there... love the nice crochet you're doing. Sounds like you have nice weather to be outside. It's very cold here, but nice and bright. Thanks for visiting my blog. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  20. You are fortunate to be surrounded by trees and wildlife. We are having a cloudy day here. Ironically its colder inside than out. My husband and I have already walked this morning. Your Tunisian stitch is coming alone nicely -- you're a quick learner. Have fun! Best wishes, Tammy

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  21. Hola, gracias por tus visitas! Me encanta el crochet! veo que lo practicas muy bien! Pases tambien un lindo fin de semana!!!

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