This one is for my darling daughter. She is my motivator. She is the force behind me for whatever little I do other than mundane work. Be it knitting, gardening, stitching, cooking (she is a better cook than me) painting or any needle work for that matter, she keeps telling me there is no one like me on this earth.Usually children do not like "home made" things (my friends and colleagues say so). But mine is so different. She would proudly use/display the things that were made by me.Whether it was her birthday menu or parting gifts for her schoolmates, mamma had to make something. Even now she would love to do the same, but does not insist like she used to(she is married and has a son and I wish she has a daughter like mine).
Can you imagine a teenager refusing to go to a parlour for her hair cut!!!!!!!! After trying out a few parlours she decided mom is the best hair dresser for her! I used to think she was being childish and for every child her parents are the best. But I learnt from others it is not so. I now realise the value of her words and appreciate her for her generosity. It is such a rare quality in today's world, that too in a family where one member appreciating the other (unlike the usual ghar ki murgi dal baraabar syndrome!). I take her words more seriously now. This blog is also one such attempt.This piece is only a humble attempt to say "THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU" to my darling and not self praising. I consider myself very very lucky for being blessed with such a lovely daughter.
To show her my appreciation, I made this sleeveless jacket for her. She had been teasing me that I keep making things for my grandson and not for her! I wanted to give her a double surprise so I made it reversible and chose black colour as it goes with almost all shades of clothing.
This is called a quilted jacket, made with simple foam sandwiched between 2 layers of cotton cloth. I had some embroidered pieces of cloth leftover, so I used it for the pockets and the motif at the back.
You bet she loved it!