Tuesday, September 16, 2014


As I  have already mentioned in my profile , that I dedicate these two blogs of mine to my mother smt Veena Gadagkar and  a very close friend of hers smt Megha D Marathe,I thought of publishing a pictures of them who have been friends for nearly forty (40) years now.

Smt Marathe is has conducted needle work classes in Muddebihal,Karnataka state for the last 35+ years and currently residing with her son Kedar in Bijapur. She is an institution of the needle works and crafts. She has a huge I really mean a very huge collection of hand embroidery and kutch work designs of all different sizes.She uses pinhole method to trace the designs .. which she later taught to my mother and thus I learnt from my mother.
Smt Marathe is very good at fabric painting,soft doll making,sewing,all types of hand embroidery like Karnataki kasuti,cross stitch, moti takka,machine embroidery,knitting,tatting, crochet,ribbon work,ekamal kadhai,mirror work, kutch work etc. in short.. you name it .... she knows it.She is a famous lady aroud the place for her craft.
Here is a picture of smt Megha marathe in blue saree holding my little daughter ,  sitting is my mother in red saree.

Out of need my mother started classes in Bijapur in the early 80s. I was about 9 years then and was verymuch fascinated towards the colourful threads,paints,brushes,..I felt   the joy of making your own dress cannot be expressed in words.I remember helping my mother do the kutch work bed sheet with simple hand embroidery in 1982  .-1983... I was around 7 years then.You can Imagine my love towards the craft.By my 8th standard vacations... i.e.by 1989 I had mastered the kutch work embroidery and also learnt fabric  and glass paintings.My mother never discouraged me from doing these activities, neither did she push me to keep on studying all the time... Now I wonder.. how beautiful were those days. :)
My mother has always been like a friend in my life.However as the sanskrit saying goes...
जननी  जन्म भूमिश्च   स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी ....meaning ...Mother and Birth Land are greater than Heaven..
I dedicate my blogs to these wonderful women in my life! 

Angel arrives

An angel arrives :)

I have not been blogging for the last 3-4 years.I know it's a long, long time ..... and I kept wondering what kept me away! There are a few good reasons but not sufficient enough to  be away for sooo long I feel.

one of the reasons was..
.my new home was being constructed it ( in which we have settled for the last 2 + years.)took about year and a half..
An Angel has arrived into our family.. :)
Yes after moving to our new Home.. there was a Good news ...and My elder daughter Prachi became proud sister to a cute little baby girl.. Shripriya.. who is already a year plus old now. She keeps me on my toes...It has been a very happy journey these days and the angel has definitely brought a lot of fun ,joy,n merriment into our lives!
here is a picture of shripriya  on the back ground you can see the kutch work bed sheet .

Prachi and shripriya


Thursday, March 26, 2009

my little baby quilts

I am totally very crazy about making small quilts for the babies.Thanks to my singer sewing machine which makes my task very easy and fast.
1: This is unfisished quilt "sunset"

2: This is "exit to freeway"


4:"Life Under Sea"

5: "Scenery"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



always remember the following points before starting with needle!
1) there are 2 parts. one is outline or skeleton second is the FILLING
2) OUTLINE always starts from the LEFTand goes toRIGHT .RUNS CLOKCWISE
3) FILLING always starts from left on the outline running ANTICLICKWISE.
4) keep counting ' UP... DOWN.. in mind at every intersection of the thread.
5) in outline count is up, down ,up(needle passes U,D,U)
6) in filling the count is down, up, down.( needle passes D,U,D)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

outline lesson 3,

In This lesson we are doing 3 diamond motif i.e. 3 squares joined together.

points to remember:http://kutchworkhelpbyvidya.blogspot.com/search/label/THE%20BASIC%20POINTS(Basic Points)

STEP 1:The 1st picture is bit blurry.. but hold the hoop keeping single diamond on top and 2 squares at the bottom and start from left side of the top square.

after the straight line at the top square.. come to the rightmost square in the bottom 2 squares. and after the prick pass the needle under the thread.

STEP 3:prick at the corner of the rightmost SQ. .. n pass the needle under the thread .

STEP 4: last prick to the right SQ.. n pass needle under ... going directly to the leftmost SQ on the bottom.

STEP 5: prick on left side top side of the SQ pass needle under.. going down.

STEP 6:Prick at the corner.. pass needle under

STEP 7& 8: last prick at the corner of the right SQ .. pass needle under..over the next thread intersection and under at the starting point to finish.