A post for Aai

Aai (my mother) spent every spare minute (Or so I tell myself!) over the last few months embroidering a G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S set of wall hangings for our home. She had brought them over when they visited us last month, but the equally lazy husband and I only got around to putting them up this weekend. Sorry for the delay Aai!

To make up for the delay and to thank her for the lovely gift, I thought I would show off her work to all my readers.

Wall Hanging 1

The first one we put up just above the sofa in the living room.

Wall Hanging 1 Detail

Here’s a more detailed look!

Wall Hanging 2

The second one by the landing of the stairs leading up to the loft.

Wall Hanging 2 Detail

A detailed look again.

Wall Hanging 3

And the last one by the window in our bedroom.

Wall Hanging 3 Detail
Note the intricacy of the work folks!

I am proud of your deft fingers, incredible patience and beautiful sense of style, Aai. Thanks for the lovely gift!

Edited to add: Sadly, since my photography skills are nothing to write home about, these snaps are nowhere as beautiful as the real thing!


12 responses to “A post for Aai

  1. Oh, they’re beautiful !!! And you’ve hung them in very distinct places in your home πŸ™‚ Love your home too πŸ™‚

    Devaki’s aai – its indeed very pretty!! Best wishes!

  2. Any Aai will be beaming with pride and satisfaction when her offspring appreciate her selfless efforts in whatever way.

    Even more so when the fastidious daughters (all daughters are fastidious when it comes anything from or about their mothers !) do so, so effusively and eloquantly!

    All you daughters (and sons too) keep it up and express them more often.

    Even otherwise, mothers go an extra mile or so always, to make their offspring ever so more happy !)

    What a wonderful cause and effect cycle an appreciative word or gesture would create for the mutual happiness of both and all concerned !

    (Fathers seem to be left out of this virtuous loop. Possibly, they can contribute a bit, by at least by penning a few comments like this once a blue moon !)

  3. Devaki. It is wonderful. Your post about her art, and her art in itself. Please convey my compliments to her. Needle, in today’s times, seems to have lost its relevance, but she has brought alive that life that is created with it.

  4. Thanks so much for your beautiful and kind words – M, Pinku, Manpreet, Indian Homemaker, Throughtroom and Manasa! My mom was thrilled reading all your praises. Thanks for making her day! πŸ™‚

    Hi Baba, glad to know you enjoyed the post. And stop angling for some appreciation for yourself! (You might get to be a part of the virtuous loop if you left equally nice and long comments for each of my 70 odd posts!) And what is that about the fastidious bit? Explain with examples please! πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks so much CW! (Wow, you noticed the details too!!!)

    Just saw it IHM – detailed comment on your site.

    Yeah Chakli, moms are the best! πŸ™‚

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