When I first moved down here to Puglia I didn't know how to embroider at all, and when I had my first, second and third child, one after the other, I never had lovely little embroidered sheets for them, nor did I have time to even think about it. =) I bought books on the subject though, and started to learn...
So when I was expecting my youngest one I sewed up some sheets (strictly by hand) and embroidered them!
Sheets and pillowcases for the baby-carriage:
And little birds:
My grandchildren will have all the embroidered sheets they might want, I've learned a bit of embroidery...
Lately my youngest, Minerva, has been drawing a lot and I love the way she really concentrates. This started off as a study of different animal's colouring, and then evolved into a lion and a dragonfly and a gorilla. Then she drew The Mad Hatter, and she has not seen the movie...
Next she drew Michael Jackson doing his moonwalk,
and then yesterday she drew and coloured and glued and used scotchtape and came up with this:
It actually has water inside , in front of the fish, but there is no way I could photograph that! =)
What fun and she's only nine... I think we'll see a lot of things still...
I ordered this with a friend in Finland, and it will live there, and it is going to be so nice to be able to get help from spinning friends and learn all the secrets!!! I can't wait...
This means that I have sworn to not buy yarn for atleast two months, maybe three and I must say that I feel good. My stash has been growing too much, and I really need to knit some of it away. I actually feel a strange sort of calm, knowing that I AM NOT BUYING YARN! Ofcourse the fact that the local yarn store is getting only summer yarns at the moment helps... I don't yearn for those. =)
I only wish there were more time to spin and knit... real life gets in the way at times.
I participated in an exchange among finnish knitter's and I received the most wonderful package from doksi! The theme was Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the chocolate factory' and boy were the kids happy!!!
A nice long letter with exerpts from the book, and a Rolli card, whuich she said looked like her ravatar... (It actually helped my guessing)
And all these lovely things inside:
Two skeins of Pirkka yarn , the colour
of the chocolate river,
a skein (hand-dyed?) of blueberry coloured yarn, the colour that Violet turns,
and two skeins of green Drops Alpaca, the colour of the 'grass' in the factory,
three bars of the world's best milk chocolate (Fazer), and an insane amount of salmiakki and licorice!!! (bars and lollipops)
also a Harry Potter (my other favourite) lucky coin
Absolutely perfect package, especially since I started a yarn diet... more about that at a later date...) Thank you doksi!!!!