Friday, April 12, 2013


Hi friends, it is a huge relief to know that all my medical tests went well and nothing to fear there. The reason for such a severe allergy-no body knows. May be it is stress the doc said, as I am going through a very difficult phase in my life and it is quite traumatic. But I have immense faith in God, blessings of my elders, wishes of my friends.

I would like to thank all my friends, who have been sending me wishes and praying for my recovery. Thanks a lot. It is at these times, when I feel happy and grateful to all of you out there.

It will take much more time for my recovery and I still feel very weak with all those medicines and all. 

It is summertime here. Very hot during the day. I am really worried about my garden, as water scarcity has hit our water supplies. I still somehow try to water all my plants myself in spite of my illness. I need to move some of them into shade-may be this week end I will get someone to do it for me. But still every summer there are causalities. It is really sad to loose plants. 

One more big problem -termites. Can some one please tell me what to do. I lost two full grown mango trees and some plantain trees in the past few years. Now I am battling for the life of Yellow Champaka (Magnolia) known as Simhachala Sampenga in Telugu. I brought it from Simhachalam. One old lady was selling the sapling just outside the entrance of Simhachalam Lord Narasimha Swami's temple. I think of it as Prasad from the Lord. Nothing seems to work with these termites.

Well any way, I leave with these yellow button roses that bloomed in my garden recently. To all my friends and well wishers.....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013


Ugadi Special

Friends Wish you all a very Happy New Year, celebrating as Ugadi by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, as Gudipadava-by Maharashtra, as Thapna-by Rajasthan, as Cheti-Chand by Sindhis, as Sajibu Nongma Panaba Cheiroba. These are all based on lunar calenders. This is month of Chaitra.

I am sorry due to my ill health and frequent power cuts, I could not post this Rangoli before the festival. Actually I drew it while lying on the bed, and so difficult to do so. But don't have a choice as I can't sit for long.

Since today is the beginning of Spring time (known as Vasanta kaalam), and nine days from today till Sri Rama Navami are celebrated as Chaitra(name of the Month) Navaratris(nine days), worshipping Mother Lalitha or Durga, you can use this Rangoli any time.

This is 21 to 1 straight dots.

I have drawn mangoes, which are raw and small at this time. These are used by us today in a special chutney known as Ugadi Pachchadi. Since this is the onset of spring, there are flowers every where. So I have also used flowers. The hearts (orange and lavender coloured) drawn like an arrow has been used here as Cupid's arrow(Manmadha Bhanam)- after all this is the season for love and love is in the air for all creatures.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lakshmi Bangles

Well though I am not feeling well, I just can't keep myself posting some lovely pieces of Jewellery, I laid my hands on recently. Well they are a pair of Lakshmi Bangles. These are made of one gram gold and have the circular Lakshmi coins on the bangles. They are studded with 7 stones of white, red and green. They are the latest ones in the market. Just have a look.

Many other designs are available in these bangles. But I loved only these. Aren't they cute? These will keep the shine for a long time, if used carefully, without coming into contact with water and stored properly. 

Well so what do you say?


Hello Friends. I am still not feeling well. I am suffering from some severe allergy, which is not getting under control. For the past two months it has gone from bad to worse. Though, it is not fatal, the pain, itching sensation and the inconvenience is unbearable. I am not able to sit for long time. Added to that, the medication (not much affective in controlling allergy)makes me feel very drowsy and weak. 

With all that, I am not able to do anything much. All the time, I am laying down on my back the bead and not even able to turn on my sides, as it hurts. For a few minutes at a time, I am able to sit. Well this week I will get the tests(prescribed) by the doctor done for knowing the cause of the allergy. 

I have so many ideas going on in my mind. But I am frustrated as I am not able to do anything at all. I don't even have energy to do the TAST stitches. So bear with me.

I will post as soon as I recover and start with my crafts and arts.....

It is quite hot here, being the summer season.With frequent power cuts, the heat is unbearable....Well hoping to be back soon.......