Saturday, February 1

Joyma embroiders a panel for the #25 million stitches project


My mum who's 82 was excited about participating in the #25 million stitches project.
She was my first embroidery teacher and always had something to embroider or sew. Her home has so many embroidered touches - embroidered guest towels, cocktail napkins, bedcovers to name a few.

She began work on her panel in Chennai at a time when she had to pack up her home and move to an assisted living facility in another state. She took her embroidered cushions along with her.
It was a difficult time. Being uprooted is not easy. Embroidering this panel helped to come to terms with the move.
In her new home she continued work on the panel along with her attendant - Omana who is fond of sewing and embroidery.
Embroidery has helped my mum and Omana bond together.
I'll be posting three panels to Sacramento next week.

4 comments:

Radka said...

That is such a nice story :-)
xx

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Thank you Radka.

BT said...

That is a fabulous story and that panel is gorgeous. Do you buy panels like that or make them up?

Hanna Samuel said...

Excited to read your story and and also good to know about your first embroidery digitizing teacher; your mum..your journey towards this profession is awesome..Thanks.

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