Weekend in a few pics and pointers

13 Feb

Ma came on Saturday morning and brought lots of goodies from Kolkata. We stepped out of home just today morning after having stepped in on Friday night. (Oh, Abbas had gone to pick Ma from the railway station early Saturday morning)

1. No matter how clean and orderly the house is, Ma is sure to find at least one thing that is dirty and declare that it would have been clean had she been there.

2. Both days spent with Ma talking 25X2 and hardly listening to any other sound around.

3. Had Red Amaranthus leaves part of our menu both days which we all heart but don’t find good variety here in Bangalore.

4. Gave final touch to the balcony which I had been intending to reserve only for my plants. Shifted other hoarded stuff to the other balcony.

5. Made Masala Dosa after 5 months, last being when Ma had left, coz she loves them.

6. Finally inaugurated the Quilling Kit that was bought from Dilli Haat during our trip but it didn’t see the day light so far. Planned to make a ‘heart themed’ card to send across to Shruthi’s event but eventually ran out of ideas midway 😦

7. Watched a Bengali-classic Satyajit-Ray (oxymoron?) movie ‘Sonar Kella’ – courtesy Abbas and as usual I just couldn’t sit idly during the course of the movie. So, did some more quilling and tried some new patterns.

8. Had asked Ma to get the folder which had lots of memories of our long distance secret courtship days. Giggled like a teen while going through the storehouse of cards, letters, boarding passes (the day we eloped), a used hanky of mine that Abbas had asked to send (which now stunk), lipstick marks, mushy lines, dreams of future, agony of leaving parents, dilemma of carrying on with the relationship and what not!

Money Plant branches made to hang around the wind chime
New family member – 1
New family member – 2
3 Rose blossoms made me grin all day long
One goes on top of Mannu’s pony
The other on Tammy’s. She is acting sad and hiding her face
Heart shaped quilled patterns. Sorry for the colour combination. The quilling kit had all boring colours.
A pop up heart, when you open the card. (Please check the end of the post for inspiration link)
Next attempt at quilling
Hangs head in shame. Don’t even know what I was thinking when I made the Blue-supposedly-sun-flower
Tried making rabbits. But Abbas says they look like mice 😦
Tammu did this on her own when she was playing with play dough.

Inspiration for Pop up Heart: Cards, Crafts and Kids Projects


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42 responses to “Weekend in a few pics and pointers

  1. Sugar and Spice

    February 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I loved the post and the last point even more! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Why hanging head in shame? The card looks nice. I mean, really.

    Your hunt for new plants makes me want more for my balcony! Will do the shopping next weekend. And the pic with the money plant and the chime is too good.


    • Seema

      February 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Thank you so much for those words. All those un-well-meaning comments from Abbas made me hang my head in shame.

      Yay! What plants do you have in your balcony now? Money plant around the chime was my idea. *proudly grinning* I have been hunting for hanging pots but to no avail. Have plans of hanging pots on both sides of the chime. Hunt is still on πŸ™‚


      • Sugar and Spice

        February 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

        I have one hibiscus and one rose. Let me see if I can get hold of some others!


        • Seema

          February 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

          That’s nice. Yup, go get ’em babes! Thumbs up πŸ˜€


  2. RS

    February 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Wow! Please do share your weekend itenerary with me! Those quilling works are awesome and you said you did that watching TV?! :-O AND you have time for gardening/cooking/twins – Whew! Do you ever sleep?

    Now come-on – we need your love story πŸ™‚ Point 8 is perfect start for the valentine week! πŸ˜€


    • Seema

      February 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Would you believe me if I said I slept for 2 hours on both the days in the afternoon? Ironing clothes is now outsourced to Ma who can do it in installments over the entire week which I used to do in one sitting during the weekends. It certainly saved a lot of time. Also hanging clothes, folding clothes is her department now.

      Ahem ahem… my love story? How about a deal? You post yours and I post mine together?


    • Sugar and Spice

      February 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Yes.. Yes.. Both of you post your stories together. And NOW!


      • Seema

        February 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

        Ahem ahem, madam RS hasn’t agreed upon the deal yet πŸ˜›


        • RS

          February 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

          Ayio! I dont have such a love story rey! OK done! Tell me when πŸ˜€ But Im sure yours would be more ‘masaledaar’ πŸ˜‰


          • Seema

            February 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

            Mine will go on in a series re πŸ˜€ It is masaledaar for sure!

            I dunno when?! *Puzzled* and am not even sure I can make it public (you know why) I can always password protect it πŸ˜€


            • summerscript

              February 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

              Yayyyy Girls start writing now!!! πŸ˜€


              • Seema

                February 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm

                Hahaha… your wish is our command, your highness πŸ˜›


  3. summerscript

    February 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Hello artist!!! πŸ™‚
    Wooowww masala dosa πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Hey I liked every single thing you made the blue flower,rabbits,heart,butterfly..everything πŸ™‚
    And loved all the 5 roses πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      February 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Haha, your eyes spot food items first as usual na?

      Thanks thanks πŸ™‚

      5 roses?? there were only 3 in the plant. And if you mean the card, they were actually supposed to be 5 hearts 😦


      • summerscript

        February 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        Oh my Rajnikant!!! Seemaaaa ..I meant 3 roses + tammu darling and mannu darling!!! πŸ˜‰


        • Seema

          February 14, 2012 at 11:15 am

          Oh my SummerScript!!! (What? You are a super hero na?)


  4. garima

    February 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Hey beautiful cards ,plz raise your head high..the cards are beautiful,ok.
    The gorgeous roses on two fairies looks so good πŸ™‚

    Wow Ma is here hope you enjoyed all the goodies she brought ..have fun πŸ˜‰
    Hey how abt having bloggers meet again at my place this time,let me know.


