October 2008


Finally finished the two necklaces this morning. I love love love the black one but Im not so sure about the green one. Anyway its up to Nitai Gaura-Nataraj. Here it is, in my dimly lit sewing/knitting/office. Boy, I need better lighting if I ever want to get any work done.

Now Im off to make a pretty little necklace for my Radharani. Then work on a Deity dress that has been on my mind for about a year- all the while doing a little laundry. Goodnight!

No pics yet of my finished stuff but I will post the links to the patterns. I should be done with a set of necklaces tomorrow and another set the following day

I wanted to post about Sunday program and supplement it with pics but I suck at taking pictures. Its not that Im a bad picture-taker (edit: duh, they’re called photographers) but, how do I say this- there are people who take pictures of kirtan and people who participate in kirtan, I choose to participate.

So the ones Im working on for next week is black with green stones and green with black stones. It should be pretty neat and hopefully it will match the outfits pretty well. The pattern can be found here. The other one I have been working on these last couple weeks can be found here. Originally I had been given about 26 saffron colored beads and I wasnt sure what to do with it, this, though time consuming, gives a very beautiful end result. Cant wait to post it.

All I ever talk about are Deities and Guru Maharaj. I need to get a life.

I recently became a citizen a few months ago and Im debating whether or not I should vote. For some people the answer is a no-brainer. For me, I need to muster up as much brain as possible. First, do devotees vote? Im not sure since we dont care much for politics, unless those politics involve closing down slaughterhouse. Otherwise pretty much every candidate is the same.

But then, I am a citizen, and this is my first vote, shouldnt I just do it because it is my civil duty? On the other hand can I really give my allegiance to a particular party?

Everyone says every vote counts- but it only counts if you vote for a Democrat or a Republican. But isnt voting about who you think would make the best president not who is the least bad? Like, what if I wanted to vote for Trivikrama Maharaj? He would make a good president. Is that just throwing a vote away?

And then does my vote REALLY matter? After all, in America its all electoral, a person can win the populous vote but by state it could be someone else. And it depends on the elector, for example, if one state votes more democrat than republican the elector of that state has the right to say the state is republican even though its not. At least thats what they told me in my US Government class. At least, I think thats what they told me. This is so hard!

New jewelry pic with pattern tomorrow

Because Im crazy, thats why. And Ive decided to start blogging regularly again. And I had no idea people actually read this thing. I know, its like watching a car collide with a truck- devastating but you cant look away.

I’ve also decided that Im going to make this blog about everything in my life and not just about Krishna Consciousness. I have a lot going on and I would have to make far too many blogs to keep up. Im not using my LiveJournal account anymore, that was my old life, and this is my new one.

The biggest reason I am posting and not sleeping is because I would like to show off some tiggity-tight stuff I made for the temple Deities- Sri-Sri Nitai Gaura-natraj. First I will show off some neat fans I made for the turbans, I made four of each type:

they were fun and easy. I gotta say, of all the things I love about christmas- ribbon shopping is one of the best parts, you gets some gorgeous patters for ridiculously cheap. I bought these for my own Deities since January but I had so much left over I thought, “why not give some to the temple?” so I did. Well, I am. My favorite is the plaid one because, well, its plaid. Who doesnt love a plaid turban fan?

The next is a necklace I made. Its kinda small, which worries me. But as long as the Deities wear them, Im okay. Its quite gorgeous and it took a while to make:

To be honest, this pic doesnt do it justice. I’m too tired to find the camera so I snapped these pics with the Photobooth thingy on my Macbook. But its cute, I promise. If you’re interested in the pattern, I found it here. I made a bunch of other jewelry for the Deities, but they’re not so fancy. Maybe if I see them wearing one of my “creations” I take a pic and show y’all.

Okay. Im going to sleep (maybe). I gotta wake up early and start sewing some new outfits for my Deites. I keep going to Jo-Ann’s and buying expensive, fancy fabric because its 40% off. Krishna, I am such a sucker.

Edit: for the pattern I mentioned, she posts what she made but if you scroll down a bit she give a really nice, clear pattern.