Friday, November 30, 2012

Excitement is in the air!

It has been busy here in this household. I don't even know where to start. Sewing has been on the back burner for some time due to many celebrations. "Diwali", also known as the Festival of Lights being one of them. It is the celebration of Hindu New Year. Just like Thanksgiving and Christmas, Diwali is also celebrated with family and friends. There were lots of parties and perfect occasion to be wrapped in silk saris.


It's a good thing that I have all my Indian clothes out because I have been busy making plans for some travels. We are going to visit India this winter. It has been only two and half years since my last visit but a long time for rest of the family. And it is quite special this time around because all my siblings are going to be together with my mom after at least 14 years at the same time.

Just can't wait!

While in India, we are going to travel to the state of Rajasthan, Partial home of Ralli Quilts and mind blowing embroidered work. I am looking forward to the opportunity of seeing those craftsmen/women work from up close. It's going to be a real treat.


Jaisalmer is a city known as The Golden City. Here is the link of Google Images for this place.  Total eye candy!


Jodhpur is another nearby city I am going to be walking the streets of. It is known as the Blue City!

Check these images out! I can hardly hold my excitement.
I think about being in the middle of it all and my heart stops a beat!

I wonder what kind of quilts I will be working on after this trip. It has been very slow around here as far as quilting goes but still keeping busy with lots of wonderful things.


Blue and Orange have got my attention this year. Check out my Pin boards on Pinterest and you will know exactly what I mean.

Paprika
This is the quilt I had made in 2004 after a visit back home in 2002. It is still one of my favorites of all the quilts I have made.

Soooo looking forward to visit the land of colors and textures where lots of family and old friends eagerly await, many new and familiar sites to visit.

To show our kids the world so different from theirs is going to be an experience of a lifetime!

Just can't wait!

33 comments:

  1. How exciting! You and your husband look so beautiful, healthy and joyful. Have a WONDERFUL time! I'm so looking forward to seeing how this trip influences your work. And a belated Happy Diwali!

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  2. Hello Sujata--I have become a follower since I saw your Zig Zag quilt--one of my very favorites. I am happy for you and your family being able to get together again--how wonderful. Lovely posting...Julierose

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  3. I'm so excited for you, Sujata! How wonderful to be able to coordinate your visit with siblings. And to share the trip with your kids! Have they never been there? I can feel your anticipation!
    I have always wanted to visit India someday. For now, I'll settle for seeing it through your eyes when you share your experiences with us.

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  4. This sounds so wonderful ! Have a great time there

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  5. Good wishes for a joyous Diwali! My SIL just got back from India and we hope to go next year. In the mean time I will live vicariously through you... Have a wonderful trip!

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  6. That sounds like a wonderful trip! Great photo of you with your husband, you both look so healthy and happy. I bet you will be quite inspired by what you see.

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  7. Drool! What a dream trip. Is there room in your suitcase for me?

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  8. MY OH MY!!!!! What joy! what inspiration!!!!! You had better come back! Have you been to both of these places before? Oh, the ideas you will have. Enjoy every minute!
    I would study them more right now but guess what is calling: my sewing room.

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  9. have a wonderful time, and take lots of pictures for us

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    1. Thanks you! I will bring back a ton! I promise that for sure.
      Sujata

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  10. Love the Blue City photographs. My favorite color is blue. Guess I'll add this to my bucket list.

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  11. First of all you look absolutely beautiful in all your silk!
    I know you will have a lot of fun and we all will miss you but I can't imagine what kind of quilts will come back in your head!!! I look forward to that...

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  12. You look so beautiful Sujata. You need to show us your saris. The photos of India are just amazing. I can't wait to hear all the stories from your trip.

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  13. Oh Wow Sujata I am so excited for you about your upcoming trip to India, it sounds amazing. I adore Ralli quilts and would love to see them and those who make them. You look beautiful in your silk sari and your orange quilt is wonderful. Great to find you on pinterest too yay! xo

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  14. Thanks for the great links. Spectacular, but not enough textiles!
    You look really great! Hope your kids appreciate the trip, now and when they think back on it.

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    1. Buffy,
      I am saving textiles pictures to show myself. I wish you were going with me. Those textile shops in India are beyond what one can imagine!
      My kids have loved visiting India at every age and they often talk about how much they miss it. I can't wait to go with my now adult kids.
      Sujata

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  15. Oh my goodness what an amazing trip you have ahead of you! Gave a wonderful time! and by the way, you look stunning! :)

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  16. What a lovely photo of you!! and Wow, That is such exciting news!!!!! It'll be so wonderful for you to see all your family. Are you from Jaisalmer? It is such a beautiful place!! I was there about 12 years ago. I have a big yellow mirror work patchwork bedspread I bought there, It was heavy to carry as I travelled but it's one of my special treasures. And Jodhpur is wonderful too, I love that shade of blue, my memories are of the food markets, and freshly squeezed sugar cane juice. I so look forward to seeing your photos and hearing about your trip.

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  17. What a wonderful trip you have planned...filled with family, colour, texture, culture. I look forward to seeing what comes from this trip!
    About to go and check out your pinterest board and the many other links you've shared.
    Have an amazing trip. I can feel your excitement through your words, and your sari is beautiful. What stunning colours.

    Jacky xox

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  18. Your trip sounds like it is going to be amazing. I really love your Paprika quilt it's so bright and happy.

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  19. Incredibly beautiful! What a treat for my eyes on this grey December morning. I simply cannot wait to see the photos and read the stories when ypu come back. Enjoy your family! Take care, Byrd

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    1. Thanks, Byrd
      I don't think I will let go of my camera for even a minute. Going there as a quilter and traveling to these places is going to be an amazing experience for sure! Looking forward to sharing it all.
      Sujata

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  20. So much inspiration ahead...have a fabulous trip. I will look forward to hearing more and seeing what you create as a result!

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  21. Happy & safe travels to you & yours. Sounds like a wonderful trip! I'd love to hide in your suitcase :-) maybe your should offer Textile Tours of India!

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  22. you look gorgeous in that sari. woohoo, fantastic trip awaits you!!!!

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  23. Love your post. I might see you there. I'm also going to Rajasthan in January. Can't wait. Have a safe trip and enjoy being with the family.

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  24. Sujata, that is a very cute picture of you both! You look so sweet in that beautiful sari!
    It is exciting to read about your upcoming trip to India! Have a wonderful wonderful time. Rajasthan is stunning in it's colors and warmth... Can hardly wait to hear about it all!
    Take care!

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  25. I am so happy for you, Sujata. Being together again with all your family is a great moment. I also look forward to seeing places, quilts, colours and people living in these gorgeous areas you are going to visit. Enjoy yourself and take good care of you.

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  26. I am so excited for you. I hope you have wonderful family times. Looking forward to seeing photos of your visit and what creative inspiration you come home with too.

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  27. Hiya, I just came across your blog...if you are near Pushkar, please pop in for tea- happy travels from Fiona

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  28. How exciting Sujata for the trip to India. I have been to Rajasthan traveled around the Golden Triangle for 2 weeks. I would have loved to be wearing sari while I was there! Vibrant colour is everywhere. I brought back a few pieces of Indian cotton I will have to make something with them soon. Enjoy enjoy - Hugs Nat

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  29. Amazing trip ahead for your family, and lucky for us you'll bring back photos...what a visual feast India must be...fun to go with an eye hungry for images of home and let them flood over you...knowing the experience will bring a change to your work when you get home. Your Mom must be pretty excited!!

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  30. What exciting news Sujata!! It sure sounds like a trip to see your mom and siblings is overdo. I'm sure it will be wonderful!!

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