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Out with the old – 2011

As we step into 2012 and before I start to take more resolutions for the new year, I think I need to check on where I am with regards to my old year’s resolutions for my blog from this post.

1. I seem to have done fairly well on the number of posts per month, though I never did manage to cross 15! I had taken a month off (August 2011) and other than that, I have managed to post from 9 to 15 posts with most of them based on origami.

2. Tutorials – I haven’t really done great. I was supposed to make at least 6 and ended up making only 4. The list of tutorials that I did make this year –

Maybe I should create a separate, listing my tutorials..

3. The last was to work on at least 6 complex origami models – again didn’t quite achieve this goal. I ended up making only 2 complex origami 😦

I addition to my goals, I did manage to do a couple more interesting things. I have started commenting on other blogs (which isn’t very easy for me) and I even managed to make a new friend, a blog buddy! Her name is Sarah Jacob and she is the author of the blog Craftzy. I will write a separate post on her, she is a very versatile person and this by-note will not do her justice! I am enjoying getting to know her..

2011 has been a great year on a personal front too. God has been gracious to my family and kept us hale and healthy through the year. My father was diagnosed withΒ  a block in his heart in the nick of time, underwent surgery and by God’s grace, is firmly on the road to recovery. My mother completed her course of work and has finally retired! She is enjoying being at home and trying out a lot of cooking/baking and using us as guinea pigs!! πŸ˜€ My husband got a much-awaited promotion at work and still continues to be a workaholic! My daughter enjoys her school and takes a lot of pleasure in learning – a joy to us πŸ™‚ My brother and his wife had set up a business of their own and by God’s grace, that is also doing well. As for me, I am having a lot of fun with my blog, my family, my daughter especially, my church/ministry activities (though it isn’t really a great deal of work on the ministry front), my work.

2011 has been a great year and as we step into 2012, I pray that God continues to provide us with His joy and peace and that His presence remains with us in the new year πŸ™‚

Week 08 (Day 02): Celtic Cross

A Celtic Cross is a symbol that combines a cross and a circle. The circle is around the intersection of the cross.

Origami Celtic Cross

And I would rate this origami celtic cross, designed by Darren Abbey, as being of a high intermediate level of difficulty. It took me quite some time to fold the cross for the first time. But then, the more effort you put in, the more pleasure you gain from the end result πŸ™‚ It still hasn’t come out as well as it should, but I’m getting there..

1 reason I found the folding difficult is because, from the diagram, I couldn’t clearly make out the mountain and valley folds. Anyway, I finally sorted it out and ended up with a nice celtic cross!

If you are trying out the cross for the first time, I suggest that you try with a square of at least 9 inches.

Origami Details:

Model: Celtic Cross

Creator: Darren Abbey

Creator’s Website: Dynamic Miscellany

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Instructions Link: The Origami Forum

Paper size: 7 inch squares

PS: If you are using a Firefox browser and are not able to connect to the site Dynamic Miscellany, try using Internet Explorer. I had some difficulty connecting with Firefox..

Week 08 (Day 01): Crosses

I have been on the lookout for crosses to fold for this Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter. Surprisingly there aren’t that many origami crosses! But I did manage to get at least 6 of them, to turn this week into a week of crosses πŸ™‚

Here is a quick tutorial to make a cross from palm leaves, great for Palm Sunday, which is this Sunday (17-April).

Origami Cross Collage

And if you want to try out some simple crosses, here is one made from a strip of paper and here is another, from a square. Both should be done in a jiffy..

Big Day!

Yesterday was a big day for my daughter πŸ™‚

She goes to a play school close by, so that she doesn’t get too bored at home. And yesterday was the Annual Day for her school. She participated in quite a few performances.. She was given a couple of verses from Psalms (100: 1-2), which she repeated flawlessly, she was a part of the little choir that sang ‘Peter, James and John in the sailboat‘ and she was also in the program finale – a dance which had the entire audience cheering!

So all round, big day for all of us πŸ™‚

I am so proud of you, baby!!

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