Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Nikkipolani asked about my garden. Well, I've been very lazy with gardening. Not all my fault: this year we have had a real winter, with snow and a lot of rain. The rainy days seemed to have a favour for weekends, so I spent very little time outside. But with several long weekends coming, things are going to change.
I've just toured the garden to see what has to be done. Answer: cleaning! Hence the weeds you will see in the pictures. Nonetheless, there are a few signs that spring is coming.
First, it is not yet dark, I even need my sun glasses to drive home :-)
Although I had been lazy, I managed to prune the roses at Xmas, so the snow did not damage them. They are getting themselves ready for the show:
Day lillies are eager to come out too:
Sunday, February 22, 2009
First a necklace we made at the shop, before Xmas. Not worn yet but longing to come out.
An little UFO: a wild woman, needed only a few beads to get ready for the picture.
Not an UFO, since it was started last Wednesday at the shop. A nice little purse, this one is quite simple. Deserves to get a bit wilder though.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I feel very proud of myself: within this year, beside this course, I've learnt how to keep a sketchbook with Sharon, and more important, I do use it :-), Those samples and some more are now in a sketchbook, and I'm going to write down my own comments on those pieces, for future use. This course was so rich that I really needed to make notes to go on with my experiments. And writing things before doing them do highlight possible problems and save time on the whole.
The weekend is nearly here, I'm going to get rid of a few UFO!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday was dedicated to my sister and to Aiguille en Fête, a big show for stitchers and quilters. The weather was awful, cold and snowy, but my sister and I did not mind, we enjoyed ourselves a lot.
Here are my purchases, stuff by Oliver Twist, just in case, a box of perle thread from South Africa, a book about whitework, a felted belt, and some yarn by Habu textiles. I'm very curious about them, the grey one contains stainless steel...
On the Saturday, my sister was home, and Emilie and I walked in Paris. The weather was much better. We were wondering where we were going to have dinner. In fact, the answer has been quite simple: we collapsed on the couch!
On Sunday, before I left, we had our revenge, in a Cuban restaurant, full of spices and delicious scents.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Here are some of my experiments.