Monday, January 21

January TIF is now Complete!

The January TIF is done.
For evidence view the pix below.

A couples of stitches before the finish.

Ta-dah! The January TIF complete.

The little bit of paper with my mother's handwriting - I tore it out from a recipe for Cauliflower and Cheese. Along with being very creative with sewing and needlework, my mother is a wonderful and resourceful cook.

Details of the embroidery in the little spaces which tie the two pages together and make a connection between the two. I think the crazy quilting is an image of my mother's garden - full of interesting forms , colours & spontaneity.

I really enjoyed creating these pages. Now I'm waiting for 1st Feb. I'll begin compiling and creating the book once I have the "pages" for February and March done.

24 comments:

priya said...

very pretty maya. looks most intriguing.

EMBELLISHER said...

Thanks, Priya. About the pics not enlarging when you click on them I have no clue - could it be a temporary thing? I'll show you the piece the next time we meet.

pinsneedles said...

Wow, this is fantastic. I bet the textures in it make it just gorgeous in real life! What a great way to honour your mother and her love of gardening - she will be thrilled.
(ps - didn't India do well against Australia in the cricket!)

Jocelyn in NZ

paulahewitt said...

Very nice Maya - I like the way you incorporated your mothers recipe

Ruth said...

Your piece turned out quite lovely!

Tanguera said...

Your piece turned out beautifully! I like the piece of your mother's handwriting. Wonderful job.

EMBELLISHER said...

thank-you Jocelyn,I must say it is quite a jewel ( even though I'm saying so myself),the colour palette was not very inspiring to begin with but its worked out very well. Yes, the cricket for India against Australia was good, i'm not terribly into cricket except when the World Cup or such like rolls around then the super charged
atmosphere gets to me, R my husband is a die hard cricket fanatic.

EMBELLISHER said...

Thanks for viewing the jan TIF Paula.I'll have to ask my mother to rewrite that recipe for me.

EMBELLISHER said...

Thank-you Ruth

EMBELLISHER said...

Hand written things are becoming very precious to me there's something so personal,don't get me wrong I love what the net and email has done but letters and things which are handwritten I hoard. Thank-you Tanguera.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

Love your Jan TIF, so creative.

Thanks for stopping by my blog also.

Sue in western WA said...

Very nice piece! I like it a lot.

EMBELLISHER said...

Thank-you Meg in Albuquerque and Sue in Western Washington for taking a look at my Jan TIF, I do appreciate your comments

kate said...

Hi Maya, What a wonderful job you have done on the January TIF challenge. I love your stitchery - the embroidered paper is a beautiful touch. It is a lovely tribute to your mum and her gardening!

I love the idea of embroidering recipes - your Molaga Podi recipe looks great embroidered.

Susaneta said...

Gorgeous composition, excellent palette and its got me inspired to think about leaving some "breathing space" (i.e. not stitching the whole thing) in my next piece. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Susaneta.

EMBELLISHER said...

Thanks Kate glad you liked the idea of embroidered recipes.

JANE said...

I love your TIF project, Maya! Crazy quilting can be so much more than a block and I love your concept and where you went with it. Thank you so much for sharing the process and I'm really looking forward to watching this through the months ahead! I really enjoyed looking through your posts....
Jane

EMBELLISHER said...

Thank - you Jane for visitng and taking the time to read my blog - as a new blogger comments all so encouraging have certainly made many a day.The challenge too is another first and the best thing about it is that I feel I have an informal group of new friends.

LynnS said...

Maya, everything about your January TIF is fantastic! I love your idea of turning the monthly pieces into a book.

Your stitches are beautiful and the tribute to your mother is wonderful. So much color and thought went into this project! Love the attached glass and the stitched edging on your mother's recipe.

Like you, I am already anxious for our February assignment!

EMBELLISHER said...

Thank-you Lynns, If you read all that in the TIF for Jan then I think I've achieved paying tribute to my mother.

freebird said...

This turned out very nice. I love all the tiny stitching around the edges. Very nice work but also a nice composition. Wonderful tribute to your mother.

I'm not quite done with mine and now I am thinking about February's.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I absolutely love this...my own gardening certainly reflects my crazy quilting..or maybe it is the other way around.
I am wondering, why the sea glass? I grew up calling it "lucky glass" (because it won't cut you). It looks great there, just am curious as to its significance to this piece...

EMBELLISHER said...

Hi Allie,
The sea glass is to symbolise my mum's love for jewellery, beads and her fantastic sense of style.

Elaine said...

Wow, this is beautiful and you have inspired me to give it a go. Can I please ask what fabric you use to stitch on to (what is the base fabric). I've never seen anything like this before.

Thanks

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