Friday, September 12, 2008

Elephants on my Bed!




This is a bed spread embroidered by my younger daughter some years ago.
It had been hiding itself in the plenitude of my linen cupboard. It is cheerful and happy-making, especially on a cloudy day.
I am sure the SRE is going to come up with a nasty crack about me no longer being the sole elephant on our bed. Ah, well........

20 comments:

choxbox said...

beautiful! also the cushions you have put along.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Definitely cheerful. And a sunny spot on a cloudy day!

OrangeJammies said...

lol! Sorry, couldn't help cracking up at the SRE's possible comment. Hee hee!

dipali said...

Thanks! OJ, with the SRE, preemptive strikes are always the best:)

Mampi said...

Striking bed spread. Do tell us what SRE said.

anshu said...

:D hee hee!

Nat said...

very happy making, I definitely agree. I still have to reach that point where if R made a comment like that I'd take it lying down. !!

DotThoughts said...

Beautiful. Your daughter is sure talented :) I can't stich/embroider to save life!

choxbox said...

dottie you cant stitch etc? why do i find that difficult to believe?!
(dipali, thanks for the space!)

Lekhni said...

Nice. I can well imagine the SRE's remark. The ideal response (in my opinion) would involve hippos or rhinos..(e.g. "Yes, I am the sole elephant on the bed, because the other occupant is a....") :)

eve's lungs said...

Nice and cheery - Im sure the SRE will not make any wisecracks - he'll be so busy admiring his daughter's talent.

Neera said...

I second eve's lungs :) VEry lovely :)

Goofy Mumma said...

Beautiful. The embroidery is flawless. I am so impressed by your daughter's talent!

chandni said...

lovely!!!

most impressed to hear its been done in house!

phoenixritu said...

Lovely. My mother used to make me embroider and stand with a whip over my head - slave labour!!! But now I can understand the joy she used to get out of the finished work

dipali said...

Thanks, folks. Welcome, goofy mumma.
You will be pleased to know that over the years, in my august company, the SRE has morphed into a gentleman who no longer makes any kind of cracks about his wife's avoirdupois, probably in the interest of domestic harmony!
My girls were both fascinated by embroidery and were very creative,and have embroidered many beautiful things. Both of them are much too busy now.
@dottie, chox: since you do everything else really well, I also find this hard to believe!

Suveesha said...

Thanks Mommy for all the publicity...

Manasa said...

lovely work.

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

forget wat sre may say, i think its a beautiful bedspread..especially since ur daughter has made it...i really liked it..
PS: iam curious about wat sre's comment on the spread..so pl do share it with us !:P

mayG - /meɪ̯ - ʤi/ said...

aw cmon dips! and impressed at all the hard work that must've gone into all that embroidery.. I somehow fall short of patience on such big projects!