Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summerdays


A lovely Midsummer is over and I'm soon going on a Nordic knitting conference in Kiruna. Looking forward learning more about knitting and embroidery on knitted things.We are about 120 knitters from different countries enjoying a week full of knitting .What a wonderful time.
http://docplayer.se/13278716-Nordiskt-sticksymposium.html

Now I'm retired and as a help on the way into a new life I'v got a lot a flowers and many kind words.During the Midsummer we also have had a lot of wild flowers.My sister had picked so many lovely flowers.So fresh and so full of colours.

The last picture shows wonderful gifts on my birthday in May from M.Than you so so much. Hopefully I'm also  going to do more quilted things when I'm not working any more.I have collected fabrics with flowers on .The Scissor "bag" with a flower on makes me so happy.And the small doily in soft colours.Yes flowers are going to be a theme for some of my handmade crafts.

I wish you all a nice new week.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Some gifts on my birthday





This is a gift I have got from a dear swap friend on Ravelry.Sweets ,2 lovely skeins of Mini Alpacka
and a tea I really love which I prefer drinking in the morning.I have not decided what to knit of it but maybe I do something in combination with another colour too.The yarn is very soft and very beautiful.

Wish you a nice weekend.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The snow is melting down and the ice on the river is going to the sea.What a day


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

Small flowers mitts by Pinneguri

It's a cloudy day and the new pair of fingerless mittens are on the needles(2.5mm) now .I 'm knitting them by 2 Ply Jumper Weight yarn(Jamieson&Smith) by Shetland wool.I had a lovely time on Saturday morning,drinking Roibus tea, listening at music and using this very good pattern ,free on Ravelry.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/halvvantene-sma-blomster---small-flowers-mitts


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

Märta-Stinas hjärta(heart)-2 different ways of doing it


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
http://www.solveigs-vantar.se/personer/maerta-stina-abrahamsdotter/

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

Different ways to decorate

A gift from a dear friend made with kogin.,a name of the seam she used.
http://www.emmacreation.com/sub_kogin/
In Sweden we call it "vävsöm"
http://kalmarhemslojd.se/broderier/
Vävsöm /kogin in embroidery seems to have  types of patterns you also can find on fabrics made in a loom
http://www.riksvav.se/files/solvogat/solvogat_2013-2.pdf
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.