Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Hope you guys had a good weekend. And with all the festivities going on, must have been a busy one. We have been having super busy weekends for quiet sometime now. With the birthdays, house-warming parties and invitation to celebrate festivals with friends. And I am enjoying every bit of it.

What you see framed here is hand embroidery on a cotton net fabric by my mother-in-law some 45 years ago.

Nine years ago, we lost Sanjeev's mother to cancer. So when I found this piece of beautifully embroidered fabric I brought it back with me.

I washed it very carefully since there were couple of tears in it. And kept it very safely. When we moved in this house, I decided to frame it.

This IKEA frame was the right size.
At first I used double-sided tape to stick the fabric to a white board paper.
Then made a border around the fabric with a green ribbon.
Since I had just started the family room with the blue and white color, I hung the frame on the wall to the family room entrance.
It stayed like this for few months.
Then one day I wanted to tweak it a little. I bought this orange board paper.
Cut to the measurement of the frames backing sheet.
Then cut to the paper to make a mat out of it. It did look nice for few months before this happened.
I was planning to have it framed professionally. Then one day I found this frame which was big enough for the fabric.
I painted the mat a navy blue color with a regular craft paint.
The orange border work got covered but I liked it this way.

I never shared the pictures of the family room after the flooring.
Instead of keeping my mother-in-law's memory tucked away safely, I have it framed where we can all see it everyday.

How about you? How have you saved your memories? I would like to hear from you.

Have a wonderful week ahead.


  1. What a lovely keepsake which can be passed down in the future.

    1. Yes. I have very few items from Mother-in-law. And I treasure them.

  2. You have a lovely blog and lovelier home. Home is where the heart is. Lovely home

    1. Thank you for visiting Aishwarya. Glad you enjoyed the blog.

  3. That looks wonderful and you have really brought a classy look to the embroidery master piece. Great story too.

    1. Thank you Sangheetha. It is a nice feeling that I am able preserve this piece.