    • Seema

      February 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks Garima. Where have you been?

      Ya… SS was telling me about it the other day. We’ll have to decide via e-mails. Send one to all of us suggested some day that suits you.


  5. Sreetama

    February 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    You watched Sonar Kella? How did like it? I loved the pics & your treasures of love!


    • Seema

      February 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Oye Sreetama! Finally you are here eh? Sonar Kella made you come here and comment na? Missed you around. What about your blog? Continue writing na?

      Sonar Kella is the second Bengali movie I watched. First being ‘Hirak Rajar Deshe’ which I liked better than Sonar Kella. Actually I couldn’t understand some bit of this as the audio was a bit unclear. My fav character in the movie undoubtedly goes to Lal Mohan Babu. He was too cute especially on the Camel πŸ˜€ The child artists also have done a great job. I couldn’t believe it was a 70’s movie. Satyajit Ray is a genius no?


      • Sreetama

        February 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

        Hehehe! No no, I would have commented anyway! Yes you are absolutely right about Lalmohan Babu & Satyajit Ray! πŸ™‚ I will write. I so miss writing that it’s not funny! 😦 Not getting time only!


        • Seema

          February 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

          Ok, waiting for your posts πŸ˜€

          Thanks for coming back. Missed you around.


  6. Sumana

    February 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    You are absolutely amazing. Guess what after reading a lot of your post, i got the cross stitch kit out, that was buried deep under the sea for the last 3 years. I too make it a point to sleep sat and sun afternoons, it just feels so relaxed na.


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Ohhh, I’m glad I have been an inspiration for you to bring out your stitch kit. Get going πŸ˜€

      It feels great, yes!


  7. Bikram

    February 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    point 8 reminds me This time when i visit india i have to get all my diaries and pictures and everything memories …

    the money plant I love it , I have one inside the house along the staircase and its gone around twice .. cant put it out as the cold will kill it πŸ™‚

    beautiful plants you got

    πŸ™‚ the mice looking Rabbit looks good tooo he he he πŸ™‚

    I have had a hectic weekend slept for just a few house what with coming home at 1am and waking up at 3am to watch the cricket match .. THANK god india won else I would havethrown the tele out of the house πŸ™‚

    blue sunflower genetically modified I see πŸ™‚ he he he

    The last one the little green tree .. and green apples πŸ™‚ is the best out of them ..


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Yes, do get them. They make you feel so cozy and warm πŸ˜€

      Abbas was also going bonkers over the match during the weekend!

      All you men are the same huh?


  8. anisnest

    February 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    the money plant pic and all the crafts are lovely Seema.. I should try my hands on the paper quill set soon.. masala dosa.. yummmmmm πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Thanks Ani. I checked your heart crafts with Adi. They are awesome re. I wish I was in Adi’s school too πŸ˜€


  9. My era

    February 14, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Superb start to the valentine’s week and I can imagine how happy you must be with mum around πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    You are one creative soul…loved all those quilling projects….as far the blue flower, only you know it to be an intended sunflower, we all see it as a pretty blue flower πŸ˜€
    Loved to see your love for plants, I love them too πŸ˜€


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Errr… she is actually Abbas’s mum, yeah I’m happy with her around πŸ™‚

      Thanks for all those words, I like the blue flower too now πŸ™‚

      See, we have one more similarity between the two of us πŸ˜€


  10. AlwaysHappyKya

    February 14, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Having ma home is such bliss….lucky you! πŸ™‚

    I am one of those who cannot wait to hear you love story too. Please oh please put it down least for posterity’s sake? πŸ˜€


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Thanks AHK πŸ™‚

      It’s a bit controversial na? Have been procrastinating it since long. Perhaps, will post and make it password protected. Anyway, waiting for RS to agree πŸ˜€


  11. R's Mom

    February 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

    you girl eloped with Abbas bhai…how romantic..sigh! I wish I did that…I would have such a wonderful story to tell my grand children

    Glad you enjoyed with Ma..and lady you are SO DAMN TALENTED…I am jealous…

    hugs to the family and should I repeat as I did on SnS’s blog…yayayaya! last to comment


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

      You have enough stories to tell your grand children, haven’t you?

      Thank you RM πŸ™‚

      Hahaha… ‘Bhar er abar handle’ πŸ˜€


  12. lifesong

    February 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Wow! Such a creative weekend!
    Loved all the pics πŸ™‚ the balcony, your quilling attempts … πŸ™‚
    You are one talented lady. How do you find the time and energy with TWINS.
    And I see that the twins are getting creative too πŸ˜€


    • Seema

      February 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks thanks thanks πŸ™‚

      I seriously dunno how πŸ™„

      Yeah πŸ˜€ *hoping to pass my legacy and all that :wink:*


  13. Smitha

    February 15, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Oh my goodness! You are multitalented! You cook, you write and you do such amazing crafts! How how how???

    What a wonderful weekend! All I can see is Masala Dosa, and since there is no way I can have some now – I will have to dream about them 😦


    • Seema

      February 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Nothing to boot Smitha, I’m the jack of all trades master of none πŸ˜›

      Hahaha, you are coming down to Bangalore soon na? Will make ’em for ya πŸ˜€


  14. Scribby

    February 29, 2012 at 1:37 am

    oh these are fab seema πŸ™‚ and I love quilling too’s fun !


    • Seema

      March 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Scribby πŸ˜€ Put up some pics pics of your work na?


  15. Little Fingers

    March 1, 2012 at 5:37 am

    you are such a talented person, how do you manage to cook, do these arts and take care of twins, I wish I get 1% of that enthu in me πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      March 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Will courier some of my enthu to you… Abbas will be relieved to see reduction in my hyper activity. He grumbles all the time that I don’t rest enough πŸ™‚

      Thanks LF πŸ™‚



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