July 2009


As custom in our marriages, when the bride enters the new family, she is given personalgifts  saree,cosmetics,accessories, dolls etc

It is similar to bridal shower-except in this all family members are present, It is on the wedding day.traditional games are played between the bride and groom, and everyone present totally enjoy.

Generally our marriages are arranged, so this adds more merry to the occasion. this is called “vilayadal”- meaning playing games.

 I took this oppurtunity to embroider some personal gifts-

These are personalised towels for the couple –

pink towel- gayathri

pink towel- gayathri

I chose the monogram from e-book on the antique pattern library, for the motifs at the end I used metallic thread.

blue towel deepak

blue towel deepak

Being as usual lazy, I let the tailor sew the monograms to the towels.And for some reason he sew the lace above the band instead on the edge, I didn’t want to spoil it by unpicking the stitch, I left it as it is.

I got this idea of designing lingerie pouch for the new couple.I used satin fabric for the bride and cream linen for the groom.

white and cream pouch

white and cream pouch

I got the inspiration for this pattern from e-book on antique pattern library.The pattern is just a part of the whole design,the dimensions were according to the size of the pouch.His name is Deepak,so “D”.

pink lingerie pouch

pink lingerie pouch

The pattern for this pouch is from an old embroidery design book,this is a corner design,I also used some beads to embellish.the monogram is from e-book from antique pattern library.

pink pouch-2

pink pouch-2

I had to use this satin flower for button,to give a finishing touch.The pouches sewn by my tailor.

Made a few more pouches too for others,which I ‘ll post after my bridal gifts are over.

I embroidered some special gifts for the gayathri-my new niece inlaw-

Aunt and niece

Aunt and niece

the first one was a heart ornament- the pattern I got it from another blog-http://gazette94.blogspot.com/search/label/free%20pattern?updated-max=2008-06-03T12%3A17%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=20. This blog has wonderful cross stitch patterns,I chose one heart ornament pattern, and changed the colours-

Heart ornament-design

Heart ornament-design

 The finished ornament-

heart ornament

I took a long vacation to India. This time it was for my nephew’s wedding.

The happy couple-

serving milk and fruit

serving milk and fruit

The wedding ceremonies went on for 3 full days, and all of us enjoyed .

I got hurt on my right palm,and little finger-falling down on the road-really clumsy.It was an hairline crack,I had to move around with a cast and sling.The inner crack has healed,the pain still persists,and Iam not able to use my right arm completly, Hoping to get well soon.