Saturday, February 23, 2013

Acquiring a long desired skill……(Art of painting)


Learning the art of painting was a long desired dream, but somehow I never got a chance of making it happen.  And then one fine day I heard about the silk painting classes conducted by Sharmila, here in Muscat.  They say when you really desire with all your heart for anything positive,   circumstances are created to make it happen.  I believe this is exactly what worked for me and I  immediately caught hold of this opportunity.


This is the painting I started with……..


I enjoyed each and every moment of these classes, especially because the teacher was a very friendly and encouraging person.  I am very sure that I would only want to do more and more.


This is a close up of my painting, I took before I hung it up


on the mustard yellow wall in my home,  and I am very happy about the result.   Thank you all, for your encouraging  comments….. I eagerly wait for all your lovely comments after each post.   So keep inspiring.  Until next time,  Preeta.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Result of an inspiration……



While browsing online, one day I came upon this book from Denyse Schmidt.


I was really awed by the simplicity and the beauty of her quilt designs, and I really wanted to try it out.  The best thing about her designs are that if you are a quilter, for that matter even a beginner can attempt to make them.  So this time it is an inspired quilting attempt……


Well my attempt at free motion quilting, is not great but I am happy I could manage.   The actual quilt made by Denyse Schmidt is  quite a big one, I just made part of the design which is the cover page of her book.  Her free motion quilting is perfect and a treat to your eyes.

I made it into a table topper as of now, if I feel one day that I should hang it up I can always attach some loops to it.  I give the credit of this design completely to Denyse schmidt.  Thank you Denyse for inspiring me with your designs.  A close up of my quilt……


Meanwhile, there is something else I want to show you all…….



Yay!!!!…. My new sewing machine,  a birthday gift from my DH.   It’s a Janome, horizon – memory craft 8900 QCP. as you all can see.  I think it’s a new model from janome, but it is specifically suitable for quilting. I am yet to open it and try my hands on it,  but the table I have now is very small for this one,  I don’t think I have the patience till I get a table made, so I will have to figure out some way to get my hands on it.    Once I open it up, I will surely put up a picture.

Thank you everyone, for your lovely and generous comments.  Till my next post, Bye…. and Be happy….. Rgds, Preeta..