Monday, February 13, 2012

Few Cold Winter Days in Tropics

The day is ending
The night is descending
Northern wind dominants
From the winter lands
Through clouds like ashes
The sun flashes
Freeze, freeze, through bitter sky –
In the frosty night
Brings dear delights
Of the long, long nights

Friday, February 10, 2012

Classic Cross-Stitch

What a wonderful hobby! Let's begin exclusive designs for gifts and collections by stitching!
Needlework is a keepsake to pass from generation to generation.
Red hearts for Valentine's Day is a tribute to stitching skills talent and a rewarding activity for long winter evenings.
The most commonly used the following stitches -

  • Basic cross-stitch

  • Cross-stitch variations such as quarter, half, and three-quarter are often used to form shapes within a design

  • Back stitch

  • Beginning thread

  • Ending thread

  • French knots

  • Lazy daisy stitch

  • Stem stitch

A variety of small motifs and an easy-to-stitching gift bags, tags, clothing trims and more. Personal messages and names are easy to graph with alphabet letters. Great fun for the beginners, too!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


The way how we dress often supplement - or even replaced -by various kinds of body decorations such as tattoos, piercing and make up. Historically, the designs used for painting, tattoos, and scarification were often symbolic or magical.
By 18th century, in Europe and America, women's body shapes were most dramatically changed by wearing hoops and panniers, and padding over the the bottom called "false rumps." Men used padded calves to make their legs look better in breeches, and men and women slimmed their waists with stays.
Both men and women used a toxic paste of white lead to whiten the face, then reddened their cheeks and lips. Eyebrows were carefully trimmed into shape or, in some cases, shaved off and replaced with fake eyebrows made of mouse fur.
Patches made of black silk or velvet in many shapes were worn on the face to highlight the beauty of pale skin. They were probably used originally to hide smallpox scars.
In 1770 a law was passed in England to punish women who lured men into marriage by using too many false aids, such as wigs, make up and padding to make themselves look more beautiful than they really were.