Saturday, July 05, 2014

A new day in July

Early morning and a lovely sunshine.The vacation goes on with time for embroidery,the best way of relaxing and finding the inner calmness.This little embroidery is going to be a decoration for our home in December.The pattern is from "Brodera på linne" by Monica Halléen,a book about swedish traditions in embroidery,mostly in cross stitch.I made it in linen fabric,10 threads per centimeter.In the book they recommended 12 threads per centimeter but I found it easier to do the embroidery on 10 threads.Monica Hallén also hassome lovely patterns in blackwork but about that another day. I wish you all a nice day.Take time to enjoy the glorious summertime.

Friday, June 06, 2014

The summer is here

Today we celebrate the national day and the sun is shining and the green garden with some flowers here and there make the day so relaxing.Many birds are singing and we are happy to live near a little forest.Our balcone is very near a part of the forest.Some houres I have been sitting on the balcony knitting and enjoying the day.A perfect day after meny days of work. I wish you a nice weekend.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A new year in my life

A new year in my life started when we had a lot to do at work.Friends and family made my birthday so nice and inspirating.Flowers from the man i my life,my sister and from my friends at work and a lovely wreath made especially for me from M's wife.So so wonderful.Most of them still are so lovely.I'v got a lot of gifts from friends in Denmark,Norway,Finland,Sweden,Japan and USA.Those lovely gifts are handmade,or fabrics,patterns or yarn.In 3 weeks we have summer holidays and I'm going to use some gifts foor quilting,knitting or embroidery. Today I started a new pair of socks in a thin yarn.The needles are in wood and they are doing the knitting so lovely.Today I have made 3 1/2 pair of socks,the second black sock is not ready.Hopefully this is not going to be the second sock syndrome. Wish you all a nice weekend

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A new month

Early morning and a sunny day.We have a Sunday today and I really enjoy it.Hopefully I'm going for a walk in the sunshine.The birds are singing and giving us hope of a new spring and summer.As you can see we still have snow and the river is covered by ice.-1,5 C at 07.30.Only one sock was made in the end of April.Maybee I need more colours now.I'm a little but fed up with the darkness.But before I have to do the second sock.A new month is here and we only have a few houres of darkness.What a happiness. Wish you a nice day.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Embroidery in springtime

During a week we have had a embroidery mystery in a group on facebook.25 squares 3 cm x 3 cm and a sqare 30 x 30 cm to put them on in any pattern and 30cm x 30cm without anything.5 days with different instructions about what the 5 squares are going to be inspired of.In the end this is going to be a draw string bag or a purse or...More about that in a week. Wish you all a lovely new week in spring.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter to you

Happy Easter to you.We have had holidays for a week and it has been so nice to have time to choose what you want to do.Still we have snow and the sun has been shining a lot.We have many houres of daylight and it's so wonderful after a long winter.Until September I'm trying to knit 8 psir of socks.Mostly I'm going to use simple patterns as I'm using them nearly every day and that you can only see very little of them.Just now I'm doing the third pair. Wish you all a Happy Easter and a lovely Spring.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

working with wool fabrics

The pincushion is made by wool fabrics and embroidery with different threads and stitches.It's made for a swap friend,Sandra, and we both have flowers as interest.I tried to find out the colour scale she has when she makes cross stitch.So nice to do. I have also been participating in a workshop ,wool embroidery,and there we were playing with forms,colours and stitches.The circles on the needlecase are done by scraps and on them I made french knots.The scraps was a little bit "ugly" but with the embroidery it's really nice.The red item is also made by a mixture of sraps and a fine wool fabric and some stithes.Still I don't know what to use it for.as I still work full time I 'm very happy I have had time to do these items in wool.A very nice feeling to work with wool fabrics.