from: Lin Hsin-Chen
September 8, I shared my story about the 4th challenge; love from Mother of God is sweet and wonderful…
A few weeks of searching for my inspiration, I recalled having a trip with my husband, Chung-Yen. He told me about how his mother raised him when he was a little child; it was full of love.
She stretched in so many directions, she kept chicken, fish and pig; she grew rice, vegetables, etc. she was such a busy farmer and those different tasks have made her full of multi sweet smells of a mother.
The dress on her was very simple and elegant. The only fabric that showed her grace and elegance was plant dyed fabrics. I searched for plants to dye by myself. The natural smell from the sap of the plants while using an extract just like the dishes his mother cooked. The smell of the dyed fabrics had the smell of plants, too.
It was my first challenge to hand stitch the portrait of my husband and his mother. I hope people can see the love of mother from this quilt.
This little quilt was stitched for my husband, Chung-Yen. I used plant dyed fabrics as the materials. The plant was from his mother’s garden in the backyard where was her favorite during her lifetime. I didn’t use any bright color dyed fabrics. I hope she could understand how much her children miss her!