tirsdag, januar 26, 2010

Hand sewing again

There has been some months of hand sewing hibernation. The joy of  it just woke up again.

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Thread, needle, leather thimble and a finger pin keeper – recipe for a good train ride.

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I am reproducing some blocks shown in Kaffe Fassett’s V&A Museum Quilts book. I am dreaming of going to London to see the museum’s quilt exhibition this spring/summer.

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Preparing the pieces is time consuming, more so than the actual piecing. Listening to BBC Radio 4 makes the job more pleasurable. Currently there is a series of programmes about the great-grand-niece of Ludwig Wittgenstein and her inherited box of family memories. A delight for the ear.

søndag, januar 24, 2010

onsdag, januar 13, 2010

Ilse

Meet our new friend. She was hatched and patched during some lovely times at my friend’s house.

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Now she sits on our kitchen shelf – cheering us up.

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Pattern: Dorthe Jollman

Have to run – we are getting more firewood today!

mandag, januar 11, 2010

Sunday

There were places to go. Then the car broke down. The battery took a beating by the *chilly* weather. So out she went with  a camera in hand.

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Our neighbour’s pear tree. In a few months (I keep telling myself) the branches will be heavy from blossoms and not snow.

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Something to make our life worth living these days – keeping us warm.

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Another draw string bag – where I can only just fit my recent crochet work, a shawl. And mittens – lovely warm mittens, given to me by my uncle.

fredag, januar 08, 2010

This, that and the other

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I had to have a go at Ping Penguin’s small draw string bag, after having seen the one Jennifer at Moving Hands made. Her post today also made me draw out some temlates for a hand sewing project I want to attend too hopefully soon.
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Always a start. Some of the shirts finally made into sample blocks. Well, there are three works in progress on that flanell wall. As the days are getting longer and brighter, I m.u.s.t  move on with the progress. And I WILL!
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Yet another project – soon to be finished. A belt to keep up our sunshine’s trousers in this cold, oh so cold weather. (-17 degrees celsius) brrr
Hester: I wanted to thank you for your lovely comment the other day. The only way of doing so seems to be here. I can’t find your e-mail adress. I so enjoy you and your friends’ blog. Again: Many thanks! … I wish I knew how to read Dutch – the google translator does not seem to be good enough …