Monday, February 22

Something I've been juggling

Here's one of the many project's I've been juggling and it got done last night.
This is in the midst of cooking up a storm and getting the house back to some semblance of what it was a month back so R will recognise it when he gets back tomorrow after a month of snow storms and freezing weather in NJ.

This is for my mother.
She has had the words of this little prayer for over twenty years now and wanted it to grace the entryway to the house.

I think the quilt motifs cross stitched on muslin adds to the whole homespun feel. The motifs are also so appropriate. There are a number of feral cats who live on the veranda of the house and my parents feed them. I hear there's a new litter somewhere in the neighbourhood. The basket motif is symbolic of my mum's green thumb and all the fruit which the garden produces.
Now I have to get it framed in time for my mum's birthday next month.
OK the kitchen beckons,extreme juggling on the culinary front will take another day to abate.
Happy juggling all that needs doing in the week ahead.


Caterina Giglio said...

you are so prolific! such a lot of work! hope your juggling is coming closer to an end!

Mandy said...

What a beautiful gift for your mum.

Tia said...

your sewing projects REALLY are works of art ! I`m in awe , honestly I am :)

pRiyA said...

I know what I want for my next birthday from you babe.

Chris Daly said...

What a wonderful gift. She is going to LOVE IT!

Nima said...

Beautiful words...this is my first, you have a beautiful blog

loopooloop said...

good afternoon, landed here thru artnlight. am touched and stirred by your work, i find an old world charm in here :)
where would you recommend a cat-mom and finger twiddling beginner such as i to start? any book? or a post off your blog? or just a merry trip down to the fabric n threads store?

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Caterina - the juggling never stops , goes to show what bad planning skills I have!!!

Thank you Mandy, Chris,Tia and Nima.

Priya - can't wait to hear the words of the prayer you have in mind.I'm sure it will include plenty of O's that have lines through them.

Loopooloop - good evening.
I'm not sure what you want to make.
If its embroidery check out Pin Tangle - Sharon B's blog ( its on my blog list) for well illustrated step by step method for a number of embroidery
Book making I just kind of do my own thing, picking up things from here and there.
Join Stitchin Fingers - great community of people from all over the world who love all manner of handwork.
Spend time browsing blogs ( dangerous because you won't know what happened to the day) its so much people are doing and so much of it is simply fantastic.
Hope that helps.

loopooloop said...

awwwwwwww thanks :)

Shasta Matova said...

Wow this is beautiful - and what a wonderful personalized gift.

Ann Marie said...

this is so very beautiful! that writing is amazing. i love this!

Vineeta said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful! This is just the kind of stuff i trip on. I'm going to rack my brains and come up with a project we can collaborate on. Seriously.

sandy said...

Beautiful work, just been browsing here.