Monday, December 1

My World - a throw

The seasons have changed once more and it's winter once more in the Indian subcontinent. It's a delicious time when there's a nip in the early mornings and late evenings and the sun is warm without burning you. 
It's also the time I like to pull out a throw to snuggle under when I watch television in the night or take a nap in the afternoon.
There's this lightweight soft twill throw which I brought home a couple of years back and I've begun embellishing it.  
Inspired by Jude's Coma Cloth. My World is a work in progress. I've taken to appliqueing bits and pieces onto the throw while I snuggle under it. So it's going to take a while because I need a throw only for the next three months, by the end of March layers will be discarded and My World will go back into storage until the weather turns cool again.

On one side of the throw I've appliqued a border taken from a sarong which was converted into a top. The sarong has a simulated batik print. Another batik simulated sarong had blue flowers which found a place on the throw as well.  
My tailor has interesting scraps of printed fabric. There are two bits of floral prints waiting to be appliqued onto My World.I'm on the lookout for prints of elephants, autos, trucks or a line or quote in an Indian language.

I've put a wreath on the apartment door to mark the start of Advent. The Christmas tree  will be put up and decorated next weekend. What are you doing to get into the festive spirit.?
The Winter Sampler has been completed, will have a picture to show in an upcoming post.
Have a good week.


Mrs G said...

This will be lovely when completed and I hope you'll share more progress photos. I've been looking for a hand-sewing evenings-only project for myself and your throw has started the old brain cogs moving and my hand reaching for pen and paper to start drafting some ideas so many thanks for the inspiration!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Good Day!! I hope you share pictures of your progress on the throw. It's off to a beautiful start. Our home is decorated. This will be a short Christmas season because Thanksgiving was so late. I hate when that happens!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Lovely work on the throw, Maya; it's truly a work of art!

Caterina Giglio said...

your throw is amazing, so beautiful...