Saturday, November 21, 2009

Three stages

Hasn't been a lot to write about lately. Sorry about that. I finally got to take some pictures during day time, though. I am trying out something new - for a christmas gift.I got some linen, flax. It is quite unevenly woven, so difficult to embroider on.
So I got some of what they call 'counting linen', basted it on the background linen and embroider on that one.
And then I pull out the threads from the counting linene, and
voila! It actually works:) I will put up a picture of the final work after christmas:)

We had a short burst of winter a few weeks ago, and I finally got around to finish a sweater I started last winter. I just had to sew it together and knit the neck lining.
I like the way the pattern makes the decreases a part of the shaping.
And finally - a little close up of a christmas gift:) More later.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

How apt!

Not sure what came first, the mood or the weather. However, they both fit together perfectly these days. November is never a good month for me, and this year it is doubly not so.

So when I drove by the lake earlier today and saw this - I had to stop and take a picture. Spooky! And moody.