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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hi everybody

Its been very long since i post something on my blog. My mother-in-law is very ill and i hardly get time to write or to go through your beautiful blogs (which i just love to do) though i did little embroidery sitting beside her whenever i am free. I did little embroidery on two dresses and plan to assemble my second stumpwork project. Hope i get enough time for it. I think i should find some time to go through your blogs which will cheeeer me up.

Winter has finally set in and it means beautiful and colourful woolens are out from the forgotten corners of the cupboard and boxes. I love to knit during this time but the problem is that i am very slow at it and i take very very long to finish one project but still i start one every winter and at times the same project takes two winters to complete. I have learnt a lot or should i say all that i know about knitting is learnt from the net, like knitting on cirular needles or using two circulars needles, reading charts etc etc. Amount of wool that i have at home at present will make people thing that i sell it. I started making my cardigan last winter, i better take it out and try to finish it. I'll take photographs of my woolen work once they are out and let you see my work. Well one can knit or embroider sitting next to a patient. My mother-in-law was a excellent knitter once upon a time but now her vision has gone down and she is unable to do whats she wants to do. I get lots and lots of encouragement from my MIL which keeps me going with my embroidery and knitting.

While cleaning my cupboard i found one old table cloth which i had embroidered long back but was under the impression that i have given it away so i never bothered to look for it. Very happy to find it with me. From now on wards i have decided to take picture of each and every work i do even if the project is for someone else. Anyways here it is for you to have a look at my work.

Done this design on all four corners in buttonhole stitch.

Closeup of the full corner design.

I did little embroidery on two dresses, just on the neck part sitting beside my mother-in-law.I learnt this stitch from Lakshmi and Deepa's blog and the stitch is called Chementhy.
Ever since i looked at it i wanted to try and us it on my dress. I liked it very mush. I plan to make cushion covers useing this stitch, i have design in my mind. Hope it works out.
I used blanket stitch on the neck edges. I will be filling the flower middle with golden sequence.

My sister-in-law presented this dress material to me and it has this simple design all over. My fingers started itching looking at the print to do something on it so i marked the neck part and did little embroidery on the design/print part useing harringbone stitch and put gold colour border around it. Two-three flowers are outside border which will be ripped off.

I have started assembling my second stumpwork, hope to post the finished work soon.

I'll be back soon with the complete stumpwork and my whatever kniting i have done to show you friends.

Take care all of you.


  1. Prathima im glad to know that u r a wonderful support to ur mominlaw tht to in her old age..
    ur stumpwork flower is too gud..
    and Im more glad to see ur perfectly perfect chemanthi stitch. muvvala kuttu suits best with chemanthi as edges(just my opinion)..vl be looking forward to ur new chemanthi project..

  2. Absolutely beautiful work,Pratima. I think I'll need to learn stumpwork from you :)

  3. Lakshmi many thanks for your suggestion of muvvala kuttu stitch with chemanthi stitch. It does look better than blanket stitch. I wish i had seen your tutorial before. I will definately try it out.