Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Holiday hand stitching

 

 

How has your Christmas been?

I have been having a nice time embellishing my tea cosies.

In the past I have done all the hand sewing and then made up the tea cosy

But this time I made them up and then added the rest.

This way I can keep adding as much as I like........

Not sure if I'm finished yet.

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

So what have I been doing?

 

I sold this quilt...

 

We hardly had time to get to know one another.

Sad and happy.

 

And I have been getting ready for Christmas:

putting up some decorations,

 

and making cards.

I drew them myself with my new fountain pen.

That's the one I did last year.

I bought the blank cards because I just love the recyclable envelopes.

Hmm what next?

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Done

Much has happened while I have been stitching away on this quilt.....

or so they tell me.

I have pinned my new quilt to an old quilt as I have not yet decided which way is up.

That is, I have not sewn on the hanging sleeve

so you can see the quilt behind it, almost.

This beautiful blue fabric is from old japanese futon covers.

It has a linen-like feel but has a really dense colour don't you think?

 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Still stitching

In spite of the many distractions

I have been peacefully stitching....

and I am almost done.

 

Not sure which way is up though.

I love these blues.

The fabric is from old (or not so old) japanese futon covers.

You like?

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What were you thinking?

I suppose you were thinking that life for me has been one long holiday.
I have been back home for some time but in recovery mode.
I have been  sewing though.


The blocks have stacked up.
And soon I will join them all up....

Saturday, November 12, 2016

India 6: people

You know when you are doing the touristy thing,

trying to take photos, waiting for a clear shot

and someone always photobombs it?

Well, since I have been trying my hand at drawing and watercolour I welcome them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think a few people add context, don't you?

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

India 5: the step well

This trip was pretty full on!
It is so nice to lay your head down at night and sleep all night.

I can't find "the step well" on our itinerary but I do recall the suggestion that we make a short detour.


It was so worth it.
Located between Jaipur and Bharatpur it was one of the most memorable sights of our trip.






The Chand Baori is a step well built over a thousand years ago and is one of the largest in the world.



It is not easy to find apparently, one of the hidden secrets of India.