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What I’ve been upto

for more than a month, is this:

I tested the pattern for Kathy, who once again created an amazingly intricate and beautiful creation. I am so proud of being a tester for her!

I used Size 40 Anchor thread in cream, about 3 full 50g balls and a litle more. Also bugle beads (strung on with an ordinary sewing needle *horror*, even breaking one!) and ended up entangling a good bit (which remains that way, I’ll undo it if I need the beads).

Now of course, Kathy has sent me 3 beading needles along with the beds for her next pattern (which is progressing very smoothly, let me say).
What a change the proper equipment makes! The beads are seed beads in turquoise, and the beading needle (big eye) made stringing a dream!

26 thoughts on “What I’ve been upto

  1. Wow!! That is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job testing that pattern for Kathy!

  2. I’ll post all my commentary here:

    Holy Bead Bag! Batman, the purse is awesome (as are the purses on her site.) Those are going on my list of “crochet skills to strive for”

    Love the towel topper. I still can’t look at something and figure out the pattern.

    The sunset was WOW!

  3. Amazing job! I could never have done it! I love the towel topper too!


  4. Absolutely exquiste! And the detail…hats off to you.
    A. Surajpal

  5. Beautiful–you do amazing work-it’s lovely to see!

  6. That is so beautiful. It looks like it should belong to a victorian lady. I love looking at Irish crochet. But a bit entimadated by it. I’m totally amazed at your beautiful work and talent.

  7. Such excellent work thanks for sharing!

  8. WOW! I want the pattern! I’m going to go look for the towel topper too!

  9. Beautiful. You did a wonderful job and the pattern is fantastic.

  10. What a great pattern and the work you did is BEAUTIFUL! You should be very proud.

  11. Your bag is Amazing. So lovely.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous !!!!!

  13. That is amazing! You do wonderful work and my hat is off to the designer as well. 🙂

  14. Hey, Swapna! I came over here after reading your post on Crochet Partners about the Irish Crochet bag you had been working on…Oh my goodness, it’s simply GORGEOUS! Beautiful! Stunning! Congratulations on a job well done. 🙂

  15. Oh, my, is that purse ever gorgeous!!!!!

  16. Very beautiful work. You did a wonderful job. Thank you to Kathy for coming up with a wonderful pattern.

  17. Incredible! I like to work with small thread, but I don’t think I would have the tenacity for this particular project. Two thumbs up!
    Patti Fix in NE Colorado

  18. Absolutely stunning!

  19. WOOOW! Amazing work!! you are so talented 🙂
    Have a nice day

  20. WOW!! Man that is a beautiful purse and you did a fantastic job!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  21. thanks so much for posting….your purse is fabulous! Wish I had one just like it…:) Keep up the great work and please do continue to share pics..your work is lovely.

  22. swapna,
    you’ve done a wonderful job working up kathy’s beautiful design. what part of india are you in? i am quite familiar with chennai and somewhat familiar with delhi, bangalore, and ooticamond. my husband is from chennai. we were there this past december for the tsunami – but all was well for us. i look forward to your posts on CP. jd in st. louis (missouri, usa)

  23. that is a beautiful purse you made. looks wonderful.great job thanks for sharing it

  24. Wow, that’s amazing! Beautiful work!

  25. Wow, it’s beautiful!!

  26. Wow! I have no words! You did an amazing incredible beautiful work!!!

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