Tuesday, May 03, 2016
This is a very special day when the snow/ice is melting .The first small flowers mitts are ready.The embroidery/mixed media is an old one I made many years ago but now I think I'm going to do the last stitches on them.
A lot of sunshine to you all
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
2 blocks made by black fabric,flowers from a Kaffe Fassett fabric as an application and french knots for a friend in Norway
These blocks are made for a swap friend on her birthday.It was a lovely sewing time with embroidery and handmade application of flowers.Yes it took time but I'm so satisfied with the result.The flowers are a has not, in reality ,so dark colours. Hopefully this way of doing blocks is something I want to do more times.
Wish you a creative Saturday
Thursday, March 31, 2016
2 hearts on different fabrics and with different colors.Märta-Stina was a very good knitter and she has inspired many people doing the same patterns or doing their version of the patterns.The heart above is a designed version.Kerstin Hedvall has done this pattern for a tablecloth.I wanted to do one square in black and one in the colors Kerstin Hedvall used
The square on the left is made in red 349 and in green 3787 on aida 14 / 1".I love it and it would be nice to do a little tablecloth,40cm x40cm, in this aida.It reminds me of Christmas,a holiday I really love.
Still I'm not ready with the course about black work.I used linen fabric , 21/ 1",and DMC 310.I think this heart in black would be nicer in thinner linen as I want to do it as a little decoration on some clothes.
Wish you a nice new month .
Sunday, March 27, 2016
In Sweden we call it "vävsöm"
Vävsöm /kogin in embroidery seems to have types of patterns you also can find on fabrics made in a loom
Often in Sweden you find they have been using wool thread on embroideries.In Japan it seems to be more often done with cotton threads
This little "purse" for small sewing items is made of cotton fabrics,applications and a type of lace.wonderful ,perfect work made with love.As you can understand these 2 friends are doing the most wonderful things and we also have a lot to learn from each other and to be inspired of.
I'm going to do blocks with applications during April,for example blocks for a birthday gift.
"Vävsöm" I'm going to do later this spring/summer.
First of all I had to do a little heart in weaving seam/kogin,a heart filled with love to my friends.Thank you so so much.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Happy Easter all my friends
I'm going to have e week free from work and I really long for that.We have snow and not so cold.It seems to be a perfect time for outdoor activities and for handicraft.
We have had a Easter swap in a Ravelry group and my friend sent me a big big box filled with yarn,tea sweets and different small itens.The egg was filled with lovely chocolate,yes was but I could not resist taking some so now I only have 2 in it.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
I'm so blessed having friends who during this year have been giving me gifts.The small teddy bears are from a dear friend in Japan.The third little one is something I bought some years ago.When we are using Skype our little grandchild he makes a big smile looking a these small friends.So happy.
I have been a member of a swap on Ravelry too and this is what my friend sent me.2 skeins of wool yarn from Ullcentrum in a very good quality, a knitting pattern for mittens,Lotus Mittens.And red tea.Wow this is so wonderful.Thank you S.
Next week I have holidays and I'm going to do some knitting and embroidery but I'm also going to do some stick walking and other winter sports.And yes I'm going to write some letters to friends.This morning we have - 14C and it seems to come more snow too.Small snow flings are falling down on our snowy landscape in the north of Sweden