Monday, February 2, 2009

My baby...

Is growing up fast !!! Time sure just flies!!! On saturday I put on a paavadai (an Indian term for a long flowy skirt) after her bath. She immediately said "I am going to put on matching bangles"!! And she picked up the exact colors that were in the paavadai.

I did help her in getting the colors properly arranged and there they are. Don't they look cute?? She was not satisfied with just 3 bangles that I picked up for her. Says "less bangles make less noise, I want more bangles so that they make more noise"!!!

On the cooking front, as my entire family is crazy of paneer (cottage cheese), made paneer in mint gravy. Was bored making the usual tomato gravy. Sorry, forgot to take a picture of the paneer. But it sure was yumm (as anything paneer is).

And here is an update on the peacock. I just have to finish some gold color and then the back stitch. Hope to finish it by this month end . Was up till about 1am last night (err today morning), working on the peacock, while I watched back to back episodes of Friends.

This is the first time I am working with metallic thread. Tell me something, is it always difficult to work with metallic threads? I am finding it hard to get the thread behave itself.

Thought I'd take a closer pic of the part where I've done my first gold work. Any tips on how to manage metallic thread?

I tried some experimenting with some lighting last night while I took those pictures, am sure it shows, the pictures are pathetic

Thank you all for stopping by my blog and taking time to comment on them. It really is very encouraging and makes me work faster on the peacock.


Chiloe said...

Yep, babies don't stay babies too long (especially girls ;-) ) I always surprised at how girls can be feminine as such a young age !!!

Nice progress ;-)

Meari said...

Peacock is really looking good! How cute of your DD to pick out the matching bangles, and wanting to make more noise! LOL

Miriam said...

You are making a lot of progres with the peacock! Metallic threads are always hard to handle, although some brands are harder to handle than others. Making the thread a little bit wet with your fingers sometimes helps, and there is also a special sort of wax available for metallic threads. Personally I have no experience with that wax.